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Alumni Spotlights and Events

Alumni Spotlights and Events

Media Mention March 7, 2014

Steven Polunksy (MPAff '83) quoted: Bullet Train Failed Once, but It’s Back

This story by The Texas Tribune was published by The New York Times . Alumnus Steven Polunsky (MPAff '83) is quoted.

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Media Mention March 5, 2014

Sarah Eckhardt (MPAff '98) leads, Andy Brown concedes in Travis County judge race

With all of the non-provisional ballots tallied, Sarah Eckhardt was poised to win the Democratic nomination for Travis County judge.

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Media Mention January 17, 2014

Fernandez (MPAff '01) to lead Westside’s rebirth

As important as it has been for Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank to select a leading architect to design an iconic football stadium, it has been just as important to recruit a visionary leader to help rebuild the neighborhoods around it. The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation has selected Frank

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News September 16, 2013

Legacy of Giving Back: Class of ’82 Comes Together to Create Fellowship Endowment

He clearly remembers driving with trepidation the long road from the mountains of New Mexico to the rolling hills of Austin to start his first semester at the LBJ School. In 1980, Doug Brookman had been out of school for a few years and had reservations about graduate school and whether this

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News September 10, 2013

Osborne Evaluates Texas Home Visiting Program for Texas HHSC

Increased federal investments in early childhood programs have opened up many new opportunities for states, including the expansion of home visiting programs, which are designed to improve a variety of outcomes for at-risk young children and their families. “The federal government has taken an

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Media Mention July 28, 2013

'The Blind Side,' Dallas-style featuring Irvin Ashford, Jr. (MPAff '94)

Helped by a wealthy family as a kid, Comerica banker gives back.

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Media Mention July 11, 2013

Ed Emmett (MPAff '74) Opens Up

No question, it was Hurricane Ike and his commanding role as director of the Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management that earned Harris County Judge Ed Emmett high marks and widespread recognition among the 4.2 million constituents that live in his domain. But it will

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Media Mention June 28, 2013

Chief Deputy Director Michael Cohen (MPAff '97) to be Appointed Director

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today that after more than a decade of service to the state, Finance Director Ana Matosantos has decided to leave the administration in September, at which point Chief Deputy Director of Finance Michael Cohen will be appointed Director.

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Media Mention June 20, 2013

(TJ Costello MPAff '03) Final members selected for task of drawing districts

The final six members have been chosen for the 14-member commission that will handle the historic task of drawing Austin City Council districts. The group will carry out a plan that voters OK’d last fall to change the City Council from seven citywide members to 10 district representatives and a

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News May 29, 2013

Barack Obama Nominates LBJ Grad for Rank of Ambassador

Daniel Sepulveda (MPAff '96) has been nominated by President Barack Obama as a candidate for the position of Ambassador.

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