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Alumni Spotlights and Events

Alumni Spotlights and Events

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.

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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. Johnson is an experienced education reformer, whose tenure at Jobs for the Future has been marked by his analysis of, and advocacy for, policy initiatives to increase the graduation rates and college readiness of urban and low-income students.

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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 Colorado Gov. Bill Owens to deliver 2012 convocation address

Bill Owens, the former governor of Colorado and an LBJ School alumnus, 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 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
News February 22, 2012

Georgia State Rep. Stacey Abrams calls for authenticity, courage and action in 16th Annual Barbara Jordan Forum keynote address

As the highlight of the 16th Annual Barbara Jordan Forum, Georgia State Rep. Stacey Abrams (MPAff ’98) addressed current students and alumni in a keynote address as part of a luncheon on Feb. 21 at the LBJ School of Public Affairs.

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News January 26, 2012

Alumnae participate in UN climate change negotiations in Durban, South Africa

Two LBJ School alumnae took part in the climate change negotiations in Durban, South Africa in November and December of 2011. The Durban Climate Change Conference was held by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

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