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Student Spotlight: Marliza Anahi Marin-Rabara (Master of Public Affairs)

Sept. 29, 2023

Hailing from El Paso, Texas, Marliza Anahi Marin-Rabara is a first-generation college student with a diverse academic background, holding undergraduate degrees in History, Political Science, and Psychology from Texas State University. Her commitment to addressing societal challenges, particularly in areas such as immigration, is deeply rooted in her personal experiences as the daughter of Mexican immigrants. Here, she tells us about her academic and professional journey, which includes active engagement in several civic and policy-related activities, and her future plans and aspirations to create a more equitable Texas.

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Hispanic Heritage Month at the LBJ School

Sept. 13, 2023

At the LBJ School, during this Hispanic Heritage Month, we are proud to celebrate the remarkable people and pursuits who enrich our community.

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Alumni Spotlight: Cesar Espinosa Martinez (MPAff '05 and PhD 2013)

Sept. 13, 2023

Since earning both a master’s degree and PhD from the LBJ School, Cesar Espinosa Martinez’s career has spanned national security, resilience and business strategy. A few years ago, he founded his own venture, Intelligence Mill, to provide businesses and organizations data-driven research, insights and solutions. Recently, he orchestrated a successful statewide tour fostering cross-border collaborations and talent pipelines, leaving an important mark in both Mexican and U.S. business spheres. Here, he and his wife tell us more about his time at the LBJ School.

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Project to Tackle Effects of Extreme Climate Unveiled by Doggett, UT and City of Austin

Sept. 7, 2023

The University of Texas at Austin is leading a federally funded research project with the City of Austin to better understand the impact of extreme climate shifts on Texas communities and their infrastructure. U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, who obtained initial approval for the project in a House appropriations bill, made the announcement today at UT.

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LBJ alumni lead in healthcare, financial justice and global security: 2023 LBJ School Outstanding Alumni Awards

Sept. 6, 2023

Alumni leaders in healthcare, financial justice and global security have been chosen for this year’s outstanding alumni awards.


Rising Temperatures Linked to Increased Child Neglect

Aug. 31, 2023

As temperatures rise, so does the maltreatment of children, according to a new study from a researcher at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. The study, released as a National Bureau of Economic Research working paper, offers new insights into how climate change will affect child welfare.


Dean JR DeShazo shares his vision at the fall 2023 State of the College

Aug. 30, 2023
About 150 students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends congregated for the 2023 LBJ Picnic on the Plaza and State of the College address on Tuesday, Aug. 29. Learn more about Dean JR DeShazo’s address and his vision for the LBJ School this year.

Student Spotlight: Reeves Moseley (Master of Public Affairs '24)

Aug. 25, 2023
In an op-ed in the university's newspaper, Reeves Moseley came out as gay while student body president at UNC Chapel Hill. The experience of embracing his identity led him to appreciate how institutions can be structured to uplift the people they serve.

Leaders of tomorrow: Meet the LBJ School's newest class

Aug. 19, 2023

The LBJ School's newest class of master's and Ph.D. students landed on the Forty Acres for orientation on Aug. 14 ready to embark on their journey to public service leadership. The fresh assembly of 149 students comes to Austin from 22 states and 15 countries. Eighty-nine women and 60 men are enrolled to begin classes on Monday, Aug. 21.


Leading the Way: LBJ School welcomes new faculty to shape tomorrow's leaders

Aug. 18, 2023

The LBJ School announced nine exceptional new faculty appointments for 2023-24. With expertise ranging from data science and law to global geopolitics and health policy, this latest cohort represents the newest boost of human capital at LBJ to explore critical questions related to national and international governance.