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September 9, 2009 - News

From distilling the key ideas behind the Obama Administrations proposed health care plan to urging President Obama to ease public fear by abandoning rhetoric in favor of addressing common sense questions, LBJ School health policy experts Jacqueline Angel,David Warner, Edwin Dorn, and Ben Sasse are informing the public and offering their opinions on the heated health care debate.

September 8, 2009 - News

Ethan B. Kapstein, one of the world’s foremost scholars in international economic relations, is joining the faculty of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.

September 4, 2009 - News

Harris County Judge and LBJ School Alumnus Edward M. Emmett (1974) is the recipient of the 2009 Distinguished Public Service Award, an award presented each year to an LBJ School alum whose career and public service record best represents the values on which the School was founded.

August 27, 2009 - News

"All of us who shared Ted Kennedy’s interests, values, and dreams will sorely miss his leadership, counsel, company, and support.  My earliest remembrances of Ted Kennedy after I became Secretary of Labor were how well informed he was about the issues and how he surrounded himself with strong and enthusiastic staffs.  It was always a pleasure to appear before a committee on which Ted Kennedy served; he was well prepared and asked penetrating and helpful questions."

August 25, 2009 - News

LBJ School Senior Lecturer Gary Chapman, Director of the 21st Century Project, Associate Director of the UT Telecommunications and Information Policy Institute and long-time associate of Bob Taylor, will act as a co-master of ceremony with J Strother Moore, Professor with the Department of Computer Science, for the evening's event, "Conversations with Bob Taylor." Co-sponsored by the 1910 Society and the Department of Computer Sciences Dell Lecture Series, taking place September 17, 2009 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the LBJ Auditorium, the event celebrates the 40th anniversary of the invention of the Internet and the 100th anniversary of the University of Texas at Austin Graduate School.

August 21, 2009 - News

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs welcomes seven new faces to the LBJ community, including Ethan B. Kapstein, one of the world’s foremost scholars in international economic relations; Angela M. Evans, former Deputy Director of the Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress; Benedicte Callan, the Head of the Biotechnology Unit for the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD); and William R. Stewart, who most recently served as Minister Counselor for Economic and Political Affairs at the United States Embassy in Cairo, joins the LBJ School as Diplomat in Residence.

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.

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