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Alumni Spotlights and Events

Alumni Spotlights and Events

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

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Media Mention June 28, 2013

Michael Cohen (MPAff '97), California's chief deputy director of finance, to be appointed director

Gov. Jerry Brown (D-CA) 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

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News May 29, 2013

President Obama nominates LBJ grad for ambassador

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

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Media Mention May 23, 2013

President Obama nominates LBJ grad for ambassador

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

Sepulveda is the current deputy assistant secretary of state for international communications and information policy in the Bureau of Economic, Energy and

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Media Mention May 19, 2013

Anne Dunkelberg (MPAff '88): ‘Texas solution’ is doable for Affordable Care Act

Because the governor is hesitant to expand Medicaid, the legislature will probably adjourn without taking full advantage of the dollars available to Texas to cover the uninsured through the Affordable Care Act. Fortunately there is more than one way to skin a cat, which in this case means a way

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Media Mention May 1, 2013

Job cuts at Seton part of $350 million shift (Jesus Garza, MPAff '77)

The Seton Healthcare Family has told employees that it intends to make a $350 million shift in resources — cutting some services and expanding others — over the next four years because its hospitals are seeing fewer patients and its revenue predictions were off.

Jesús Garza, who

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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

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Media Mention May 1, 2013

Eckhardt (MPAff '98) announces candidacy for county judge

Sarah Eckhardt, a Travis County commissioner since 2007, said Wednesday that she will run for county judge next year.

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News April 25, 2013

Nine LBJ School Graduates Published in Edited Volume on Nuclear Terrorism

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 Kuperman on nuclear nonproliferation.

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