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News February 17, 2017

LBJ School Student Experiences Legislative Tensions Firsthand

Testimony by LBJ School student (MPAff ’18) and NARAL legislative intern Margaret Hennessy abruptly ended during a Texas State Senate Health and Human Services Committee hearing.

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LBJ student Margaret Hennessy testifies at a Texas State Senate Health and Human Services Committee hearing.
News February 14, 2017

LBJ School Students Honor Barbara Jordan's Life, Legacy with Annual Forum

The Barbara Jordan National Forum is a student-driven, week-long tribute honoring the memory of politician, policymaker and educator Barbara Jordan, who ended her career as the Lyndon B. Johnson Centennial Chair of Public Policy at the LBJ School.

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Barbara Jordan National Forum student co-chairs stand in front of a plaque with a quote from Barbara Jordan
News January 5, 2017

The LBJ Washington Center Celebrates its Inaugural Graduating Class

The LBJ Washington Center hosted the inaugural LBJ School of Public Affairs DC Concentration graduation ceremony on December 10, 2016.

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Eight LBJ Schoolers celebrate their DC Concentration graduation in Washington.
Media Mention January 3, 2017

How one boy's mystery disease could hold the key to solving our biggest health threats

Ph.D. student Mark C. Hand comments on the role of academics and higher education institutions in social entrepreneurship and innovation.

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News December 9, 2016

Remembering an American Hero: The LBJ School Reflects on John Glenn's Life and Legacy

"Today, the world lost a man who was not only a pioneer in the space age, a respected Senator, and passionate educator, but also a man who exemplified all that is good about America, a man we were proud to stand with as a fellow American. Throughout his life he quietly stepped up and showed us what was possible."

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Dean Angela Evans with John Glenn on his visit to the LBJ School
News September 30, 2016

LBJ Students Form the Heart of Texas Tribune Festival 2016 Social Media Street Team

LBJ students formed the heart of the Texas Tribune Festival’s social media street team, engaging panelists and attendees, as well as generating buzz through digital networks, producing more than 400 tweets over the course of the weekend.

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News July 12, 2016

The LBJ School welcomes the entering class of 2016 to Camp LBJ

The LBJ School of Public Affairs extends a warm welcome to the entering class of 2016 as they join us for Camp LBJ, an annual summer enrichment program for our new students that runs from July 13 – August 12. Over the next four and a half weeks, students at Camp LBJ will experience a broad range of

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News July 11, 2016

Student researchers report on food insecurity and hunger in Austin for the Office of Sustainability

Student researchers from the LBJ School, under the leadership of Professors Raj Patel and Erin Lentz, released a report this past week on food related issues in the Austin community in collaboration with the city's Office of Sustainability. Students found that 25 percent of Austin households were

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Students with Austin Mayor Steve Adler
News July 7, 2016

Student Researchers Report U.S. Intelligence and Security Study Findings

Several students at the LBJ School participated in a Policy Research Project (PRP) that examined intelligence oversight and national security in the United States. The research project, led by faculty members Stephen Slick and William Inboden, unearthed a broad range of attitudes regarding U.S.

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News May 6, 2016

Texas State Director for The Nature Conservancy and Award-Winning LBJ Alumna Laura Huffman Delivered the 2016 LBJ School Commencement Address

AUSTIN, Texas, June 2, 2016 - Laura Huffman, Texas State Director for The Nature Conservancy and recipient of the LBJ School alumni association’s 2016 Distinguished Public Service Award, delivered the formal commencement address to the LBJ School of Public Affairs class of 2016 on May 21, 2016 in

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