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July 2, 2014 - Event

Event Date: Friday, July 18, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Join fellow LBJ Houstonians for a casual happy hour at Queen Vic's Pub on Friday, July 18.

June 25, 2014 - News

AUSTIN, Texas, June 25, 2014 – Dr. David Springer has been named as the new Director of the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, it was announced today by LBJ School Dean Robert Hutchings. Springer, who began his professional career as a clinical social worker, has been a member of The University of Texas at Austin’s School of Social Work since 1997 where he is a University Distinguished Teaching Professor.

June 25, 2014 - News

If you live in the South and have trouble exercising during the muggy summer months, you’re not alone. New research by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin has found that adults are less physically active — and more obese — in counties where summers are hot, especially if they are also humid or rainy.

The new study, which appears in the American Journal of Public Health, also found that adults are less active and more obese in counties where winters are especially cold, cloudy and dark.

Summer weather helps to explain why some parts of the U.S. have more obesity than others. As shown in the study’s maps, many of the counties with the people who are least active and most obese are in the Southeast, where the summers are hot and wet, while many of the most active, least obese counties are in the mountain West, where summers are cool and dry.

June 17, 2014 - Event

Event Date: Monday, June 23, 2014 - 10:30am

ADAPT of Texas and the LBJ School of Public Affairs will host an event to mark the 15th anniversary of the Olmstead Decision on June 23 at 10:30 AM. The event will feature a brief press conference where members of the community who have benefited from the Olmstead Act will share their personal experiences followed by light refreshments.

June 10, 2014 - Event

Event Date: Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Annual Welcome Back event hosted by the Austin Area Alumni Chapter

June 10, 2014 - Event

Event Date: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Austin Alumni Chapter monthly happy hour event.

June 6, 2014 - News

Assistant Professor Sam Richardson was awarded a grant of $19,250 by the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health to head a unique project that will effectively map the mental health workforce shortage in Texas. Using ArGIS software to create interactive maps that combine census data with addresses of licensed mental health providers, as well as incorporating data on income and race/ethnicity, Richardson’s study aims to provide a more detailed understanding of mental health workforce shortages in the state.

May 22, 2014 - News

The LBJ School announced today that six LBJ School students have been selected to participate in the School’s international exchange program with Israel’s Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya.

May 22, 2014 - News

Johnie Jones graduated from the LBJ School in 2011 and was hired by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) where he works on strategic partnerships for the department. Recently profiled by The Pacific Standard in their "30 Thinkers Under 30" series, Johnie has distinguished himself as a rising leader in the federal agriculture policy arena. In this Q&A, Johnie discusses some of the greatest policy challenges currently facing our nation, as well as other activities taking place at USDA.

May 20, 2014 - Event

Event Date: Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

LBJ School annual alumni reception in Washington, D.C.

May 19, 2014 - News

In a day of celebration, the newest graduating class of the LBJ School enjoyed inspirational remarks by San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, Dean Robert Hutchings and Peter La Fountain, the student class speaker.

May 13, 2014 - Event

Event Date: Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Annual meeting of the Austin Area Alumni Chapter

May 13, 2014 - Event

Event Date: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Join the Austin Area Alumni Chapter for a monthly happy hour at the Dog and Duck Pub.

May 13, 2014 - Event

Event Date: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

May Happy Hour with the Austin Area Alumni Chapter: Games and drinks at Pinballz Arcade.

May 6, 2014 - News

San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro will deliver the convocation address on Saturday, May 17, to the 2014 graduating class of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.

April 30, 2014 - News

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin is creating the LBJ School Washington Center enabling students to earn a master’s degree in 18 months with a unique focus on federal public policy. The Center will also provide a platform and forum for nonpartisan policy analysis on the critical issues facing the country and the world and serve as a hub for the dissemination of faculty research.

April 11, 2014 - News

Sidney Weintraub, Dean Rusk Professor Emeritus of the LBJ School of Public Affairs, died on April 10 at the age of 91.

April 4, 2014 - News

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act, the LBJ School is  reflecting on the seminal nature of the civil rights legislation passed by President Johnson while examining civil rights issues in America and around the world today. Through events like the Civil Rights Summit and faculty experts in the news, the LBJ School is advancing the public dialogue surrounding modern day Civil Rights issues.


April 2, 2014 - News

The LBJ School of Public Affairs will host a series of student-focused events to encourage dialogue around the great policy challenges that will be at the center of the Civil Rights Summit, April 8-10, hosted by the LBJ Presidential Library and Museum. These events will be open to the LBJ School of Public Affairs and UT School of Law Communities and will be designed to engage students in meaningful dialogue on the policy and law implications at the heart of the Summit’s four presidential addresses.

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