News Releases & Featured Events
April 13, 2010 - News
When President Barack Obama announced his Race to the Top program in the summer of 2009, the national conversation seemed to focus solely on one issue, teacher incentive pay. Journalists, politicos and academics rushed to the podium to throw their two cents in, some asking whether there should be teacher incentive pay and others asking how to do it.
April 2, 2010 - News
Following the LBJ School’s Homecoming and Alumni Open House held March 24 through 26, the graduating class of 2005 had their 5 year reunion in Austin, Texas.
April 1, 2010 - News
LBJ School Three-Day Homecoming Celebration Concludes with All-Day Alumni Open House, Presentation by New Dean Robert Hutchings
The LBJ School of Public Affairs hosted an all-day open house on March 26, which ended a three-day Homecoming Celebration to honor the arrival of the School’s new dean, Robert Hutchings, to celebrate the completion of the School’s $19 million renovation, and to give alumni the opportunity to return to the School, catch-up with classmates and faculty, and to enjoy a special presentation by Dean Robert Hutchings , which was followed by a reception hosted by the Dean and Mrs. Hutchings.
April 1, 2010 - News
The Washington Area LBJ School Alumni Chapter (WALSAC) will host a happy hour for 2010 admitted students on April 9, from 6 to 8 p.m.
March 31, 2010 - News
The Strauss Center is now accepting applications for the position of associate director. The associate director assists with the Center’s management and oversees daily operations.
March 30, 2010 - News
LBJ School of Public Affairs Marks New Dean Arrival, New School Building Dedication with Three-Day ‘Homecoming Celebration’
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
LBJ School Co-Sponsors “Breaking Down the Walls: Increasing the Discourse in the American Policy Making Community” at Arizona State University
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
LBJ School of Public Affairs to host First of Biennial Global Climate Forums: After Copenhagen: Collaborative Response to Climate Change
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
Dean Robert Hutchings Focuses on Changing Global Dynamic, Importance of Being ‘Change Agents’ in Building Dedication Address
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
LBJ School Senior Lecturer Gary Chapman Builds Website for Austin City Aimed at Luring Google’s ‘Big Gig’ Fiber Project
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
LBJ School of Public Affairs To Mark New Dean Arrival, New School Building Dedication with Three-Day ‘Homecoming Celebration,’ March 24-26
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
Former President of Ireland Mary Robinson to Open Seventh Annual Hatton W. Sumners Student Leadership Conference
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 Kuperman Participates in Nuclear Security Forum in Washington D.C.
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.