LBJ School Professor and RGK Center Senior Fellow Francie Ostrower is the recipient of a $3.5 million grant from The Wallace Foundation to study how performing arts organizations can develop approaches to attracting new audiences with the aim of generating useful lessons for arts organizations across the nation. The study will be administered by the LBJ School through its RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service.
Seton Healthcare Family and The University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Health and Social Policy (CHASP) at the LBJ School of Public Affairs have announced the funding of seven new health care research studies aimed at resolving critical health and health care services delivery problems in Central Texas.
During the summer months, students of The LBJ School participate in internships across the world and record their experiences working in all areas of policy and advancing LBJ’s vision of a “Get It Done” generation.
Living and researching in an area known for poverty, failing infrastructure, favela (slum) communities, and a traditionally high crime rate, Katie Casstevens, recently completed her yearlong research on Community Development in Jardim Ângela, Brazil. During her time there, Casstevens worked on a project with Dr. Peter Spink entitled, “Urban Vulnerabilities and Challenges for Public Action" to examine the relationships between public and private sector entities in the area to determine their effectiveness in addressing systemic issues in the area.