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September 28, 2011 - Event

Event Date: Monday, November 7, 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, the Progressive Collective (ProCo), Social Health and Economic Policymakers (SHEP), and the Public Affairs Allicance for Communities of Color (PAACC) will host a screening and disucssion of Light in the Darkness, a one-hour documentary about one community's reaction to anti-immigrant violence.

September 26, 2011 - News

AUSTIN, Texas, September 26, 2011 -- Using examples of ordinary people accomplishing extraordinary things, LBJ School and History Professor Jeremi Suri illustrates how starting small leads to progress and change in his new book “Liberty’s Surest Guardian: American Nation-Building from the Founders to Obama” (Simon & Schuster, Sept. 27 2011).

September 26, 2011 - News

Former U.S. Secretary of Labor and LBJ School Professor Emeritus Ray Marshall will be honored at the Economic Policy Institute's 25th Anniversary Dinner on November 1 in Washington, D.C.  Marshall is one of the Institute's original founders and a current Distinguished Fellow.

September 23, 2011 - News

LBJ School Alumna Luz Hinojosa gives back to migrant students through her work at the K-16 Education Center’s Migrant Student Graduation Enhancement Program, a division of Continuing and Innovative Education (CIE) at the university.

September 22, 2011 - Event

Event Date: Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Houston Alumni Reception November 3

September 22, 2011 - Event

Event Date: Monday, September 26, 2011 - 12:15pm

The LBJ School of Public Affairs will present Senator Benjamin L. Cardin  (D-MD) on Monday, September 26 in SRH 3.122 for a noon-time Brown Bag talk about how Congress can address the current economic crisis.

September 19, 2011 - Event

Event Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 12:00pm - 8:00pm

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs will host a public forum organized by the U.S. Department of State on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. The event will be held at the Lady Bird Johnson Auditorium at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum at the University of Texas at Austin on Sept. 28 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


 

 

September 15, 2011 - Event

Event Date: Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 12:45pm - 2:00pm

The Center for Politics and Governance at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs will present Gail Collins, renowned New York Times columnist and author, as she talks about her 2009 book “When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present” on Oct. 13.

September 13, 2011 - News

The W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research has published a new publication entitled The Workforce Investment Act: Implementation Experiences and Evaluation Findings, co-edited by Douglas J. Besharov and Phoebe H. Cottingham. This book examines Workforce Investment Act (WIA) objectives and the evidence on program performance and impact. The book is divided into five general sections: 1) understanding WIA, 2) program implementation, 3) performance management, 4) impact evaluations, and 5) future evaluation choices.

September 13, 2011 - News

AUSTIN, Texas – September 21, 2011 – Renowned scholar and researcher Carolyn Heinrich has joined the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs faculty as the Sid Richardson Professor in Public Affairs. Additionally, Heinrich, whose research focuses on social welfare policy, labor force development, public management, performance management and econometric methods for program evaluation, assumes leadership of the School’s Center for Health and Social Policy (CHASP).

September 8, 2011 - News

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of September 11, the Baines Report, a graduate student publication of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, has issues a special “9/11 Policy Retrospective” edition, analyzing how policy issues such as immigration, veteran’s benefits, national security, energy and media engagement have altered and evolved over the last decade.

September 6, 2011 - News

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs Invites You To Share Your Personal Remembrances

September 5, 2011 - News

Lynn Anderson, a retired faculty member of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, died on September 3, 2011 at the age of 90. Professor Anderson held various teaching, research, and administrative positions with the University of Texas from 1946 until his retirement in 1997, including the directorship of the Institute of Public Affairs prior to the opening of the LBJ School in 1970.

September 2, 2011 - Event

Event Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Alumni Reception in Washington, D.C.

September 2, 2011 - Event

Event Date: Friday, September 9, 2011 - 1:30pm

A decade after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, many questions are still left unanswered. Are we safer than we were a decade ago? Are we “winning” the so-called “war on terror”? Has the cost of security been worth the incursions into our privacy and even our civil liberties? Was September 11 a massive intelligence failure, and if so, have the intelligence reforms undertaken since made things better? Ten years after September 11 and twenty years after the end of the Cold War, how do we understand and find our way in the current era of globalization?

August 31, 2011 - News

In an effort to provide a multi-disciplinary platform for students and faculty to interact on the most pressing energy issues facing our world, The University of Texas at Austin's Energy Institute has launched the UT Energy Symposium (UT ES). The UT ES will act as a convener for the campus community, serving to unite students interested in energy issues with faculty and others in search of sustainable energy security. For the fall of 2011, students who register for the symposium will receive one credit hour for the 15-week seminar course, which will be open to both graduate and undergraduate students from all disciplines.

August 26, 2011 - News

The Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) has elected LBJ School and Fine Arts Professor Francie Ostrower as President Elect for 2011.

 

 

August 25, 2011 - Event

Event Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 8:00am

GOVERNING Magazine, in partnership with the Center for Politcs and Governance at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, will present "GOVERNING Texas: A Leadership Forum" on Sept. 7 at the Hyatt Regency in Austin.

August 22, 2011 - News

The LBJ School of Public Affairs opened its doors to a new class of incoming students who come to Austin from locations around the world, representing 26 states in the U.S. and seven countries, including: Austria, China, India, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, Pakistan and Tanzania.

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