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News March 9, 2017

LBJ Students Work with Austin Housing Authority on "Smart City" Project

Professor Sherri Greenberg's students tackle technology issues for real-world clients during a class project with real-world impact.

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Smart cities are about housing affordability, mobility, public engagement and technology, workforce development and wellness.
News March 9, 2017

LBJ School Alumna, Mastercard Exec Speaks at SXSW 2017 on Ending Global Hunger

As president of Mastercard’s Center for Inclusive Growth, LBJ School alumna Shamina Singh (MPAff ’97) is one of four panelists set to discuss “Disrupting Global Hunger: Moonshots for Humanity” at this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) 2017 Conference and Festivals.

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LBJ School alumna Shamina Singh
News March 8, 2017

Three Weeks in Mumbai

Sarah Blumberg, an LBJ School student pursuing a Master of Global Policy Studies, spent her winter break in Mumbai as a volunteer English teacher.

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LBJ student Sarah Blumberg and her cohort shown in front of the Ashte village Community Center
News March 7, 2017

LBJ School of Public Affairs Appoints Two New Associate Deans

Angela M. Evans, Dean of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, recently announced the selection of Associate Professor Todd Olmstead as Associate Dean for Academic Strategies and Associate Professor Varun Rai as Associate Dean for Research.

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Todd Olmstead and Varun Rai
News March 1, 2017

Tom Brokaw to Deliver the 2017 LBJ School Commencement Address

Award winning journalist and best-selling author Tom Brokaw will deliver the commencement address to the 2017 graduating class of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin on May 20, 2017.

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Tom Brokaw
News March 1, 2017

Global Policy Student Worked with Colombian School to Ensure Continued Funding

Luisa Alejandra Tello, a first-year student in the Master of Global Policy Studies program, spent her winter break in Bogota, Colombia, working with Instituto Pedagogico Nacional (IPN), a public school offering education from preschool through high school.

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Luisa Alejandra Tello with Alejandro Alvarez
News February 28, 2017

Journalist, Author Cokie Roberts Visits LBJ School for Discussion with Students

Journalist, author and living legend Cokie Roberts joined the LBJ School of Public Affairs for an intimate conversation on press, politics and women’s workplace equality.

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Cokie Roberts with students at the LBJ School
News February 17, 2017

LBJ School Student Experiences Legislative Tensions Firsthand

Testimony by LBJ School student (MPAff ’18) and NARAL legislative intern Margaret Hennessy abruptly ended during a Texas State Senate Health and Human Services Committee hearing.

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LBJ student Margaret Hennessy testifies at a Texas State Senate Health and Human Services Committee hearing.
News February 14, 2017

LBJ School Students Honor Barbara Jordan's Life, Legacy with Annual Forum

The Barbara Jordan National Forum is a student-driven, week-long tribute honoring the memory of politician, policymaker and educator Barbara Jordan, who ended her career as the Lyndon B. Johnson Centennial Chair of Public Policy at the LBJ School.

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Barbara Jordan National Forum student co-chairs stand in front of a plaque with a quote from Barbara Jordan
News February 10, 2017

Alumni Throwback: Harris County Precinct One Commissioner, LBJ Alumnus Rodney Ellis Delivered 2011 Barbara Jordan National Forum Keynote

Harris County Precinct One Commissioner, LBJ alumnus (MPAff ’77) and former Texas state Senator Rodney Ellis (D – Houston) delivered the 2011 Barbara Jordan National Forum (BJNF) keynote at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at UT Austin.

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Rodney Ellis speaks at the 2011 Barbara Jordan National Forum

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