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Providing Opportunity Through Education: Spotlight on Gerald Napoles

Sept. 18, 2023
Read more about Nonprofit Studies portfolio alum Gerald Napoles, who graduated from UT Austin with his PhD in Educational Administration.
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Moira Porter Announced as RGK Center Interim Director

July 26, 2023
LBJ School of Public Affairs Dean J.R. DeShazo announced the appointment of Moira Porter, MPAff to serve as the RGK Center’s interim director beginning August 2023. 
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2023 Kozmetsky Fellow Announced: Libby Morris

July 20, 2023
The RGK Center is excited to welcome our newest Kozmetsky Fellow, Libby Morris, to campus this fall.
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CONNECT Student Spotlight: Christopher Reyes

June 15, 2023
CONNECT fellow Christopher Reyes, a graduate student at UT School of Public Health, worked alongside a team at Ascension Seton to expand and improve their Food is the Best Medicine program.
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Summer 2023 CONNECT Cohort Announcement

June 14, 2023
The summer 2023 CONNECT cohort kicked off this month with 16 projects, including eight organizations participating in CONNECT for the first time.
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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.