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Alumni Spotlights and Events

Alumni Spotlights and Events

Media Mention December 22, 2012
News December 18, 2012

Three LBJ School Alumni featured in Forbes '30 Under 30'

Three 2010 LBJ School graduates have been named to the Forbes 2012 "30 Under 30" list: Greg Pardo and Martha Bloem for "30 Under 30: Law and Policy" and Melissa Lott  for "30 Under 30: Energy".

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Media Mention December 17, 2012
Media Mention November 26, 2012

Lawmaker tells students they can change the world (Stacey Abrams MPAff '98)

Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams (MPAff '98) on Monday urged Albany State University students to use the power of the ballot box and to always remember that they are the ones who "hire" their elected officials.

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Media Mention November 2, 2012

AWB hires Canedy (MPAff '04) to work on health care, education issues

Matthew Canedy has joined the Association of Washington Business as its government affairs director for health care and education issues.

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Media Mention October 30, 2012

Weizenbaum (MPAff '01) to lead Department of Aging and Disability Services

AUSTIN — Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner Kyle Janek, M.D., today announced that Jon Weizenbaum will be the next commissioner of the Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS). Weizenbaum has been deputy commissioner at DADS since 2006 and has twice served as the agency’s

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News October 16, 2012

LBJ School to host annual NASPAA conference of deans and directors of nation’s top public affairs schools and programs

The LBJ School of Public Affairs will host the 2012 Annual National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) Conference in Austin Oct. 18–20. NASPAA is the accrediting body of 280 college, school and graduate programs in public administration, public policy and public affairs, which collectively award more than 10,000 public administration and public policy degrees each year.

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News September 24, 2012

Former Deputy Comptroller of Texas Billy Hamilton on the state budget, the role of public service and the value of his LBJ School dducation

From the rising cost of health care to financing Texas’s public education system, there’s very little Billy Hamilton didn’t touch on during his tenure as the Texas deputy comptroller. Hamilton (MPAff '75) is known in the world of public service as an insightful and compassionate manager. We asked him to share his thoughts on several pertinent issues surrounding the state of public affairs, Texas politics and leadership.

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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 dropout 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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