Alumni Spotlights and Events

Alumni Spotlights and Events

Media Mention May 1, 2013

Controversial Cancer Grant Could Be Reconsidered (Wayne Roberts, MPAff '77)

An $11 million grant at the center of the controversy surrounding the state’s cancer agency would likely be reconsidered for full funding if the Dallas startup, Peloton Therapeutics, receives a favorable review and is not implicated in the criminal investigation, an agency official said Tuesday.

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News April 25, 2013

Nine LBJ School Graduates Published in Edited Volume on Nuclear Terrorism

BY: Justin Sykes Nine LBJ School graduates have authored chapters in an edited volume titled “ Nuclear Terrorism and Global Security: The Challenge of Phasing out Highly Enriched Uranium .” The volume is the result of a policy research project (PRP) course taught by Associate Professor Alan

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Media Mention April 25, 2013

Erica Grieder (MPAff '11) on MSNBC's Morning Joe: Lessons America Can Learn from Texas

Author Erica Grieder (MPAff '11) talks about the economy growth and success of Texas and her book, Big, Hot, Cheap, and Right: What America Can Learn From the Strange Genius of Texas.

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Media Mention April 25, 2013

New Brooks Development Authority CEO Looking to Expand Play Book (Leo Gomez, MPAff '89)

Brooks Development Authority has a new leader who believes that the organization has a greater responsibility than simply redeveloping Brooks City-Base. Leo Gomez, who was named president and CEO of the authority less than two weeks ago, is pursuing a broader strategy for 1,200 acres of Southeast

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Media Mention April 20, 2013
Media Mention April 20, 2013

The Link Between Rainforests and Texas, by Niyanta Spelman (MPAff '94)

Special to the Austin American Statesman. Niyanta Spelman (MPAff '94) is executive director of Rainforest Partnership. Based in Austin, Rainforest Partnership started in December 2007 and currently works in Ecuador and Peru, working with rain forest communities in making a sustainable income that

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Media Mention April 19, 2013

Leo Gomez (MPAff '89) Selected Brooks Development Authority President & CEO

(SAN ANTONIO) – The Board of Directors of the Brooks Development Authority (BDA), the organization responsible for the management and continued redevelopment of Brooks City- Base, has selected Leo Gomez to serve as the new President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Gomez was selected from a field

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Media Mention March 25, 2013

An Outpouring of Thanks for Outgoing USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan (MPAff '87)

Washington, D.C. – More than 100 food and farm leaders, CEOs, actors, chefs, pediatricians, authors, environmentalists and public interest groups sent a heartfelt letter today to Kathleen Merrigan, who is resigning as deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, to thank her for her

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News March 22, 2013

State Representative Gene Wu on Running for Office and the Greatest Policy Challenges Facing Texas Today

We asked Freshman State Representative Gene Wu to share his thoughts on the greatest policy challenges facing Texas and the U.S. and his inspiration for running for office in this alumni spotlight Q&A.

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Media Mention February 19, 2013

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