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News March 12, 2019

USNWR 2020 Grad School Rankings: LBJ School ranks Top 10

The LBJ School of Public Affairs ranks in the Top 10 in graduate public affairs schools in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s (USNWR) 2020 edition of “Best Graduate Schools.”

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News January 25, 2019

New Aging & Longevity Center to address future needs of Texas’ growing elderly population

To improve the longevity and well-being of aging individuals across all demographics, The University of Texas at Austin will launch the Texas Aging & Longevity Center (TALC) on Friday, Jan. 25. University partners are the LBJ School of Public Affairs, College of Liberal Arts, Moody College of Communication, School of Human Ecology, College of Natural Sciences, Office of the Vice President for Research, School of Information, Human Development and Family Sciences, Population Research Center and School of Nursing. Jaqueline Angel, an LBJ School professor and leading aging researcher, sits on TALC's executive committee.

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LBJ School Professor Jacqui Angel spoke on a 2018 SXSW panel on city solutions to aging
News December 17, 2018

LBJ's Varun Rai named New UT Energy Institute director

Varun Rai, associate dean for research at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, has been named the next director of the Energy Institute at The University of Texas at Austin effective Jan. 1, 2019.

 

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Varun Rai (right) talks with fellow LBJ Professor Josh Eisenman at Innovation Bound, the annual celebration of LBJ School policy research, on Feb. 8, 2017
Media Mention July 18, 2018

Historian Kyle Longley named director, LBJ Presidential Library

On July 18, David S. Ferriero, archivist of the United States, named Dr. Kyle Longley as the next director of the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, Texas, effective July 29, 2018. Longley will be the fifth director of the LBJ Library, which opened to the public in 1971.

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News June 22, 2018

LBJ School students honored for outstanding research

Twelve students from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin are the recipients of the 2018 Central Texas American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) James McGrew Research Award, which recognizes outstanding student research in the field of public administration and/or public policy. Students received the award on May 21 during the CenTex ASPA Public Service Awards Banquet.

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Madison Gove (MPAff), Robert Epstein (MPAff) and Andrew Scoggin (MPAff) with the James McGrew Research Award
News May 24, 2018

David Saustad receives the 2018 Terrell Blodgett Fellowship, which supports interest in local government management

The LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin is pleased to announce the 2018 recipient of the Terrell Blodgett Fellowship for Government Services in Urban Management and Finance: David Saustad.

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David Saustad receives the 2018 Terrell Blodgett Fellowship, which supports interest in local government management
Media Mention May 19, 2018

PHOTOS: University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs graduation

Graduates from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at UT Austin celebrated the 2018 commencement ceremony. Award-winning journalist, author and philanthropost Soledad O'Brien delivered keynote remarks. 

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News March 28, 2018

Donald Kettl named academic director of the LBJ Washington Center

Donald Kettl, former dean and a professor of public policy at the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, has been appointed to the faculty of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. In addition to his appointment as tenured professor, Kettl will also serve as Academic Director of the LBJ Washington Center, dividing his time between Washington and Austin.

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Donald F. Kettl, professor and academic director, LBJ Washington Center
News March 20, 2018

USNWR 2019 Grad School Rankings: LBJ School ranks #9

The LBJ School of Public Affairs ranks No. 9 in graduate public affairs schools in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s (USNWR) 2019 edition of “Best Graduate Schools.”

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News March 19, 2018

LBJ School, dean Angela Evans launch 'Policy on Purpose' podcast

Episode 1 of the LBJ School's newly launched podcast, "Policy on Purpose," debuts with a conversation among Dean Angela Evans and Ruth Wasem on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

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Policy on Purpose: A podcast from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at UT Austin

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