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March 2009 Engage – A Medical School in Austin

March 2009 Engage – A Medical School in Austin

The most recent available American Hospital Association survey (2006) reports that Central Texas hospitals spent almost $500 million to care for the un- and under-insured in Central Texas. Historically, teaching hospitals, academic physicians, and residency programs form the backbone of the nation’s healthcare safety net….

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February 2009 Engage – Emerging Economies

February 2009 Engage – Emerging Economies

In the past few years Austin has witnessed – and continues to experience – a modern day entertainment boom, with a tripling of restaurants and clubs, multiple micro-districts (SoCo, The Triangle, the Warehouse District), etc. Former “glamour” industries like film, music, and art are being…

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January 2009 Engage – Poverty Awareness

January 2009 Engage – Poverty Awareness

The Austin Community has come together to solve many problems and address important issues – from homelessness to education gaps; from access to healthcare to hunger. But at the root of many of these issues is the substantial level of poverty in Central Texas. Texas…

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December 2008 Engage – Politics in Central Texas

December 2008 Engage – Politics in Central Texas

What does the outcome of the 2008 Presidential Race mean to Central Texas, and how might it impact Austin’s upcoming elections? If all politics is local—as former U.S. Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill auggested—how do national issues such as the Wall Street bailout, the…

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November 2008 Engage – Changing of the Guard

November 2008 Engage – Changing of the Guard

We are part of a dramatic leadership shift. As Baby Boomers retire, positions of leadership are being filled by Generation X and Millennials. How do we balance the loss of experience with the emergence of new fresh leaders? How will this affect the way we…

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October 2008 Engage – Shift Happens

October 2008 Engage – Shift Happens

Our community, our nation, and our world are not the same places they were a decade ago. The way we communicate and the things we talk about are vastly different. The structure of our society and our families and the balance of power are all…

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