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News October 16, 2019

Nuclear energy in space: nonproliferation risks and solutions

NASA is developing nuclear reactors for the surface of the moon and Mars, and it recently tested one using nuclear weapons-grade uranium, despite U.S. nonproliferation policy to eliminate civilian use of such material worldwide.

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Media Mention October 15, 2019

LBJ School of Public Affairs launches professional development certificate

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs launched a two-semester professional development certificate program last month to help build career skills in students. 

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News October 10, 2019

LBJ faculty talk future of public policy at 2019 NASPAA Conference

Several professors from the LBJ School of Public Affairs will lead conversations on innovations in public policy and emerging challenges involved in training students to build sustainable and inclusive democracies at the 2019 Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) Annual Conference. The conference, "Reconstructing Governance for the Next 50 Years," will take place in Los Angeles Oct. 16-19, 2019.

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Eight LBJ School faculty who will be at NASPAA 2019: Jenny Knowles Morrison, Sherri Greenberg, Varun Rai, Dean Angela Evans, Kate Weaver, Don Kettl, Bill Shute, Victoria DeFrancesco Soto
Media Mention October 9, 2019

Former Texas House Speaker Joe Straus comes to campus, speaks to students

Former Texas House Speaker Joe Straus spoke on campus Tuesday about his experiences in legislative leadership and the current state of politics.

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News October 7, 2019

LBJ School students can earn new professional development certificate, gain edge in job search

Students from the LBJ School of Public Affairs have new opportunities to formally participate in a robust array of professional development activities and programming designed to give students an edge in their job search through the newly launched Professional Development Certificate Program.

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An LBJ student and alumni introduce themselves during the 2019 LBJ School Career Fair
News September 23, 2019

Outstanding Alumni Awards: Stacey Abrams (MPAff '98) and Rudy Metayer (EMPL '16) talk public service, citizenship, LBJ legacy

The LBJ School honored two of its extraordinary graduates on Friday, Sept. 20, presenting Stacey Abrams (MPAff '98) with the Distinguished Public Service Award and Rudy Metayer (EMPL '16) with the Rising Leader Award in a reception that kicked off Alumni Weekend.

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Stacey Abrams (MPAff '98), recipient of the 2019 Distinguished Public Service Award, and Rudy Metayer (EMPL '16), recipient of the 2019 Rising Leader Award
News September 16, 2019

Stacey Abrams (MPAff '98) and Rudy Metayer (EMPL '16) to receive LBJ School outstanding alumni honors

Former Democratic nominee for Georgia governor Stacey Abrams and Plugerville city councilmember and community advocate Rudy Metayer will be honored as outstanding alumni of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin on Sept. 20.

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Stacey Abrams (MPAff '98) and Rudy Metayer (EMPL '16), recipients of the 2019 LBJ Outstanding Alumni Awards
News August 30, 2019

LBJ School, Foundation host forum on Austin homelessness

On Aug. 29, the LBJ School of Public Affairs and the LBJ Foundation hosted a public forum featuring to discuss the city's plans to move forward with solutions for individuals experiencing homelessness in Austin. 

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The panel at the Public Forum on Homelessness in Austin in the LBJ Auditorium on Aug. 29, 2019
News August 28, 2019

LBJ School of Public Affairs welcomes new faculty

The LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin welcomes several new faculty appointments for the 2019–20 academic year. New faculty specializations span policy areas and include energy policy, national security and economic development in cities.

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New LBJ faculty, 2019–20: Aldo Flores-Quiroga, Celeste Ward Gventer, Steven Pedigo
Feature August 28, 2019

Why public policy? New LBJers talk about why they're here

Welcome to the 2019–20 academic year. Your decision to invest in a public policy education could not be more important or more timely.

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LBJ students Caitlin Casassa, Stephen Fox, Megan Morris, Jaime Cabrera and Fred Rodriguez