News Releases & Featured Events
May 3, 2011 - News
LBJ School Alumnus and U.S. Secretary of Education Participate in Dedication of Education Department 'Official Tree'
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.
April 11, 2011 - News
A West Pointer at Annapolis: Howard Prince Participates in U.S. Naval Academy's 2011 Leadership Conference
Dr. Howard T. Prince II, Director of the LBJ School’s Center for Ethical Leadership, was an invited distinguished guest of the United States Naval Academy at the Naval Academy's 2011 leadership conference.
April 7, 2011 - News
U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Kathleen A. Merrigan to Deliver 2011 Convocation Address at LBJ School of Public Affairs
AUSTIN, Texas, April 7, 2011 -- Deputy Secretary for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and LBJ School of Public Affairs alumna, Kathleen A. Merrigan, will deliver the convocation address on Saturday, May 21, to the 2011 graduating class of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.
March 31, 2011 - Event
Special Lecture by Mark Funkhouser, Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri Focusing on Creating Honest and Competent Governments
Event Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 12:00pm
Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri Mark Funkhouser will share his lecture titled "Mind the Gap! Creating Honest, Competent Governments" with LBJ School students, faculty and staff on April 13 at 12:00 pm in SRH 3.122.
March 30, 2011 - News
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has contracted with the LBJ School of Public Affairs to develop a metric that measures a teacher’s effect on student achievement under the direction of the school’s Project on Educator Effectiveness and Quality (PEEQ).
March 23, 2011 - Event
Event Date: Monday, March 28, 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Alejandro Poiré, secretary of the National Security Council and security spokesperson for Mexico, will speak on the topic of Mexico's national public safety strategy at from noon to 1 p.m. on March 28.
March 22, 2011 - News
LBJ School Senior Lecturer Michele Deitch has published a new report titled Juveniles in the Adult Criminal Justice System in Texas (LBJ School of Public Affairs, 2011). The report provides a comprehensive look at Texas’s methods for dealing with the state’s most serious juvenile offenders. It gathers all available Texas data with respect to certified juveniles—those youth who are transferred to adult criminal court—and compares them to the population of determined sentence juveniles who are retained in the juvenile justice system. The report also compares the significant differences in programming and services for the two populations of juvenile offenders—those who get sent to adult jails and prisons, and those who receive placements in the Texas Youth Commission (TYC).
March 9, 2011 - Event
The LBJ School of Public Affairs Presents Former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence David C. Gompert
Event Date: Monday, March 21, 2011 - 12:15pm
The LBJ School of Public Affairs will present David C. Gompert, former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, on March 21 at 12:15 p.m. in SRH 3.122.
March 8, 2011 - Event
Careers in Politics Conference Gives Inside Look at Public Service, Electoral Politics, Lobbying and Advocacy and Political Communications
Event Date: Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 8:00am - 7:00pm
The Center for Politics and Governance is collaborating with the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Participation and the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation on the 2011 New Politics Forum Careers in Politics Conference, a two-day conference designed to give undergraduate students the opportunity to explore various public service career options.
March 7, 2011 - News
Exploring issues surrounding government transparency has long been a cornerstone of the mission of the Center for Politics and Governance (CPG), falling under their effective governance initiative. However, CPG has recently ratched up their involvement with issue through multiple events highlighting state, national and international online transparency policies, national security issues, and the relationship between money, politics and the Internet.
March 3, 2011 - News
Jacqui Angel Receives $680,000 Grant from National Institute of Health to Research Long-Term Care in Older Mexican-American Families
For more than 20 years, Jacqui Angel has been a woman on a mission to explore the reasons why Hispanic and Mexican-origin communities experience such disparities in their access to healthcare and long-term care and educate the public on ways to ease this disparity.
March 2, 2011 - News
Peter Ward Honored with Advising Excellence Award by The University of Texas at Austin Graduate School
LBJ School Professor and Ph.D. Adviser Peter Ward has been named the Outstanding Graduate Adviser by the Graduate School at The University of Texas at Austin.
February 25, 2011 - Event
Event Date: Monday, February 28, 2011 - 9:00am - 3:45pm
The Texas Tribune and BP will present "New Day Rising: Changing Demographics and Changing Politics and Policy in Texas" on Feb. 28, sponsored by the Center for Politics and Governance at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and Central Market.
February 23, 2011 - Event
Event Date: Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 12:15pm
The LBJ School of Public Affairs will present former U.S. Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen for a lunch-time discussion and Q&A with the LBJ School student body on March 3 at 12:15 p.m. in SRH 3.122.
February 22, 2011 - Event
The Strauss Center Presents "Smart Diplomacy for the 21st Century: People Are As Important As Concepts" with Ambassador Ron Neumann
Event Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2011 (All day)
The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law and the LBJ School of Public Affairs will present "Smart Diplomacy for the 21st Century: People Are As Important As Concepts" with Ambassador Ronald E. Neumann, President of the American Academy of Diplomacy on Wednesday, March 2 at 12:00 pm in the LBJ School’s Bass Lecture Hall, LBJ 2.104. Lunch will be provided.
February 22, 2011 - Event
Event Date: Monday, February 28, 2011 - 6:00pm
The Center for Politics and Governance at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, in collaboration with several university and Austin community partners, welcomed Lawrence Lessig, renowned attorney, professor, author on Feb. 28. Lessig discussed the issues of institutional corruption in a talk titled “The ‘Corruption’ of Our System of Money and Politics; A Presentation and Conversation with Prof. Lawrence Lessig, Harvard Law.”
February 14, 2011 - News
LBJ School of Public Affairs Associate Professor Pat Wong and Beibei Zou, Ph.D. student and teaching assistant, are both recipients of 2011 Texas Exes Teaching Awards. The Texas Exes Teaching Award is given to professors and instructors who have had a positive influence on the educational experience of their students.
February 8, 2011 - Event
Event Date: Monday, February 21, 2011 (All day) - Friday, February 25, 2011 (All day)
To commemorate the landmark occasion of the 75th birthday of Barbara Jordan, the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs will honor her with a week of planned activities taking place Feb. 21 through Feb. 25 at locations throughout the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. Faculty, students, and research centers across the LBJ School will participate in this week designed to highlight Jordan’s lifetime of remarkable and significant contributions to our nation and society as politician, policymaker, activist and educator.