News Releases & Featured Events
September 13, 2011 - News
RMC Director Chris King Co-authors "The Use of Market Mechanisms" Chapter in New Publication from Upjohn Institute
The W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research has published a new publication entitled The Workforce Investment Act: Implementation Experiences and Evaluation Findings, co-edited by Douglas J. Besharov and Phoebe H. Cottingham. This book examines Workforce Investment Act (WIA) objectives and the evidence on program performance and impact. The book is divided into five general sections: 1) understanding WIA, 2) program implementation, 3) performance management, 4) impact evaluations, and 5) future evaluation choices.
September 13, 2011 - News
Carolyn J. Heinrich Joins LBJ School Faculty as Sid Richardson Professor, Director of the Center for Health and Social Policy
AUSTIN, Texas – September 21, 2011 – Renowned scholar and researcher Carolyn Heinrich has joined the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs faculty as the Sid Richardson Professor in Public Affairs. Additionally, Heinrich, whose research focuses on social welfare policy, labor force development, public management, performance management and econometric methods for program evaluation, assumes leadership of the School’s Center for Health and Social Policy (CHASP).
September 8, 2011 - News
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of September 11, the Baines Report, a graduate student publication of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, has issues a special “9/11 Policy Retrospective” edition, analyzing how policy issues such as immigration, veteran’s benefits, national security, energy and media engagement have altered and evolved over the last decade.
September 6, 2011 - News
The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs Invites You To Share Your Personal Remembrances
September 5, 2011 - News
Lynn Anderson, a retired faculty member of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, died on September 3, 2011 at the age of 90. Professor Anderson held various teaching, research, and administrative positions with the University of Texas from 1946 until his retirement in 1997, including the directorship of the Institute of Public Affairs prior to the opening of the LBJ School in 1970.
September 2, 2011 - Event
Event Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Alumni Reception in Washington, D.C.
September 2, 2011 - Event
UT’s LBJ School to Host ‘Conversation 9/11: A Decade After, Looking Forward’ on Friday, September 9 at AVAYA Auditorium
Event Date: Friday, September 9, 2011 - 1:30pm
A decade after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, many questions are still left unanswered. Are we safer than we were a decade ago? Are we “winning” the so-called “war on terror”? Has the cost of security been worth the incursions into our privacy and even our civil liberties? Was September 11 a massive intelligence failure, and if so, have the intelligence reforms undertaken since made things better? Ten years after September 11 and twenty years after the end of the Cold War, how do we understand and find our way in the current era of globalization?
August 31, 2011 - News
New Energy Institute Lecture Series to Provide Platform for Students, Faculty to Interact on Energy Issues
In an effort to provide a multi-disciplinary platform for students and faculty to interact on the most pressing energy issues facing our world, The University of Texas at Austin's Energy Institute has launched the UT Energy Symposium (UT ES). The UT ES will act as a convener for the campus community, serving to unite students interested in energy issues with faculty and others in search of sustainable energy security. For the fall of 2011, students who register for the symposium will receive one credit hour for the 15-week seminar course, which will be open to both graduate and undergraduate students from all disciplines.
August 29, 2011 - News
August 26, 2011 - News
The Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) has elected LBJ School and Fine Arts Professor Francie Ostrower as President Elect for 2011.
August 25, 2011 - Event
Event Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 8:00am
GOVERNING Magazine, in partnership with the Center for Politcs and Governance at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, will present "GOVERNING Texas: A Leadership Forum" on Sept. 7 at the Hyatt Regency in Austin.
August 22, 2011 - News
The LBJ School of Public Affairs opened its doors to a new class of incoming students who come to Austin from locations around the world, representing 26 states in the U.S. and seven countries, including: Austria, China, India, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, Pakistan and Tanzania.
August 17, 2011 - News
As the first class day of the fall semester approaches, students who participated in the newly-launched LBJ School of Public Affairs Washington, D.C. program this summer are returning to Austin. Associate Professor Kate Weaver, describes how living, working and learning in Washington, D.C. over the summer has provided LBJ School students with the valuable experience and connections in the nation’s policy nerve center. The LBJ School launched it's inuagural Washington, D.C. program in May 2011 with two graduate courses. In addition to graduate coursework, the program includes student internships, career fairs and alumni events.
August 11, 2011 - Event
Event Date: Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Give them an Austin welcome! Meet incoming LBJ School and returning students beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Hugo's Bar & Restaurant.
August 10, 2011 - News
That is the central question of a new CCAPS Research Brief released today. The report details an innovative research project by seven of the world's top scholars of Constitutional Design and Conflict Management in Africa, organized by the Strauss Center.
July 28, 2011 - News
July 20, 2011 - Event
Event Date: Friday, July 29, 2011 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm
WALSAC hosts July 29 Alumni Happy Hour in Washington, D.C.
July 5, 2011 - News
Sherri Greenberg, LBJ School Lecturer, Interim Director of the LBJ School’s Center for Politics and Governance (CPG) and a former Texas State Representative, was called upon by local, national and international media to explain the hot topics of the 82nd Texas State Legislative Session and the special session that followed. The issues ranged from the budget shortfall, to redistricting, to government transparency. From local media, to the International Press Corps, all eyes were on Texas. In this Q&A, Greenberg explains why the nation and the world look to Texas as the canary in the coal mine on so many issues.
June 29, 2011 - News
Organizers of the June 13th, D.C. Health Privacy Summit, “Getting IT Right: Protecting Patient Privacy in a Wired World”, today announced the release of videos of the featured keynote speakers of the Summit.
June 29, 2011 - News
The Project on Educator Effectiveness and Quality (PEEQ) announces the launch of their new website. PEEQ is an initiative of the LBJ School of Public Affairs’ Center for Health and Social Policy at The University of Texas at Austin. PEEQ specializes in bridging education policy and education research for real world application. PEEQ’s website address is http://www.utexas.edu/projects/peeq.