Topic: RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service

Crowdsourced Map Uncovers Social Innovation in Austin

March 11, 2016

Researchers at UT Austin’s RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service are launching a map that allows visitors to easily find the city’s social innovators.

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UT Student Research Sheds Light on Veterans’ Mental Health

Nov. 10, 2015
Army combat helmets

Texas is home to 1.7 million veterans, and many have mental health needs that are going untreated. To learn more about how Texas can support veterans’ mental health, six LBJ School students conducted a policy research project that has had a big impact.

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Professor Aims to Expand Art Audiences With $3.5M Grant

July 22, 2015
Francie Ostrower

Professor Francie Ostrower is the recipient of a $3.5 million grant from The Wallace Foundation to study how performing arts organizations can develop approaches to attracting new audiences with the aim of generating useful lessons for arts organizations across the nation.

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Essmart Global Wins Grand Prize in 2012 Dell Social Innovation Challenge

June 13, 2012

Young social innovators convened in Austin during the past several days as part of the Dell Social Innovation Challenge (DSIC), the flagship social entrepreneurship initiative of the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service in the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. At last night's awards ceremony held at ACL Live at the Moody Theater in downtown Austin, Essmart Global was announced as the winner of the $50,000 grand prize. Essmart Global was selected from five teams for the prize, which recognizes undergraduate and graduate students who envision, create and implement social innovation projects that help communities around the world.

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The big question in climate vulnerability

Oct. 19, 2011
The big question in climate vulnerability

Assistant Professor Josh Busby focuses on climate change vulnerability in Africa and how enhanced preparedness could save millions of lives.

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