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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 26, 2021
Texas legislators recently advanced two bills that restrict or ban the use of Critical Race Theory in public schools. Much…
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May 24, 2021
AUSTIN, Texas— For individuals navigating the U.S. immigration legal system, there is a major gap in accessible services. Many immigrants…
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May 23, 2021
View the recording of the Steve Hicks School Graduate Moments of Recognition on our YouTube channel. Congratulations to all 2021…
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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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