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Ranked among the best ten schools of social work in the nation and located in the vibrant city of Austin, we offer a caring, small-sized community in a top-tier research university.

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May 13, 2021
Professor Cynthia Franklin, Stiernberg/Spencer Family Professor in Mental Health at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work, answers questions about…
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April 28, 2021
AUSTIN – The Texas Center for Disability Studies (TCDS) is excited to announce its move to the Steve Hicks School…
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April 27, 2021
The night-vision camera operated remotely by U.S. agents captures the silent drama of a coyote—a human smuggler—straddling the border wall…
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April 26, 2021
The recent tragic triple homicide in Austin is a stark reminder that perpetrators of domestic violence can, and sometimes do,…
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