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NewsOctober 20, 2022

LBJ School of Public Affairs receives 2022 NASPAA Diversity Award

The LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin has been selected to receive the 2022 NASPAA Diversity Award.  This award recognizes a public policy, affairs or administration program that exemplifies the highest standards in diversity through outstanding contributions in research, teaching and service. 

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FeatureJuly 27, 2022

LBJ School hosts 38 undergrads for public service weekend

The students see public policy leadership on the horizon.     Their weekend at LBJ School offered hands on training like oral testimony preparation; access to experts working on issues of importance to Texas and the South (voting access and border issues, for example); and networking with several LBJ School alumni and high profile Texan Julián Castro. The students represent 25 universities from across the Southern U.S. 

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NewsJuly 6, 2022

LBJ School welcomes Latino policy researcher Sergio Garcia-Rios to its faculty

The LBJ School of Public Affairs is thrilled to welcome Dr. Sergio Garcia-Rios, a new distinguished faculty member with research interests in Latino political participation and policy attitudes.

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FeatureJanuary 21, 2022

Texas Reproductive Health Policies: A View From the Frontline

The state of Texas recently implemented policy changes in women's reproductive health in the form of the Heartbeat Act (SB8) and restrictions on medication-induced abortion (SB4). On Jan. 20, 2022, the LBJ School of Public Affairs and Dell Medical School convened a virtual panel discussion to discuss the impacts of these policy changes from the perspective of frontline reproductive health care professionals in Texas. Specifically, the panelists provided an overview of the new policies, assessed which communities are most impacted, and described how doctors and health care providers are adapting.

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NewsOctober 27, 2021

Report: California can do more to protect citizens from extreme heat

A comprehensive statewide approach would better protect Californians from the Golden State’s deadliest climate change side effect: extreme heat. That's according to Adapting to Extreme Heat in California: Assessing Gaps in State-level Policies & Funding Opportunities, a new study by the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation.

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NewsOctober 20, 2021

Scholars aim to help shape President Biden's Justice40 initiative

One week after his inauguration, President Joe Biden ordered federal agencies to direct 40% of the government's investments in climate and clean infrastructure to benefit people in disadvantaged communities. According to his executive order, the Justice40 Initiative is intended to "address the disproportionate health, environmental, economic and climate impacts on disadvantaged communities."

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FeatureAugust 24, 2021

Meet JR DeShazo, the LBJ School's new dean

In July, The University of Texas at Austin named JR DeShazo the 12th dean of the LBJ School of Public Affairs, a school producing graduates who are both skilled policy analysts and talented leaders of public and nonprofit organizations. DeShazo comes to the Forty Acres from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he has led both the Department of Public Policy and the Luskin Center for Innovation as its founding director for more than a decade.

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