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News February 3, 2020

LBJ School announces first participants in 'Genius for Good' forum celebrating 50th anniversary

The Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin is proud to announce the initial slate of participants for Genius for Good on March 11, 2020 — the first signature LBJ Forum in a yearlong series of events celebrating the School's half-century "In the Arena." This LBJ Forum will challenge and inspire emerging generations of leaders about the exciting future they can help lead with innovation, think-big public policy and fundamental notions of "the public good."

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News January 31, 2020

LBJ student Amy Kroll named to the 2020 class of Presidential Leadership Scholars

The Presidential Leadership Scholars (PLS) program has announced that Amy Kroll, a second-year MPAff student at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, is among the 60 Scholars chosen for the program's sixth annual class. PLS serves as a catalyst for a diverse network of 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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LBJ MPAff student Amy Kroll, founder and executive director, LBJ Women's Campaign School
News January 14, 2020

Oil and gas boom, industrial growth could mean significant new climate emissions, study finds

New research from The University of Texas at Austin finds industrial buildout in oil, gas and petrochemical sectors in the U.S. Gulf Coast and Southwest regions could generate more than half a billion tons of additional greenhouse gas emissions per year by 2030. That figure is equivalent to 8 percent of total current annual U.S. emissions. These emissions are driven by the regions’ oil and gas boom, and a substantial fraction comes from large industrial facilities such as new petrochemical plants, liquefied natural gas export terminals and refineries. The vast majority of these emissions will come from Texas and Louisiana.

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Oil derricks in a field
News December 16, 2019

LBJ School of Public Affairs marks 50th anniversary with special programs in 2020

In 2020, the Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin will turn 50, marking a half-century since one of the most action-oriented policy presidents in American history declared his intention to educate new generations of young people to become bold "thinkers and doers." During the landmark anniversary year, the LBJ School will present three daylong programs that spotlight contemporary, high-profile voices known for their imaginative and thoughtful leadership in their chosen arenas.

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News December 10, 2019

Washington Center graduates LBJ DC Fellows class of 2019

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

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The 2019 cohort of LBJ DC Fellows.
News December 6, 2019

Winter Break Schedule 2019: Dec. 23, 2019—Jan. 6, 2020

Over the Holiday Break—Dec. 23, 2019 until Jan. 6, 2020—the University and the LBJ School will be officially closed. 

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Close-up of a snowflake
News December 4, 2019

LBJ Washington Center graduates DC Fellows class of 2019

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan disembarks from a city bus in his hometown

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