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Civil Rights@50: LBJ School Advances Public Dialogue

Civil Rights@50: LBJ School Advances Public Dialogue

Pictured: Signing of the Civil Rights Act, July 2, 1964

Congratulations 2014 LBJ School Graduates!

Congratulations 2014 LBJ School Graduates!

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro Delivers Commencement Address to 2014 LBJ Graduating Class

LBJ Returns to the Nation’s Capital with New Washington Center Offering Unique 18-Month, D.C.-Focused Curriculum

LBJ Returns to the Nation’s Capital with New Washington Center Offering Unique 18-Month, D.C.-Focused Curriculum

LBJ School celebrates 50th anniversary of LBJ's legislative legacy in multi-year campaign

LBJ School celebrates 50th anniversary of LBJ's legislative legacy in multi-year campaign

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Unfinished Business: The Civil Rights Act and Education - Education Week Essay by LBJ School Dean Robert Hutchings

LBJ shakes hands with MLK at signing of Civil Rights Act In an essay for Education Week, Dean Robert Hutchings details the connection between Civil Rights and education and examines the progress, or lack thereof, towards true equity in education for all U.S. children.

Hutchings writes, "In the 50 years since the Civil Rights Act was passed, what headway have we made in making high-quality public education free and accessible to all our country’s children? How much progress have we made in fulfilling the dreams of LBJ and MLK?"

Pictured Left: President Lyndon B. Johnson reaches to shake hands with Martin Luther King Jr. after presenting the civil rights leader with one of the 72 pens used to sign the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in Washington on July 2, 1964.

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LBJ Student Interns Share Personal Experiences on The Baines Reportphoto from student internship blog

See the latest posts from LBJ School students interning locally and abroad as they explain policy issues ranging from health micro-insurance to the inner-workings of the Texas LBB. Students are postings new blogs frequently so check back for the latest postings. The Baines Report is the official policy news publication of the LBJ School. Follow The Baines Report on Twitter @TheBainesReport for the most updated information on our student bloggers.

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Too Hot to Exercise? New Research Links Obesity to Temperature and Humidity

If you live in the South and have trouble exercising during the muggy summer months, you’re not alone. New research by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin has found that adults are less physically active — and more obese — in counties where summers are hot, especially if they are also humid or rainy. The new study, which appears in the American Journal of Public Health, also found that adults are less active and more obese in counties where winters are especially cold, cloudy and dark.

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