News Releases & Featured Events
December 2, 2011 - News
Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs Clinical Professor Angela Evans was recently inducted as a 2011 Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) in a ceremony on Nov. 17 in Washington, D.C. at the Academy's annual fall meeting.
November 9, 2011 - Event
Event Date: Saturday, November 12, 2011 (All day)
November 3, 2011 - News
Bridging Policy and Research: LBJ School Faculty and Centers Inform Today’s Complex Issues at APPAM National Conference
Four LBJ School faculty members and three research staff members are slated to speak and present research at the annual Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) conference Nov 3 through 5 in Washington, D.C.
November 1, 2011 - News
John O’Brien Named Recipient of the 2011 LBJ School Alumni Association Distinguished Public Service Award
John O'Brien (MPAff '81) Wins 2011 Distinguished Public Service Award
October 28, 2011 - Event
Free Screening of All the Presidents Men with Introduction and Q&A with Former Washington Post Executive Editor Leonard Downie
Event Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 5:00pm
The Center for Politics and Governance at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, the School of Journalism and KLRU-TV will present a special screening of “All the President’s Men” with an introduction by Leonard Downie, former executive editor of the Washington Post. The screening will be followed by a Q&A discussion with the audience led by Leonard Downie.
October 27, 2011 - News
Ronya Kozmetsky, renowned philanthropist and founder of the LBJ School of Public Affairs’ RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at the age of 90.
October 25, 2011 - News
On Nov. 7, 2011, the LBJ School will present "Between Covers: An Annual Celebration of LBJ School Research," honoring faculty and students who have published significant books, articles and policy research project reports over the past year. The event will take place at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum 10th floor Brown Room from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
October 25, 2011 - News
Project on Educator Effectiveness and Quality (PEEQ) Developing Student Achievement Measure for Program Accountability
The U.S. Department of Education (DoE) recently announced new initiatives that focus on reforming the country’s teacher preparation programs. The administration’s plan outlined in the DoE’s Our Future, Our Teachers report is based on one underlying statement from Secretary Duncan – “if we succeed in recruiting, preparing, and retaining great teaching talent, we can transform public education in this country.”
October 21, 2011 - News
From the Texas Book Festival to CSPAN Book TV, LBJ School Faculty authors are leading discussions on some of the most challenging state, national and international policy issues of our time.
October 19, 2011 - Event
Event Date: Monday, October 31, 2011 - 11:00am - 12:30pm
Dr. Ray Marshall, former Secretary of Labor and founder of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs's Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources, has authored a new book titled Value-Added Immigration: Lessons for the United States From Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) will hold a book release and signing event along with a panel discussion on Oct. 31 at EPI's offices in Washington D.C.
October 12, 2011 - Event
LBJ School's Ray Marshall Center to Co-Convene Roundtable on Economic and Social Policy at the Aspen Institute, Oct. 14
Event Date: Friday, October 14, 2011 - 8:30am - 3:30pm
The Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Capital, along with the ASCEND Familiy and Economic Security Program at the Aspen Insitute and the Foundation for Child Development, will convene a roundtable conference on education and social policy at the Aspen Institute in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 14.
October 10, 2011 - Event
Conference to Explore Best Practices for Connecting Affordable Homes and Public Transit in the Austin Area
Event Date: Friday, October 21, 2011 - 12:30pm
At the heart of one of the fastest growing regions in the country, Austin is at a crossroads when it comes to investing in new transit opportunities. In preparation for a new rail line and other transportation investments, experts, elected officials and policymakers will come together for a conference focusing on national best practices for connecting affordable housing to accessible public transit in the Austin area.
October 10, 2011 - Event
Leading Economic Policy Experts to Discuss Financial Crisis in the Eurozone During Two-Day Conference
Event Date: Thursday, November 3, 2011 (All day) - Friday, November 4, 2011 (All day)
With no end in sight for the Eurozone debt crisis, leading European and American economic policy experts will gather for a two-day conference starting Nov. 3 to discuss the financial and economic threats currently facing Europe.
October 5, 2011 - Event
Associate Professor and CCAPS Researcher Alan Kuperman to Lead Conference on Constitutional Design and Conflict Management in Africa
Event Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
The Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) program at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law will present a conference on Constitutional Design and Conflict Management (CDCM) in Africa on Tuesday, November 15, 2011, at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center on The University of Texas at Austin campus . The conference is open to policymakers, practitioners, researchers, students, and the public. Active participation by attendees is encouraged.
October 4, 2011 - News
LBJ School of Public Affairs and William Wayne Justice Center Collaborate on a ‘Contract for Deed’ Study in Texas Colonias
The LBJ School of Public Affairs and the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law at The University of Texas at Austin have been contracted by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs to undertake a major study for the Texas Legislature on the use of Contract for Deed in Texas colonias.
September 28, 2011 - Event
LBJ School and Student Groups to Host Documentary Screening and Discussion on Anti-Immigrant Violence
Event Date: Monday, November 7, 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, the Progressive Collective (ProCo), Social Health and Economic Policymakers (SHEP), and the Public Affairs Allicance for Communities of Color (PAACC) will host a screening and disucssion of Light in the Darkness, a one-hour documentary about one community's reaction to anti-immigrant violence.
September 26, 2011 - News
Creative-Minded Educator Jeremi Suri Serves Up Historical Lessons to New Generation of Nation-Builders in Newly-Released ‘Liberty’s Surest Guardian’
AUSTIN, Texas, September 26, 2011 -- Using examples of ordinary people accomplishing extraordinary things, LBJ School and History Professor Jeremi Suri illustrates how starting small leads to progress and change in his new book “Liberty’s Surest Guardian: American Nation-Building from the Founders to Obama” (Simon & Schuster, Sept. 27 2011).
September 26, 2011 - News
Former Sec. of Labor Ray Marshall to be Honored at Economic Policy Institute's 25th Anniversary Dinner in Washington, D.C.
Former U.S. Secretary of Labor and LBJ School Professor Emeritus Ray Marshall will be honored at the Economic Policy Institute's 25th Anniversary Dinner on November 1 in Washington, D.C. Marshall is one of the Institute's original founders and a current Distinguished Fellow.
September 23, 2011 - News
Leading the Charge for Student Success: LBJ School Alumna Luz Hinojosa Assists Migrant Students Through UT's Division of Continuing and Innovative Education
September 22, 2011 - Event
Event Date: Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Houston Alumni Reception November 3