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NewsJune 28, 2019

LBJ Associate Dean Varun Rai named a 2019 Young Alumni Achiever by IIT Kharagpur

Dr. Varun Rai, associate dean for research at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and director of the Energy Institute at The University of Texas at Austin, has been honored with a 2019 Young Alumni Achiever Award by the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT). The award recognizes alumni age 40 and under for their creativity, innovation and success in their chosen fields of study and work.

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NewsJune 12, 2019

Rural entrepreneurship in Texas gets boost from UT Austin research projects

Four LBJ School faculty members are exploring entrepreneurship in Texas's rural areas and small cities around the world in a new initiative funded by the IC2 Institute at The University of Texas at Austin. Researchers in a variety of new IC2 projects will look at ways to promote economic development — including tracking regional entrepreneurship, promoting rural innovation networks and building economic resilience in areas where employment fluctuates with the cycles of the energy industry.

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Media MentionJune 1, 2019

At the Helm: Varun Rai examines the social, institutional, economic and technological components of energy systems

Dr. Varun Rai, associate dean for research at the LBJ School and director of the Energy Institute at The University of Texas at Austin, talks with Span Magazine about his work at the Energy Institute. 

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NewsMay 30, 2019

Innovation Bound, the annual celebration of LBJ School policy research

Core to the LBJ School's mission is "getting it done" — developing solutions to policy problems through scholarship and public discourse. Every year, faculty and students take on research that melds the theoretical and the practical, exploring the world through hands-on field work and data analysis to address issues critical to the health of American democracy and global society. Innovation Bound celebrates the impact, quality and range of the published works of our distinguished scholars.

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NewsApril 17, 2019

Innovation Bound, the annual celebration of LBJ School policy research: April 23, 2019

Core to the LBJ School's mission is "getting it done" — developing solutions to policy problems through scholarship and public discourse. Every year, faculty and students take on research that melds the theoretical and the practical, exploring the world through hands-on field work and data analysis to address issues critical to the health of American democracy and global society. Innovation Bound celebrates the impact, quality and range of the published works of our distinguished scholars.

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NewsDecember 17, 2018

LBJ's Varun Rai named New UT Energy Institute director

Varun Rai, associate dean for research at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, has been named the next director of the Energy Institute at The University of Texas at Austin effective Jan. 1, 2019.  

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Media MentionJuly 30, 2018

U.S. Army Futures Command will station new headquarters at UT System building

An Army Futures Command headquarters located at the UT System building downtown will let students pursue research through the Army’s various sectors and allow the Army to tap into the talent and innovation available in Austin. Varun Rai, associate dean for research at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, advocated for the move to Austin during the final stages of the Army’s decision. Rai told The Daily Texan that UT students could benefit from the increase in technological research activity that the command center will bring to Austin. 

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NewsJuly 23, 2018

LBJ School co-hosts APPAM 2018 International Conference in Mexico City

"Public Policy for Sustainable Metropolitan Development" was the theme of the 2018 Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) International Conference in Mexico City, Mexico. The LBJ School of Public Affairs and the Instituto Tecnólogico Autónomo de Méxic (ITAM) jointly organized the conference, which was held July 19–20, 2018.

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NewsApril 18, 2018

Innovation Bound — the annual celebration of LBJ School policy research held April 30, 2018; special student poster session added to day’s research tribute

The LBJ School prides itself on contributing viable solutions to society through the public and social dialogue of our world. Throughout each year, both students and faculty undertake timely policy research to stretch intellectual boundaries and tackle the most complex problems of our day. INNOVATION BOUND celebrates the impact, quality and range of the published works of our distinguished faculty and students.

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NewsDecember 15, 2017

LBJ School Semester in Review: Fall 2017

The LBJ School students’ visit with former Vice President Joe Biden made the cover of The Daily Texan’s Semester in Review. Here are some more highlights from a great semester at the LBJ School.

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