News Releases & Featured Events
July 20, 2009 - News
LBJ School Professor Gary Chapman Co-Directs First International School on Digital Transformation in Porto, Portugal
LBJ School Professor Gary Chapman, along with University of Texas at Austin College of Communication Professor Sharon Strover and Karen Gustafson, a staff member for the University of Texas at Austin-Portugal Colaboratory, will co-direct the first International School on Digital Transformation at the University of Porto in Porto, Portugal, taking place July 19 through July 24, 2009.
July 16, 2009 - News
Raymond Lee Orbach, the U.S. Department of Energy's first under secretary for science, has been appointed director of The University of Texas at Austin's Energy Institute, which includes the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs among others. This multi-disciplinary institute combines the strengths of the university's schools and colleges to advance solutions to today's energy-related challenges.
July 16, 2009 - News
LBJ School Alum Answers Questions for the New York Times on How the Global Recession is Affecting the World’s Poorest Countries
LBJ School Alum Pedro Conceição (2000), director of the Office of Development Studies (O.D.S) at the United Nations Development Program, the leading United Nations agency in the fight against poverty, answers readers questions on how the global recession is affecting the world's poorest countries for the New York Times.
June 26, 2009 - News
The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs will present “The 2009 International Conference on Aging in the Americas” (CAA), on September 15-17, 2009 at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center at The University of Texas at Austin campus. The 2009 Conference, scheduled during National Hispanic Heritage Month, is the third installment in the Conference Series on Aging in the Americas, a successful series of meetings on aging in the Hispanic population established in 2001 at The University of Texas at Austin. This year’s conference will focus on the topic “Biobehavioral Underpinnings and Social Interaction on Hispanic Health.”
June 23, 2009 - News
LBJ School Professor Peter Frumkin, Director of the RGK Center for Philanthropy on Community Service, has been lending his expertise to stories focusing on the changing nature of giving during the current economic crisis.
June 22, 2009 - News
Two LBJ School Students, Katherine Mason and Jordan Munn, were awarded the Terrell Blodgett Endowment for Graduate Study in Urban Management and Finance. The $6,000 Fellowship is awarded annually to students who signify intent to enter into local government management.
June 17, 2009 - News
The New York Times reports: "The plan the president will formally announce on Wednesday would give the Federal Reserve greater supervisory authority over large financial institutions whose problems pose potential risks to the economic system."
June 16, 2009 - News
When the nuclear reactor in Chalk River, Ontario, which produces one-third of the world’s medical isotopes, shut down on May 14 over safety concerns, it created a worldwide crisis in the field of nuclear imaging.
June 9, 2009 - News
The Washington D.C. Area Alumni Association presented Kathleen Merrigan ('87), Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture on July 7, 2009, at the Archer Center, part of the University of Texas system, as part of the 2009 LBJ School D.C. Summer Speaker Series, a series of rountable discussions that offer the LBJ School community access to a variety of Washington D.C. policymakers.
June 3, 2009 - News
The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs has formally begun its search for a new dean following the departure of James B. Steinberg, dean of the LBJ School since 2006, who was named U.S. deputy secretary of state earlier this year. Admiral Bobby R. Inman, USN (Ret.), Lyndon B. Johnson Centennial Chair in National Policy, is currently serving as interim dean, having assumed the position immediately following the departure of Steinberg.
May 27, 2009 - News
Former U.S. Senator Bill Bradley Urges Every American to be a Public Servant in 2009 Convocation Address
Urging graduates to believe in the power of the individual to enact change, former Senator Bill Bradley delivered the 38th convocation address to the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs Class of 2009. Before a capacity crowd of nearly 800 friends, family and well-wishers, along with 194 graduating students, Bradley expressed the importance of public service and the relationship between politics, the private sector, and non-profits as we look at the roles of every American as a public servant, capable of influencing profound change.
May 27, 2009 - News
Following the close of the Spring semester, many LBJ School students will be embarking to destinations across the country and around the globe fulfilling internships as student practitioners in their relative areas of interest.
The LBJ School internships are designed to provide students the sought-after skills to help them succeed in an increasingly globalized world. All master's degree students at the LBJ School are required to complete an internship as part of over-all degree plans designed to give students the hands-on experience necessary to become competitive in a multitude of policy areas in both the public and private sectors.
May 27, 2009 - News
LBJ School Students, Melissa King and Akram Al-Turk, were awarded the Emmette S. Redford Award for Outstanding Research at the 2009 LBJ School Graduation Convocation on May 23, 2009.
May 21, 2009 - News
Angela M. Evans to Join LBJ School Permanent Faculty as Clinical Professor in Public Policy Practice Fall ‘09
The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs announces the newest addition to the permanent faculty, Angela M. Evans, who joins the School as clinical professor in public policy practice beginning Fall ’09.
May 21, 2009 - News
The RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service Announce Winners of the 2009 Dell Social Innovation Competition
The RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service in the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and Dell announced the winners of this year’s Dell Social Innovation Competition. Gardens For Health, a team of two students won $50,000 in seed funding for their big idea to change the world.
May 15, 2009 - News
On May 15, 2009, the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and Museum, the LBJ School of Public Affairs and the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas co-sponsored and hosted a day-long conference titled "Open Government on the Internet: A New Era of Transparency." The event was held in the Frank C. Erwin Atrium on the top floor of the LBJ Presidential Library and Museum on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin.
May 11, 2009 - News
LBJ School Professor Jeanne Lambrew Named Director of Health and Human Services Office of Health Reform
AUSTIN, Texas, May 11, 2009 -- Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius announced today that LBJ School Professor Jeanne Lambrew will be th Director of the Department of Heath and Human Services new Office of Health Reform.
April 29, 2009 - News
The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum and the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas present "Open Government on the Internet: A New Era of Transparency" on May 15, 2009 at the LBJ Library and Museum.
April 22, 2009 - News
LBJ School of Public Affairs’ Center for Politics and Governance and the Texas Exes Launches Hispanic Leadership Initiative
The Center for Politics and Governance (CPG) at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, in partnership with the Texas Exes will launch a Hispanic Leadership Initiative on May 4, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. at the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center Connally Ballroom. The Initiative will examine and promote the Hispanic population’s growing leadership across Texas and the nation.
April 20, 2009 - News
Broadcast Journalist Dan Rather Meets with Students; Interviews LBJ School Professor Michele Deitch for Dan Rather Reports
Distinguished broadcast journalist Dan Rather met with LBJ School students on April 20 for an informal question and answer session, followed by an hour-long interview with LBJ School Professor Michele Deitch for an in-depth story dealing with the private prison industry and immigrant detention for Dan Rather Reports on HDNet.