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News May 8, 2012

LBJ School releases report on conditions for certified juveniles in Texas county jails

LBJ School Senior Lecturer Michele Deitch has released a new report titled “Conditions for Certified Juveniles in Texas County Jails,” the second in her series on juveniles in the adult criminal justice system in Texas.

This report provides a comprehensive picture of the conditions for certified juveniles awaiting trial in adult county jails based on a survey of 41 jails across the state of Texas. Deitch worked with the Texas Commission on Jail Standards, a state agency responsible for oversight of county jails, to collect and analyze the data.

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News May 1, 2012

LBJ School Washington Program Enters Second Year

The LBJ School of Public Affairs’ Washington, D.C. Program enters its second year with three new summer graduate courses and the addition of two new nationally recognized practitioners as adjunct faculty.

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News April 30, 2012

LBJ School Professor Kevin Bacon Named 2012 Robert A. Fox Executive-in-Residence at UC Davis Graduate School of Management

Kevin Bacon, Adjunct Professor of Public Affairs at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, has been named the 2012 Robert A. Fox Executive-in-Residence at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management.

 

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News April 30, 2012

LBJ Students Host Event to Introduce Public Affairs to Underrepresented Students in the Field

Members of the LBJ School student organization Public Affairs Alliance for Communities of Color (PAACC) recently held an outreach event on UT’s campus to introduce public affairs to undergraduate students underrepresented in the field.

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News April 29, 2012

Former Colorado Gov. Bill Owens to deliver 2012 convocation address

Bill Owens, the former governor of Colorado and an LBJ School alumnus, will deliver the convocation address on Saturday, May 19, to the 2012 graduating class of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.

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News April 26, 2012

LBJ School Announces Launch of Wasserman Media Center

 The LBJ School of Public Affairs is proud to announce the launch of a newly-designed Wasserman Media Center, which includes a state-of-the-art Distance Learning Classroom and a one-camera studio to be used for remote television and radio interviews for faculty.

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News April 23, 2012

Special Edition of the Baines Report Honors 40th Anniversary of First LBJ School Graduating Class

In a special edition of The Baines Report, an LBJ School student-led online publication, guest writers pay tribute to the 40-year anniversary of the LBJ School’s first graduating students, the class of 1972.

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News April 16, 2012

LBJ alumnus and vice president of the East West Institute David Firestein Delivers talks U.S.-Chinese relations and the role of government in American life

LBJ Alumnus and vice president of the East West Institute David Firestein delivered two talks in March and April 2012. One focused on  U.S.-Chinese Relations and the other focused on the role of government in American life.

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News April 10, 2012

Renowned Philanthropist Bernard Rapoport Dies at Age 94

Renowned Philanthropist and LBJ Foundation Board Member Bernard Rapoport has died at the age of 94. Rapoport was a long-time member of the LBJ Foundation Board and supporter of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and The University of Texas at Austin.

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News April 2, 2012

Graduate Student Conference Highlights Research on Women in the Workplace by Students of LBJ School Professor Jacqueline Angel

On March 29, 2012, students from Dr. Jacqueline Angel’s topical seminar, Women and the Changing World of Work, presented a roundtable discussion on issues impacting the female workforce. This event was part of (Dis)locating Justice: 19th Annual College of Women and Gender Studies Graduate Student Conference. The research presented at the event was part of a larger project with the Women’s Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor, which has adopted a variety of policy initiatives aimed at improving women workers’ compensation and increasing their participation in areas of the labor market in which they are underrepresented. Issues discussed by the panel included obstacles to high-paying jobs, women’s involvement in green jobs, and balancing family and workplace responsibilities.

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