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We asked students, faculty and staff to share their favorite LBJ School memories from fall 2018. From exclusive access to today's top policymakers to the inaugural In the Arena Award to cutting-edge policy research, the semester was jam-packed with unforgettable moments.
What stands out to you? pic.twitter.com/zNwpVOZX4t— The LBJ School (@TheLBJSchool) Dec. 17, 2018
Joining the LBJ school— Mohamed Abufalgha (@MAbufalgha) Dec. 17, 2018
Definitely this one pic.twitter.com/1TWGQPFys3— Sarah Rung (@SarahRung) Dec. 17, 2018
seeing @CecileRichards at #Tribfest18 and hearing her stories about imposter syndrome and what's next on the horizon for her and gems of wisdom from her mother, the incomparable Ann Richards pic.twitter.com/iQdHzoNy3X— Sarah Gonzalez Claytor (@lapetite_syrah) Dec. 19, 2018
Hearing from George Mitchell on the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Accords! and Hillary Clinton. And Jerry Brown. And Admiral McRaven... too much to fit on Twitter! pic.twitter.com/gYwtKp2RRF— Catherine Weaver (@kateweaverUT) Dec. 18, 2018
My graduation— Katherine Whitton (@Kat_Whit) Dec. 17, 2018
Seeing the awesome Adm. McRaven and Rep. Michael McCaul talk national security and food security...— LisaTodorovichPorter (@leesatee) Dec. 17, 2018
It's been a fantastic semester at LBJ, but especially due to covering the TTF on behalf of LBJ, and seeing Hillary Clinton in the student session. pic.twitter.com/CsJ4G1smPe— Brittany Horton (@bhorton314) Dec. 18, 2018
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We also had a few of our own favorite experiences this fall. First and foremost: welcoming the incoming class.
I had a great time talking with members of the LBJ School's incoming class during lunch today. I believe they will fulfill President Johnson's desire for a school to create both "thinkers and doers." I am excited to have you all here. — AE #LBJStudents— The LBJ School (@TheLBJSchool) Aug. 15, 2018
"We have a school of public affairs...which will try to produce thinkers and doers: people who dream of progress and will try to turn those dreams into achievements." President Lyndon B. Johnson, 1971 . . Students from the LBJ School of Public Affairs visited the LBJ Presidential Library on Wednesday evening and learned more about our namesake's legacy. Photos by Jay Godwin
Welcome to the 2018-19 school year, #LBJStudents. As you embark on this new year, let your reach exceed your grasp. Stretch yourselves, risk failure and engage in all that the school, @UTAustin and the rich #ATX communities have to offer. AE pic.twitter.com/54eKwhM2kF— The LBJ School (@TheLBJSchool) Aug. 29, 2018
We celebrated the achievements of the 2018 DC Fellows during the LBJ Washington Center's December graduation.
The LBJ Washington Center launched their new website in November.
We also recognized several faculty highlights this fall.
I am excited to announce I have appointed Dr. Catherine Weaver to the newly created position of Associate Dean for Students https://t.co/rE4EIWOSnv Her leadership will be critical to our efforts to train our students to tackle the challenges facing 21st century public leaders. AE— The LBJ School (@TheLBJSchool) Aug. 16, 2018
This #LaborDay LBJ professor @rewasem writes a thoughtful piece on the current issues of certain sectors' reliance on immigrant workers and the role immigrants play in today's labor movement. An important read: https://t.co/k099IbVvEx AE @thehill— The LBJ School (@TheLBJSchool) Sept. 3, 2018
And we hosted several events with leading policymakers and distinguished guests.
Former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Roberta Jacobson visited the LBJ School in the fall of 2018.
Thank you to Congressman Joaquin Castro for visiting the LBJ School on Thursday to deliver remarks at an event hosted by @clementscenterut @strausscenter and the LBJ School research colloquium. Rep. Castro spoke before a full house on cybersecurity, national security and intelligence, and policymaking in Congress.
ICYMI: RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service at the LBJ School hosted the largest annual convening of scholars and practitioners in the field of nonprofit, philanthropy and voluntary action, #ARNOVA18. The conference explored the nonprofit sector role during and after crises. . . Photo 1: RGK Director David Springer on the center's role in advancing new knowledge in the field. . . Photo 2: LBJ Professor Francie Ostrower, who specializes in arts and cultural participation, opened the conference. . . Photo 3: Professor Jenny Knowles Morrison sat on a panel on a Texas education funding consortium. . . Photo 4: LBJ Professor David Eaton organized a pre-conference panel on nonprofit work in Israel, South Africa, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Germany, Nigeria and Chile. . . Photo 5: David Springer - Professor, Center Director and DJ - prepares to spin some records at the music lounge. . . #lbj #lbjschool #nonprofit #volunteer #philanthropy #austin #atx #highered #highereducation #texas #research
Our alumni also experienced moments to remember.
Check out video highlights from yesterday's @texasexesdc Official Longhorn Tailgate! Thank you to all the @TheLBJSchool and @LBJSchoolDC alumni who stopped by to say hi! #WeNeverLoseATailgate #WellGetEmNextTime pic.twitter.com/icn6U9E6WQ— LBJ School Alumni (@LBJSchoolAlumni) Sept. 2, 2018
Thank you #LBJAlumni for making the first @TheLBJSchool Alumni Weekend a success! Check out the recap of the Outstanding Alumni Awards reception and event photo gallery here: https://t.co/TJhMnT0xwV pic.twitter.com/16exyEmBhA— LBJ School Alumni (@LBJSchoolAlumni) Sept. 26, 2018
It was an honor to see Nancy La Vigne and Rachel Hoff receive the Distinguished Public Service Award and the Rising Leader Award, respectively. They have demonstrated remarkable leadership and dedication to public service. — AE pic.twitter.com/rbrWx8dfoa— The LBJ School (@TheLBJSchool) Sept. 15, 2018
Just a few of the alumni who volunteered to proudly represent their organization at the @TheLBJSchool Texas Legislative Internship Fair. Thank you to all the #LBJAlumni volunteers for continuing to support the School and our students! pic.twitter.com/YBOYg9P0Ml— LBJ School Alumni (@LBJSchoolAlumni) Nov. 15, 2018
Thanks to our students, faculty, alumni and donors who constitute and make extraordinary the LBJ School community. Here's to setting the bar even higher in 2019.