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From Goose Creek, Texas to President of the Philanthropy Giant Ford Foundation: Darren Walker Understands Human Power and Need

Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation, will deliver the commencement address to the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs Class of 2015 at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 23, in the LBJ Auditorium.

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Dr. Ruth Simmons, Former President of Brown University and Smith College to Deliver 2015 LBJ School Commencement Address

Dr. Ruth Simmons, the first African-American woman to serve as president of an Ivy League institution, assuming the top post at Brown University in 2001, will deliver the formal commencement address to the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs class of 2015, May 23, in the LBJ Auditorium.

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Cynthia Osborne named CHASP Director

One of the country's foremost child and family policy researchers, Dr. Cynthia Osborne, Associate Professor and director of the Child and Family Research Partnership (CFRP) at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, has been named director of the LBJ School's Center for Health and Social Policy (CHASP). The former director, Professor Carolyn Heinrich of Vanderbilt University, will continue her affiliation with CHASP as a Research Professor.

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LBJ Alumni and Former Faculty Score Key Victories in 2014-2015 Elections

The LBJ School salutes a host of newly elected officials from the ranks of its alumni and former faculty on their victories spanning international, federal and local elections in 2014 and 2015. 

“We congratulate these individuals on their achievements and serving as exemplars of

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New Analysis from LBJ School’s Child and Family Research Partnership Shows Short-Term Savings of $142 Million from Pre-K for State of Texas


LBJ School policy professor, Dr. Cynthia Osborne, and her research group, the Child and Family Research Partnership (CFRP), recently analyzed pre-Kindergarten data from the Texas Education Agency (TEA). Their analysis shows that in addition to the

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LBJ School students participate in the 2015 summer internship photo challenge

For the Summer of 2015, The LBJ School held the annual Summer Internship Photo Contest. LBJ School student interns were asked to send in the best photos they took during their summer internships. These photos were then voted on and the two winners were awarded prizes. In first place was Isabel Hovey's picture with children in Ghana, second place was Sydney Taylor's selfie with a camel in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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LBJ School Student Researchers Reimagining Emergency Health Care

For the 2014-15 school year, Professor Todd Olmstead is running a Policy Research Project to benefit Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services (ATCEMS). Over the course of the year, students will participate in research and analysis including ridealongs, guest speakers, and listening to emergency calls to determine how to optimize ATCEMS in the face of a changing healthcare scene.

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Why are we trying kids as adults? LBJ professor's research prompting criminal justice reform

Michele Deitch, a professor with a joint appointment at The LBJ School of Public Affairs and the UT Law School, has dedicated her career to remodeling laws and policies governing both the juvenile and adult criminal justice

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LBJ Grad’s ‘Aunt Bertha’ – Building a Business With Social Impact

After going through a series of transformative life experiences that re-directed his path, Erine Gray, a 2004 MPAff graduate, reflected on his start-up company Aunt Bertha, now celebrating its 5th year anniversary. Aunt Bertha’s mission is

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Heath Prince Named Ray Marshall Center Director

Associate Director Heath Prince has been promoted to the position of Director at the Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Prince joined the Center as Research Scientist and Associate Director in 2012, where he has led research efforts in the areas of education and workforce development.

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