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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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Directed by social work faculty, these institutes focus on interdisciplinary, scientifically rigorous social and behavioral research.

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The Utopian is the Steve Hicks School biannual online and print magazine. Our readers are scholars, alumni, and friends who share a commitment to connection, advocacy and social change.

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April 13, 2021
High-risk drinking among women has¬†increased significantly¬†over the past decade, and the coronavirus pandemic seems to have made the problem worse….
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April 7, 2021
By Luis H. Zayas, Ph.D. and Clay Johnston, M.D.
Autism can affect any family, regardless of our skin color, wealth or religion. During the past 15 years, the rate…
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April 6, 2021
Every year, The University of Texas at Austin selects undergraduate students of high academic achievement to be recognized during Honors Day . Honorees…
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April 5, 2021
The Veteran Spouse Network (VSN) began in January 2016 as an online and in-person forum for veteran spouses in Texas…
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