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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.

November 6, 2009 - News

The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law announced today that it will become the new base of operations for the Next Generation Project: U. S. Global Policy and the Future of International Institutions, an ambitious, nonpartisan, multiyear initiative started by The American Assembly at Columbia University.

November 2, 2009 - News

LBJ School Assisant Professor Cynthia Osborne evaluated the Parenting Awareness Program (p.a.p.a), a mandatory component of the Texas high school health curriculum and teaches teens about the rights, responsibilities, and realities of young parenting.

October 29, 2009 - News

LBJ School Senior Lecturer Gary Chapman will be speak at The Austin Forum on Science, Technology & Society on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 6:30 p.m. at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center. Chapman's talk is titled "The Internet and the Obama Administration - So Far."

October 26, 2009 - News

"Between Covers: An Annual Celebration of Faculty Authors" was created in 2006 as a yearly forum to honor LBJ School of Public Affairs faculty authors and their respective published works. This year’s celebration will be held on November 2 in the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library Brown Room, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

October 14, 2009 - News

The RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service in the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin and Dell are seeking undergraduate and graduate students from universities and colleges around the world to share their ideas for making the world a better place.

October 14, 2009 - News

LBJ School Associate Professor Eugene Gholz and LBJ School Assistant Professor Josh Busby will be teaching a "Maymester" course in Cape Town, South Africa, starting May 17, 2010 and ending June 4. The class is titled "Governance Challenges in Southern Africa."

October 9, 2009 - News

The Center for Politics and Governance (CPG) at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin announced today a strategic partnership with The Texas Tribune, a new non-profit, nonpartisan public media organization headquartered in Austin, Texas. CPG and the Tribune will collaborate on a number of projects, including a lecture series, events and student internships.

October 7, 2009 - News

The LBJ School of Public Affairs Presents "Ethics in Government," a one-day conference on October 28, 2009 at the Thompson Conference Center.

September 22, 2009 - News

LBJ School Assistant Professor Joshua Busby contributed a chapter to a new edited volume of a report recently released by the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) titled "China's Arrival: A Strategic Framwork for a Global Relationship."

September 9, 2009 - News

From distilling the key ideas behind the Obama Administrations proposed health care plan to urging President Obama to ease public fear by abandoning rhetoric in favor of addressing common sense questions, LBJ School health policy experts Jacqueline Angel,David Warner, Edwin Dorn, and Ben Sasse are informing the public and offering their opinions on the heated health care debate.

September 8, 2009 - News

Ethan B. Kapstein, one of the world’s foremost scholars in international economic relations, is joining the faculty of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.

September 4, 2009 - News

Harris County Judge and LBJ School Alumnus Edward M. Emmett (1974) is the recipient of the 2009 Distinguished Public Service Award, an award presented each year to an LBJ School alum whose career and public service record best represents the values on which the School was founded.

August 27, 2009 - News

"All of us who shared Ted Kennedy’s interests, values, and dreams will sorely miss his leadership, counsel, company, and support.  My earliest remembrances of Ted Kennedy after I became Secretary of Labor were how well informed he was about the issues and how he surrounded himself with strong and enthusiastic staffs.  It was always a pleasure to appear before a committee on which Ted Kennedy served; he was well prepared and asked penetrating and helpful questions."

August 25, 2009 - News

LBJ School Senior Lecturer Gary Chapman, Director of the 21st Century Project, Associate Director of the UT Telecommunications and Information Policy Institute and long-time associate of Bob Taylor, will act as a co-master of ceremony with J Strother Moore, Professor with the Department of Computer Science, for the evening's event, "Conversations with Bob Taylor." Co-sponsored by the 1910 Society and the Department of Computer Sciences Dell Lecture Series, taking place September 17, 2009 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the LBJ Auditorium, the event celebrates the 40th anniversary of the invention of the Internet and the 100th anniversary of the University of Texas at Austin Graduate School.

August 21, 2009 - News

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs welcomes seven new faces to the LBJ community, including Ethan B. Kapstein, one of the world’s foremost scholars in international economic relations; Angela M. Evans, former Deputy Director of the Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress; Benedicte Callan, the Head of the Biotechnology Unit for the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD); and William R. Stewart, who most recently served as Minister Counselor for Economic and Political Affairs at the United States Embassy in Cairo, joins the LBJ School as Diplomat in Residence.

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