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August 11, 2010 - News

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin and The University of Texas School of Public Health Austin Regional Campus have announced the creation of two dual degree programs, a Master of Public Affairs/Master of Public Health degree and a Master of Global Policy Studies/Master of Public Health degree.

August 10, 2010 - News

">The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs will present “The 2010 International Conference on Aging in the Americas” (CAA), on September 15-17, 2010 at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center at The University of Texas at Austin campus. The 2010 Conference, scheduled during National Hispanic Heritage Month, is the fourth 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 “Issues of Disability, Care-giving, and Long-term Care Policy.”


August 10, 2010 - News

The LBJ School Maymester-type course, Governance Challenges in southern Africa, strives to bring home this adage by giving Master of Global Policy Studies (MGPS) and Master of Public Affairs (MPAff) program students an opportunity to study, survey and understand the problems facing southern Africa today.

August 2, 2010 - Event

Event Date: Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

LBJ School Austin Alumni Association welcomes all alumni, faculty and students to a celebration kicking off the new school year

July 20, 2010 - News

Robert Hutchings, dean of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, has been named to the Executive Committee for the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) as an At-Large member.

July 14, 2010 - News

Fifty students from Central Texas high schools arrived at The University of Texas at Austin on July 18, to begin an intensive four-day leadership academy designed to give them the skills 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.

July 13, 2010 - News

The 2010 LBJ School Summer Speaker Series in Washington D.C. is sponsored by the Washington Area LBJ School Alumni Chapter (WALSAC) and The Archer Center. The Summer Speaker Series features five weeks of prominent invited guest speakers who engage students and alumni from the LBJ School of Public Affairs, as well as University of Texas at Austin students, alumni, and friends on issues of domestic and international policy.

July 8, 2010 - Event

Event Date: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

The Washington D.C. area alumni invite LBJ School alumni, faculty, current students and their guests to a small policy dinner on July 20. The theme of this policy dinner will be "Teacher Incentives/Race to the Top."

No preparation is necessary but videos and clippings will be provided before each dinner.

Please email to RSVP.

July 7, 2010 - News

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 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 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

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 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

Senior Lecturer Kenneth Matwiczak has been awarded the 2010 Donald C. Stone Service to the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), an award that pays tribute to ASPA members who have contributed outstanding service to the Society.

June 15, 2010 - News

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

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.

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