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September 25, 2020

Virtual Admissions Webinars

The LBJ School begins accepting applications each September, with the priority funding deadline Dec. 15. Read on for helpful recorded webinars, student videos and more, to help you put your best foot forward in the application process.

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September 23, 2020

Health Care for People Without Housing During COVID-19

People experiencing homelessness are some of the most vulnerable here in Austin and all over the country. During the current coronavirus pandemic, social service and public health organizations have had to adjust quickly to safely provide health care and resources like PPE and sanitation to an already hard-to-reach population. Audrey Kuang, M.D., associate director of community engagement and health equality for CommUnityCare Health Centers and an assistant professor at the Dell Medical School, joined LBJ In the Arena to talk about CommUnityCare's work on the ground to improve and sustain health outcomes for our most vulnerable people and keep them safe from the coronavirus. James Snow, assistant director of the Public Works Department of the City of Austin, also joined us to talk about the city's efforts to provide safe, temporary shelter and sanitation to those currently experiencing homelessness. The panel will be moderated by LBJ School Professor of Practice Sherri Greenberg, who also serves as the chairperson of the Board of Managers of Central Health.

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September 16, 2020

Health Care for People Without Housing During COVID-19

People experiencing homelessness are some of the most vulnerable here in Austin and all over the country. During the current coronavirus pandemic, social service and public health organizations have had to adjust quickly to safely provide health care and resources like PPE and sanitation to an already hard-to-reach population. Audrey Kuang, M.D., associate director of community engagement and health equality for CommUnityCare Health Centers and an assistant professor at the Dell Medical School, joined LBJ In the Arena to talk about CommUnityCare's work on the ground to improve and sustain health outcomes for our most vulnerable people and keep them safe from the coronavirus. James Snow, assistant director of the Public Works Department of the City of Austin, also joined us to talk about the city's efforts to provide safe, temporary shelter and sanitation to those currently experiencing homelessness. The panel will be moderated by LBJ School Professor of Practice Sherri Greenberg, who also serves as the chairperson of the Board of Managers of Central Health.

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Media MentionAugust 5, 2020

Biden eyes historic opportunity as Trump’s star wanes in Texas

"Texas is the political holy grail in the U.S. With 38 electoral college votes — second only to solidly Democratic California — the stakes are huge, with victory erasing the need to win most of the more traditional swing states." LBJ's Sherri Greenberg talks about how former Joe Biden and Donald Trump are facing off in Texas in 2020. 

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Media MentionJuly 21, 2020

New PAC pushing for Austin to adopt a strong-mayor government and election reforms

LBJ's Sherri Greenberg explains what a strong-mayor government looks like and how it differs from the form of government that currently runs the city of Austin. 

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Media MentionJuly 17, 2020

Using AI to assist those experiencing homelessness in Austin

LBJ's Sherri Greenberg joins a panel of experts from The University of Texas at Austin and the city of Austin to discuss a new partnership to look at how AI can identify residents at risk of experiencing homelessness, as well as helping those currently in need find access to services.

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Media MentionJune 29, 2020

Virus spikes while local and state officials bicker over face mask mandates

LBJ's Sherri Greenberg weighs in on the tension between safeguarding the economy and public health when the two are intertwined.

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Media MentionMay 14, 2020

In the battle over state versus local COVID-19 orders, the governor holds most of the cards

State and local officials have issued a variety of orders related to how individuals and businesses can conduct themselves during the coronavirus pandemic. In many cases, these orders conflict, cover different periods of time or provide different penalties if someone doesn't comply. LBJ's Sherri Greenberg told the Texas Standard that orders issued by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott carry more weight than those issued by mayors and county judges.

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Media MentionApril 28, 2020

Local governments can't overrule state order for reopening businesses in Texas

The LBJ School's Sherri Greenberg helps explain how Gov. Abbott's reopening decision impacts local governments. "If the governor comes in and says, 'No, we're going to at an earlier date, open up restaurants, 25%,' then that is the law, right? That supersedes the local orders," she said.

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Media MentionApril 9, 2020

Citing social responsibility, many churches and businesses deemed essential are closing anyway

LBJ's Sherri Greenberg, a professor of practice at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, talks about how local elected officials or laypeople step up in lieu of broader statewide or federal guidance.

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