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January 12, 2009 - News

The Lyndon B. Johnson Foundation announced today that former Texas Lieutenant Governor Ben Barnes has made a $1 million gift in support of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. The gift will be used primarily for student fellowships.

January 8, 2009 - News

LBJ School Professor Robert D. Auerbach discussed the current economic crisis at an all-day symposium titled “Beyond the Meltdown: regulatory Reform of the Financial Sector” which took place January 9th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Auerbach’s presentation was scheduled for 1:00 p.m.

January 8, 2009 - News

Please join The Washington, DC Area LBJ School Alumni Chapter for a benefit reception on January 28, 2009 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Ben Barnes Group Offices.

January 7, 2009 - News

With less than 2 weeks until President-Elect Barack Obama takes office, the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs' first Youtube videos of 2009 feature highlights of keynote speeches by Joseph A. Califano, Jr. and Robert Portman delivered at the Lyndon B. Johnson Centennial Symposium: “Policy Challenges for the New President and the LBJ Legacy,” held December 4 and 5, 2008.

January 7, 2009 - News

Texas Governor Rick Perry has announced the appointment of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs’ Center for Politics and Governance Director Veronica Vargas Stidvent to the Texas Human Rights Commission.

December 23, 2008 - News

President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden announced the nomination of key members of their national security team, including James B. Steinberg for Deputy Secretary of State, and Jacob Lew for Deputy Secretary of State, and the appointment of Thomas E. Donilon as Deputy National Security Advisor and Antony “Tony” Blinken as National Security Advisor to the Vice President.

December 18, 2008 - News

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and the University of Texas at Austin will be closed from December 21 to January 5.

December 18, 2008 - News

Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs Dean James B. Steinberg has been awarded The Eyes of Texas Excellence Award for the Fall 2008 semester in recognition of his outstanding contributions to student life at the University of Texas.

December 11, 2008 - News

"President-elect Barack Obama officially nominated former Senator Tom Daschle as Secretary of Health and Human Services and named him the Director of a new White House Office on Health Care Reform. Dr. Jeanne Lambrew, who authored a book about health care reform with Daschle, will serve as Deputy Director of the White House Office of Health Reform."

November 20, 2008 - News

As part of the year-long Lyndon B. Johnson Centennial Celebration, The LBJ School of Public Affairs will hold a symposium on “Policy Challenges for the New President and the LBJ Legacy” on December 4 and 5 at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum. http://www.utexas.edu/lbj/centennialsymposium/ On the same day, the LBJ Library plans to release the last segment of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s telephone conversations, dating from May 1968 to January 1969. www.lbjlib.utexas.edu

November 18, 2008 - News

Dr. Alejandro Natal, a professor and researcher at El Colegio Mexiquesne in Toluca, Mexico, joined the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service in joint with St. Edward’s University as a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence for the fall 2008 semester. Dr. Natal specializes in civil society in Mexico, rural development and social capital.

November 7, 2008 - News

Please join us in a discussion titled “Elections: What Works and What Doesn’t” alumna Dana DeBeauvoir (‘81) for the next installment in the Alumni Speaker Series on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 12:15 p.m. in the LBJ School Student Lounge for a talk titled “Elections: What Works and What Doesn’t.”

November 6, 2008 - News

Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs faculty members and Center directors are providing expert analysis and perspective on a range of post-election national, state and local issues. These individuals are informing the national conversation through a variety of forums, ranging from opinion pieces to news stories to recently published works.

November 5, 2008 - News

The Honorable Sherri Greenberg, former state representative, has joined the Center for Politics and Governance (CPG) at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Professor Greenberg, who served more than 10 years in the Texas House of Representatives, will lead the Center's state politics and policy initiatives, including coursework related to the state legislature and the Center's internship program.

November 4, 2008 - News

The Center for Politics and Governance (CPG) at the LBJ School of Public Affairs will host a day-long conference of elected officials and political observers to analyze the implications of the 2008 election results, "Who's Right? Who's Left? What's Next? Texas Politics and Policy Beyond 2008," Nov. 6 at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center on The University of Texas at Austin campus.

November 3, 2008 - News

To mark the conclusion of what has been an exciting campaign season, the LBJ School and GPAC together with Ben and Melanie Barnes, Bernard and Audre Rapoport, and Lowell Lebermann are hosting the LBJ School community to an Election Night Watch Party.

October 31, 2008 - News

The 2008 published works of LBJ faculty authors will be showcased at this year’s Texas Book Festival in a special LBJ School author’s exhibit. Hours of exhibition will be Saturday, Nov. 1, 10:00 – 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 2, 11:00-4:30 p.m. The LBJ School exhibit will be on 11th Street, next to the tented exhibits.

October 23, 2008 - News

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs presents “Between Covers: An Annual Celebration of LBJ Faculty Authors” on Tuesday, October 28, 2008, from 5:00-6:30 p.m. in the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library Brown Room.

October 15, 2008 - News

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs' Center for Health and Social Policy and the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law will welcome Health and Human Services Secretary Michael O. Leavitt to the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum on October 30 for a conversation titled "From the American People: Health and US Foreign Policy" as part of the ongoing Elspeth Rostow Distinguished Lecture Series for Public Policy Leadership.

October 10, 2008 - News

Alumna Margo Weisz (‘94) will be the featured speaker for the next installment in the Alumni Speaker Series, which will be on October 14th at 12:15p.m. in the student lounge. She will give a talk entitled "Financial Opportunity--building economic opportunity in lower income communities."

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