News Releases & Featured Events
October 7, 2014 - Event
Event Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Monthly happy hour for Austin Area LBJ School alumni
September 25, 2014 - Event
Event Date: Monday, October 20, 2014 - 12:15pm
September 23, 2014 - Event
“The Middle East at a Crossroads: An Insider’s Perspective” Featuring Israel’s Major General Meir Dagan, former Director of the Mossad Oct. 14
Event Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 5:15pm
September 11, 2014 - Event
Event Date: Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
LBJ School & Latin American Studies Alumni Mixer
September 11, 2014 - Event
Event Date: Friday, October 24, 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
September 10, 2014 - Event
The Rise of Sectarianism in the Middle East in an Age of Western Hegemony: 1860-2014 with Professor Ussama Makdisi
Event Date: Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 5:00pm
The LBJ School of Public Affairs will present "The Rise of Sectarianism in the Middle East in an Age of Western Hegemony: 1860-2014, " a lecture with Rice University Professor of History Ussama Makdisi, the first holder of the Arab-American Educational Foundation Chair of Arab Studies at Rice University, on Oct. 2 at 5 PM at the LBJ School's Bass Lecture Hall. This event is free and open to the public but registration is required.
September 9, 2014 - News
This summer, the LBJ School hosted students from Mexico’s Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), Israel’s Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy at Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC), and from the LBJ School for a cultural exchange and professional development course focused on developing leadership skills.
September 5, 2014 - Event
Event Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
We are excited to announce our first Dallas/Fort
Worth chapter event! Please join us at LUCK at Trinity Groves on September 25th to meet fellow alumni in the DFW area and enjoy a great selection of local craft beers and food.
September 3, 2014 - News
The LBJ School of Public Affairs welcomed its newest incoming class of students with a week of orientation activities that culminated with "Gone to Texas," which featured a reception hosted by Dean Robert Hutchings and a march to the UT Tower for a special presentation of music, student videos and inspirational speakers. The LBJ School orientation week featured a series of events ranging from information sessions on academic and research opportunities to social events, all with the aim of providing an opportunity for new students to become comfortable as the newest members of the LBJ School community.
August 29, 2014 - Event
Event Date: Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Biennial networking event for alumni and students of the LBJ School working with the Texas Legislature.
August 28, 2014 - Event
Event Date: Friday, September 19, 2014 - 8:15am
As America begins to recover from our country's two longest wars, there is an urgent need to reassess how we prepare the next generation of global leaders to address the changing diplomatic landscape. To address some of these critical issues, the LBJ School of Public Affairs and the American Academy of Diplomacy will convene eminent diplomats, intelligence officers and military officials for a one-day conference analyzing successes and failures in American diplomacy. "Reinventing Diplomacy for the 21st Century" will take place Friday, September 19, at the LBJ School of Public Affairs' Bass Lecture Hall. This event is free and open to the public but registration is required.
August 22, 2014 - Event
Event Date: Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 12:15pm
Please join the LBJ School of Public Affairs for a special bilingual lecture featuring Argentinian Minister of Defense Agustín O. Rossi, who will discuss the role defense plays in Latin America. This event is free and open to the public but registration is required.
August 19, 2014 - Event
Event Date: Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 11:30am - 2:30pm
Annual alumni tailgate for LBJ School students and alumni
August 5, 2014 - News
Researchers at the LBJ School of Public Affairs have released a report that offers an in-depth analysis of the rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in Texas. This report, which is part of a national effort, provides detailed background information on the history of the Affordable Care Act in Texas. In addition, it focuses on the impact of the ACA on Medicaid, CHIP, immigrant workers and the self-employed.
July 14, 2014 - News
Fifty years after President Lyndon Johnson launched his “war on poverty” there is still much to be done on the policy front to help those who have been most affected by slow economic recovery—especially those with the least education, limited or spotty work experience, and those living in areas with low overall growth.
July 14, 2014 - Event
Event Date: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Austin Alumni Chapter monthly happy hour event.
July 8, 2014 - Event
Event Date: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Happy Hour for New York alumni
July 2, 2014 - Event
Event Date: Friday, July 18, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Join fellow LBJ Houstonians for a casual happy hour at Queen Vic's Pub on Friday, July 18.
June 25, 2014 - News
David W. Springer Joins the LBJ School as Director of the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service
AUSTIN, Texas, June 25, 2014 – Dr. David Springer has been named as the new Director of the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, it was announced today by LBJ School Dean Robert Hutchings. Springer, who began his professional career as a clinical social worker, has been a member of The University of Texas at Austin’s School of Social Work since 1997 where he is a University Distinguished Teaching Professor.
June 25, 2014 - News
If you live in the South and have trouble exercising during the muggy summer months, you’re not alone. New research by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin has found that adults are less physically active — and more obese — in counties where summers are hot, especially if they are also humid or rainy.
The new study, which appears in the American Journal of Public Health, also found that adults are less active and more obese in counties where winters are especially cold, cloudy and dark.
Summer weather helps to explain why some parts of the U.S. have more obesity than others. As shown in the study’s maps, many of the counties with the people who are least active and most obese are in the Southeast, where the summers are hot and wet, while many of the most active, least obese counties are in the mountain West, where summers are cool and dry.