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UT Faculty Experts on State of the Union Address

President Barack Obama will deliver his 2014 State of the Union address Tuesday night, during which he is likely to discuss income inequality, immigration, health care policy, foreign policy and global affairs, among other issues. Experts from The University of Texas at Austin are poised to share their insights on a variety topics related to…   » Continue Reading

Does Mainstream America Connect with Science? Let’s Close the Gap

Does Mainstream America Connect with Science? Let’s Close the Gap

Event: “Unscientific America" with Sheril Kirshenbaum, director of The Energy Poll at The University of Texas at Austin.  When: 5:45 p.m., Tuesday, July 2. This event is free and open to the public. Where: AT&T Conference Center Amphitheater (Room 204), 1900 University Ave. Website: http://www.austinforum.org Background: The vast majority of Americans do not see the…   » Continue Reading

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

Experts on Hugo Chavez’s Death from The University of Texas

The University of Texas at Austin is one of the leading institutions in the world for Latin American studies. It has a wide variety of experts available with backgrounds ranging from politics to energy policy to sociology, who can provide necessary context on the recent death of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez.

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.

New UT Energy Poll Shows Voters Prefer Obama’s Energy Platform

New UT Energy Poll Shows Voters Prefer Obama’s Energy Platform

As the 2012 presidential election draws near, more voters say they prefer the energy policies espoused by President Barack Obama than Gov. Mitt Romney’s energy platform, according to the latest University of Texas at Austin Energy Poll results released today.

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.