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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 11, 2013 - 6:15pm - Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 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, 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

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

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

Professor Deitch is one of two winners of the teaching award, which recognizes excellence and commitment to promoting meaningful service in the classroom and throughout the community. The award was presented to Deitch at the Tower Awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 27 at the Texas Union, Quadrangle Room.

May 3, 2011 - Event

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.

May 3, 2011 - News

LBJ School faculty members Pat Wong and Sherri Greenberg are both recipients of awards from the Central Texas Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA). The award recepients will be honored in a banquet ceremony on May 5, which is also being held in honor of Public Service Recognition Week, the first week in May.

May 3, 2011 - News

LBJ School faculty experts in national security, international relations and U.S. strategy in Afghanistan are available to talk about the killing of Osama bin Laden and its implications for the region and larger policy implications for the United States and the world.

May 3, 2011 - News

LBJ School Alumnus Jose Rodriguez (MPAff, 2008), an elementary school teacher in Cedar Park, Texas, traveled to Washington, D.C. to deliver a Texas Live Oak tree to the U.S. Department of Education, which was dedicated on April 26 as the department’s official tree.

April 28, 2011 - News

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs announced today the establishment of the Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Project (NPPP) at The University of Texas at Austin.

April 25, 2011 - News

On Monday, April 18 the LBJ School’s student-run Graduate Public Affairs Council (GPAC) held its annual LBJ School Faculty Appreciation Awards ceremony.

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