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NewsJuly 22, 2020

RGK-based Austin Area Sustainability Indicators wins community impact award

The Austin Area Sustainability Indicators (A2SI), an initiative led by LBJ Professor Patrick Bixler at the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service, was recently selected for the 2020 Community Project Impact Award from the Community Indicators Consortium (CIC).

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NewsMay 18, 2020

RGK's CONNECT program gives graduates valuable consulting experience

As the spring semester comes to a close, 29 CONNECT graduate fellows from across campus wrap up their data and evaluation projects and prepare to present their work. The CONNECT program, developed and spearheaded by LBJ Professor Patrick Bixler, identifies nonprofit and public-serving organizations in the Austin area that have scoped a data project and matches them with graduate students seeking applied evaluation or measurement-related experience.

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Media MentionFebruary 12, 2020

UT professor maps climate vulnerability in Austin

The Austin Monitor took a closer look at a study by LBJ Professor Patrick Bixler that assesses how climate change affects people in Austin based on their social vulnerability. Bixler presented the study's findings at a Feb. 5 meeting of the Environmental Commission.       

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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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NewsMarch 27, 2019

A look back at #LBJatSXSW 2019

Austin is home to South by Southwest (SXSW), a convergence of the interactive, film and music industries from March 8-17. LBJ School faculty, students and alumni were among the speakers, panelists and participants, bringing innovative ideas, hard questions and creative solutions to a community of leaders and engaged stakeholders.

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NewsMarch 8, 2019

#LBJatSXSW 2019

Austin is home to South by Southwest (SXSW), a convergence of the interactive, film and music industries from March 8-17. LBJ School faculty, students and alumni are among the speakers, panelists and participants, bringing innovative ideas, hard questions and creative solutions to a community of leaders and engaged stakeholders. Follow #LBJatSXSW and find @thelbjschool on social media for weekend updates.

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NewsNovember 29, 2018

RGK Center, LBJ School host 47th ARNOVA conference on nonprofit sector role during and after crises

The LBJ School's RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service and Texas host committee convened more than 800 scholars and practitioners on the theme "From Relief to Resilience: How Philanthropy, Nonprofits and Volunteers Bridge the Gap between Crisis and Sustainability" at the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) 47th annual conference, held in Austin Nov. 15-17.

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NewsNovember 26, 2018

RGK Center Report: 2018 civic involvement in Austin, Texas

In a first-of-its-kind study of the greater Austin area, researchers evaluated civic engagement in electoral and political processes, civic involvement, social connectedness, philanthropy and volunteering. The report, called the Greater Austin Civic Health Index, was published by the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, in partnership with the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life at The University of Texas at Austin and the National Conference on Citizenship.   

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NewsNovember 5, 2018

Midterms 2018: Civic engagement higher in Austin than Texas

In a first-of-its-kind study of the greater Austin area, researchers evaluated civic engagement in electoral and political processes, civic involvement, social connectedness, philanthropy and volunteering. The report, called the Greater Austin Civic Health Index, was published by the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, in partnership with the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life at The University of Texas at Austin and the National Conference on Citizenship.   

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