Topic: Annette strauss institute for civic life

'Respect' Button is Better for Democracy Than 'Like' Button, Study Finds

Sept. 18, 2013

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.

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

June 4, 2013

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 of bills were passed affecting the lives of all Texans, the study found that Texas has one of the nation's lowest political and civic participation rates.

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

Feb. 22, 2013

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.

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Forum Explores How Citizens Can Hold Elected Leaders Accountable

Jan. 25, 2013

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.

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Forum Explores Effects of Changing Demographics on Civic Participation

Dec. 5, 2012

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.

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