News Releases & Featured Events
November 19, 2010 - News
On November 16, LBJ School Dean Robert Hutchings and Michelle Potter-Bacon, alumni affairs coordinator, hosted an alumni reception for alumni in Washington, D.C. Seventy alumni were in attendance along with special guests Lynda Johnson Robb, Former Dean James B. Steinberg, Professor Emeritus Ken Tolo and Assistant Professor Eugen Gholz.
November 16, 2010 - News
The Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation today awarded the prestigious LBJ Liberty and Justice for All Award to a hero of the Civil Rights movement who for decades has been a steadfast advocate for peace, freedom and justice. The inaugural recipient of the LBJ Award is Congressman John Lewis, the civil rights leader who repeatedly risked his life by challenging the injustice of segregation.
November 10, 2010 - Event
Event Date: Monday, November 22, 2010 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Michele Deitch, senior lecturer at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, will offer introductions at a book talk by Robert Perkins, author of Texas Tough: The Rise of America’s Prison Empire, on Monday, November 22, 2010, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Sheffield Room at the Law School. The event is free and open to the public
November 9, 2010 - News
The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs has announced the appointment of Ms. Carolyn Miles Garber as Director of Development.
November 5, 2010 - News
LBJ School Center for Politics and Governance to Collaborate on Election 2010 Debriefing and Conference; Gov. Howard Dean to Keynote
The Center for Politics and Governance (CPG) at the LBJ School of Public Affairs will collaborate with The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Participation, The New Politics Forum and the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation on the “New Politics Forum Election 2010 Debrief Conference” on Friday, Nov. 12 from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Texas State Capitol Auditorium. Vermont Governor Howard Dean will deliver the evening keynote address at 7:30 p.m., followed by a book signing and autograph session.
November 1, 2010 - Event
Event Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs presents “Between Covers: An Annual Celebration of LBJ Faculty Authors” on Wednesday, November 10, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library Brown room. The event is free and open to LBJ School faculty, students, and staff. Light refreshments
October 26, 2010 - Event
Event Date: Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Former United States Senator Chuck Robb (D-VA) will hold a noon-time discussion on Thursday, Oct. 28 from 12:30 to 1:30 in Room 3.124. Dean Robert Hutchings will moderate a conversation with Robb about the role of the Congress in intelligence oversight, and in foreign policy more generally.
October 25, 2010 - Event
Event Date: Friday, November 5, 2010 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Communities across our region are grappling with tough issues every day – budget shortfalls, environmental crises, educational attainment, crime, political distrust and polarization. Now more than ever, leaders in the public, private and civic sectors need to find effective ways to involve the public and help build the capacity to address complex, contentious problems.
October 21, 2010 - News
Oct. 13 – TechNet announced an office expansion and the hiring of LBJ School alumnus John Horrigan (Ph.D. ‘96, MPAff ‘88). Horrigan will serve as the vice president for policy research for the company, whose focus is to promote the growth of technology and the innovation economy. Horrigan will leave the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), where his role centered around the National Broadband Plan, setting the research agenda for the portions of the plan that focused on how to increase the rate of broadband adoption in the U.S.
October 20, 2010 - Event
Event Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
It is much more difficult to act ethically and honorably than most of us want to believe. Traditionally, philosophers were the source of all ethics education. Today, insights from psychology, cognitive science, economics and related fields are beginning to significantly impact approaches to business ethics—from the classroom to the board room.
October 20, 2010 - News
The LBJ School of Public Affairs’ Center for Politics and Governance, CLASS and the CenTex Chapter of ASPA Present “Election Wrap-Up: What’s Next for Texas?”
The Center for Politics and Governance (CPG) at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, Citizens for State and Local Service (CLASS), and the CenTex Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) presented “Election Wrap-Up: What’s Next for Texas?” featuring political journalists offering their analysis of the Nov. 2 races and their predictions for Texas.
October 19, 2010 - Event
Event Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
The LBJ School Austin Alumni Association and the Graduate Public Affairs Council (GPAC) invite students and alumni to the LBJ School of Public Affairs Fall Leadership Lecture Series featuring Curtis Meadows of the Meadows Foundation on Wednesday, October 27 at 5:30 p.m. in the Bass Lecture Hall. Following the talk, a reception to welcome the new alumni affairs coordinator for the LBJ School, Michelle Potter-Bacon, will take place in the lobby of the School from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
October 19, 2010 - Event
Event Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
LBJ School Dean Robert Hutchings and the Washington Area LBJ School Alumni Chapter will host an alumni reception in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, November 16 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
October 15, 2010 - Event
Event Date: Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LBJ School Alumna Rajasvini Bhansali (MPAff ’03) will speak at the Texas Union, in the Santa Rita Room at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28 in honor of National Young Women’s Day of Action. Her presentation, titled “We Are All Manorama: Stories of Young Women’s Creativity and Courage from India and South Africa,” is sponsored by Students for the GCS and the Gender and Sexuality Center at The University of Texas at Austin.
October 14, 2010 - News
Greg Pardo Featured as "Model for Intellectual Activism" in St. Mary University's Gold and Blue Magazine
If you asked Greg Pardo (B.A. '05, St. Mary's University, MPAff '10) to sketch a map of where he thought he'd be five years after graduation, it wouldn't have included places like Bangladesh or Burma, or even Washington, D.C. But that was before he experienced the Marianist spirit that permeates the St. Mary's campus.
From Making Money to Making a Difference
October 13, 2010 - Event
Event Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
The LBJ School of Public Affairs; the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law; the City Forum, Community and Regional Planning Program, School of Architecture; the Department of Geography and the Environment and Citizens for Local and State Service (CLASS) will present Tapas Ghatak as he discusses “Applying GIS to Urban Issues in Kolkata” on Oct. 20 from 5:00PM – 6:30PM in SRH 3.122.
October 11, 2010 - News
LBJ School Professor Peter Ward Awarded $100,000 Ford Foundation Grant for Sustainable Housing Research
LBJ School Professor Peter Ward, C.B. Smith Sr. Centennial Chair in U.S.-Mexico Relations and Adviser to the LBJ School Ph.D. program, has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Ford Foundation.
October 7, 2010 - News
Greenberg Named Interim Director of the Center for Politics and Governance at the LBJ School of Public Affairs
Sherri Greenberg, LBJ School lecturer and former member of the Texas House of Representatives, has accepted the position of interim director of the LBJ School’s Center for Politics and Governance (CPG). Greenberg follows Veronica Vargas Stidvent, who is moving to the McCombs School of Business as lecturer and assistant to the dean.
October 5, 2010 - News
The Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) program has issued its first call for papers on environmental security, open exclusively to scholars from and based in Africa.
October 1, 2010 - Event
Event Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Chris Plonsky is women’s athletics director for 11 Longhorns sports teams and oversees external services for UT men’s and women’s athletics. In this role, she manages support operations for corporate sponsorship sales and fulfillment and multimedia agreements showcasing UT sports in broadcasts and internet. She also supervises UT trademark and licensing staff members. Chris is a 1979 journalism graduate of Kent State University. She has a 21-year association with UT (1982-86, 1993-present). Chris also serves on several campus leadership committees and on national sports committees for USA Basketball, the NCAA and the National Football Foundation. She previously worked at The Big East Conference (1986-93) and Iowa State University (1979-81). Her hobbies include travel, reading and golf.