News Releases & Featured Events
March 11, 2010 - News
LBJ School Senior Lecturer Gary Chapman Builds Website for Austin City Aimed at Luring Google’s ‘Big Gig’ Fiber Project
Gary Chapman, Senior Lecturer at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, was instrumental in building the web site, www.biggigaustin.org , that the City of Austin is using to help lure Internet powerhouse Google to Austin to build their experimental network of fiber-optic cables to between 50,000 and 500,000 homes.
March 11, 2010 - News
Ambassador Gregory Engle’s experience as a world-traveling scholar and as career member of the Foreign Services living places like Pakistan, Germany, Ethiopia, Cyprus, and South Africa may seem like a great recipe for a respected diplomat, but these experiences are also the backbones of a career as a passionate singer-songwriter.
March 4, 2010 - News
LBJ School of Public Affairs To Mark New Dean Arrival, New School Building Dedication with Three-Day ‘Homecoming Celebration,’ March 24-26
University of Texas President William C. Powers, Jr., new LBJ School Dean Robert Hutchings , Luci Baines Johnson and former LBJ School Dean James B. Steinberg to Participate in Wednesday, March 24 Building Dedication Ceremony (download invite)
Signature Homecoming Celebration Newsmaker Events To Include: A Conversation with James Baker, III’, Former Secretary of State on March 24, and a Day-Long Hispanic Leadership Summit, March 25 LBJ. Alumni To Gather For Special 'Homecoming' Events on Friday, March 26
February 24, 2010 - News
Former President of Ireland Mary Robinson to Open Seventh Annual Hatton W. Sumners Student Leadership Conference
The LBJ School's Center for Ethical Leadership is pleased to announce that the former President of Ireland and former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson, will be the opening speaker for the seventh annual Hatton W. Sumners Student Leadership Conference. President Mary Robinson Robinson will speak on Thursday, February 25 at 7:00 in the LBJ Auditorium. The speech by President Robinson is also jointly sponsored by the Distinguished Speakers Committee of the Texas Union and will be open to ticket holders from across the University of Texas at Austin campus.
February 10, 2010 - News
The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law presents "A Conversation with Aaron Williams, Director of the U.S. Peace Corps" on Monday, March 1, at 5:00 pm in the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center’s Connally Ballroom.
February 9, 2010 - News
On February 11, 2010, the LBJ School's Center for Politics and Governance will co-host a day-long event featuring debates from elections across Central Texas. The event is hosted in conjunction with Community Impact Newspaper, KUT Radio, KXAN, the League of Women Voters, Citizens for Local and State Service (CLASS) and the Texas Tribune.
February 3, 2010 - News
LBJ School Associate Professor Alan Kuperman Participates in Nuclear Security Forum in Washington D.C.
LBJ School Associate Professor Alan J. Kuperman is working to help achieve President Obama’s objective to prevent bomb-grade nuclear material from falling into terrorist hands.
January 26, 2010 - News
In the wake of President Barack Obama's first State of the Union address on critical issues including the economy, job creation, national defense, and health care and energy policy, LBJ School experts on these issues are informing the public and offering their opinion on these issues of national and international importance.
December 18, 2009 - News
Over the Holiday Break—December 22, 2009 until January 4, 2010—the University and the LBJ School will be officially closed. Should an emergency or problem arise during this time, please utilize the contact information below.
December 15, 2009 - News
Robert L. Hutchings, diplomat in residence at Princeton University and former chairman of the U.S. National Intelligence Council in Washington, D.C., has been appointed dean of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.
December 10, 2009 - News
Student Organization Promotes Diversity by Recruiting Under-Represented Groups to the LBJ School Community
The Public Affairs Alliance for Communities of Color (PAACC) is a student organization that is dedicated to promoting diversity and enriching the LBJ School community by recruiting underrepresented groups, acting as a support group for first-generation students and by bringing in quality, high-profile guests for special speaking engagements.
November 24, 2009 - News
LBJ School Professor and UT Graduate Howard Prince Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Society for Military Psychology of the American Psychology Association
Howard Prince, LBJ School of Public Affairs Clinical Professor, Director of the School’s Center for Ethical Leadership and graduate of the University of Texas at Austin’s Department of Psychology, was awarded the John C. Flanagan Lifetime Achievement Award by Division 19, the Society for Military Psychology, of the American Psychological Association (APA) at the APA’s Annual Convention in Toronto. The Flanagan Award is presented annually to a deserving psychologist whose lifework has significantly advanced the understanding of military psychology in America through excellence in research, service, product development or administration.
November 16, 2009 - News
LBJ School's Center for Politics and Governance Sponsors Comprehensive National Poll on Money and Politics
The LBJ School's Center for Politics and Governance sponsored and initiated a comprehensive national poll conducted by The University of Texas at Austin Department of Government on public perception of the relationship between money and politics. The results of the poll were released during the first panel discussion on the 2009 Fall Forum on Money and Politics on Monday, November 16, 2009.
November 13, 2009 - News
The Midland Lutheran College Board of Trustees has named Benjamin Sasse as president-elect of the 126-year old liberal arts college in Fremont, Nebraska. Sasse, who will take office in late spring of 2010, is currently an assistant professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, where he serves on the executive committee of the LBJ School’s Center for Health and Social Policy and as a Fellow at the School’s Center for Politics and Governance.
November 11, 2009 - News
The LBJ School’s Center for Politics and Governance (CPG) to Examine ‘Money and Politics’ at 2009 Fall Forum
The Center for Politics and Governance (CPG) at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs will examine the implications of money and politics in the 2009 Fall Forum, a one-day conference to be held on Nov. 16 at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, that will pull together members of the media, business and political leaders, and members of academia to explore topics surrounding the relationship between money and politics.
November 6, 2009 - News
Strauss Center to Become New Home for the Next Generation Project: U.S. Global Policy and the Future of International Institutions
The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law announced today that it will become the new base of operations for the Next Generation Project: U. S. Global Policy and the Future of International Institutions, an ambitious, nonpartisan, multiyear initiative started by The American Assembly at Columbia University.
November 2, 2009 - News
Cynthia Osborne Evaluates the Parenting and Paternity Awareness Program (p.a.p.a), a Mandatory Component of the Texas High School Health Curriculum
LBJ School Assisant Professor Cynthia Osborne evaluated the Parenting Awareness Program (p.a.p.a), a mandatory component of the Texas high school health curriculum and teaches teens about the rights, responsibilities, and realities of young parenting.
October 29, 2009 - News
LBJ School Senior Lecturer Gary Chapman to Speak at The Austin Forum on Science, Technology and Society
LBJ School Senior Lecturer Gary Chapman will be speak at The Austin Forum on Science, Technology & Society on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 6:30 p.m. at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center. Chapman's talk is titled "The Internet and the Obama Administration - So Far."
October 26, 2009 - News
"Between Covers: An Annual Celebration of Faculty Authors" was created in 2006 as a yearly forum to honor LBJ School of Public Affairs faculty authors and their respective published works. This year’s celebration will be held on November 2 in the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library Brown Room, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
October 14, 2009 - News
The RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service in the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin 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.