Topic: Black Studies

New Black Studies Doctoral Program a First for Texas, Region

Oct. 30, 2012

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved a new doctoral program in Black Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, marking a first for the university, the state of Texas, and the American South and Southwest. The Department of African and African Diaspora Studies (AADS) in the College of Liberal Arts will administer the new degree program.

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Policy Brief Calls for Mandatory HIV Tests in State Prisons

Oct. 25, 2012

Routine testing for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) among state prison populations will help reduce the spread of AIDS among the general public, according to a policy brief recently released by the Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis (IUPRA) at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Policy Report: Minority Student Performance Continues to Lag Despite Achievement Gains

Oct. 16, 2012

African American and Latino students made achievement gains after test-based accountability was implemented in Texas during the 1990s, yet overall student performance continues to lag, according to a policy report released by the Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis (IUPRA) at The University of Texas at Austin.

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