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September 9, 2013 - News

The LBJ School of Public Affairs will present “The 2013 International Conference on Aging in the Americas” (ICAA) on Sept. 17-19 at the Julius Glickman Conference Center at The University of Texas at Austin. The 2013 conference is the sixth installment in the Conference Series on Aging in the Americas, a successful series of meetings on aging in the Hispanic population established in 2001 at the university. This year’s conference is titled “Demographics of Aging in the Americas: How Should We Prepare for an Aging Population in Mexico and in the U.S.A.?”

September 6, 2013 - Event

Event Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Alumni and student panel provide an LBJ School insider review of the 2013 Texas Legislative Session.

August 30, 2013 - News

The LBJ School of Public Affairs welcomed its newest incoming class of students with a week of orientation activities that culminated with the "Gone to Texas", a reception hosted by Dean Robert Hutchings, which ends in a march to the UT Tower for a special presentation of music, student videos and inspirational speakers. 

August 28, 2013 - News

On the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, LBJ School faculty share their reflections of the iconic Martin Luther King, Jr. "I Have a Dream Speech," share their personal experiences attending the March and address how much further we still need to go as a society to achieve true equality.

August 21, 2013 - News

This summer the LBJ School of Public Affairs hosted thirteen students from Mexico’s Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) and three students from Israel’s Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC) for a two week Public Management and Leadership Program.

August 15, 2013 - News

The Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Project (NPPP) at The University of Texas at Austin's LBJ School of Public Affairs has released a report titled “; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Protecting U.S. Nuclear Facilities from Terrorist Attack: Re-assessing the Current ‘Design Basis Threat’ Approach".

August 15, 2013 - News

The University of Texas at Austin and LBJ School communities mourn the loss of former acting university president William S. Livingston, who died this morning.  He was 93.
 He came to UT Austin in 1949 as a Government professor and spent the next six decades teaching and serving the university in various roles, including chair of the Government Department, vice chancellor of academic programs, and vice president and dean of graduate studies.  He led the committee that planned the development of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.

August 15, 2013 - News

A major new report, co-authored by LBJ School Associate Professor Alan Kuperman, warns that dozens of reactor sites across the United States are inadequately protected from terrorist attacks that could trigger a meltdown or lead to a diversion of bomb-grade uranium. As the new report will note, the danger is far from hypothetical since the 9/11 hijackers are known to have considered flying a passenger jet into a U.S. nuclear reactor before they settled on the World Trade Center as their main terror target.

August 12, 2013 - Event

Event Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Advanced Excel Professional Development Session (Pivot Tables, etc.)

August 7, 2013 - Event

Event Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Inside the City alumni and student reception

August 5, 2013 - News

Shama Gamkhar, Associate Professor of Public Affairs and long-time faculty member of the LBJ School of Public Affairs, was killed in a plane crash, along with her husband Sid Shah, on August 4, 2013. Gamkhar was an expert in environmental economic policy and a teacher of public finance and financial management. Gamkhar was 54.

August 2, 2013 - Event

Event Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Washington, D.C. Alumni Happy Hour

August 2, 2013 - Event

Event Date: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 5:30pm - 7:03pm

 Washington, D.C. Alumni Happy Hour

July 25, 2013 - Event

Event Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

July 19, 2013 - News

The Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) has named LBJ School Dean Robert Hutchings to the role of Vice President for the organization. Dean Hutchings previously served as Secretary/Treasurer of APSIA.

July 18, 2013 - News

Tara Smith, a Research Associate at the LBJ School’s Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources, testified before the House Ways and Means Committee’s Subcommittee on Human Resources on July 17. Smith was called before the subcommittee to provide members with information regarding evaluation efforts to help families support their children and escape poverty. She summarized the Center’s ongoing efforts to evaluate two sector-based training programs with a unique two-generation focus.

July 18, 2013 - News

Since 1992, The University of Texas at Austin has welcomed between five and eleven Army War College Fellows each year through a partnership with the Army War College. The fellows—Army officers who have succeeded operationally and are being prepared to take on high-level strategic positions in the military—spend their year at the university taking master’s level classes in several departments including the LBJ School of Public Affairs.

July 15, 2013 - News

LBJ School Professor Jacqueline Angel is a winner of the 2013 Outstanding Publication Award from the American Sociological Association (ASA) section on Aging and the Life course for her work as editor of the Handbook of the Sociology of Aging.

June 25, 2013 - News

Professor James Galbraith will be among the 2014 recipients of the Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought. The award is given out by the Global Development and Environment (GDAE) Institute at Tufts University and recognizes the contributions researchers make to the study of poverty, inequality and well-being.

June 25, 2013 - News

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, one of the leading educational foundations in the country, has selected The University of Texas at Austin as a distinguished institution for training the next generation of history teachers. Twenty-five primary and secondary education teachers from schools throughout the country (including three in Texas) will participate in a weeklong seminar on the UT Austin campus, where they will work closely with faculty members to improve the quality of history education in their schools and communities. LBJ School Professor Jeremi Suri will lead the seminar.

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