News Releases & Featured Events
May 28, 2010 - Event
Event Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 6:15pm - 7:30pm
Robert Hutchings, dean of the LBJ School, opened the 2010 LBJ School Summer Speaker Series June 8 in Washington D.C, sponsored by the Washington Area LBJ School Alumni Chapter (WALSAC) and The Archer Center.
Speaking before a group of nearly 60 alumni gathered, Hutchings stressed his commitment to alumni and specifically addressed the D.C. chapter’s unique link to the School.
May 26, 2010 - News
LBJ School Dean Joins Public Policy Colleagues in Show of Support for Repeal of U.S. Military's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy
With Congress set to vote as early as this week on a proposal to repeal the rule barring gays from serving openly in the U.S. military, deans representing nine top-tier public policy schools, including LBJ School Dean Robert Hutchings, are demonstrating a strong show of support of the recommendations of the President, the Secretary of Defense, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and many other current and former military leaders, calling for repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy of the United States military forces.
May 24, 2010 - News
It was a day of celebration for the LBJ School of Public Affairs-- a day where family and friends were invited to watch a new generation of policy leaders receive their diplomas at the 2010 LBJ School Convocation Ceremony.
May 19, 2010 - News
UT Professor Calls for Lawmakers to Step-Up Efforts to Reduce the Transfer of Young Children to Adult Criminal Court
In light of the recent Supreme Court decision in Graham v. Florida, University of Texas at Austin professor Michele Deitch, author of “From Time-Out to Hard Time: Young Children in the Adult Criminal Justice System,” calls on Congress and state policymakers in a New York Times letter to the editor “The Young Are Different, Justices Rule,” to reconsider laws that allow young children to be transferred to criminal court for their offenses.
May 18, 2010 - News
LBJ School Assistant Dean Jeffery R. Patterson has been awarded "The Eyes of Texas Excellence Award" for the Fall 2009 semester. Chosen by The Eyes of Texas, an anonymous campus organization dedicated to unselfish devotion to the University of Texas at Austin, the award is given to only ten deserving UT faculty, administrators, or staff members each semester.
May 13, 2010 - News
“Oil in Troubled Waters” Public Forum Examines the Cause, Consequences and Cost of Spill in the Gulf
The worsening deepwater oil spill off the Gulf of Mexico coast was the topic of a public briefing and discussion by several university experts in petroleum engineering, geology, law, business and environment Tuesday, May 18, sponsored by the Energy Institute at The University of Texas at Austin.
The briefing, titled “Oil in Troubled Waters” featured leading university experts in areas of petroleum engineering, environment, public policy, law and geosciences. It was moderated by Robert Hutchings, dean of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.
The program addressed issues about the Deepwater Horizon disaster, including the cause, consequences and cost of the oil spill.
May 12, 2010 - News
LBJ School Professors James Galbraith and Robert Auerbach Inform Discussion and Decision to Audit Federal Reserve
Before the Senate voted 96-0 to perform a one-time audit of the Federal Reserve Bank on Monday, LBJ School Professors James Galbraith and Robert Auerbach were lending their voices and expertise to the issue.
May 12, 2010 - News
The University of Texas at Austin announced the creation of a new academy called “Subiendo: The Academy for Rising Leaders,” to prepare new leaders 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.
April 27, 2010 - News
The Barbara Jordan Historical Essay Competition Partners with PAACC to Offer High School Students History and Perspective
The Barbara Jordan Historical Essay Competition (BJHEC) partnered with LBJ School student organization Public Affairs Alliance for Communities of Color (PAACC) to offer high school students the opportunity to engage in a journey about real people who lived during historic times. The award presentation took place during the 24th Annual Heman Sweatt Symposium in Civil Rights on April 23.
April 23, 2010 - News
LBJ School Associate Professor Pat Wong has been awarded the Asian/Asian American Faculty and Staff Association's (AAFSA) 2010 RAISE Award, which recognizes one faculty and staff member who instill strength and excellence in their work with students and The University of Texas at Austin community.
April 22, 2010 - News
Through academic channels, mainstream media, and the power of film, LBJ School faculty and affiliates of the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law continue to lead the discussion on nuclear proliferation.
April 20, 2010 - News
LBJ School of Public Affairs Announces James B. Steinberg, Deputy Secretary of State to Deliver 2010 Convocation Address
Distinguished public servant and scholar, James B. Steinberg, Deputy Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State, will deliver the convocation address on Saturday, May 22, to the 2010 graduating class of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin, it was announced today by LBJ School Dean Robert Hutchings. The convocation ceremony, to be held in the Lady Bird Johnson Auditorium at 11:00 am (CT), also marks the special occasion of the first Master of Global Policy Studies graduating class, a program established under the leadership of Steinberg.
April 19, 2010 - News
The LBJ School of Public Affairs was once again victorious against the Bush School of Government and Public Service in their annual softball tournament dubbed the "Dillo Cup on Sunday, April 18. The LBJ School once again has the honor of keeping the armadillo trophy for another year.
April 15, 2010 - Event
Event Date: Friday, April 16, 2010 - 12:30pm - 5:00pm
Dean of the LBJ School of Public Affairs Ambassador Robert Hutchings and Admiral Bobby R. Inman, U. S. Navy (Ret.) participated in a symposium host by the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum titled “Strategic Warning and The Role of Intelligence: Lessons Learned from the 1968 Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia.”
April 13, 2010 - News
24th Annual Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights to Offer Forum for Discussion of Diversity Issues at the University
The LBJ School of Public Affairs is one of many sponsors from The University of Texas at Austin for the 24th Annual Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights, April 22-23, 2010. The annual symposium, coordinated by the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, honors the legacy of Heman Marion Sweatt, the first African American to attend The University of Texas School of Law.
April 13, 2010 - News
The RGK Center for Philanthrop and Community Service has announced the semi-finalists in the 2010 Dell Social Innovation Competition.
April 13, 2010 - News
LBJ School Student Research Calls for Open-Standard Data, Better Transparency in Texas State Finance
Students from the LBJ School of Public affairs will host a conference titled “Texas Financial Transparency: Open and Online,” which represents a year of their work and research into Texas state and local financial transparency, on April 23.
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.