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News October 24, 2013

LBJ School Professors Win Prestigious UT Hamilton Book Award

Two LBJ School professors were honored at the 2013 Hamilton Book Awards, the first LBJ School faculty to ever win the prestigious prize recognizing outstanding faculty and staff publications from The University

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News September 16, 2013

Legacy of giving back: Class of ’82 comes together to create fellowship endowment

Doug Brookman remembers driving with trepidation the long road from the mountains of New Mexico to the rolling hills of Austin to start his first semester at the LBJ School. In 1980, he had been out of school for a few years and had reservations about graduate school and whether this program was the right fit. For Brookman, like many students, returning to school was a gamble.

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News September 16, 2013

The LBJ School welcomes two new permanent faculty members in health policy and environmental economics

The LBJ School is pleased to announce the addition of Todd Olmstead, former Associate Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University's School of Public Policy, and Sheila Olmstead, former Associate Professor of Environmental Economics at the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, to the permanent faculty.

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News September 10, 2013

Osborne evaluates Texas home visiting program for Texas HHSC

LBJ professor Cynthia Osborne

Increased federal investments in early childhood programs have opened up many new opportunities for

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News September 9, 2013

International Conference on Aging in the Americas to be Held Sept. 17-19

The LBJ School of Public Affairs will present “The 2013 International Conference on Aging in the Americas” (ICAA) on Sept. 17-19 at the Julius Glickman Conference Center at The University of Texas at Austin. The 2013 conference is the sixth installment in the Conference Series on Aging in the Americas, a successful series of meetings on aging in the Hispanic population established in 2001 at the university. This year’s conference is titled “Demographics of Aging in the Americas: How Should We Prepare for an Aging Population in Mexico and in the U.S.A.?”

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News August 30, 2013

LBJ School Welcomes 2013 Incoming Class at Annual 'Gone to Texas' Event

The LBJ School of Public Affairs welcomed its newest incoming class of students with a week of orientation activities that culminated with the "Gone to Texas", a reception hosted by Dean Robert Hutchings, which ends in a march to the UT Tower for a special presentation of music, student videos and inspirational speakers. 

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News August 28, 2013

50th Anniversary of March on Washington - LBJ School Faculty Reflections

On the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, LBJ School faculty share their reflections of the iconic Martin Luther King, Jr. "I Have a Dream Speech," share their personal experiences attending the March and address how much further we still need to go as a society to achieve true equality.

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News August 21, 2013

International students from Mexico and Israel study leadership at LBJ School

This summer the LBJ School of Public Affairs hosted 13 students from Mexico's Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) and three students from Israel’s Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC) for a two week Public Management and Leadership Program.

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News August 15, 2013

NPPP Report: Are U.S. Nuclear Reactors Adequately Protected From Terrorists?

A major new report, co-authored by LBJ School Associate Professor Alan Kuperman, warns that dozens of reactor sites across the United States are inadequately protected from terrorist attacks that could trigger a meltdown or lead to a diversion of bomb-grade uranium. As the new report will note, the danger is far from hypothetical since the 9/11 hijackers are known to have considered flying a passenger jet into a U.S. nuclear reactor before they settled on the World Trade Center as their main terror target.

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News August 15, 2013

LBJ School and UT Austin Mourn Loss of Bill Livingston – Teacher, Leader and Scholar

The University of Texas at Austin and LBJ School communities mourn the loss of former acting university president William S. Livingston, who died this morning.  He was 93.
 He came to UT Austin in 1949 as a Government professor and spent the next six decades teaching and serving the university in various roles, including chair of the Government Department, vice chancellor of academic programs, and vice president and dean of graduate studies.  He led the committee that planned the development of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.



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