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March 30, 2010 - News

The LBJ School of Public Affairs ended a three-day homecoming celebration honoring the arrival of Dean Robert Hutchings and marking the completion of the School’s $19 million renovation with a presentation by Dean Hutchings on March 26, followed by a reception hosted by the dean and Mrs. Hutchings.

March 29, 2010 - News

The LBJ School of Public Affairs will co-sponsor the upcoming conference “Breaking Down the Walls: Increasing the Discourse in the American Policy Making Community” at Arizona State University March 31 through April 2.

March 25, 2010 - News

Austin, TX, March 25, 2010 - The LBJ School of Public Affairs will host the first Biennial Texas-Alberta Global Climate Forum, a two-day conference being held April 6 through 9, focusing on research, policy and issues surrounding climate change.

March 25, 2010 - News

LBJ School of Public Affairs hosted a formal building dedication, Wednesday evening, March 24, as the opening event of the School’s three day “Homecoming Celebration.” Participating in the program were William C. Powers, Jr., president of The University of Texas at Austin, Robert Hutchings, new dean of the LBJ School, Luci Baines Johnson, and James B. Steinberg, former dean of the LBJ School.

March 15, 2010 - News

LBJ School Alum Gabriel Fidel ('93) wsa interviewed by National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Public Administration (NASPAA) about his career in the public and private sector and why, as an international student from Argentina, he chose the LBJ School of Public Affairs.

March 11, 2010 - News

Gary Chapman, Senior Lecturer at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, was instrumental in building the web site, www.biggigaustin.org , that the City of Austin is using to help lure Internet powerhouse Google to Austin to build their experimental network of fiber-optic cables to between 50,000 and 500,000 homes.

March 11, 2010 - News

Ambassador Gregory Engle’s experience as a world-traveling scholar and as career member of the Foreign Services living places like Pakistan, Germany, Ethiopia, Cyprus, and South Africa may seem like a great recipe for a respected diplomat, but these experiences are also the backbones of a career as a passionate singer-songwriter.

March 4, 2010 - News

University of Texas President William C. Powers, Jr., new LBJ School Dean Robert Hutchings , Luci Baines Johnson and former LBJ School Dean James B. Steinberg to Participate in Wednesday, March 24 Building Dedication Ceremony (download invite)

Signature Homecoming Celebration Newsmaker Events To Include: A Conversation with James Baker, III’, Former Secretary of State on March 24, and a Day-Long Hispanic Leadership Summit, March 25 LBJ. Alumni To Gather For Special 'Homecoming' Events on Friday, March 26

February 24, 2010 - News

The LBJ School's Center for Ethical Leadership is pleased to announce that the former President of Ireland and former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson, will be the opening speaker for the seventh annual Hatton W. Sumners Student Leadership Conference. President Mary Robinson Robinson will speak on Thursday, February 25 at 7:00 in the LBJ Auditorium. The speech by President Robinson is also jointly sponsored by the Distinguished Speakers Committee of the Texas Union and will be open to ticket holders from across the University of Texas at Austin campus.

February 10, 2010 - News

The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law presents "A Conversation with Aaron Williams, Director of the U.S. Peace Corps" on Monday, March 1, at 5:00 pm in the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center’s Connally Ballroom.

February 9, 2010 - News

On February 11, 2010, the LBJ School's Center for Politics and Governance will co-host a day-long event featuring debates from elections across Central Texas. The event is hosted in conjunction with Community Impact Newspaper, KUT Radio, KXAN, the League of Women Voters, Citizens for Local and State Service (CLASS) and the Texas Tribune.

February 3, 2010 - News

LBJ School Associate Professor Alan J. Kuperman is working to help achieve President Obama’s objective to prevent bomb-grade nuclear material from falling into terrorist hands.

January 26, 2010 - News

In the wake of President Barack Obama's first State of the Union address on critical issues including the economy, job creation, national defense, and health care and energy policy, LBJ School experts on these issues are informing the public and offering their opinion on these issues of national and international importance.

December 18, 2009 - News

Over the Holiday Break—December 22, 2009 until January 4, 2010—the University and the LBJ School will be officially closed. Should an emergency or problem arise during this time, please utilize the contact information below.

December 15, 2009 - News

Robert L. Hutchings, diplomat in residence at Princeton University and former chairman of the U.S. National Intelligence Council in Washington, D.C., has been appointed dean of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.

December 10, 2009 - News

The Public Affairs Alliance for Communities of Color (PAACC) is a student organization that is dedicated to promoting diversity and enriching the LBJ School community by recruiting underrepresented groups, acting as a support group for first-generation students and by bringing in quality, high-profile guests for special speaking engagements.

November 24, 2009 - News

Howard Prince, LBJ School of Public Affairs Clinical Professor, Director of the School’s Center for Ethical Leadership and graduate of the University of Texas at Austin’s Department of Psychology, was awarded the John C. Flanagan Lifetime Achievement Award by Division 19, the Society for Military Psychology, of the American Psychological Association (APA) at the APA’s Annual Convention in Toronto. The Flanagan Award is presented annually to a deserving psychologist whose lifework has significantly advanced the understanding of military psychology in America through excellence in research, service, product development or administration.

November 16, 2009 - News

The LBJ School's Center for Politics and Governance sponsored and initiated a comprehensive national poll conducted by The University of Texas at Austin Department of Government on public perception of the relationship between money and politics. The results of the poll were released during the first panel discussion on the 2009 Fall Forum on Money and Politics on Monday, November 16, 2009.

November 13, 2009 - News

The Midland Lutheran College Board of Trustees has named Benjamin Sasse as president-elect of the 126-year old liberal arts college in Fremont, Nebraska. Sasse, who will take office in late spring of 2010, is currently an assistant professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, where he serves on the executive committee of the LBJ School’s Center for Health and Social Policy and as a Fellow at the School’s Center for Politics and Governance.

November 11, 2009 - News

The Center for Politics and Governance (CPG) at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs will examine the implications of money and politics in the 2009 Fall Forum, a one-day conference to be held on Nov. 16 at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, that will pull together members of the media, business and political leaders, and members of academia to explore topics surrounding the relationship between money and politics.

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