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The University of Texas at Austin

Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs

March 26, 2008

Bob Bullock: God Blass Texas
Bullock’s Legacy Topic of CPG Event

The Center for Politics and Governance at the LBJ School of Public Affairs will host a book discussion celebrating the release of Bob Bullock: God Bless Texas by authors Jim Henderson and Dave McNeely tonight, March 26, at 6:30 p.m. in the Connally Ballroom of the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center on the UT Campus. The writers will be joined by former Lieutenant Governor Bill Hobby, former Speaker of the Texas House Gibson "Gib" Lewis, and State Senator Rodney Ellis to discuss the life, work, and impact of Lt. Governor Bullock on the State of Texas. The discussion will be moderated by Paul Stekler, director of research studies for the center. A reception and book signing follows the panel discussion.

Tom Harkin

Harkin Speaks to Politics, Policy, on Thursday

Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to come hear U. S. Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 27 in the LBJ Student Lounge. Sen. Harkin is scheduled to speak about the 2008 election and the policymaking challenges and choices facing the next president and Congress. The event is hosted by The LBJ School of Public Affairs and the Center for Politics and Governance.

GPAC Approves New Bylaws Tuesday

The Graduate Public Affairs Council approved new bylaws during its regular meeting Tuesday evening, March 25. The changes seek to improve the governance and student representation of GPAC in the coming years. The next step will be to make changes to the GPAC constitution at an open meeting to be scheduled in the coming weeks. If would like to receive copies of the new bylaws, or the proposed changes to the GPAC constitution, pleases contact Zach Walker, GPAC Vice President, at me@zwalker.com.

Congressman Jack Brooks
Congressman Brooks Donates Papers to LBJ/Center for American History

The donation of the papers of former U.S. Congressman and long-time U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jack Brooks was announced Monday by the UT Center for American History’s extensive Congressional and Political History Collection. said Dr. Don Carleton, director of the Center said Brooks played an integral role in shaping our national policy from the Cold War era of the 1950s to the global economy of the 1990s and that "his papers will provide historians and researchers with information on the critical issues the nation faced in the second half of the twentieth century." A native of Beaumont, Texas, Brooks served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1953 through 1995 and was integral to helping write the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. He played a major role during the impeachment proceedings against President Richard M. Nixon. The Brooks Congressional Collection includes photographs, legislation, correspondence, research materials, memorabilia, official documents and campaign materials that span Brooks's career. The material will be accessible to researchers once processed and housed.

In the News. . .

Josh Busby had a March 23 Washington Post Op-Ed "Insecure About Climate Change" built upon his on his recent Council on Foreign Relations special report on climate change and national security.

Angie Yowell’s op-ed titled "The FCC’s in Hot Water" was published in the Daily Texan on March 20.

Jamie Galbraith was quoted in a March 19 article on "A Government Cure to the Sliding Economy" in the Boston Globe.

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.