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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)
News December 12, 2018

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

The Dec. 15 Round 1 application deadline for priority funding for the 2019-20 academic year at the LBJ School of Public Affairs is fast approaching, and the March 15 Round 2 deadline isn't far behind. 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 December 12, 2018

Policy on Purpose: Former LBJ School dean, Deputy Secretary of State (2009–11) James Steinberg on globalization

In this episode of Policy on Purpose, former LBJ School dean and Obama administration Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg joins Dean Angela Evans for a conversation on globalization, U.S.-Chinese relations and an international-facing public policy education. 

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Former dean Jim Steinberg presents on panel in front of step and repeats
News December 10, 2018

LBJ Washington Center graduates DC Fellows class of 2018

The LBJ Washington Center hosted the third LBJ School of Public Affairs DC Concentration graduation ceremony in Washington, DC on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. LBJ School Dean Angela Evans and LBJ Washington Center Executive Director Tom O'Donnell presented remarks during an intimate ceremony for family and friends. 

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The LBJ DC Fellows Class of 2018 at their graduation on Dec. 8, 2018
News December 7, 2018

LBJ School hosted Volcker Alliance government-to-university initiative

The LBJ School hosted a regional collaborative design session Dec. 5-6 as part of the first phase of the Volcker Alliance's Government-to-University (G2U) Initiative. The G2U Initiative focuses on building connections between government and universities to strengthen alignment on recruitment, skills development and research.

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Group of men, women in business suits gathered around a round table in front of the LBJ window.
News December 5, 2018

Bollinger Fund helps international LBJ students explore the U.S.

The LBJ School of Public Affairs is fortunate to have a cohort of international students from all over the world who help bring fresh perspectives to public and social policy work. But earning a graduate degree is about more than attending classes and doing research. Thanks to the William and Judith Bollinger International Student Enrichment Fund, a group of nine LBJ masters students headed to Chicago Nov. 2-4 to get a taste of life outside of Austin.

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A group of LBJ international master's degree students visit the Art Institute of Chicago as part of a weekend sponsored by the Bollinger Fund.
News December 3, 2018

LBJ School to host Volcker Alliance government-to-university initiative

The LBJ School will host a regional collaborative design session Dec. 5-6 as part of the first phase of the Volcker Alliance's Government-to-University (G2U) Initiative. The G2U Initiative focuses on building connections between government and universities to strengthen alignment on recruitment, skills development and research.

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Group of men, women in business suits gathered around a round table in front of the LBJ window.
News November 30, 2018

LBJ’s Michele Deitch joins the U.S. Supreme Court Bar

The Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States welcomed Michele Deitch, an award-winning teacher and senior lecturer at the LBJ School and The University of Texas School of Law, into its ranks on Nov. 6.

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LBJ Senior Lecturer Michele Deitch in the courtroom at the U.S. Supreme Court on the day of her admittance to the Supreme Court Bar Association
News November 29, 2018

RGK Center, LBJ School host 47th ARNOVA conference on nonprofit sector role during and after crises

The LBJ School's RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service and Texas host committee convened more than 800 scholars and practitioners on the theme "From Relief to Resilience: How Philanthropy, Nonprofits and Volunteers Bridge the Gap between Crisis and Sustainability" at the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) 47th annual conference, held in Austin Nov. 15-17.

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LBJ Professor and RGK Center Director David Springer during a presentation at the 2018 ARNOVA Conference in Austin Nov. 15-17.
News November 20, 2018

Policy on Purpose: A Chief of Staff's View of the Senate

As part of their visit in October to the LBJ School for the Dean's Distinguished Leaders SeriesBeth Jafari, chief of staff for Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and

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Maura Keefe, chief of staff to Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Dean Angela Evans and Beth Jafari, chief of staff to Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas)

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