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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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News August 15, 2013

Are U.S. Nuclear Reactors Adequately Protected Against Credible Terrorist Attacks?

The Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Project (NPPP) at The University of Texas at Austin's LBJ School of Public Affairs has released a report titled “http://lbj.utexas.edu/sites/default/files/image/pdf_icon.gif); background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Protecting U.S. Nuclear Facilities from Terrorist Attack: Re-assessing the Current ‘Design Basis Threat’ Approach".

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News August 5, 2013

Longtime faculty member Shama Gamkhar dies in plane crash

Shama Gamkhar, associate professor of public affairs and longtime faculty member of the LBJ School, was killed in a plane crash, along with her husband, Sid Shah, on Aug. 4, 2013. Gamkhar was an expert in environmental economic policy and a teacher of public finance and financial management. Gamkhar was 54.

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News July 19, 2013

Dean Robert Hutchings Assumes Role of Vice President for the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs

The Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) has named LBJ School Dean Robert Hutchings to the role of Vice President for the organization. Dean Hutchings previously served as Secretary/Treasurer of APSIA.

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News July 18, 2013

Army War College fellows program encourages exchange of ideas

Since 1992, The University of Texas at Austin has welcomed between five and eleven Army War College Fellows each year through a partnership with the Army War College. The fellows — Army officers who have succeeded operationally and are being prepared to take on high-level strategic positions in the military — spend their year at the university taking master’s level classes in several departments including the LBJ School of Public Affairs.

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News July 18, 2013

Tara Smith Testifies for the Subcommittee on Human Resources in Washington, DC

Tara Smith, a Research Associate at the LBJ School’s Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources, testified before the House Ways and Means Committee’s Subcommittee on Human Resources on July 17. Smith was called before the subcommittee to provide members with information regarding evaluation efforts to help families support their children and escape poverty. She summarized the Center’s ongoing efforts to evaluate two sector-based training programs with a unique two-generation focus.

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News July 15, 2013
News June 25, 2013

LBJ Professor to Help Train High School History Teachers From Across U.S.

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, one of the leading educational foundations in the country, has selected The University of Texas at Austin as a distinguished institution for training the next generation of history teachers. Twenty-five primary and secondary education teachers from schools throughout the country (including three in Texas) will participate in a weeklong seminar on the UT Austin campus, where they will work closely with faculty members to improve the quality of history education in their schools and communities. LBJ School Professor Jeremi Suri will lead the seminar.

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News June 25, 2013

Professor James Galbraith to Receive Prestigious Economics Prize

Professor James Galbraith will be among the 2014 recipients of the Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought. The award is given out by the Global Development and Environment (GDAE) Institute at Tufts University and recognizes the contributions researchers make to the study of poverty, inequality and well-being.

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News June 18, 2013

LBJ School students share their experiences as summer interns in the Thinkers and Doers blog

The 2013 edition of the Thinkers and Doers Summer Internship Blog has launched with six student bloggers focusing on policy issues for a variety of governmental, nongovernmental and nonprofit organizations around the world and close to home. From agriculture, food security and nutrition to juvenile justice issues in Texas, entrepreneurial development, education and poverty, these student interns will share their ongoing stories as they develop the skills to become change agents in the world of public affairs. We invite you to meet our bloggers and learn about their various policy interests and then follow along as they describe their fieldwork.

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