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June 15, 2010 - News

On June 15, LBJ School Professor Ed Dorn briefed key members of the House Select Committee on Intelligence on the findings of a panel he chaired on the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System.

The panel chaired by Dorn resulted in The Academy Panel Report on the Defense Civilian System (DCIPS), published on June 1 by the National Academy of Public Administration,  an effort on the part of the U.S. Department of Defence to establish common personnel policies and a performance-based human resource program for the 50,000 emloyees of its intelligence component.


June 11, 2010 - News

Students from the LBJ School of Public Affairs are spending their summer vacation in a diverse array of internships at governmental agencies, non-profits and NGOs at home and abroad. Six of those students have agreed to share their experiences through the School's first summer internship blog "Thinkers & Doers."

June 10, 2010 - News

The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law has announced the winners of the 2010 William H. Crook Fellowships.  Now in its third year, the popular program awards fellowships to talented students working with innovative nonprofit organizations to make a difference in the lives of the underprivileged throughout the world.  Since 2008, 21 fellows have engaged in cutting-edge, important and often difficult work to improve the economic, social and educational conditions of communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

June 2, 2010 - News

In its first year of operations, the Robert S. Strauss Center  for International Security and Law's program on Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) has made great strides in exploring the complex relationship between the growing threat of climate change and the ability of African countries to manage emergencies, disasters and violent conflict.

June 1, 2010 - News

The National Academy of Education has announced that Jane Lincove, LBJ School assistant professor of public affairs, is a recipient of the 2010 National Academy of Education (NAEd)/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship, which includes $55,000 for a period of up to two years to pursue critical research projects in education.

May 28, 2010 - Event

Event Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 6:15pm - 7:30pm

Robert Hutchings, dean of the LBJ School, opened the 2010 LBJ School Summer Speaker Series June 8 in Washington D.C, sponsored by the Washington Area LBJ School Alumni Chapter (WALSAC) and The Archer Center.

Speaking before a group of nearly 60 alumni gathered, Hutchings stressed his commitment to alumni and specifically addressed the D.C. chapter’s unique link to the School.


May 26, 2010 - News

With Congress set to vote as early as this week on a proposal to repeal the rule barring gays from serving openly in the U.S. military, deans representing nine top-tier public policy schools, including LBJ School Dean Robert Hutchings, are demonstrating a strong show of support of the recommendations of the President, the Secretary of Defense, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and many other current and former military leaders, calling for repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy of the United States military forces.

May 24, 2010 - News

It was a day of celebration for the LBJ School of Public Affairs-- a day where family and friends were invited to watch a new generation of policy leaders receive their diplomas at the 2010 LBJ School Convocation Ceremony.


May 19, 2010 - News

In light of the recent Supreme Court decision in Graham v. Florida, University of Texas at Austin professor Michele Deitch, author of “From Time-Out to Hard Time: Young Children in the Adult Criminal Justice System,” calls on Congress and state policymakers in a New York Times letter to the editor “The Young Are Different, Justices Rule,” to reconsider laws that allow young children to be transferred to criminal court for their offenses.

May 18, 2010 - News

LBJ School Assistant Dean Jeffery R. Patterson has been awarded "The Eyes of Texas Excellence Award" for the Fall 2009 semester. Chosen by The Eyes of Texas, an anonymous campus organization dedicated to unselfish devotion to the University of Texas at Austin, the award is given to only ten deserving UT faculty, administrators, or staff members each semester.

May 13, 2010 - News

The worsening deepwater oil spill off the Gulf of Mexico coast was the topic of a public briefing and discussion by several university experts in petroleum engineering, geology, law, business and environment Tuesday, May 18, sponsored by the Energy Institute at The University of Texas at Austin.

The briefing, titled “Oil in Troubled Waters” featured leading university experts in areas of petroleum engineering, environment, public policy, law and geosciences. It was moderated by Robert Hutchings, dean of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. 

The program addressed issues about the Deepwater Horizon disaster, including the cause, consequences and cost of the oil spill.

May 12, 2010 - News

Before the Senate voted 96-0 to perform a one-time audit of the Federal Reserve Bank on Monday, LBJ School Professors James Galbraith and Robert Auerbach were lending their voices and expertise to the issue.

May 12, 2010 - News

The University of Texas at Austin announced the creation of a new academy called Subiendo: The Academy for Rising Leaders,” to prepare new leaders to address the needs of the next generation, including a growing Hispanic population that has become the largest and youngest minority group in the United States.

April 27, 2010 - News

The Barbara Jordan Historical Essay Competition (BJHEC) partnered with LBJ School student organization Public Affairs Alliance for Communities of Color (PAACC) to offer high school students the opportunity to engage in a journey about real people who lived during historic times. The award presentation took place during the 24th Annual Heman Sweatt Symposium in Civil Rights on April 23.

April 23, 2010 - News

LBJ School Associate Professor Pat Wong has been awarded the Asian/Asian American Faculty and Staff Association's (AAFSA) 2010 RAISE Award, which recognizes one faculty and staff member who instill strength and excellence in their work with students and The University of Texas at Austin community.

April 22, 2010 - News

Through academic channels, mainstream media, and the power of film, LBJ School faculty and affiliates of the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law continue to lead the discussion on nuclear proliferation.

April 20, 2010 - News

Distinguished public servant and scholar, James B. Steinberg, Deputy Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State, will deliver the convocation address on Saturday, May 22, to the 2010 graduating class of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin, it was announced today by LBJ School Dean Robert Hutchings. The convocation ceremony, to be held in the Lady Bird Johnson Auditorium at 11:00 am (CT), also marks the special occasion of the first Master of Global Policy Studies graduating class, a program established under the leadership of Steinberg.

April 19, 2010 - News

The LBJ School of Public Affairs was once again victorious against the Bush School of Government and Public Service in their annual softball tournament dubbed the "Dillo Cup on Sunday, April 18. The LBJ School once again has the honor of keeping the armadillo trophy for another year.

April 15, 2010 - Event

Event Date: Friday, April 16, 2010 - 12:30pm - 5:00pm

Dean of the LBJ School of Public Affairs Ambassador Robert Hutchings and Admiral Bobby R. Inman, U. S. Navy (Ret.) participated in a symposium host by the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum titled “Strategic Warning and The Role of Intelligence: Lessons Learned from the 1968 Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia.”

April 13, 2010 - News

The LBJ School of Public Affairs is one of many sponsors from The University of Texas at Austin for the 24th Annual Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights, April 22-23, 2010. The annual symposium, coordinated by the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement,  honors the legacy of Heman Marion Sweatt, the first African American to attend The University of Texas School of Law.

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