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December 3, 2010 - News

Melissa C. Lott and David Wogan, both Master of Public Affairs and Mechanical Engineering dual degree students, recently penned guest blogs for "Scientific American" on the rise of the renewable energy industry in Texas and the future of algae as the next big bio-fuel.

December 2, 2010 - News

On Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, LBJ School Professor Ed Dorn took his “Shaping Defense Policy” class on a tour of Fort Hood, a U.S. military base located outside Killeen, Texas. The trip was an opportunity for Dorn’s students, a mix of veterans, service members and civilians, to explore questions about life on a base and service in the U.S. Army.

December 1, 2010 - News

Through multiple events following the November elections, the LBJ School of Public Affairs and its research centers offered forums of analysis for media, policymakers and practitioners to lend their expertise to predictions for the 82nd Texas state legislative session.

December 1, 2010 - News

The first African-American to play football for The University of Texas at Austin, LBJ Alum Julius Whitter ('76) recently traveled to Austin to speak to current Longhorn football players about his experiences as a pioneering member of the UT football program and about life after football. His visit to the university was captured in a video by Texas Sports TV.

December 1, 2010 - News

Four LBJ School of Public Affairs students will travel to Haiti over the winter break as part of the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service Curtis W. Meadows, Jr. Social Enterprise Fellows program.

The Meadows Fellows program will partner with the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin to create inter-disciplinary teams of student consultants to provide services on issues of strategy, marketing, finance, human resources, and sustainability for a nonprofit organizations working out of the mountain community of Creve, located approximately 100 miles northeast of Port Au Prince.

December 1, 2010 - News

LBJ School Professor Kenneth Flamm is one of a small group of top researchers invited by the President's Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Science Foundation to provide a non-technical summary of recent research relevant to U.S. science policy practitioners at a workshop being held in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 2 and 3.

December 1, 2010 - News

The University of Texas at Austin and its Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs will collaborate with the offices of the Texas speaker of the house and lieutenant governor to host a “Pre-Session Legislative Conference,” an orientation for new members of the state legislature.

As part of the four-day orientation, the LBJ School of Public Affairs will host an open session on Friday, Dec. 3, focusing on policy issues likely to be major topics during the 82nd legislative session. LBJ School Dean Robert Hutchings will make opening remarks for Friday’s session, which is open to the public.

November 30, 2010 - Event

Event Date: Friday, December 3, 2010 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm

The Center for Health and Social Policy (CHASP) and the Center for Politics and Governance (CPG) at the LBJ School of Public Affairs will co-host “The 82nd Legislature: Preview of Hot Topics,” a panel discussion of important issues facing Texas, on Friday, Dec. 3.

November 22, 2010 - News

The annual climate negotiations are set to begin at the end of this month in Cancun, Mexico. Faculty, students, and staff from the LBJ School have written a number of important studies that will inform discussions about the effects of climate change and how to address the problem.

November 19, 2010 - News

The LBJ School of Public Affair and the Peace Corps announce a partnership that will give selected students the opportunity to combine graduate school studies in public affairs or global policy with Peace Corps service.

 

November 19, 2010 - News

On November 16, LBJ School Dean Robert Hutchings and Michelle Potter-Bacon, alumni affairs coordinator, hosted an alumni reception for alumni in Washington, D.C. Seventy alumni were in attendance along with special guests Lynda Johnson Robb, Former Dean James B. Steinberg, Professor Emeritus Ken Tolo and Assistant Professor Eugen Gholz.

November 16, 2010 - News

The Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation today awarded the prestigious LBJ Liberty and Justice for All Award to a hero of the Civil Rights movement who for decades has been a steadfast advocate for peace, freedom and justice. The inaugural recipient of the LBJ Award is Congressman John Lewis, the civil rights leader who repeatedly risked his life by challenging the injustice of segregation.

November 10, 2010 - Event

Event Date: Monday, November 22, 2010 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Michele Deitch, senior lecturer at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, will offer introductions at a book talk by Robert Perkins, author of Texas Tough: The Rise of America’s Prison Empire, on Monday, November 22, 2010, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Sheffield Room at the Law School. The event is free and open to the public

November 9, 2010 - News

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs has announced the appointment of Ms. Carolyn Miles Garber as Director of Development.

November 5, 2010 - News

The Center for Politics and Governance (CPG) at the LBJ School of Public Affairs will collaborate with The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Participation, The New Politics Forum and the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation on the “New Politics Forum Election 2010 Debrief Conference” on Friday, Nov. 12 from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Texas State Capitol Auditorium.  Vermont Governor Howard Dean will deliver the evening keynote address at 7:30 p.m., followed by a book signing and autograph session.

November 1, 2010 - Event

Event Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs presents “Between Covers: An Annual Celebration of LBJ Faculty Authors” on Wednesday, November 10, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library Brown room. The event is free and open to LBJ School faculty, students, and staff. Light refreshments

October 26, 2010 - Event

Event Date: Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Former United States Senator Chuck Robb (D-VA) will hold a noon-time discussion on Thursday, Oct. 28 from 12:30 to 1:30 in Room 3.124. Dean Robert Hutchings will moderate a conversation with Robb about the role of the Congress in intelligence oversight, and in foreign policy more generally.

October 25, 2010 - Event

Event Date: Friday, November 5, 2010 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Communities across our region are grappling with tough issues every day – budget shortfalls, environmental crises, educational attainment, crime, political distrust and polarization. Now more than ever, leaders in the public, private and civic sectors need to find effective ways to involve the public and help build the capacity to address complex, contentious problems.

October 21, 2010 - News

Oct. 13 – TechNet announced an office expansion and the hiring of LBJ School alumnus John Horrigan (Ph.D. ‘96, MPAff ‘88). Horrigan will serve as the vice president for policy research for the company, whose focus is to promote the growth of technology and the innovation economy. Horrigan will leave the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), where his role centered around the National Broadband Plan, setting the research agenda for the portions of the plan that focused on how to increase the rate of broadband adoption in the U.S.

October 20, 2010 - Event

Event Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

It is much more difficult to act ethically and honorably than most of us want to believe. Traditionally, philosophers were the source of all ethics education. Today, insights from psychology, cognitive science, economics and related fields are beginning to significantly impact approaches to business ethics—from the classroom to the board room.

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