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May 11, 2009 - News

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

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

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.

April 17, 2009 - News

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs' student organization Citizens for Local and State Service (CLASS) have partnered with the LBJ School's Center for Politics and Governance (CPG) and KXAN Austin News to present an Austin mayoral debate on Wednesday, April 22 at The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum.

April 17, 2009 - News

Former U.S. Senator, Rhodes Scholar, best-selling author and member of the Basketball Hall of Fame Bill Bradley will deliver the 2009 convocation address at The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin, on May 23, Interim Dean Admiral Bobby R. Inman, USN (Ret.) announced today.

April 15, 2009 - News

The LBJ School of Public Affairs' Public Affairs Alliance for Communities of Color (PAACC) will host "Who Then Will Speak for the Common Good," on April 21 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Texas Union Quadrangle Room as part of a week of dedication activities leading up to the unveiling of a Barbara Jordan statue on the University of Texas at Austin campus on April 24.

April 15, 2009 - News

The Public Affairs Alliance for Communities of Color (PAACC), a student organization at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, will host "Who Then Will Speak for the Common Good," on April 21 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Texas Union Quadrangle Room as part of a week of dedication activities leading up to the unveiling of a Barbara Jordan statue on the University of Texas at Austin campus.

April 13, 2009 - News

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin saw a 35 percent jump in applications for Fall 2009 entry into its master’s degree programs compared with Fall 2008, the School announced today.  For Fall 2009, only 130 slots are available for new students.

March 3, 2009 - News

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and the School of Law at the University of Texas at Austin will present the Steps Toward a Sustainable Austin Energy Symposium on March 10, 2009 in the Eidman Courtroom.

February 25, 2009 - News

On Saturday, March 7, 2009, the LBJ School of Public Affairs will participate in the 10th Annual "Explore UT: The Biggest Open House in Texas," a University-wide event which offers thousands of students at all grade levels an opportunity to learn about different academic disciplines while experiencing campus and university life.

February 25, 2009 - News

President Barack Obama has announced his intent to nominate LBJ School of Public Affairs Alumna Kathleen A. Merrigan, Deputy Secretary of the Department of Agriculture.

February 24, 2009 - News

Galbraith submitted joint testimony on February 26, 2009 to the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB) on "Comprehensive Long-term Projections for the U.S. Government" and on "Accounting for Social Insurance." In advance of President Obama's plan to release his framework for the federal budget, Sasse, former Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, answers the question "Who is quarterbacking the details of the health reform plan that will appear in the president's budget framework this week?" in an op-ed in Investor's Business Daily titled "New Point Man on Health Also Goes By the Name Emanuel." Granof demands transparency and accountability from TARP recipients similar to the ways in which non-profits are held accountable for grant funds in his New York Times op-ed, co-authored with James Deitrick, titled "Soup-Kitchen Accounting" on February, 17, 2009.

February 20, 2009 - News

The Center for Ethical Leadership and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs presented the 2009 Hatton W. Sumners Undergraduate Student Conference which took place February 26 through March 1, 2009.

February 19, 2009 - News

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs’ Center for Politics and Governance (CPG) will present the 2009 Barbara Jordan National Forum on Public Policy February 19, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the AT&T Conference Center in Austin, Texas. Gwen Ifill, managing editor and moderator for PBS’ Washington Week and senior correspondent for PBS’ The NewsHour will deliver the keynote address at the 13th annual forum it was announced today by CPG Director Veronica Vargas Stidvent.

February 10, 2009 - News

Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs Alumnus Philip J. Ritter has been named Executive Vice President of Governmental and Stakeholder Affairs for the DFW International Airport.

February 4, 2009 - News

The RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service in the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs 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.

January 30, 2009 - News

Secretary of Education Anne Duncan announced  President Barack Obama's intent to nominate  Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs Alumna Carmel Martin ('94) as Assistant Secretary for Planning, Evaluation and Policy for the Department of Education.

January 26, 2009 - News

Admiral Bobby R. Inman has been appointed interim dean of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, Provost Steven W. Leslie has announced.

January 23, 2009 - News

The LBJ School of Public Affairs welcomes nine new faces to the classroom for the Spring 2009 semester, including Catherine (Kate) Weaver who is joining  the permanent faculty as an Assistant Professor and as a Fellow and Director of the Global Governance Program at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law.

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