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News February 15, 2019

Citizenship and power are key themes of LBJ School’s 22nd Annual Barbara Jordan National Forum

Students at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin will pay tribute to the life and legacy of former congresswoman, distinguished public servant and teacher Barbara Jordan during the 22nd annual Barbara Jordan National Forum (BJNF), Feb. 18–25, 2019. Citizenship and power are central to this year's signature, student-led weeklong program. The theme, "Extending the Power of the People," is inspired by Barbara Jordan's words.

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Sarah Gonzalez Claytor, Joel Carter and Hanna Munin, co-chairs of the 2019 Barbara Jordan National Forum. (Photo by Brian Birzer)
News February 15, 2019

LBJ School is a host site for NASPAA global simulation competition on Feb. 23

On Feb. 23, The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin will host graduate students from 137 universities to participate in the 2019 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition.

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LBJ students and faculty participating in the 2019 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition on Feb. 23, 2019
News February 7, 2019

2019 LBJ School Alumni Weekend dates announced

The LBJ School and LBJ Alumni Board are proud to announce the second annual Alumni Weekend, continuing the tradition of hosting those classes celebrating their 5th, 10th, 15th, etc. reunion. The LBJ School Alumni Weekend reunion takes place one weekend early each fall semester, this year beginning on Friday, Sept. 20 and going to Sunday, Sept.  22.

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2019 LBJ Alumni Weekend
News February 7, 2019

LBJ students, alumni and state officials connect "Under the Dome"

LBJ alumni, students and government officials and their staff gathered in the Texas State Capitol on Feb. 5 for the LBJ School's biennial networking reception, Under the Dome.

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State Rep. Gene Wu (MPAff '04) speaks to Under the Dome audience
News February 7, 2019

LBJ School, Dell Med Professor Michael Hole named one of the fifth annual class of Presidential Leadership Scholars

The Presidential Leadership Scholars (PLS) program has announced that Dr. Michael Hole, a pediatrician, social entrepreneur and joint faculty at the LBJ School and Dell Medical School, is among the 60 men and women who will form its fifth annual class. PLS serves as a catalyst for a diverse network of established leaders brought together to collaborate and make a difference in the world as they learn about leadership through the lens of the presidential experiences of George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Lyndon B. Johnson.

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Dr. Michael Hole, in a white lab coat, consults with a teenage patient in a red T-shirt at Dell Children's Medical Center.
News February 1, 2019

Celebrating Black History Month

The LBJ School presents Black History Month events to foster meaningful engagement with issues of diversity, inclusion and social justice.

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Celebrating Black History Month graphic
News January 25, 2019

New Aging & Longevity Center to address future needs of Texas’ growing elderly population

To improve the longevity and well-being of aging individuals across all demographics, The University of Texas at Austin will launch the Texas Aging & Longevity Center (TALC) on Friday, Jan. 25. University partners are the LBJ School of Public Affairs, College of Liberal Arts, Moody College of Communication, School of Human Ecology, College of Natural Sciences, Office of the Vice President for Research, School of Information, Human Development and Family Sciences, Population Research Center and School of Nursing. Jaqueline Angel, an LBJ School professor and leading aging researcher, sits on TALC's executive committee.

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LBJ School Professor Jacqui Angel spoke on a 2018 SXSW panel on city solutions to aging
News January 23, 2019

Policy on Purpose: Presidential historian and author Michael Beschloss

In this episode of "Policy on Purpose," presidential historian and best-selling author Michael Beschloss joins Dean Angela Evans to talk about why and how drawing on history to illuminate and improve politics and policy is critical, and what he's learned from approaching history through issues and circumstances rather than biography.

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Presidential historian and author Michael Beschloss with LBJ School Dean Angela Evans
News January 15, 2019

DeFrancesco Soto named LBJ School Director of Civic Engagement to lead diversity and inclusion efforts

Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto has been appointed Director of Civic Engagement at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, LBJ School Dean Angela Evans announced today. DeFrancesco Soto, a lecturer at the LBJ School, is a nationally recognized expert on underrepresented communities and immigration and a nationally renowned public thought leader on race and politics.

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Dr. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto during the 2018 Barbara Jordan Forum
News January 10, 2019

Drs. James and Claudia Richter establish three endowments at the LBJ School

Drs. James and Claudia Richter have generously established three endowments at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, focused on solving issues in global health policy that are of highest impact and priority of the day.

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Drs. James and Claudia Richter, who established three LBJ School endowments