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March 1, 2012 - News

Researchers have developed a new dynamic mapping tool that will help policymakers and other groups determine a country’s vulnerabilities to climate change and conflicts and show how these two issues intersect in Africa.

 

February 28, 2012 - Event

Event Date: Friday, March 2, 2012 - 12:15pm - 2:00pm

Ruth Ellen Wasem, legislative specialist with the Congressional Research Service at the Library of Congress will speak on reforming immigration law on March 2 at 12:15 p.m. in SRH 3.124.

February 22, 2012 - News

As the highlight of the 16th Annual Barbara Jordan Forum, Georgia State Representative Stacey Abrams (MPAff ’98) addressed current students and alumni in a keynote address as part of a luncheon on Feb. 21 at the LBJ School of Public Affairs.

February 22, 2012 - News

In commemoration of Barbara Jordan Freedom Week, a special interactive timeline and gallery showcasing Barbara Jordan’s life will be on display in the rotunda of the Texas State Capitol Building. The week of Feb. 20-26 was established as Barbara Jordan Freedom Week by the 2011 Texas Senate.

February 15, 2012 - News

 Washington, DC, February 15, 2012 –– The Aspen Institute today announced that Dr. Christopher King, Senior Research Scientist, Lecturer and Director of the Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources at The University of Texas at Austin’s Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs, will be in the inaugural class of its Ascend Fellowship program, one of a select group of 20 leaders from across the country who are pioneering two-generation approaches to move families beyond poverty

February 6, 2012 - Event

Event Date: Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 7:00pm

The LBJ School’s Center for Ethical Leadership is pleased to announce that Medal of Honor recipient and former Army Staff Sergeant Sal Giunta will be the opening speaker for the 2012 Hatton W. Sumners Undergraduate Leadership Conference. Giunta will speak on Thursday, February 23 at 7 p.m. in the Lady Bird Johnson Auditorium.

February 3, 2012 - Event

Event Date: Friday, April 20, 2012 (All day) - Saturday, April 21, 2012 (All day)

2012 Alumni Reunion Weekend and Distinguished Public Service Award Celebration

January 30, 2012 - Event

Event Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 12:15pm

To commemorate the 76th anniversary of Barbara Jordan’s birth, the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin will host the 16th Annual Barbara Jordan National Forum, a week of student-led activities taking place Feb. 21 through Feb. 24. The week will be kicked off on Feb. 21 with a luncheon and keynote address by LBJ School Alumna Stacey Abrams (1998), Georgia State Representative.

January 26, 2012 - News

Two LBJ School alumnae took part in the climate change negotiations in Durban, South Africa in November and December of 2011. The Durban Climate Change Conference was held by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

January 23, 2012 - News

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Lady Bird Johnson's birth, the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs will host a conference in Spring 2013 that will focus on Mrs. Johnson's environmental legacy. This event will be one of many planned events honoring the Lady Bird Johnson Centennial celebration which will take place from the Fall of 2011 through the Summer of 2013.

January 23, 2012 - Event

Event Date: Monday, February 20, 2012 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

The Barbara Jordan Freedom Foundation, in collaboration with the Center for Health and Social Policy (CHASP) at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, will present a symposium focused on the issues of school discipline and the juvenile justice system on Monday, February 20, from 1:00 – 5:00 pm. The event, which takes place the week of Barbara Jordan’s birthday, is also co-sponsored by the William Wayne Justice Center at the University of Texas School of Law.

January 20, 2012 - News

The Energy Institute at The University of Texas at Austin renewed its ongoing, weekly lecture series on energy-related issues with a presentation from former Austin Energy General Manager Roger Duncan. Varun Rai, assistant professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and a CIEEP research fellow, is coordinating the symposium and will serve as host for the series.

January 19, 2012 - News

As the many caucuses, primaries and debates leading to the Republican National Convention continue to unfold, LBJ School faculty are at the forefront of discussions on the day's most pressing issues. From the rise and fall of contenders, to national policy issues, the economy, jobs and the campaigns themselves, faculty continue to inform these and other national debates.

January 18, 2012 - News

Associate Professor Alan Kuperman, coordinator of the School's Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Project (NPPP), joined a broad coalition of U.S. public health, medical and nuclear proliferation experts in signing a letter urging Congress to restrict the use of imported Russian medical isotopes produced with bomb-grade uranium and to block them completely within about five years. According to a press release issued by the NPPP, American patients receive about 16 million medical diagnostic procedures annually using the type of isotope in question, which is derived by Molybdenum-99.

January 10, 2012 - News

Sherri Greenberg, LBJ School Lecturer and a former Texas State Representative, takes on several pressing issues that have come to light on the road to the New Hampshire and South Carolina Republican primaries.

January 6, 2012 - Event

Event Date: Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Speed networking and interviewing event February 2.

January 4, 2012 - Event

Event Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 (All day) - Wednesday, February 1, 2012 (All day)

Sherri Greenberg, Interim Director for the LBJ School's Center for Politics and Governance, will participate on two panels at the "Outlook in the States and Localities 2012" Conference hosted by GOVERNING Magazine Jan. 31 through Feb. 1.  The event will take place at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. and will offer insight into trends, opportunities and winning strategies for state and local government markets.

January 3, 2012 - News

The University of Texas at Austin’s Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) School of Public Affairs was selected as the independent evaluator of a new educator preparation project by Texas Tech University. The faculty and staff of the Project on Educator Effectiveness and Quality (PEEQ), an initiative of the LBJ School’s Center for Health and Social Policy, will perform the evaluation.

December 19, 2011 - News

Over the Holiday Break—December 23, 2011 until January 3, 2012—the University and the LBJ School will be officially closed. However, students, staff, and faculty with electronic swipe cards will still have access to the building. Should an emergency or problem arise during this time, please utilize the contact information below.

 

December 2, 2011 - Event

Event Date: Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm