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Course in Israel open to alumni

The LBJ School will offer an intensive field course on Environment and Development in the Middle East, taught by Dr. David Eaton in Sde Boker, Israel, from May 23 to June 9, 2011. The class is open to LBJ School and other graduate students. Some students will stay in the region (Jordan, the Palestinian Authority and Israel) for summer internships.

Dr. Eaton has reserved space for LBJ School alumni to join the course. Participation could be a means to see Israel and the surrounding nations at a relatively low cost and among friends. He is also willing to help make professional connections for alumni in Jordan, the Palestinian Authority or Israel.

Tuition for alumni is approximately $4,100, not including travel to Israel and personal expenses.

Because space is limited, securing an alumni slot in the program is on a first come, first served basis. Alumni must contact Jayashree Vijalapuram by January 31 and make a refundable deposit of $50. The remainder of the fees would be due in mid March, when final program expenses are determined.

Interested alumni are encouraged to contact Dr. Eaton at 512-626-0333 to discuss the class in greater detail. 

Fellowship opportunity

The Building Excellent Schools Fellowship supports outstanding leaders in education, policy, law and business to launch urban charter schools of uncompromising academic excellence.

We are looking for the most entrepreneurial and driven leaders to start gap-closing urban charter schools. We seek exceptional leaders to start the BES Fellowship in September 2011 and open schools in 2013. 

Applications are reviewed on a rolling and urgent basis until the February 20th winter deadline. To view the application and for more information, please visit our Web site, or contact the Talent Team.

Gary Chapman remembered

The LBJ School community was shocked when it learned that long-time Senior Lecturer Gary Chapman had passed away unexpectedly on December 14. An outpouring of memories and tributes followed. Read the many stories, remembrances, contribute to a fund in Gary’s name, write your own comment, and remember our dear friend on our Web site.

A memorial will be held at the LBJ School on Thursday, January 27. Please check the link for updated information.