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Leading Race and Civil Rights Scholar Peniel Joseph Joins UT Faculty

Peniel Joseph, renowned scholar, teacher and a leading public voice on race issues has received a joint professorship appointment at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and the History Department in the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin.


Maggie Gilburg Named LBJ School Development Director

The LBJ School of Public Affairs at the The University of Texas at Austin has named Maggie Gilburg, a highly accomplished fundraiser in education and mission-based nonprofits, as its new Director of Development. Gilburg comes to the LBJ School from The Texas Tribune, where she served from 2009 to 2015 as the first director of development for the nonprofit, nonpartisan digital news organization that covers Texas politics and public policy.


Cynthia Osborne Named CHASP Director

One of the country’s foremost child and family policy researchers, Dr. Cynthia Osborne, Associate Professor and director of the Child and Family Research Partnership (CFRP) at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, has been named director of the LBJ School’s Center for Health and Social Policy (CHASP)



HUD Secretary Julián Castro Speaks at the 2015 Reimagining Cities Conference

The Honorable Julián Castro, HUD Secretary, commemorated the department's 50th Anniversary with a full-day of activities at the LBJ School. Secretary Castro delivered a keynote speech following the LBJ School’s 2015 Reimagining Cities Conference and participated in a Q&A with LBJ School students. The conference, introduced by Austin Mayor Steve Adler, featured two panels of experts discussing affordable housing and purpose built communities.