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News February 15, 2019

Application deadline: March 15 — find out what the LBJ School is like, how to apply, how to pay for it and more

The March 15 application deadline for the 2019-20 academic year at the LBJ School of Public Affairs is fast approaching. There is time to gather the materials to apply — here's an overview of the LBJ School's programs and application requirements.

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A group of new LBJ School students with Dean Angela Evans in front of the UT Tower lit up for Gone to Texas 2018
News February 7, 2019

LBJ School, Dell Med Professor Michael Hole named one of the fifth annual class of Presidential Leadership Scholars

The Presidential Leadership Scholars (PLS) program has announced that Dr. Michael Hole, a pediatrician, social entrepreneur and joint faculty at the LBJ School and Dell Medical School, is among the 60 men and women who will form its fifth annual class. PLS serves as a catalyst for a diverse network of established leaders brought together to collaborate and make a difference in the world as they learn about leadership through the lens of the presidential experiences of George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Lyndon B. Johnson.

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Dr. Michael Hole, in a white lab coat, consults with a teenage patient in a red T-shirt at Dell Children's Medical Center.
News February 7, 2019

2019 LBJ School Alumni Weekend Dates Announced

The LBJ School and LBJ Alumni Board are proud to announce the second annual Alumni Weekend, continuing the tradition of hosting those classes celebrating their 5th, 10th, 15th, etc. reunion. The LBJ School Alumni Weekend reunion takes place one weekend early each fall semester, this year

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2019 LBJ Alumni Weekend
News February 1, 2019

Celebrating Black History Month

The LBJ School presents Black History Month events to foster meaningful engagement with issues of diversity, inclusion and social justice.

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Celebrating Black History Month graphic
News January 25, 2019

New Aging & Longevity Center to address future needs of Texas’ growing elderly population

To improve the longevity and well-being of aging individuals across all demographics, The University of Texas at Austin will launch the Texas Aging & Longevity Center (TALC) on Friday, Jan. 25. University partners are the LBJ School of Public Affairs, College of Liberal Arts, Moody College of Communication, School of Human Ecology, College of Natural Sciences, Office of the Vice President for Research, School of Information, Human Development and Family Sciences, Population Research Center and School of Nursing. Jaqueline Angel, an LBJ School professor and leading aging researcher, sits on TALC's executive committee.

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LBJ School Professor Jacqui Angel spoke on a 2018 SXSW panel on city solutions to aging
News January 23, 2019

Policy on Purpose: Presidential historian and author Michael Beschloss

In this episode of "Policy on Purpose," presidential historian and best-selling author Michael Beschloss joins Dean Angela Evans to talk about why and how drawing on history to illuminate and improve politics and policy is critical, and what he's learned from approaching history through issues and circumstances rather than biography.

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Presidential historian and author Michael Beschloss with LBJ School Dean Angela Evans
News January 10, 2019

Drs. James and Claudia Richter establish three endowments at the LBJ School

Drs. James and Claudia Richter have generously established three endowments at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, focused on solving issues in global health policy that are of highest impact and priority of the day.

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Drs. James and Claudia Richter, who established three LBJ School endowments
News December 18, 2018

Fall 2018: Semester in Review

We asked students, faculty and staff to share their favorite LBJ School memories from fall 2018. From exclusive access to top policymakers to the inaugural In the Arena Award to cutting-edge policy research, the semester was jam-packed with unforgettable moments. Can you picture yourself here? Learn more about how to apply.

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Three female LBJ students take photos and selfies during Gone to Texas 2018
News December 17, 2018

LBJ's Varun Rai named New UT Energy Institute director

Varun Rai, associate dean for research at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, has been named the next director of the Energy Institute at The University of Texas at Austin effective Jan. 1, 2019.


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Varun Rai (right) talks with fellow LBJ Professor Josh Eisenman at Innovation Bound, the annual celebration of LBJ School policy research, on Feb. 8, 2017
News December 12, 2018

LBJ student researchers recommend phasing out controversial plutonium fuel in first-of-its-kind energy study

Nuclear power plants traditionally use uranium fuel, which is relatively safe and uncontroversial. However, seven countries around the world have also used fuel made of plutonium, which is controversial because it causes cancer, may be used in nuclear weapons, and is very expensive to purify and manufacture into fuel. So why do these countries produce and use such dangerous fuel and what has been their experience?

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LBJ Professor Alan Kuperman (center) after presenting the findings of the policy research project on plutonium to local citizens' groups in Daejeon, South Korea in November. (Photo courtesy of Alan Kuperman)