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The LBJ School will host a reception to celebrate its faculty authors of the past year on Tuesday, Nov. 21 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the President's Room on the sixth floor of the University of Texas Club, 2108 E. Robert Dedman Drive.
The event is entitled "Between Covers: An Annual Celebration of LBJ School of Public Affairs Faculty Authors," and will congratulate and honor David J. Eaton, as editor of The End of Sovereignty, Peter Frumkin for Strategic Giving: The Art and Science of Philanthropy, James K. Galbraith for Unbearable Cost: Bush, Greenspan and the Economics of Empire and as editor (with B. Laperche and D. Uzinides) of Innovation, Evolution and Economic Change: New Ideas in the Tradition of Galbraith, Eugene Gholz (with P.J. Dombrowski) for Buying Military Transformation: Technological Innovation and the Defense Industry, and Alan Kuperman, as editor (with T. Crawford) of Gambling on Humanitarian Intervention: Moral Hazard, Rebellion and Civil War.
Special recognition will also be given to William Spelman for receiving the 2005 Raymond Vernon Memorial Prize for Best Article in Journal of Policy Analysis and Management.
The University Office of Facilities and Planning has announced that it will go ahead with plans to renovate Bass Lecture Hall and LBJ Auditorium beginning on Dec. 1. Both venues will be closed for up to the next year as the facilities undergo structural and cosmetic repairs, including asbestos remediation, running of a sprinkler/fire suppression system, and replacing corroded fixtures. The renovation is part of the overall plaza renovation plan, and has been postponed a number of times over the semester while issues involving the Texas Historical Commission were resolved. Classes and events that would normally use these venues will be rescheduled to other locations for the time being.
Dean James B. Steinberg has announced that the LBJ School will host a Holiday Party for all faculty, staff, students, and their families for Monday, Dec. 11 at the LBJ Library and Museum, 10th Floor Atrium from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Keep an eye out for formal invitations in the coming week.
Orange Santa and UT Athletics are partnering to provide a free ticket to UT Men's and Women's Basketball games in exchange for a new, unwrapped toy for the Orange Santa Holiday Store. Just bring the toy with you to the Frank Erwin Center for free admission to either the UT Women's Basketball versus Oral Roberts University on Saturday, Nov. 25, at 2 p.m., or the UT Men against Texas Southern University on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 7 p.m.
The post-Cold War transformation of India's approach to foreign policy will be the topic of a presentation given by Sumit Ganguly, the Rabindranath Tagore Chair in Indian Cultures and Civilizations at Indiana University in Bloomington, on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 12:15 p.m. in the LBJ Student Lounge. Dr. Ganguly is the author, editor or co-editor of a dozen books on South Asia. His most recent books are Fearful Symmetry: India and Pakistan Under the Shadow of Nuclear Weapons (co-authored with Devin Hagerty) and More Than Words: U.S.-India Strategic Cooperation into the Twenty-First Century (co-edited with Brian Shoup and Andrew Scobell). For more information, contact Brendan Lavy at 512-232-4004.
United Way of Texas Policy Director Jason Sabo will present "Nonprofits at the Capitol and What to Expect in 2007." Sabo will discuss how nonprofits may be affected by the 80th Texas Legislative Session. Topics will include the budget, politics, and forecasts for the next session and the 2010 general election. The presentation will be held Thursday, Nov. 30 from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the Student Lounge and is being sponsored by the Non-Profit Education and Networking Association. Lunch will be provided. For more information, email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The policy challenges and choices surrounding North Korea's recent nuclear missile testing will be the topic of a panel discussion entitled, "The Korean Crisis in International Context" being hosted by the Department of Asian Studies and the Center for East Asian Studies on Nov. 28 at 3:30 p.m. in the Avaya Auditorium, in the ACES Building. Panelists for the discussion will include James B. Steinberg, dean of the LBJ School; Patricia Maclachlan, associate professor of Asian Studies; Robert Oppenheim, Assistant Professor of Asian Studies; and moderator, Mark Metzler, assistant professor, in the Department of History. For more information, contact 1-5811.
The recent elections were cause for a number of interviews. Former Texas State Representative and LBJ Professor Sherri Greenberg was interviewed by The New York Times and National Public Radio to get her insight on the 2006 elections. . . The Daily Texan quoted Dean James Steinberg as part of a pre-law organization forum on the trade offs between national security and the issue of domestic wire tapping at . . . Professor Pat Wong was featured Nov. 16 on local National Public Radio broadcast on KUT, commenting upon the impacts of higher housing costs and commuting times for people in the Austin area.
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