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308 Grace Street Brings Policy Career Dreams to Reality at LBJ School

From elementary school classmates to college roommates, Jason Wible, David Harris, and Brian Carver have been friends for 30 years and have shared a passion for public service. Though they are now geographically separated, the three remain close making frequent efforts to reunite with one another.

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CHASP Faculty Member and LBJ School Professor Paul von Hippel Finds Texas’ $37 Million PE Program Did Little to Reduce Obesity

Paul von Hippel , CHASP faculty member and LBJ Assistant Professor, conducted the largest study ever of a physical education (PE) program and recently had the findings published in peer-reviewed journal, Preventative Medicine: The effects of school physical education grants on obesity, fitness, and

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From Goose Creek, Texas to President of the Philanthropy Giant Ford Foundation: Darren Walker Understands Human Power and Need

Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation, will deliver the commencement address to the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs Class of 2015 at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 23, in the LBJ Auditorium.

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Dr. Ruth Simmons, Former President of Brown University and Smith College to Deliver 2015 LBJ School Commencement Address

Dr. Ruth Simmons, the first African-American woman to serve as president of an Ivy League institution, assuming the top post at Brown University in 2001, will deliver the formal commencement address to the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs class of 2015, May 23, in the LBJ Auditorium. The

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Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro Keynotes 2015 Reimagining Cities Conference

Marking the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Department of Housing and Urban Development by President Lyndon B. Johnson, HUD Secretary, The Honorable Julián Castro , delivered the noontime keynote address at the LBJ School of Public Affairs’ 2015 Reimagining Cities Conference on

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LBJ School Student Researchers Reimagining Emergency Health Care

For the 2014-15 school year, Professor Todd Olmstead is running a Policy Research Project to benefit Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services (ATCEMS). Over the course of the year, students will participate in research and analysis including ridealongs, guest speakers, and listening to emergency calls to determine how to optimize ATCEMS in the face of a changing healthcare scene.

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LBJ Alumni and Former Faculty Score Key Victories in 2014-2015 Elections

The LBJ School salutes a host of newly elected officials from the ranks of its alumni and former faculty on their victories spanning international, federal and local elections in 2014 and 2015. “We congratulate these individuals on their achievements and serving as exemplars of public leadership,”

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New Analysis from LBJ School’s Child and Family Research Partnership Shows Short-Term Savings of $142 Million from Pre-K for State of Texas


LBJ School policy professor, Dr. Cynthia Osborne, and her research group, the Child and Family Research Partnership (CFRP) , recently analyzed pre-Kindergarten data from the Texas Education Agency (TEA). Their analysis shows that in addition to the educational and developmental benefits for kids,

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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

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Heath Prince Named Ray Marshall Center Director

Associate Director Heath Prince has been promoted to the position of Director at the Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Prince joined the Center as Research Scientist and Associate Director in 2012, where he has led research efforts in the areas of education and workforce development.

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