RGK Center in the News

What could make Americans — and Congress — care about Zika?

The Monkey Cage (The Washington Post) - 08/17/2016

Dr. Joshua Busby turns to findings from his 2014 survey experiment testing the efficacy of various persuasive messaging techniques regarding the Ebola virus to understand what may cause Americans to organize around efforts to combat the Zika virus. Read blog post.

Revitalizing Rundberg

Austin American-Statesman - 04/29/2016

Dr. David W. Springer was interviewed for a Sunday news front-page, in-depth special on Restore Rundberg. Read and watch.

Podcast Interview with Clare Zutz and Mark Hand

Bruggen Blog - 03/20/2016

Interviewed by Rik van Bruggen of graph database Neo4j, Clare Zutz and Mark Clayton Hand discuss some of their latest projects researching social innovation through network analysis. Read and listen.

Helping Austin Reach Zero Waste through Inspiring Entrepreneurship

Waste360 - 02/24/2016

"The [Re]Verse Pitch Competition brought together great minds and opportunities to get real about turning trash into treasure, in collaboration with our most valuable resource—our  local entrepreneurs." Read more.

Restoring a Neighborhood, a Street at a Time

KUT News - 02/05/2016

This in-depth story on the Restore Rundberg project focuses on Sam Rayburn Drive, one of three hot spots that has seen a considerable drop in crime since the project began in 2012.  Read and listen.

Latest News

August 4, 2016

Dr. Springer was selected for this recognition from among 300 top executives in the nonprofit sector. Other honorees include Bill Gates, Co-Founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States; Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code; Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, President and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Paula Kerger, President and CEO of PBS.

March 11, 2016

As social entrepreneurs and impact investors descend on Austin for South by Southwest’s SXGood programming, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin’s RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service are launching a map that allows visitors to easily find the city’s social innovators. A collaboration with social enterprise accelerator UnLtd USA, the map displays key organizations and players in the sector and the relationships that connect them.


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