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New Kozmetsky Fellow Announced: Gabrielle Douthitt

Aug. 3, 2022
Incoming MPAff candidate Gabrielle Douthitt is the newest recipient of the Kozmetsky Fellowship.
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Staying Curious: Spotlight on Noelita Lugo

Aug. 1, 2022
MSSW alum Noelita Lugo shares consulting advice and how to make positive change from within organizations.
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LBJ Graduate Jessica Jones Accepts New Position as Research Associate

July 25, 2022
Jessica Jones joins the LBJ School team in collaboration with the City of Austin and Jackson School of Geosciences to develop resilience hubs across the city.
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CONNECT Summer Cohort Announced

June 21, 2022
The summer CONNECT cohort has been announced, made up of 22 graduate student and organization matches. Students will develop consulting skills while helping organizations solve a data challenge throughout the summer.
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Latest Data Brief Explores Austin's Social Capital

June 20, 2022
Austin Area Sustainability Indicators Project has released a brief outlining their research on social capital in Austin.
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Dr. Becky Lentz Announced as Fellow with The OpEd Project

June 17, 2022
Dr. Becky Lentz has been selected to participate in the Public Voices Fellowship.
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Mapping Campus Mental Health Resources in Texas

May 27, 2022
McCombs student Grace Chiu shares her experience working with Young Invincibles through the CONNECT program.
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Spring 2022 Graduate Spotlight: Jean Sano Santana, MPAff

May 20, 2022
Jean Sano Santana graduates this spring from the LBJ School with a portfolio in Nonprofit Studies.
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Considering Community: Spotlight on Emily Bhandari

May 13, 2022
Emily Bhandari, MPAff/MSSW alum, shares her experience in the Nonprofit Studies portfolio program and more about her work with the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.
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Event Recap: CONNECT Community Showcase

May 3, 2022
On Thursday April 21st, graduate students, community members, UT faculty and staff, and other supporters attended the CONNECT Community Showcase event at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. For the first time since its beginning in 2019, participants in the CONNECT program gathered to learn about the impact current and former CONNECT fellow work has made on organizations that have a data challenge.