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April 27, 2010 - News

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

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

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

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

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.

April 1, 2010 - News

The Washington Area LBJ School Alumni Chapter (WALSAC) will host a happy hour for 2010 admitted students on April 9, from 6 to 8 p.m.

March 31, 2010 - News

The Strauss Center is now accepting applications for the position of associate director.    The associate director assists with the Center’s management and oversees daily operations.

March 30, 2010 - News

The LBJ School of Public Affairs ended a three-day homecoming celebration honoring the arrival of Dean Robert Hutchings and marking the completion of the School’s $19 million renovation with a presentation by Dean Hutchings on March 26, followed by a reception hosted by the dean and Mrs. Hutchings.

March 29, 2010 - News

The LBJ School of Public Affairs will co-sponsor the upcoming conference “Breaking Down the Walls: Increasing the Discourse in the American Policy Making Community” at Arizona State University March 31 through April 2.

March 25, 2010 - News

Austin, TX, March 25, 2010 - The LBJ School of Public Affairs will host the first Biennial Texas-Alberta Global Climate Forum, a two-day conference being held April 6 through 9, focusing on research, policy and issues surrounding climate change.

March 25, 2010 - News

LBJ School of Public Affairs hosted a formal building dedication, Wednesday evening, March 24, as the opening event of the School’s three day “Homecoming Celebration.” Participating in the program were William C. Powers, Jr., president of The University of Texas at Austin, Robert Hutchings, new dean of the LBJ School, Luci Baines Johnson, and James B. Steinberg, former dean of the LBJ School.

March 15, 2010 - News

LBJ School Alum Gabriel Fidel ('93) wsa interviewed by National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Public Administration (NASPAA) about his career in the public and private sector and why, as an international student from Argentina, he chose the LBJ School of Public Affairs.

March 11, 2010 - News

Gary Chapman, Senior Lecturer at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, was instrumental in building the web site, , 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.

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