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The University of Texas at Austin

Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs

An Explore UT participant creates a button during the 2007 event.
Explore UT

The LBJ School Participates in Annual Campus-wide Open House

Saturday, March 1, 2007
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs
The University of Texas at Austin
2315 Red River Street
Austin, TX

On Saturday, March 1, the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs will participate in the University-wide "Explore UT" event which serves as an open house for thousands of Texas students. Explore UT offers students at all grade levels an opportunity to learn about different academic disciplines while experiencing campus and university life.

There are several "Realms of Discovery" that cover everything from "Cultural Crossroads" programs and "Science Safari" experiments to "Public Service Passageway" projects. The LBJ School's program is in the "Public Service Passageway" and is open to all age groups.

Explore UT Schedule for the LBJ School

Explore the LBJ School

Policy and the Changing World: The 2008 Presidential Election

11:00 am – 11:40 am
SRH 3.109

During an election year, learn about the role of policy in campaigns from an experienced policymaker and presidential advisor LBJ School Dean and former Deputy National Security Advisor to President Clinton, James B. Steinberg.

Public Affairs Leaders Who Changed Their World and Continue to Shape Ours – Part One: 100 Years of LBJ

1:00 pm – 1:40 pm
SRH 3.109

With the LBJ School's Assistant Dean of Operations, Jeffrey Patterson, as your guide, explore the remarkable life of our 36th President Lyndon Baines Johnson from his days as a teacher of Hispanic students in the Rio Grande Valley to his time on the U.S. Senate floor to his accomplishments as President of the United States of America.

Public Affairs Leaders Who Changed Their World and Continue to Shape Ours – Part Two: The Extraordinary Life of Barbara Jordan

2:00 pm – 2:40 pm
SRH 3.109

Learn about Barbara Jordan, the first African-American woman to serve in the Texas Senate and the first African-American woman from the South to serve in the United States Congress, from former LBJ School Dean Max Sherman. Dr. Sherman is the editor of the book Barbara Jordan: Speaking the Truth with Eloquent Thunder.

Hands-on Activity

Words Have Power: Finding Your Political Voice Through Buttons 

11:00 am – 5:00 pm
SRH Unit 3 Lobby Area

Appearing at the first inauguration, buttons continue to advertise, address issues and rally support for campaigns and causes. Learn about the political campaign and the importance of being an engaged citizen while making personalized campaign buttons. 

For more information on the University-wide Explore UT event, please visit http://www.utexas.edu/events/exploreut/.