The LBJ School of Public Affairs will admit the first class of students for its new Executive Master in Public Leadership (EMPL) program beginning in May 2014. This is the school’s first full degree program in executive education and the only program of its kind in Texas. The EMPL program is designed to provide rising, mid-career professionals with the skills, application and learning environment to expand their career horizons and be more impactful as they move through their careers. Visit the EMPL website.
President and CEO of CARE USA Helene Gayle will deliver the convocation address on Saturday, May 18, to the 2013 graduating class of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. Since joining CARE USA, a leading humanitarian aid organization fighting global poverty, Gayle has led efforts to empower girls and women and to bring lasting change to poor communities. CARE’s poverty-fighting programs reached 122 million people living in poverty in 84 countries in 2012.
The LBJ Foundation Accepting Nominations for the Lady Bird Johnson Environmental Award Through May 31
The LBJ Foundation is now accepting nominations for the Lady Bird Johnson Environmental Award, which honors outstanding achievements in the preservation, restoration or improvement of the natural world. The award salutes the efforts of Americans who are making a positive impact on the environment by working in collaboration with communities, reaching out to diverse sectors, and engaging society in their efforts. The deadline for submissions is May 31.