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January 30, 2012 - Event

Event Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 12:15pm

To commemorate the 76th anniversary of Barbara Jordan’s birth, the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin will host the 16th Annual Barbara Jordan National Forum, a week of student-led activities taking place Feb. 21 through Feb. 24. The week will be kicked off on Feb. 21 with a luncheon and keynote address by LBJ School Alumna Stacey Abrams (1998), Georgia State Representative.

January 26, 2012 - News

Two LBJ School alumnae took part in the climate change negotiations in Durban, South Africa in November and December of 2011. The Durban Climate Change Conference was held by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

January 23, 2012 - News

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Lady Bird Johnson's birth, the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs will host a conference in Spring 2013 that will focus on Mrs. Johnson's environmental legacy. This event will be one of many planned events honoring the Lady Bird Johnson Centennial celebration which will take place from the Fall of 2011 through the Summer of 2013.

January 23, 2012 - Event

Event Date: Monday, February 20, 2012 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

The Barbara Jordan Freedom Foundation, in collaboration with the Center for Health and Social Policy (CHASP) at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, will present a symposium focused on the issues of school discipline and the juvenile justice system on Monday, February 20, from 1:00 – 5:00 pm. The event, which takes place the week of Barbara Jordan’s birthday, is also co-sponsored by the William Wayne Justice Center at the University of Texas School of Law.

January 20, 2012 - News

The Energy Institute at The University of Texas at Austin renewed its ongoing, weekly lecture series on energy-related issues with a presentation from former Austin Energy General Manager Roger Duncan. Varun Rai, assistant professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and a CIEEP research fellow, is coordinating the symposium and will serve as host for the series.

January 19, 2012 - News

As the many caucuses, primaries and debates leading to the Republican National Convention continue to unfold, LBJ School faculty are at the forefront of discussions on the day's most pressing issues. From the rise and fall of contenders, to national policy issues, the economy, jobs and the campaigns themselves, faculty continue to inform these and other national debates.

January 18, 2012 - News

Associate Professor Alan Kuperman, coordinator of the School's Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Project (NPPP), joined a broad coalition of U.S. public health, medical and nuclear proliferation experts in signing a letter urging Congress to restrict the use of imported Russian medical isotopes produced with bomb-grade uranium and to block them completely within about five years. According to a press release issued by the NPPP, American patients receive about 16 million medical diagnostic procedures annually using the type of isotope in question, which is derived by Molybdenum-99.

January 10, 2012 - News

Sherri Greenberg, LBJ School Lecturer and a former Texas State Representative, takes on several pressing issues that have come to light on the road to the New Hampshire and South Carolina Republican primaries.

January 6, 2012 - Event

Event Date: Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Speed networking and interviewing event February 2.

January 4, 2012 - Event

Event Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 (All day) - Wednesday, February 1, 2012 (All day)

Sherri Greenberg, Interim Director for the LBJ School's Center for Politics and Governance, will participate on two panels at the "Outlook in the States and Localities 2012" Conference hosted by GOVERNING Magazine Jan. 31 through Feb. 1.  The event will take place at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. and will offer insight into trends, opportunities and winning strategies for state and local government markets.

January 3, 2012 - News

The University of Texas at Austin’s Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) School of Public Affairs was selected as the independent evaluator of a new educator preparation project by Texas Tech University. The faculty and staff of the Project on Educator Effectiveness and Quality (PEEQ), an initiative of the LBJ School’s Center for Health and Social Policy, will perform the evaluation.

December 19, 2011 - News

Over the Holiday Break—December 23, 2011 until January 3, 2012—the University and the LBJ School will be officially closed. However, students, staff, and faculty with electronic swipe cards will still have access to the building. Should an emergency or problem arise during this time, please utilize the contact information below.


December 2, 2011 - Event

Event Date: Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Washington, D.C. Holiday Season Celebration & Fundraiser

December 2, 2011 - News

Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs Clinical Professor Angela Evans was recently inducted as a 2011 Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) in a ceremony on Nov. 17 in Washington, D.C. at the Academy's annual fall meeting.

November 9, 2011 - Event

Event Date: Saturday, November 12, 2011 (All day)

The Annette Strauss Institute and the Center for Politics and Governance at the LBJ School of Public Affairs will host a forum on 21st Century Civic Engagement on Saturday, Nov. 12.

November 3, 2011 - News

Four LBJ School faculty members and three research staff members are slated to speak and present research at the annual Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) conference Nov 3 through 5 in Washington, D.C.

November 1, 2011 - News

John O'Brien (MPAff '81) Wins 2011 Distinguished Public Service Award

October 28, 2011 - Event

Event Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 5:00pm

The Center for Politics and Governance at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, the School of Journalism and KLRU-TV will present a special screening of “All the President’s Men” with an introduction by Leonard Downie, former executive editor of the Washington Post. The screening will be followed by a Q&A discussion with the audience led by Leonard Downie.

October 27, 2011 - News

Ronya Kozmetsky, renowned philanthropist and founder of the LBJ School of Public Affairs’ RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at the age of 90.

October 25, 2011 - News

On Nov. 7, 2011, the LBJ School will present "Between Covers: An Annual Celebration of LBJ School Research," honoring faculty and students who have published significant books, articles and policy research project reports over the past year. The event will take place at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum 10th floor Brown Room from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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