News Releases & Featured Events
July 28, 2011 - News
July 20, 2011 - Event
Event Date: Friday, July 29, 2011 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm
WALSAC hosts July 29 Alumni Happy Hour in Washington, D.C.
July 5, 2011 - News
Sherri Greenberg, LBJ School Lecturer, Interim Director of the LBJ School’s Center for Politics and Governance (CPG) and a former Texas State Representative, was called upon by local, national and international media to explain the hot topics of the 82nd Texas State Legislative Session and the special session that followed. The issues ranged from the budget shortfall, to redistricting, to government transparency. From local media, to the International Press Corps, all eyes were on Texas. In this Q&A, Greenberg explains why the nation and the world look to Texas as the canary in the coal mine on so many issues.
June 29, 2011 - News
Organizers of the June 13th, D.C. Health Privacy Summit, “Getting IT Right: Protecting Patient Privacy in a Wired World”, today announced the release of videos of the featured keynote speakers of the Summit.
June 29, 2011 - News
The Project on Educator Effectiveness and Quality (PEEQ) announces the launch of their new website. PEEQ is an initiative of the LBJ School of Public Affairs’ Center for Health and Social Policy at The University of Texas at Austin. PEEQ specializes in bridging education policy and education research for real world application. PEEQ’s website address is http://www.utexas.edu/projects/peeq.
June 28, 2011 - News
The LBJ School Washington, D.C. Program, which launched in May 2011, is well underway with summer courses, a health privacy summit, internships and alumni activities.
June 22, 2011 - Event
Event Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 6:15pm - Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 7:30pm
The Summer Speakers Series features guest speakers who will enlighten students, alumni and friends of the University of Texas System on issues of domestic and international policy.
June 16, 2011 - News
Deanna T. Schexnayder, long-time associate director for the Ray Marshall Center for Study of Human Resources, has assumed the role of Assistant Dean for Finance for the LBJ School of Public Affairs.
June 6, 2011 - News
Jeremi Suri Named to Strauss Center’s Inaugural Mack Brown Chair; Global Affairs Scholar and Historian Receives Joint Appointment with LBJ School and History Department at UT Austin
Jeremi Suri, an acclaimed scholar of international history, has been named the first holder of the Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law and has received a joint appointment at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and the History Department at the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin.
May 31, 2011 - News
Organizers of the upcoming Health Privacy Summit, “Getting IT Right: Protecting Patient Privacy in a Wired World” scheduled for June 13th in Washington D.C., today announced seven leading technology industry sponsors of the day-long conference: Microsoft; Jericho Systems; Oracle; Dell; ID Experts; Vir-Sec, and e-MDs, Inc.
May 26, 2011 - News
It was a day of celebration for the LBJ School of Public Affairs-- a day where family and friends were invited to watch a new generation of policy leaders receive their diplomas at the 2011LBJ School Convocation Ceremony.
May 25, 2011 - News
In the context of a rapidly aging population, the recently published Handbook of Sociology of Aging, edited by LBJ School Professor Jacqui Angel and Richard Settersten of Oregon State University, looks at the new diversity of America's aging society, and the direct challenges it poses to current public policies now and in the future. It describes what sociology has to offer to the study of human aging.
May 23, 2011 - News
Organizers of the upcoming D.C. Health Privacy Summit scheduled for June 13th in Washington D.C., today announced two featured speakers who will join a lineup of experts convening to examine the future of health privacy. Jeff Rosen, Author and Professor of Law at George Washington University, will deliver the luncheon keynote address “What do Research and History Tell Us About Privacy Today?: A conversation with Alan Westin.”
May 19, 2011 - Event
Event Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
The LBJ School of Public Affairs and the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) at the University of Texas at Austin will host a joint happy hour for alumni at the Hill Country Barbecue Market on Tuesday, May 31, from 6 to 8 p.m.
May 16, 2011 - News
Dell’s Largest Grant to The University of Texas at Austin, $5 Million, Will Expand RGK Center’s Student Social Entrepreneurs Program
In what will be the company’s largest cash donation to The University of Texas at Austin, Dell has committed $5 million to the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service at the university’s Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.
The grant, which will be distributed to the RGK Center over five years, will build upon the existing Dell Social Innovation Competition (DSIC) to pioneer a new model of purpose-driven, engaged education targeting student social entrepreneurs worldwide.
May 16, 2011 - News
The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs officially opened its LBJ School Washington Program on May 16.
May 10, 2011 - News
LBJ School of Public Affairs and Patient Privacy Rights Foundation to Co-Host Inaugural International Summit on Health Privacy June 13 in Washington, D.C.
The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and the Patient Privacy Rights Foundation will co-host the nation’s first public summit to discuss the future of health privacy in the digital age. “Getting IT Right: Protecting Patient Privacy in a Wired World” will be held on June 13, 2011 at the Georgetown Law Center in Washington, D.C. The event is the first in a planned series of forums on this theme and coincides with the creation of the U.S. government’s plan for a new health information technology (HIT) infrastructure, which will collect personal health information. For agenda and registration information, visit: http://www.healthprivacysummit.org/
May 9, 2011 - Event
Event Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Please join Dean Hutchings for an alumni cocktail reception on Wednesday, May 18, 2011.
May 6, 2011 - News
LBJ Professor Michele Deitch receives Tower Award from University’s Volunteer Service Learning Center
May 3, 2011 - Event
LBJ School Associate Professor Alan Kuperman to Present Research in Washington, D.C. on Global Phase-Out of Highly-Enriched Uranium
Event Date: Monday, May 9, 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin, including LBJ School Associate Professor Alan Kuperman, present the results of a year-long investigation on prospects for a global phase-out of commerce in bomb-grade, highly enriched uranium (HEU) for non-weapons purposes.