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June 17, 2009 - News

The New York Times reports: "The plan the president will formally announce on Wednesday would give the Federal Reserve greater supervisory authority over large financial institutions whose problems pose potential risks to the economic system."

June 16, 2009 - News

When the nuclear reactor in Chalk River, Ontario, which produces one-third of the world’s medical isotopes, shut down on May 14 over safety concerns, it created a worldwide crisis in the field of nuclear imaging.

June 9, 2009 - News

The Washington D.C. Area Alumni Association presented Kathleen Merrigan ('87), Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture on July 7, 2009, at the Archer Center, part of the University of Texas system, as part of the 2009 LBJ School D.C. Summer Speaker Series, a series of rountable discussions that offer the LBJ School community access to a variety of Washington D.C. policymakers.

June 3, 2009 - News

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs has formally begun its search for a new dean following the departure of James B. Steinberg, dean of the LBJ School since 2006, who was named U.S. deputy secretary of state earlier this year.  Admiral Bobby R. Inman, USN (Ret.), Lyndon B. Johnson Centennial Chair in National Policy, is currently serving as interim dean, having assumed the position immediately following the departure of Steinberg.

May 27, 2009 - News

Urging graduates to believe in the power of the individual to enact change, former Senator Bill Bradley delivered the 38th convocation address to the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs Class of 2009. Before a capacity crowd of nearly 800 friends, family and well-wishers, along with 194 graduating students, Bradley expressed the importance of public service and the relationship between politics, the private sector, and non-profits as we look at the roles of every American as a public servant, capable of influencing profound change.

May 27, 2009 - News

Following the close of the Spring semester, many LBJ School students will be embarking to destinations across the country and around the globe fulfilling internships as student practitioners in their relative areas of interest.

The LBJ School internships are designed to provide students the sought-after skills to help them succeed in an increasingly globalized world. All master's degree students at the LBJ School are required to complete an internship as part of over-all degree plans designed to give students the hands-on experience necessary to become competitive in a multitude of policy areas in both the public and private sectors.

May 27, 2009 - News

LBJ School Students, Melissa King and Akram Al-Turk, were awarded the Emmette S. Redford Award for Outstanding Research at the 2009 LBJ School Graduation Convocation on May 23, 2009.

May 21, 2009 - News

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs announces the newest addition to the permanent faculty, Angela M. Evans, who joins the School as clinical professor in public policy practice beginning Fall ’09.

May 21, 2009 - News

The RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service in the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and Dell announced the winners of this year’s Dell Social Innovation Competition. Gardens For Health, a team of two students won $50,000 in seed funding for their big idea to change the world.

May 15, 2009 - News

On May 15, 2009, the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and Museum, the LBJ School of Public Affairs and the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas co-sponsored and hosted a day-long conference titled "Open Government on the Internet: A New Era of Transparency." The event was held in the Frank C. Erwin Atrium on the top floor of the LBJ Presidential Library and Museum on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin.

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.

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