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News May 20, 2013

LBJ Students Hone Skills in Fels Public Policy Challenge

Five graduating Master of Public Affairs students traveled to Philadelphia in March to compete against teams from eight other policy schools in the Fels Institute of Government’s second annual Public Policy Challenge. Their proposal was to develop a mobile phone app called Route360, which displayed real-time information on all Austin transportation alternatives from biking to driving to taking the bus or light rail.

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Media Mention April 19, 2013
News April 9, 2013

LBJ School Washington Program Enters Third Year

The LBJ School of Public Affairs’ Washington, D.C. Program enters its third year with two summer graduate courses taught by nationally recognized practitioners as adjunct faculty.

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News March 27, 2013

Students from LBJ, Cockrell and McCombs Schools Team Up to Win Energy Challenge

A multidisciplinary team including an LBJ School Ph.D. student recently won first place and a $10,000 award in the Power Across Texas Energy Innovation Challenge . As part of the competition, teams developed proposals to bring power to colonias , unincorporated neighborhoods with inadequate

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News March 19, 2013

Condoleezza Rice Speaks About Leadership, Iraq War, Education During Dual Appearances at LBJ School

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice spoke twice at the LBJ School of Public Affairs on March 18 on a variety of topics ranging from the anniversary of the start of the Iraq war, to leadership, education, health care and international development.

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News February 27, 2013

Texans Care for Children Publishes Report Based on LBJ School Student Research

In February, Texans Care for Children, a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy group, published a report titled “Solutions to Our Texas Challenge: 30 Ways to Build a Better Future for Kids and Our State.” Some analysis in the report is from a 2011 Policy Research Project (PRP) directed by Associate Professor of Public Affairs Pat Wong .

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News February 8, 2013

LBJ School Faculty and Students Inform Public Dialogue on Major Issues of the 83rd Texas State Legislature

Through research, public events and faculty expertise, the LBJ School of Public Affairs, it's faculty and student researchers, continue to inform public dialogue on some of the most pressing issues of the 83rd Texas State Legislature.

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News December 13, 2012

Students Stories from 2012

Every LBJ School student has a unique perspective on public service. Here are a few student stories from 2012 that highlight the diversity of our LBJ School student community, their research interests and commitment to public service.

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News November 1, 2012

John Glenn Discusses Restoring Civility in Politics with LBJ Students

Former astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn spoke to students and answered their questions about how to restore civility in politics on Oct. 30.

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News July 30, 2012

American Decline: Is Perception Always Reality?

The only thing declining in America is our own faith in our capacity for hard work, innovation and entrepreneurship. America is relatively strong and poised for another surge in ascendancy. However, this is understandably a contested position, so let us consider the notion of American decline.

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