Alumni Spotlights and Events

Alumni Spotlights and Events

News September 21, 2012

Opening the Black Box on Education: High-Stakes Accountability Examined

This issue of how to best prepare students is at the forefront of national and state debates. Global competitors continue to surpass the United States in areas of education and labor force measures. Growing high school drop out rates, among other striking statistics, bring the debate about how to objectively measure student achievement to the forefront. LBJ School faculty continue to inform the debate with rigorous and innovative education policy research.

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News August 2, 2012

LBJ Alumnus Receives German Chancellor Fellowship to Study Renewable Energy

Recent LBJ School graduate Eric Borden is the recipient of a German Chancellor Fellowship and will be spending the next year in Germany working on a research project of his own design focusing on renewable energy.

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News June 7, 2012

Faculty Article on Women’s Health Coverage Awarded Women’s Health Issues Leadership Prize

Professor Jacqui Angel ’s article on women and health coverage was awarded the Charles E. Gibbs Leadership Prize for the best paper published in Women’s Health Issues in 2011. In her article titled “A Window of Vulnerability: Health Insurance Coverage Among Women 55 to 64 Years of Age” , Angel focuses on one particularly vulnerable group of women, those who find themselves without adequate health insurance coverage when their older husbands retire.

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News June 6, 2012

Cassius Johnson (MPAff '02) Joins Carnegie Corporation of New York

Cassius O. Johnson (MPAff '02), an education policy analyst, will join Carnegie Corporation of New York as a Program Officer working on the foundation’s New Designs for K-16 Pathways program. Cassius is an experienced education reformer, whose tenure at Jobs for the Future has been marked by his

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News May 31, 2012

LBJ Professor Peter Ward Delivers Keynote Address at International UNHABITAT Conference

On May 7, LBJ School Professor Peter M. Ward delivered a keynote address at an international United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UNHABITAT) conference in Kuwait.

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News May 15, 2012

Seeking Change: LBJ School grad works to improve life for migrants from El Salvador

MGPS Student Allison Ramirez has journeyed to El Salvador many times, once as a Fulbright Scholar to work on a documentary about the history of oppression and injustice in the country, always with the aim of supporting the families of missing migrants through advocacy work. After graduation, Ramirez plans to continue her work in advocacy, with a focus on migrants’ rights, either in El Salvador or in the United States.

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News April 29, 2012

Former Governor of Colorado and Alumnus Bill Owens to Deliver 2012 Convocation Address

Former Governor of Colorado and LBJ School alumnus Bill Owens will deliver the convocation address on Saturday, May 19, to the 2012 graduating class of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.

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News April 16, 2012

LBJ Alumnus and Vice President of the East West Institute David Firestein Delivers Talks on U.S. – Chinese Relations and the Role of Government in American Life

LBJ Alumnus and Vice President of the East West Institute David Firestein delivered two talks in March and April 2012. One focused on U.S. – Chinese Relations and the other focused on the Role of Government in American Life

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Media Mention April 8, 2012

Seton Names Jesus Garza (MPAff '77) New Chief

Jesus Garza, interim president and chief executive of the Seton Healthcare Family for the past 15 months, will officially take over as the system’s chief on July 1, Seton officials announced Monday.

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Media Mention February 23, 2012