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LBJ School Announcements

News September 4, 2019

#TribFest19: LBJ faculty, alumni and students hit the stage, audience and social media

The LBJ School is a proud sponsor of the 2019 Texas Tribune Festival, an annual buzzworthy event on politics and public policy in the heart of downtown Austin. The 2019 festival, which will take place in downtown Austin Sept. 26–28, will include panels and keynotes with leading policymakers including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice.

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LBJ students Kat Sisler, Annie Henson, Terri Parlett and Lucia Montes at the 2018 Texas Tribune Festival
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
News August 27, 2019

Aug. 29 at the LBJ School: Public forum on homelessness in Austin

The LBJ School of Public Affairs and the LBJ Foundation invite you to a public forum featuring Mayor Steve Adler to discuss recent changes to Austin's public order ordinances and the city's plan to move forward with solutions for individuals experiencing homelessness.

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Downtown Austin skyline with pedestrian bridge
News August 20, 2019

LBJ School of Public Affairs launches Urban Lab initiative

A new "do-tank” that will inform future urban policy and create strategy for cities in Texas and beyond has been established in the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. Called the LBJ Urban Lab, it will train the next generation of local leaders and will explore issues affecting urban communities: competitiveness and economic development, innovation, inclusive prosperity, affordability and resiliency.

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Downtown Austin skyline with construction cranes
News July 16, 2019

Electronic intervention is a cost-effective way to help women with substance abuse issues

Providing substance-abuse intervention services for women, particularly in the setting of reproductive health centers, is critical to positive patient outcomes, and offering those services electronically is much less expensive and just as effective in reducing substance abuse as a clinician-delivered intervention, according to new research from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin published in the journal Addiction.

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News July 8, 2019

LBJ School announces new leadership at LBJ Washington Center

Bill Shute, former vice chancellor of federal relations with The University of Texas System, will serve as interim director of the LBJ Washington Center, effective today, July 8, 2019. It was announced by Angela Evans, dean of the LBJ School.

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June 17, 2019

2019–20 LBJ Mentorship Program registration now open

We are excited to invite you to participate in the 2019–20 LBJ School Mentorship Program, which provides LBJ students with an opportunity to be coached by an alum who works in the industry or policy area in which the student has an interest.


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LBJ School Mentorship Program 2019-20
News May 26, 2019

LBJ celebrates Class of 2019 in its 48th commencement

On Saturday, May 25, 2019, the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs proudly graduated its 48th class of students with inspiring words from Dean Angela Evans, commencement speaker Yamiche Alcindor of PBS NewsHour, and class speaker Wayne Holstine (MPAff '19).

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Commencement 2019 — LBJ grads Hook 'em
News May 2, 2019

PBS NewsHour White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor to deliver the 2019 LBJ School commencement address

Yamiche Alcindor, the White House correspondent for PBS NewsHour and a political contributor for NBC News and MSNBC, will deliver the commencement address to the 2019 graduating class of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. The commencement ceremony will take place on May 25, 2019 in the Lady Bird Johnson Auditorium.

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PBS NewsHour White House Correspondent Yamiche Alcindor
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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Commencement 2019 celebration outside the LBJ School, with US News & World Report rankings banner