RGK Center in the News

UT Austin research aims to help veterans get mental health services

KXAN-TV - 11/10/2015

RGK Center Faculty Fellow Dr. David Eaton and Rebecca Hornbach (MGPS '14) were interviewed on their findings from a 2013-14 assessment of mental health resources for veterans in Texas.

Meet the Woman Who Will Track the Wallace Foundation’s Building Audiences for Sustainability Initiative

Inside Philanthropy - 08/03/2015

This blog post looks at Dr. Francie Ostrower's $3.5M grant as part of the trend towards increased performance measurement by philanthropic organizations in the arts.

Texas Researcher Gets $3.5M To Study How Arts Groups Attract Fans

Texas Standard (KUT 90.5 FM) - 07/30/2015

Operas, ballet groups and theater companies are finding it’s getting harder to keep audiences engaged. David Brown at the Texas Standard interviewed Dr. Francie Ostrower to discuss her new study, funded by The Wallace Foundation, which aims to find out what works — and what doesn’t.

APD wants to hire 400 officers in an effort to change policing strategy

Fox 7 News Austin - 07/29/2015

Emboldened by recent findings from the Restore Rundberg UT research team demonstrating the effectiveness of community policing efforts, the Austin Police Department is asking city council to fund the hiring of 400 additional police officers. The increase in staff would allow for a renewed strategy that focuses on developing relationships with area business owners and residents to gather feedback and address safety concerns as they arise. Watch news clip >

UT’s Francie Ostrower Snags $3.5 Million to Study Arts Engagement

Alcalde - 07/27/2015

Dr. Francie Ostrower spoke with the Alcalde about a $3.5M Wallace Foundation research grant she received as part of the foundation's Building Audiences for Sustainability initiative.

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October 19, 2015

The first "reverse pitch” of its kind focused on pitching to entrepreneurs, the [Re]Verse Pitch Competition is a collaboration between the City of Austin, U.S. Business Council for Sustainable Development, Impact Hub Austin, and the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service.


[Re]Verse Pitch Competition - Final Competition

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

LBJ School of Public Affairs - Bass Lecture Hall