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August 20, 2009 - News

LBJ School of Public Affairs orientation week, organized by the Office of Student and Alumni Programs (OSAP), included a number of activities ranging from information sessions on academic and research opportunities for students to many social events scheduled by the student body.

August 20, 2009 - News

Benedicte Callan, the Head of the Biotechnology Unit for the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), is joining the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs research team as a Sid Richardson Fellow focusing on health policy and innovation and as a research affiliate of the Center for Health and Social Policy (CHASP).

August 17, 2009 - News

LBJ School faculty members, professors David Eaton, Eugene Gholz, Robert Wilson and senior lecturer Gary Chapman, are leading summer educational programs on policy issues ranging from climate change to new governance systems to digital transformation at universities abroad.

August 10, 2009 - News

LBJ School Professor Michael H. Granof has been appointed to a five-year term on the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB) beginning on July 1, 2009. Professor Granof is the Ernst & Young Distinguished Centennial Professor in Accounting and Distinguished Teaching Professor of Business and Public Affairs.

August 6, 2009 - News

As the summer draws to a close, many LBJ School students will be returning from diverse internships serving causes and expanding their policy interests at internships around the United States and the globe.

July 29, 2009 - News

Professor Robert H. Wilson, Associate Dean of the LBJ School of Public Affairs, taught a course from July 13 to 24, 2009 at the Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo Fundação Getulio Vargas in Brazil that focused on “Governance and Metropolitan Regions in the Americas.”

July 28, 2009 - News

LBJ School students who began work in 2007 on a nation-wide policy research project on juvenile transfer to adult court are now seeing their work come to fruition with the publication of the report "From Time-Out to Hard Time: Young Children in the Adult Criminal Justice System."

July 28, 2009 - News

Under flawed criminal justice policy that is inconsistent with evidence-based research, trying and sentencing young children as adults occurs with alarming frequency and devastating results, according to a first-ever policy research report on the subject released today by the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.

July 20, 2009 - News

From predictions of worsening global unemployment to criticism of the Federal Reserve, LBJ School Professor James K. Galbraith continues to lend his expertise on the world economic crisis and other pertinent economic issues in a variety of global forums and media outlets.

July 20, 2009 - News

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 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

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.

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