Topic: Poverty

Underbelly of the U.S.’s Most Economically Segregated City

June 30, 2015
Money and House

In order to foster the political will that is necessary to enact changes in policy, Austinites must first learn to acknowledge the suffering they usually do not see in their midst.

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The Aspen Institute Announces LBJ School Professor Chris King as Ascend Fellow

Feb. 16, 2012

The Aspen Institute announced yesterday that Christopher King, director of the Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources at The University of Texas at Austin, will be in the inaugural class of its Ascend Fellowship program. The Ascend Fellows are a select group of 20 leaders from across the country who are pioneering two-generation approaches to move families beyond poverty.

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Being Poor Can Suppress Children's Genetic Potentials

Jan. 10, 2011

Growing up poor can suppress a child's genetic potential to excel cognitively even before the age of 2, according to research from psychologists at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Alumnus Edward Zigler has become psychology pioneer

May 18, 2010
"I owe UT Austin a great deal. My graduate education provided me the foundation upon which my entire 50-year career was

Growing up the child of immigrant parents in America, Edward Zigler (doctor's degree in psychology, 1958) didn't speak English until he participated in a program similar to today's Head Start program.

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Professors discuss violence in Latin America in Q&A

Feb. 19, 2010
Professors discuss violence in Latin America in Q&A

In anticipation of its upcoming conference titled "Republics of Fear: Understanding Endemic Violence in Latin America Today," the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies asked faculty members to share their thoughts on the threat of violence in Latin America. The conference takes place March 4-5 in the Santa Rita Room of the Texas Union.

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