All News

News August 5, 2014

In-Depth Analysis of Affordable Care Act Implementation in Texas Released by LBJ School

Researchers at the LBJ School of Public Affairs have released a report that offers an in-depth analysis of the rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in Texas. This report, which is part of a national effort, provides detailed background information on the history of the Affordable Care Act in Texas. In addition, it focuses on the impact of the ACA on Medicaid, CHIP, immigrant workers and the self-employed.

Read more
News July 14, 2014

How can we build economic self-sufficiency among working families and the disadvantaged?

Fifty years after President Lyndon Johnson launched his “war on poverty” there is still much to be done on the policy front to help those who have been most affected by slow economic recovery—especially those with the least education, limited or spotty work experience, and those living in areas with low overall growth.

Read more
News June 25, 2014

Too Hot to Exercise? New Research Links Obesity to Temperature and Humidity

If you live in the South and have trouble exercising during the muggy summer months, you’re not alone. New research by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin has found that adults are less physically active — and more obese — in counties where summers are hot, especially if they are also humid or rainy. The new study, which appears in the American Journal of Public Health , also found that adults are less active and more obese in counties where winters are especially cold, cloudy and dark. Summer weather helps to explain why some parts of the U.S. have more obesity than others. As shown in the study’s maps , many of the counties with the people who are least active and most obese are in the Southeast, where the summers are hot and wet, while many of the most active, least obese counties are in the mountain West, where summers are cool and dry.

Read more
News June 25, 2014

David W. Springer Joins the LBJ School as Director of the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service

AUSTIN, Texas, June 25, 2014 – Dr. David Springer has been named as the new Director of the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, it was announced today by LBJ School Dean Robert Hutchings . Springer, who began his professional career as a clinical social worker, has been a member of The University of Texas at Austin’s School of Social Work since 1997 where he is a University Distinguished Teaching Professor.

Read more
News June 6, 2014

Sam Richardson to Receive Hogg Foundation Grant to Study Mental Health

Assistant Professor Sam Richardson was awarded a grant of $19,250 by the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health to head a unique project that will effectively map the mental health workforce shortage in Texas. Using ArGIS software to create interactive maps that combine census data with addresses of licensed mental health providers, as well as incorporating data on income and race/ethnicity, Richardson’s study aims to provide a more detailed understanding of mental health workforce shortages in the state.

Read more
News May 22, 2014

Q&A with LBJ Graduate Johnie Jones, a Rising Leader in Agriculture Policy

Johnie Jones graduated from the LBJ School in 2011 and was hired by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) where he works on strategic partnerships for the department. Recently profiled by The Pacific Standard in their "30 Thinkers Under 30" series, Johnie has distinguished himself as a rising leader in the federal agriculture policy arena. In this Q&A, Johnie discusses some of the greatest policy challenges currently facing our nation, as well as other activities taking place at USDA.

Read more
News May 22, 2014

LBJ School Expands International Exchange Program with Israel’s Lauder School

The LBJ School announced today that six LBJ School students have been selected to participate in the School’s international exchange program with Israel’s Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya.

Read more
News May 19, 2014

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro Delivers Commencement Address to 2014 LBJ Graduating Class

In a day of celebration, the newest graduating class of the LBJ School enjoyed inspirational remarks by San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, Dean Robert Hutchings and Peter La Fountain, the student class speaker.

Read more
News May 6, 2014

San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro to Deliver 2014 Convocation Address to LBJ School of Public Affairs

San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro will deliver the convocation address on Saturday, May 17, to the 2014 graduating class of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.

Read more
News April 30, 2014

LBJ Returns to the Nation’s Capital with New Washington Center Offering Unique 18-Month, D.C.-Focused Curriculum

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin is creating the LBJ School Washington Center enabling students to earn a master’s degree in 18 months with a unique focus on federal public policy. The Center will also provide a platform and forum for nonpartisan policy analysis on the critical issues facing the country and the world and serve as a hub for the dissemination of faculty research.

Read more

Pages