University of Texas at Austin

LBJ School of Public Affairs

Fall Issue 2013

Class of 82

In This Issue

Class of ’82 gives back
International leadership program
Faculty feature: Cynthia Osborne
New faculty announced
Video: EMPL curriculum

Legacy of Giving Back: Class of ’82 Comes Together to Create Fellowship Endowment

In the first 25 years of the LBJ School’s history, most students received generous fellowship support. That is no longer the case, but the intrepid Class of ’82 has stepped forward to help close the gap and offer an endowment of their own to positively impact the lives of future students.

International Students Study Leadership at LBJ School

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This summer the LBJ School hosted 13 students from Mexico’s Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas and three students from Israel’s Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya for a two week Public Management and Leadership Program. The summer program develops leadership skills and fosters contact between cultures.

Osborne Evaluates Texas Home Visiting Program for Texas HHSC

Increased federal investments in early childhood programs have opened up new opportunities for states, including the expansion of home visiting programs, which are designed to improve outcomes for at-risk children and their families. Associate Professor Cynthia Osborne and her team evaluate these programs and offer recommendations to the Health and Human Services Commission.

New Faculty Members in Health Policy and Environmental Economics

The LBJ School is pleased to announce the addition of Todd Olmstead, former Associate Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University’s School of Public Policy, and Sheila Olmstead, former Associate Professor of Environmental Economics at the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, to the permanent faculty.

VIDEO: New Executive Master in Public Leadership Accepting Applications Through Nov. 4

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In this video, hear from Graduate Advisor Jeremi Suri on the course curriculum for the new Executive Master in Public Leadership. The LBJ School is now accepting applications through Nov. 4 with classes beginning May 2014.

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