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News April 28, 2021

Nine LBJ students named to Public Policy New Voices fellowship

Nine students from the LBJ School of Public Affairs have been chosen as part of the inaugural class of the Public Policy New Voices Fellowship, and have launched into their year-long exploration of building diversity within the public policy space. A collaboration among leading graduate schools, premier corporate public policy teams, and some of the most innovative global strategic advisory firms, the PPNV Fellowship aims to ensure that graduate students from BIPOC communities are aware of and have access to public policy careers across sectors.

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LBJ's PPNV Fellows: Walker Adams; Azeem Edwin; Irving Calderon; Amanda Chung; Joseph Flores; Sheriyar Hyderali; Priscilla Lugo; Liberte Manirakiza; Shaw Vallier
News April 28, 2021

The Graduating Class of 2021: Carolina Mueller (MPAff '21)

Being both a full-time graduate student at UT's LBJ School of Public Affairs and part-time local farmer, Mueller has quite an unusual academic and work-life balance.

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Carolina Mueller (MPAff '21)
News April 28, 2021

The Graduating Class of 2021: Barbara Kufiadan chosen as class speaker

It is our great pleasure to announce that Barbara Kufiadan will be our LBJ School Class of 2021 Student Commencement Speaker! She will be sharing the stage with Ibram X. Kendi, our Commencement Keynote Speaker.

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Barbara Kufiadan (MPAff '21)
Media Mention April 22, 2021

How young farmers are navigating climate change on their farms

Part-time farmer, full-time graduate student. #LBJSchool student Carolina Mueller spoke to NBC News about how she's navigating climate change and helping other farmers rebuild after the Texas freeze.

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News April 20, 2021

Welcome, admitted Fall 2021 students

Congratulations! The LBJ School is proud to welcome newly admitted students to the LBJ School's Fall '21 incoming class.

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An LBJ student holds an LBJ bobblehead aloft at the 2016 Gone to Texas
April 14, 2021

70 women comprise LBJ Women's Campaign School second incoming class

Today, the LBJ Women's Campaign School announced the 70 women who will form its second incoming class. The LBJ Women's Campaign School is a nonpartisan, issue-neutral program that trains women who want to run for elected office or become campaign managers, regardless of political party. The program brings together top political experts from across the nation to lead an immersive training program on topics including media relations, public speaking, fundraising, grassroots organizing and more. The program kicks off virtually on Saturday, April 17, with monthly training through November. Through the eight-month program, these women will gain an insider network, professional mentorship and the skills they need to win.

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Cohort 2 of the LBJ Women's Campaign School (2021)
News March 15, 2021

LBJ MPAff student Jordan Cooley named a regional winner of the 2021 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition

The Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) and the University of Virginia Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy have announced the winners of the 2021 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition. Jordan Cooley representing the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin belonged to the second-place team at the University of Michigan and Cornell University on Feb. 27, 2021.

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LBJ MPAff student Jordan Cooley
News February 25, 2021

LBJ community offers help, perspective on the Texas winter storm

Over the course of the devastating winter storm that left millions in Texas without power, heat or drinkable water, LBJ School faculty, students and alumni stepped up to give assistance and voice to those affected — and to help put into context the policy causes and implications for the failure of the state's energy grid to provide services to its citizens.

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Matt Worthington (MPAff '20), volunteered with a group distributing water in Del Valle
News December 8, 2020

LBJ Washington Center graduates DC Fellows class of 2020

On Dec. 5, the LBJ Washington Center celebrated its fifth class of fall 2020 graduates in hybrid graduation ceremony.

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The 2020 cohort of LBJ DC Fellows on the steps of the U.S. Capitol
News November 16, 2020

LBJ School teams with Dell Med to train future physician leaders

Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin is focused on training what it calls "future physician leaders" — doctors who are as comfortable taking on systemic challenges in health as they are caring for individual patients. With that goal in mind, UT Austin will begin offering Dell Med students the opportunity to earn a dual degree in public affairs and medicine — a combination that's a rarity among medical schools — beginning in fall 2021. The interdisciplinary dual degree program will allow students to earn both a Master of Public Affairs from the LBJ School of Public Affairs and a medical degree from Dell Med in approximately four years.

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LBJ Dell Dual Degree