All News | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin

All News

News December 4, 2019

LBJ DC Fellows class of 2019 to graduate Dec. 7

The fourth cohort of students from the LBJ School of Public Affairs DC Concentration will graduate on Saturday, Dec. 7 at the LBJ Washington Center. Dean Angela Evans and LBJ Washington Center Interim Director William Shute will address the intimate ceremony for family and friends.

Read more
The 2019 class of LBJ DC Fellows is introduced at the Dean's Annual DC Alumni Reception in August. Left to right: Emma Nye, Cara Pavlak, Sean Walker, Christopher Purdy. Back row: Sara Plasencia
News December 3, 2019

Time to apply: First-round application deadline for Fall 2020 entry is Dec. 15

The application deadline for early funding for the 2020–21 academic year at the LBJ School of Public Affairs is Dec. 15. Here's an overview of the LBJ School's programs and application requirements.

Read more
The incoming LBJ School class celebrates the 2019 Gone to Texas
News November 14, 2019

Mayor Mike Duggan shares before-and-after story of Detroit at the LBJ School

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan visited the LBJ School on Wednesday to talk about efforts to rebuild the city of Detroit as part of the Dean's Distinguished Leaders Series. Duggan, who became the first white mayor of Detroit in 40 years in a city that is nearly 80 percent black, addressed a crowd of

Read more
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan talks with LBJ students and members of the community during a Dean's Distinguished Leaders Series conversation on Nov. 13, 2019
News November 11, 2019

LBJ Welcomes Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan Nov. 13

On Wednesday, Nov. 13, the LBJ School of Public Affairs welcomes Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan to the Dean's Distinguished Leaders Series. Duggan, born in Detroit, has spent his entire career working in the city to solve some of the most complex issues facing Detroiters, including crime, blight and access to jobs. Elected mayor on Nov. 5, 2013, Duggan attracted national attention in part for being the first white mayor of the majority-black city since Roman Gribbs in the early 1970s, when Detroit's population still had a white majority. He was re-elected to a second term on Nov. 7, 2017.

Read more
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan disembarks from a city bus in his hometown
News November 8, 2019

Experts explore “Green New Deal” and “European New Deal” at LBJ School, UT Austin

The New Deal has become a leading symbol of our age. But what will it take to bring about the next New Deal?

Experts on economics, climate change, politics and social policy, political leaders and activists will explore the elements of a “Green New Deal” in Europe and America and the “

Read more
Event graphic: New Deals in Europe and America
News November 7, 2019

LBJ’s LatinX Factor Summit fosters education, exchange of ideas on impact of LatinX communities

Members of the LBJ, UT Austin and Austin communities gathered at the LBJ School of Public Affairs on Thursday, Oct. 24 for a summit exploring LatinX and its role in the American social, political and cultural landscape.

“The LatinX

Read more
Students participate LBJ School's LatinX Summit.
News November 6, 2019

LBJ School researcher explores employment outcomes for people living with HIV/AIDS

Many persons living with HIV/AIDS experience unemployment with estimates as high as 60 percent. Todd Olmstead, a health economist and professor of public affairs at the LBJ School, along with colleague and principal investigator Dr. Carla Nash

Read more
LBJ Professor and health economist Todd Olmstead
News October 31, 2019

LBJ-mentored team among the winners of the 2019-20 President's Award for Global Learning

A team of students and faculty respresenting the LBJ School that will research health system gaps in diabetes care in Mexico is among the five winners of the 2019–20 President's Award for Global Learning.

Read more
The diabetes in Mexico team poses after their pitch for the 2019–20 President's Award for Global Learning: Kanishka Mitra, Harrison Mark, Joyce Tiong and Kathryn Quan. LBJ School Professor Jacqueline Angel, Adjunct Professor Meeta Kothare and DellMed Assi
News October 30, 2019

National prenatal-to-three policy initiative established at UT-Austin’s LBJ School of Public Affairs

A new prenatal-to-three policy initiative in the Child and Family Research Partnership (CFRP) at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin will be a resource for state

Read more
Close-up of young baby with brown eyes — credit Jadell Films/Unsplash
News October 18, 2019

LBJ faculty, students present research on work, families, public workers, crime and more at the 2019 APPAM Conference

Professors and students from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin will lead conversations and present research across an array of policy areas at the 2019 Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Fall Research Conference in Denver, Colorado Nov. 7–9.

Read more
LBJ faculty presenting at the 2019 APPAM conference: William Spelman, Varun Rai, Cynthia Osborne, Ruth Wasem, Gordon Abner and Ken Flamm