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NewsNovember 2, 2022

UT researchers are working with City staff and community groups to build an Austin-wide climate atlas

Providing solutions for Austin communities that might be at the highest risk for climate-related hazards will be the focus of a new NASA-funded study at The University of Texas at Austin.

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NewsMay 3, 2022

CONNECT Community Showcase celebrates program impact in the community

On Thursday April 21, graduate students, community members, UT faculty and staff, and other supporters attended the CONNECT Community Showcase event at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. For the first time since its beginning in 2019, participants in the CONNECT program gathered to learn about the impact current and former CONNECT fellow work has made on organizations that have a data challenge.

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FeatureMay 2, 2022

Derreck DaSilva (MPAff '22) discovers a new direction: from nursing to public policy

Derreck DaSilva began his career as a registered nurse at St. David's Medical Center, less than a mile from the LBJ School. Driven by his desire to help people, he'd specifically chosen to become a nurse rather than a doctor, because he wanted to be closer to the patients he'd be caring for.

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FeatureAugust 13, 2021

Fall 2021 classes focus on topics from intelligence and foreign policy to Black politics and COVID

In many ways, "public policy" world is as varied as the people who practice it. There is no one path to it; thinkers and doers pursue their passion for service for so many different reasons. The LBJ School was founded to improve the quality of public service in the United States and abroad at all levels of governance and civic engagement. We practice this through interdisciplinary scholarship, hands-on experience and a customizable educational experience that allows students to develop unique skills and expertise.

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NewsMay 25, 2021

Surveying the landscape: LBJ's Bixler develops an interactive map of the Texas Water Policy System

RGK Center faculty and staff are collaborating with Texas Water Foundation to develop an interactive map of the Texas water systems landscape. The Texas Water Systems Map is the first comprehensive policy system map of the Texas water sector and will help equip decision-makers and stakeholders with the knowledge to better understand the complex water landscape at the state and local levels.

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Media MentionApril 19, 2021

Texas Legislature advances energy reforms that pit fossil fuels against renewables, stalls on action to address climate crisis

The 87th Texas Legislature is currently underway in Austin and lawmakers are weighing thousands of bills, including many in response to February's deadly freeze. Are these reforms politically, economically or scientifically driven?

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NewsApril 2, 2021

April 2: Faculty Research, Policy Engagement and News

10 features from the week  Patrick Bixler spoke to the Associated Press about philanthropic gifts and scientific discovery after former Google CEO Eric Schmidt and his wife, Wendy, gave $150 million to the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard for research in biology and AI. 

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Media MentionMarch 25, 2021

Former Google CEO gives $150M for research in biology, AI

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt and his wife, Wendy, have given $150 million to establish a center that aims to battle diseases with a mix of biological and data science studies

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Media MentionMarch 25, 2021

Click to copy Former Google CEO gives $150M for research in biology, AI

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt and his wife, Wendy, have given $150 million to a research institute to establish a “new era of biology” aimed at battling diseases with a mix of data and life science studies.

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NewsDecember 15, 2020

'The students genuinely enjoy talking to and learning from each other': New LBJ faculty reflect on fall semester

The LBJ School of Public Affairs welcomed three distinguished new faculty appointments during the 2020–21 academic year: Dr. Bianca Adair, Resident Intelligence Officer, specializing in intelligence and national security; Dr. Patrick Bixler, an assistant professor focusing on environmental resources, urban policy and sustainability science; and Dr. Sheena Chestnut Greitens, an associate professor whose expertise is East Asia, authoritarian politics and American national security policy.

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