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News October 9, 2017

LBJ School and Federal Reserve Convene Workforce, Economic Experts at National Conference

The LBJ School of Public Affairs and the Federal Reserve, featuring all 12 of the Federal Reserve System's regional banks and the Board of Governors, convened the Investing in America's Workforce national conference to generate conversation about how to leverage community resources, policy and social investments to build connections between businesses and workers.

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Heath Prince, director of the Ray Marshall Center at the LBJ School, in front of Investing in America's Workforce powerpoint slide
News October 3, 2017

Former Vice President Joe Biden Visits with LBJ Students

LBJ School students met with former Vice President Joe Biden, after his address to a 900+ person crowd at the Lyndon B. Johnson Library.

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Joe Biden speaks with LBJ School of Public Affairs students as part of an exclusive meet and greet
News October 2, 2017

Dean's Distinguished Leaders Series Brings High-Level Visitors to LBJ School

U.S. House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D–MD), Texas State Senator Kirk Watson (D–Austin) and Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins visited the LBJ School of Public Affairs as featured speakers in the Dean’s Distinguished Leaders Series.

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Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins speaks to students
News September 26, 2017

LBJ Students Comprise Social Media Team at Trib Fest '17

LBJ School students formed the heart of the 2017 Texas Tribune Festival’s social media team, providing coverage all-weekend long of this innovative, three-day event that brings together leading policy experts, practitioners and media to explore our state and nation’s most pressing issues.

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LBJ School students with CNN's Chris Cillizza
News September 26, 2017

The LBJ School of Public Affairs Appoints David Springer as Interim Associate Dean for Academic Strategies

David Springer, currently the Director of the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service, a University Distinguished Teaching Professor, and Fellow to the Sid Richardson Chair at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin has been appointed interim Associate Dean for Academic Strategies for the LBJ School.

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David Springer
News September 25, 2017

10 Rules to Live by, According to Texas Senator Kirk Watson

Texas Senator Kirk Watson joined students from the LBJ School of Public Affairs on Monday, September 25 as part of the Dean’s Distinguished Leaders Series, a series of lectures dedicated to lessons on leadership from prominent public servants.

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Senator Kirk Watson and Dean Angela Evans
News September 20, 2017

Despite Legal Abortion in Great Britain, Women Cite Access Barriers, New Research Finds

Some women are seeking abortion services outside the formal health care system in Great Britain, where abortion is legally available, citing reasons such as access barriers, privacy concerns and controlling circumstances, according to new research from Abigail Aiken, an assistant professor at the LBJ School at UT Austin.

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Abigail Aiken
News September 18, 2017

MGPS Student Connects Data, Sustainability in Uganda

Second-year Master of Global Policy Studies student Hina Acharya spent the summer as an intern for the Open Sustainability Institute in Kampala, Uganda.

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Hina Acharya in Uganda
News September 11, 2017

LBJ Professor Releases Book on Rise and Fall of the American Presidency

Jeremi Suri, the Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs and a professor at The University of Texas at Austin, has released a new book on the rise and fall of the American presidency, titled “The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America’s Highest Office.”

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Prof. Jeremi Suri and the cover his new book, The Impossible Presidency
News August 30, 2017

Hurricane Harvey: LBJ Alumni Share Volunteer Opportunities and Relief Efforts

Hurricane Harvey has ravaged the Texas coast, leaving thousands of people in need. Many LBJ School alumni have shared ways to help. Please check out the following volunteer organizations and relief efforts.

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Flood waters in LaGrange, Texas: How You Can Help