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The Architecture of Happiness: Spring 2023 Policy Research Project

May 23, 2023
In spring 2023, RGK Center Director Dr. David Springer led a Policy Research Project (PRP) course through the LBJ School of Public Affairs titled “The Architecture of Happiness: Designing Policies and Programs that Promote Mental Wellbeing.” 
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Student Spotlight: Collaborating on Texas' First Trauma Recovery Center

March 24, 2023
LBJ-Public Health dual degree student Becky Carter is working with the City of Austin Austin Public Health’s Office of Violence Prevention and other community partners to develop and secure additional funding for Texas’ first trauma recovery center.
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Dr. Springer Recognized as Distinguished Signature Course Faculty Member

March 23, 2023
Dr. Springer received the award for his freshman seminar, "Designing a Happy and Meaningful Life."
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A Focus on Relationships: Spotlight on Kelty Garbee

March 21, 2023
Kelty Garbee, Executive Director of Texas Rural Funders, is an alum of the LBJ School and UT Austin's Higher Education Administration PhD program. Read more about her work to build a healthy, vibrant rural Texas.
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Event Recap: What Makes Work Worth It: Reimagining the Social Sector

March 13, 2023
On Monday, March 6, UT faculty and staff, community members, and students from across campus joined for a fireside chat with Emily Haynes, senior reporter at The Chronicle of Philanthropy, about making careers in the social sector more equitable and rewarding.
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Spring 2023 CONNECT Cohort

March 8, 2023
The RGK Center’s CONNECT program kicked off its spring cohort this January with 21 student-organization matches.
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Event Recap: Measuring Impact and the Role of Philanthropy and Public Policy

Feb. 10, 2023
On Wednesday, February 8, UT faculty and staff, community members, and students from across campus joined for a conversation with three local nonprofit leaders on measuring impact, developing strategy, and the role of philanthropy in public policy.
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Building Synergies: Spotlight on Daniel Mora-Brito 

Dec. 19, 2022
Latin American Studies alum Daniel Mora-Brito shares how his coursework at UT Austin and the Nonprofit Studies Portfolio prepared him for a career with The Global Fund - and helped him pursue his passion for the arts.
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Event Recap: The Art of Happiness: A Better World, A Better Life

Nov. 30, 2022
On Wednesday, November 9, UT faculty and staff, community members, and LBJ students and alumni joined for a conversation with psychiatrist and author Howard Cutler, M.D.
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UT researchers are working with City staff and community groups to build an Austin-wide climate atlas

Nov. 15, 2022
RGK Center professor Dr. Patrick Bixler receives a grant from NASA to create a climate atlas for Austin, working alongside local community organizations.