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The Office of Student Affairs and Programs has named Cristina Zambrano as the new Graduate Program Coordinator, starting November 7. She comes to LBJ after serving as graduate program coordinator for the UT School of Journalism and UT Department of English over the last eight years. During that time, Cristina has been recognized for her work in student affairs and graduate advising, having earned the Outstanding Graduate Coordinator Award (2003-4), the University's Great Idea Award (2005), and the Outstanding Employee Award (2006). She earned her degree in Communication Studies from UT and has worked in the private sector as a training coordinator and publicist. Please provide Cristina a warm welcome to the LBJ School.
The International Security Speaker Series will welcome Steve Aftergood, a senior research analyst at the Federation of American Scientists, this afternoon at 5 p.m. in the Brown Room on the tenth floor of LBJ Library and Museum. Aftergood will discuss some of the important trade-offs in setting establishing government secrecy, especially in the context of the War on Terror. He directs the Federation's Project on Government Secrecy, which works to reduce the scope of government secrecy, to accelerate the declassification of cold war documents, and to promote reform of official secrecy practices. For more information, contact Eugene Gholz at 1-5882.
The LBJ School Writing Center will offer a writing workshop on Friday, Nov. 3 in 3.330A (Media Room). The workshop, "Policy Briefs I & II: Writing Successful Policy Briefs" will take place at 11 a.m. -noon and teach students to write compelling and persuasive policy briefs that influence policy decision making. For more information, contact Talitha May, at email@example.com or check the website at http://lbj.utexas.edu/students/writing/cp1.html.
Dr. Kenneth Shine, executive vice chancellor for health affairs for the University of Texas System will present "Code Red: Improving the Health of Texans," from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3, in room 3.109. Shine's presentation will focus on options for addressing Texas' high uninsured rate and the use of Electronic Health Records to improve access to care and patient safety. Dr. Shine is the senior advisor of the Task Force for Access to Health Care in Texas that produced Code Red: The Critical Condition of Health in Texas, a comprehensive look at the state's health care system. For more information, contact Robin Pearson at 2-3423.
A talk by Lieutenant General Raymond Odierno, current commander of US Army III Corps and Fort Hood, scheduled for this coming Friday, November 3rd, has been cancelled, due to a scheduling conflict. We hope to bring LTG Odierno back to the LBJ School for a talk upon his return from Iraq in 2007.
Friday's visit by Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, Stuart Bowen, appeared in a number of newspapers, including the Austin American Statesman. Part of the draw was the audit Bowen's office issued that day that claimed military contractor Halliburton had hampered oversight of its work in Iraq by abusing rules designed to protect sensitive, proprietary information.
"News@LBJ" is a regular electronic newsletter distributed by the Dean's Office to keep faculty, staff, and students informed about news and events at The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. We encourage everyone to share their news, events, and suggestions with us via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.