News Releases & Featured Events
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
Sherri Greenberg Participates in GOVERNING Magazine 2012 'Outlook in the States & Localities' Conference in D.C.
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
Washington, D.C. Holiday Season Celebration & Fundraiser
December 2, 2011 - News
Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs Clinical Professor Angela Evans was recently inducted as a 2011 Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) in a ceremony on Nov. 17 in Washington, D.C. at the Academy's annual fall meeting.
November 9, 2011 - Event
Event Date: Saturday, November 12, 2011 (All day)
November 3, 2011 - News
Bridging Policy and Research: LBJ School Faculty and Centers Inform Today’s Complex Issues at APPAM National Conference
Four LBJ School faculty members and three research staff members are slated to speak and present research at the annual Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) conference Nov 3 through 5 in Washington, D.C.
November 1, 2011 - News
John O’Brien Named Recipient of the 2011 LBJ School Alumni Association Distinguished Public Service Award
John O'Brien (MPAff '81) Wins 2011 Distinguished Public Service Award
October 28, 2011 - Event
Free Screening of All the Presidents Men with Introduction and Q&A with Former Washington Post Executive Editor Leonard Downie
Event Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 5:00pm
The Center for Politics and Governance at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, the School of Journalism and KLRU-TV will present a special screening of “All the President’s Men” with an introduction by Leonard Downie, former executive editor of the Washington Post. The screening will be followed by a Q&A discussion with the audience led by Leonard Downie.
October 27, 2011 - News
Ronya Kozmetsky, renowned philanthropist and founder of the LBJ School of Public Affairs’ RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at the age of 90.
October 25, 2011 - News
On Nov. 7, 2011, the LBJ School will present "Between Covers: An Annual Celebration of LBJ School Research," honoring faculty and students who have published significant books, articles and policy research project reports over the past year. The event will take place at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum 10th floor Brown Room from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
October 25, 2011 - News
Project on Educator Effectiveness and Quality (PEEQ) Developing Student Achievement Measure for Program Accountability
The U.S. Department of Education (DoE) recently announced new initiatives that focus on reforming the country’s teacher preparation programs. The administration’s plan outlined in the DoE’s Our Future, Our Teachers report is based on one underlying statement from Secretary Duncan – “if we succeed in recruiting, preparing, and retaining great teaching talent, we can transform public education in this country.”
October 21, 2011 - News
From the Texas Book Festival to CSPAN Book TV, LBJ School Faculty authors are leading discussions on some of the most challenging state, national and international policy issues of our time.