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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 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

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

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

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 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

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

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 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.

October 14, 2009 - News

LBJ School Associate Professor Eugene Gholz and LBJ School Assistant Professor Josh Busby will be teaching a "Maymester" course in Cape Town, South Africa, starting May 17, 2010 and ending June 4. The class is titled "Governance Challenges in Southern Africa."

October 9, 2009 - News

The Center for Politics and Governance (CPG) at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin announced today a strategic partnership with The Texas Tribune, a new non-profit, nonpartisan public media organization headquartered in Austin, Texas. CPG and the Tribune will collaborate on a number of projects, including a lecture series, events and student internships.

October 7, 2009 - News

The LBJ School of Public Affairs Presents "Ethics in Government," a one-day conference on October 28, 2009 at the Thompson Conference Center.

September 22, 2009 - News

LBJ School Assistant Professor Joshua Busby contributed a chapter to a new edited volume of a report recently released by the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) titled "China's Arrival: A Strategic Framwork for a Global Relationship."

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.

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