Dr. Ruth Simmons, Former President of Brown University and Smith College, to Deliver 2015 LBJ School Commencement Address
Dr. Ruth Simmons, the first African-American woman to serve as president of an Ivy League institution, assuming the top post at Brown University in 2001, will deliver the formal commencement address to the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs class of 2015, May 23, in the LBJ Auditorium.
New Analysis from LBJ School’s Child and Family Research Partnership Shows Short-Term Savings of $142 Million from Pre-K for State of Texas
LBJ School policy professor, Dr. Cynthia Osborne, and her research group, the Child and Family Research Partnership (CFRP), recently analyzed pre-Kindergarten data from the Texas Education Agency that shows in addition to the educational and developmental benefits for kids, the benefits of the Texas public prekindergarten program also add up to short-term savings for schools.
Rajeev Patel, LBJ School research professor who studies the global food system, discusses the impact of fast food giant McDonald's rise to fame and the future for the company in the wake of higher wage campaigns and demands for healthier food options by consumers.
Jason Wible, a Master of Public Affairs student at the LBJ School, alongside friends David Harris and Brian Carver, formed 308 Grace Street, a nonprofit fellowship program, in 2013 as a means to help fund policy students wishing to serve their nation and communities. 308 Grace Street will award a second-year LBJ student a $15,000 fellowship this year.