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May 18, 2012 - News

LBJ School student Savin Ven Johnson is the recipient of a prestigious $24,000 Boren Fellowship, which will support Savin in her study of Japanese and a master’s degree in Environment and Resource Economics.

May 15, 2012 - News

MGPS Student Allison Ramirez has journeyed to El Salvador many times, once as a Fulbright Scholar to work on a documentary about the history of oppression and injustice in the country, always with the aim of supporting the families of missing migrants through advocacy work. After graduation, Ramirez plans to continue her work in advocacy, with a focus on migrants’ rights, either in El Salvador or in the United States.

May 8, 2012 - News

LBJ School Senior Lecturer Michele Deitch has released a new report titled “Conditions for Certified Juveniles in Texas County Jails,” the second in her series on juveniles in the adult criminal justice system in Texas.

This report provides a comprehensive picture of the conditions for certified juveniles awaiting trial in adult county jails based on a survey of 41 jails across the state of Texas. Deitch worked with the Texas Commission on Jail Standards, a state agency responsible for oversight of county jails, to collect and analyze the data.

May 8, 2012 - News

One LBJ School faculty member and 10 students received awards and accolades at the annual Public Service Recognition Week ceremonies held by the Central Texas Chapter of the American Society of Public Administration (CenTex ASPA) May 10.

May 8, 2012 - News

Recently, five LBJ School students led a panel discussion to share their experiences working on juvenile justice issues and start a conversation about how to conduct new research on criminal justice at the School.

May 1, 2012 - News

The LBJ School of Public Affairs’ Washington, D.C. Program enters its second year with three new summer graduate courses and the addition of two new nationally recognized practitioners as adjunct faculty.

April 30, 2012 - News

Members of the LBJ School student organization Public Affairs Alliance for Communities of Color (PAACC) recently held an outreach event on UT’s campus to introduce public affairs to undergraduate students underrepresented in the field.

April 30, 2012 - News

Kevin Bacon, Adjunct Professor of Public Affairs at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, has been named the 2012 Robert A. Fox Executive-in-Residence at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management.


April 26, 2012 - News

 The LBJ School of Public Affairs is proud to announce the launch of a newly-designed Wasserman Media Center, which includes a state-of-the-art Distance Learning Classroom and a one-camera studio to be used for remote television and radio interviews for faculty.

April 19, 2012 - News

Former Governor of Colorado and LBJ School alumnus Bill Owens will deliver the convocation address on Saturday, May 19, to the 2012 graduating class of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.

April 16, 2012 - News

LBJ Alumnus and Vice President of the East West Institute David Firestein delivered two talks in March and April 2012. One focused on  U.S. – Chinese Relations and the other focused on the Role of Government in American Life

April 12, 2012 - Event

Event Date: Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 6:00pm

The LBJ School of Public Affairs will host a celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Cinco de Mayo and the Battle of Puebla on April 19 at 6:00 PM with a special event featuring a panel discussion on "The Mexican and U.S. Perspectives on Cinco de Mayo."

April 6, 2012 - News

Renowned Philanthropist and LBJ Foundation Board Member Bernard Rapoport has died at the age of 94. Rapoport was a long-time member of the LBJ Foundation Board and supporter of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and The University of Texas at Austin.

April 2, 2012 - Event

Event Date: Monday, April 9, 2012 - 5:30pm

Ambassador at Large at the Egyptian Foreign Ministry and former Egyptian Ambassador to the United States Nabil Fahmy will share his unique insights into the global implications of the Arab Spring in a talk titled “The Arab Revolutions” on Monday, April 9, at 5:30 p.m. at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum. Fahmy will cover many aspects of the various uprisings that have taken place in the Middle East and Northern Africa over the last year, focusing on the upcoming presidential elections in Egypt, prospects for a cease-fire in Syria, and signs that the Syrian revolution could be spilling over into neighboring Lebanon.

April 2, 2012 - News

Reid Porter, a first year Master of Public Affairs student, and David Sokolow, a first year Master of Global Policy Studies student, are both recipients of the prestigious Harold Rosenthal Fellowship, which offers students pursuing a career in international affairs summer internships with a Member of congress, the State Department, or a federal agency.

April 2, 2012 - News

On March 29, 2012, students from Dr. Jacqueline Angel’s topical seminar, Women and the Changing World of Work, presented a roundtable discussion on issues impacting the female workforce. This event was part of (Dis)locating Justice: 19th Annual College of Women and Gender Studies Graduate Student Conference. The research presented at the event was part of a larger project with the Women’s Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor, which has adopted a variety of policy initiatives aimed at improving women workers’ compensation and increasing their participation in areas of the labor market in which they are underrepresented. Issues discussed by the panel included obstacles to high-paying jobs, women’s involvement in green jobs, and balancing family and workplace responsibilities.

March 30, 2012 - News

Nine ambassadors and seven members of The University of Texas at Austin’s U.S. Army War College Fellows program will serve as mentors to 55 graduate students in a crisis simulation at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs on March 30 and 31.

March 28, 2012 - Event

Event Date: Monday, April 16, 2012 - 12:00pm

The LBJ School of Public Affairs’ Center for Politics and Governance will partner with KXAN Austin News to provide the only major broadcast, multi-platform Austin Mayoral debate. This debate will be an opportunity for the people of Austin to have their questions answered directly by the candidates.

March 27, 2012 - Event

Event Date: Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Lynn's talk, "America's 'Broken Government': What Would Madison Say?", to commemorate the life and work of distinguished public policy scholar Charles H. Levine.


March 27, 2012 - Event

Event Date: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Students enrolled in the “Use of Social Media by Members of Congress” policy research project will present the results from their yearlong study on congressional use of social media. “Public Policy in 140 Characters: How Public Officials Use Social Media” will take place April 13 from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Bass Lecture Hall, located in the LBJ School of Public Affairs. The event is presented by the LBJ School’s Center for Politics and Governance (CPG). Sherri Greenberg, CPG Director and former Texas State Representative, led the student research team.

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