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The University of Texas at Austin

Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs

December 4, 2006

Applications Sought for Spring Student Workers

The School is seeking students interested in earning extra money by serving as part-time student workers during the spring semester. Jobs paying $13.70 an hour are distributed throughout School, at either 10 hours a week ($2,684 for the semester) or $15 hours a week ($4,026 for the semester). A limited number of positions are available to work in the business office, the Office of Student Affairs and Programs, Information Technology and Media Services, and the Dean's Office. The work involves performing general administrative tasks (filing, collecting and distributing daily mail, etc) and/or technical tasks (writing, IT related duties, etc). Positions will begin January 16, 2007 through May 31, 2007. Interested students should email a resume and interest letter to LBJdeansoffice@austin.utexas.edu.

LBJ Holiday Reception December 11

Remember that all LBJ School students, faculty, staff, and families are invited to celebrate the holiday season Monday, December 11 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the 10th Floor Atrium of the LBJ Library and Museum. The School will provide refreshments, while a few faculty have agreed to provide entertainment. Please send R.S.V.P. (acceptances only) to rsvplbj@austin.utexas.edu.

The RGK Center Presents- Mexico's Nonprofit Sector: An Insider's Look

Two visiting Mexican scholars will comment on the trends within Mexico's nonprofit sector on Thursday, December 7 at 12:15 p.m. in the Student Lounge. The presentation is part of a two week Research Symposium on Mexican Civil Society hosted by the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service. For more information contact Steven Smith at 512-471-3988

CHASP Colloquium Discusses Health Policy in Upcoming Legislative Session

The Center for Health and Social Policy will convene a panel of policy makers and analysts, including several from the Legislature, to discuss which health policy issues can be expected in the upcoming Texas Legislature in January, and prospects for changes.

Last Push for University's Orange Santa Program

The University is "wrapping up" its Twelfth Annual Orange Santa Program of gifts for UT employees and students with special needs who may not otherwise have a holiday. Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to donate new, unwrapped toys or gifts in original packaging, gift certificates, and wrapping supplies in collection boxes stationed in the Dean's Office and the Student Lounge by December 8. For more about the program go to the Orange Santa web site.

Final Exam Schedule Available

Final exams are coming the week of December 13-19. The LBJ School Finals calendar can be accessed via the School web site at: http://lbj.utexas.edu/students/cal/finals/2006/1/. Please keep in mind that this is not an inclusive list and does not necessarily follow UT final exams dates. You should check with instructors for final papers and take-home exam schedules.

In the Media

Dean James Steinberg was recently interviewed by the Boston Globe regarding the media's use of terminology unapproved by the White House to define the conflict in Iraq. Read the complete article.

Professor Ed Dorn recently spoke on the implications of the Draft Bill proposed by Senator Rangel on NPR radio. Listen to the interview.

About News@LBJ

"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 kerri.battles@mail.utexas.edu.