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News February 8, 2013

LBJ School Faculty and Students Inform Public Dialogue on Major Issues of the 83rd Texas State Legislature

Through research, public events and faculty expertise, the LBJ School of Public Affairs, it's faculty and student researchers, continue to inform public dialogue on some of the most pressing issues of the 83rd Texas State Legislature.

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News January 15, 2013

Former Atlanta Mayor Joins the LBJ School as Barbara Jordan Visiting Professor

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 15, 2013 — Shirley Franklin, who served two terms as mayor of Atlanta, has joined the LBJ School of Public Affairs as the Barbara Jordan Visiting Professor in Ethics and Political Values. The LBJ School’s dean, Robert Hutchings, announced the appointment today.

In addition to her appointment, Franklin will serve as the keynote speaker for the 17th annual Barbara Jordan Forum, scheduled for Feb. 19. Prior to that, Franklin will introduce Andrew Young — a former Atlanta mayor, congressman and U.N. ambassador — at the second annual Tom Johnson Lectureship hosted by the LBJ Library on Jan. 31.

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News January 9, 2013

New UT Clements Center will promote diplomatic history and national security as well as honor the former governor

The William P. Clements Jr. Center on History, Strategy and Statecraft is being established at The University of Texas at Austin to train leaders in the history of national security and diplomacy and to honor the legacy of one of the most influential statesmen in Texas history, former Gov. Bill Clements.

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News January 9, 2013

Student Researchers Release 2013 Legislative Preview Covering Major Topics of the 83rd Texas State Legislature

In preparation for the 83rd Texas Legislative Session, LBJ School students have compiled an in-depth preview of the major challenges facing state policymakers. The preview covers the following issues: budget, criminal justice, education, elections, healthcare, immigration, payday lending, the sunset advisory commission and water and energy.

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News December 18, 2012

Three LBJ School Alumni featured in Forbes '30 Under 30'

Three 2010 LBJ School graduates have been named to the Forbes 2012 "30 Under 30" list: Greg Pardo and Martha Bloem for "30 Under 30: Law and Policy" and Melissa Lott  for "30 Under 30: Energy".

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News December 17, 2012

Guns & the End of Common Sense By Sherri Greenberg

I support gun ownership.  I believe in the Constitution, and I grew up in an area where people owned guns for hunting, recreation and protection.  As a family, my husband and I used to take our kids to a Travis County range for clay and skeet sport shooting.  However, gun ownership should not put an end to common sense.

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News December 17, 2012

Winter Break Schedule 2013

Over the Holiday Break—December 23, 2013 until January 2, 2014—the University and the LBJ School will be officially closed. However, students, staff, and faculty with electronic swipe cards will still have access to the building. Should an emergency or problem arise during this time, please utilize the contact information below.

 

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News December 17, 2012

LBJ Professor James Galbraith Addresses German Trade Union on Economic Crisis

On December 6, 2012, Professor James Galbraith gave a keynote speech to a congress of the largest German Trade Union, IG Metall, meeting in Berlin on the theme, "Changing Course for a Good Life."  Professor Galbraith spoke on the second day of the three-day meeting; keynotes were delivered on the first day by Nouriel Roubini of New York University, and on the closing day by former President Luis Ignacio Lula da Silva of Brazil.

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News December 13, 2012

Students Stories from 2012

Every LBJ School student has a unique perspective on public service. Here are a few student stories from 2012 that highlight the diversity of our LBJ School student community, their research interests and commitment to public service.

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News December 10, 2012

Low-Income Housing Research a Way to Improve Lives for LBJ Student

The most important aspect of research to LBJ School student Liza Getsinger is what it can accomplish for people in need.

“It’s wonderful to be able to move the research discipline forward but the goal is really how do you improve services on the ground,” said Getsinger about a study she was involved with while employed at the Urban Institute, a Washington, DC-based economic and social policy think tank.

Getsinger, a second-year MPAff student, conducted in-person interviews for an article that was recently published in Social Service Review, one of the leading social work journals. The article, “The Challenge of Targeting Services: A Typology of Public-Housing Residents,” provides a detailed look at the best ways to target services to residents of low-income housing.

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