News Releases & Featured Events
July 7, 2010 - News
LBJ School and Journalism Dual Degree Student Publishes Short Documentary on The KIPP Austin College Prep School
Axel Gerdau, a dual degree student in the Master of Public Affairs program at the LBJ School and The School of Journalism at The University of Texas at Austin, recently published a short documentary on the Reporting Texas web site focusing on the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP), a nation-wide national network of free, open-enrollment college prepatory public schools for underserved communities which began in Houston, Texas, in 1994.
July 5, 2010 - News
LBJ School Professor Travels Across Europe, Russia Providing Insight Into the Global Economic Crisis and America's Role
LBJ School Professor James K. Galbraith spent the summer months traveling across Europe and Russia, meeting with officials, lecturing at Universities and testifying about the state of the global economy and the economic crisis.
July 2, 2010 - News
LBJ School Professor James K. Galbraith Speaks to the OECD About Global Inequality Over the Last 50 Years
LBJ School Professor James K. Galbraith traveled to France to the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) in June to speak about the movement of global inequality over the last 50 years and in the wake of the ecomic crisis.
July 1, 2010 - News
Center for Ethical Leadership Assistant Director Geoffrey Tumlin Recommends Books for Summer Reading
Geoffrey Tumlin, Assistant Director for the LBJ School's Center for Ethical Leadership, was asked by the University of Texas at Austin to provide titles of books that he would recommend as summer reading as part of the University's eighth annual summer reading list.
July 1, 2010 - News
LBJ School Staff Members Steve Alvarez and Talitha May Receive University-Wide Outstanding Staff and Superviser Award
LBJ School Staff Members Steve Alvarez and Talitha May have been chosen as recipients of the 2010 Outstanding Staff and Superviser Award by The University of Texas at Austin Human Resources Department.
June 25, 2010 - News
LBJ School alumnus Scott Hanna (’04) is lending a logistical hand to the historic effort to drill ice cores near the summit of Puncak Jaya in Indonesia, the only place in the tropical Pacific with glacial ice.
June 25, 2010 - News
June 15, 2010 - News
LBJ School Professor Ed Dorn Chairs Panel on Defense Department Merit Pay System; Briefs House Select Committee on Intelligence on Panel's Findings
On June 15, LBJ School Professor Ed Dorn briefed key members of the House Select Committee on Intelligence on the findings of a panel he chaired on the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System.
The panel chaired by Dorn resulted in The Academy Panel Report on the Defense Civilian System (DCIPS), published on June 1 by the National Academy of Public Administration, an effort on the part of the U.S. Department of Defence to establish common personnel policies and a performance-based human resource program for the 50,000 emloyees of its intelligence component.
June 11, 2010 - News
Students from the LBJ School of Public Affairs are spending their summer vacation in a diverse array of internships at governmental agencies, non-profits and NGOs at home and abroad. Six of those students have agreed to share their experiences through the School's first summer internship blog "Thinkers & Doers."
June 10, 2010 - News
The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law has announced the winners of the 2010 William H. Crook Fellowships. Now in its third year, the popular program awards fellowships to talented students working with innovative nonprofit organizations to make a difference in the lives of the underprivileged throughout the world. Since 2008, 21 fellows have engaged in cutting-edge, important and often difficult work to improve the economic, social and educational conditions of communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
June 2, 2010 - News
In its first year of operations, the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law's program on Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) has made great strides in exploring the complex relationship between the growing threat of climate change and the ability of African countries to manage emergencies, disasters and violent conflict.
June 1, 2010 - News
LBJ School Assistant Professor Jane Lincove Receives $55,000 Fellowship to Study Teacher Incentive Pay
The National Academy of Education has announced that Jane Lincove, LBJ School assistant professor of public affairs, is a recipient of the 2010 National Academy of Education (NAEd)/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship, which includes $55,000 for a period of up to two years to pursue critical research projects in education.
May 28, 2010 - Event
Event Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 6:15pm - 7:30pm
Robert Hutchings, dean of the LBJ School, opened the 2010 LBJ School Summer Speaker Series June 8 in Washington D.C, sponsored by the Washington Area LBJ School Alumni Chapter (WALSAC) and The Archer Center.
Speaking before a group of nearly 60 alumni gathered, Hutchings stressed his commitment to alumni and specifically addressed the D.C. chapter’s unique link to the School.
May 26, 2010 - News
LBJ School Dean Joins Public Policy Colleagues in Show of Support for Repeal of U.S. Military's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy
With Congress set to vote as early as this week on a proposal to repeal the rule barring gays from serving openly in the U.S. military, deans representing nine top-tier public policy schools, including LBJ School Dean Robert Hutchings, are demonstrating a strong show of support of the recommendations of the President, the Secretary of Defense, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and many other current and former military leaders, calling for repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy of the United States military forces.
May 24, 2010 - News
It was a day of celebration for the LBJ School of Public Affairs-- a day where family and friends were invited to watch a new generation of policy leaders receive their diplomas at the 2010 LBJ School Convocation Ceremony.
May 19, 2010 - News
UT Professor Calls for Lawmakers to Step-Up Efforts to Reduce the Transfer of Young Children to Adult Criminal Court
In light of the recent Supreme Court decision in Graham v. Florida, University of Texas at Austin professor Michele Deitch, author of “From Time-Out to Hard Time: Young Children in the Adult Criminal Justice System,” calls on Congress and state policymakers in a New York Times letter to the editor “The Young Are Different, Justices Rule,” to reconsider laws that allow young children to be transferred to criminal court for their offenses.
May 18, 2010 - News
LBJ School Assistant Dean Jeffery R. Patterson has been awarded "The Eyes of Texas Excellence Award" for the Fall 2009 semester. Chosen by The Eyes of Texas, an anonymous campus organization dedicated to unselfish devotion to the University of Texas at Austin, the award is given to only ten deserving UT faculty, administrators, or staff members each semester.
May 13, 2010 - News
“Oil in Troubled Waters” Public Forum Examines the Cause, Consequences and Cost of Spill in the Gulf
The worsening deepwater oil spill off the Gulf of Mexico coast was the topic of a public briefing and discussion by several university experts in petroleum engineering, geology, law, business and environment Tuesday, May 18, sponsored by the Energy Institute at The University of Texas at Austin.
The briefing, titled “Oil in Troubled Waters” featured leading university experts in areas of petroleum engineering, environment, public policy, law and geosciences. It was moderated by Robert Hutchings, dean of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.
The program addressed issues about the Deepwater Horizon disaster, including the cause, consequences and cost of the oil spill.
May 12, 2010 - News
LBJ School Professors James Galbraith and Robert Auerbach Inform Discussion and Decision to Audit Federal Reserve
Before the Senate voted 96-0 to perform a one-time audit of the Federal Reserve Bank on Monday, LBJ School Professors James Galbraith and Robert Auerbach were lending their voices and expertise to the issue.
May 12, 2010 - News
The University of Texas at Austin announced the creation of a new academy called “Subiendo: The Academy for Rising Leaders,” to prepare new leaders to address the needs of the next generation, including a growing Hispanic population that has become the largest and youngest minority group in the United States.