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‘Respect’ Button is Better for Democracy Than ‘Like’ Button, Study Finds

Replacing the ubiquitous social media "Like" button with a "Respect" button on news websites would be better for democracy, according to a new report from the Engaging News Project at The University of Texas at Austin.

Texas Ranks Among Lowest in Nation for Political Participation and Civic Involvement

On the heels of the 83rd Legislative Session, the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life at The University of Texas at Austin and the National Conference on Citizenship today released the Texas Civic Health Index, the first nonpartisan, comprehensive evaluation of community and political engagement in Texas. Following a session in which a large number…   » Continue Reading

Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life presents Texas Leadership Award to House Speaker Joe Straus

The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life at The University of Texas at Austin College of Communication will present the Texas Leadership Award to House Speaker Joe Straus on Tuesday, Feb 26.

Forum Explores How Citizens Can Hold Elected Leaders Accountable

The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life at The University of Texas at Austin College of Communication, KLRU-TV, Austin PBS and KUT 90.5 FM are hosting a community conversation to explore how citizens can hold elected leaders accountable. "Why Bother? Your State Legislature, Your Voice" is the third event in the news and public dialogue series.

Forum Explores Effects of Changing Demographics on Civic Participation

The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life at The University of Texas at Austin's College of Communication, KLRU-TV, Austin PBS and KUT 90.5 FM are hosting a community conversation to explore the effects of changing demographics on civic participation in Central Texas. "Why Bother? Engaging Our Changing City" is the second event in a yearlong news and public dialogue series organized by the hosts.

The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life to Host 2012 Election Debriefing

After the ballots have been cast and our political leaders have been named, the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life's New Politics Forum will host a 2012 Election Debriefing. The nonpartisan conference, which takes place Friday, Nov. 9, will offer an insider's perspective on the election from campaign professionals, communication experts, scholars and members of the press.

The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life Hosts ‘Political Polarization: A Conversation Across the Divide’ on Oct. 18

While polarization can make politics more exciting for intense partisans, it can hinder compromise and governing. In an effort to bridge the partisan divide, the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life at The University of Texas at Austin College of Communication will host "Political Polarization: A Conversation Across the Divide."

Young Texans Gather to Explore Causes and Solutions for Low Civic Engagement

The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life, KLRU-TV, Austin PBS and KUT News 90.5 are hosting an interactive dialogue among young Texans — those who are engaged and those who aren't — about the causes of low civic participation in Central Texas and how to boost it.