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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.”

News February 15, 2019

Application deadline: March 15 — find out what the LBJ School is like, how to apply, how to pay for it and more

The March 15 application deadline for the 2019-20 academic year at the LBJ School of Public Affairs is fast approaching. There is time to gather the materials to apply — here's an overview of the LBJ School's programs and application requirements.

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A group of new LBJ School students with Dean Angela Evans in front of the UT Tower lit up for Gone to Texas 2018
News February 15, 2019

Citizenship and power are key themes of LBJ School’s 22nd Annual Barbara Jordan National Forum

Students at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin will pay tribute to the life and legacy of former congresswoman, distinguished public servant and teacher Barbara Jordan during the 22nd annual Barbara Jordan National Forum (BJNF), Feb. 18–22, 2019. Citizenship and power are central to this year's signature, student-led weeklong program. The theme, "Extending the Power of the People," is inspired by Barbara Jordan's words: "We believe that the people are the source of all governmental power; that the authority of the people is to be extended, not restricted."

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Sarah Gonzalez Claytor, Joel Carter and Hanna Munin, co-chairs of the 2019 Barbara Jordan National Forum. (Photo by Brian Birzer)
News February 1, 2019

Celebrating Black History Month

The LBJ School presents Black History Month events to foster meaningful engagement with issues of diversity, inclusion and social justice.

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News February 7, 2019

LBJ School, Dell Med Professor Michael Hole named one of the fifth annual class of Presidential Leadership Scholars

The Presidential Leadership Scholars (PLS) program has announced that Dr. Michael Hole, a pediatrician, social entrepreneur and joint faculty at the LBJ School and Dell Medical School, is among the 60 men and women who will form its fifth annual class. PLS serves as a catalyst for a diverse network of established leaders brought together to collaborate and make a difference in the world as they learn about leadership through the lens of the presidential experiences of George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Lyndon B. Johnson.

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Dr. Michael Hole, in a white lab coat, consults with a teenage patient in a red T-shirt at Dell Children's Medical Center.
February 1, 2019

Highest price of shutdowns: Deterring people from government careers

Using government shutdowns as a political tool undermines democracy and vital public policy by discouraging bright, dynamic thinkers and doers from entering public service, warns LBJ School Dean Angela Evans in The Hill

"Nothing could be more reckless than to seek to

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LBJ School Dean Angela Evans

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Barbara Jordan’s life and legacy showcased at the Capitol

The Texas State Capitol showcased the legacy of Barbara Jordan, known for being a trailblazer in Texas politics, this week to celebrate her life before what would have been her 83rd birthday on Feb. 21. This exhibit, which is located at the Capitol’s North Central Gallery, has been on display annually since a 2010 legislative bill declared Feb. 21-27 as Barbara Jordan Freedom Week at the Capitol for a period of 10 years.

Read More B&W photo of Barbara Jordan during a 1976 interview for Family Circle with Lady Bird Johnson and Liz Carpenter (LBJ Library/Frank Wolfe)
Media Mention February 6, 2019
Washington Post: Stacey Abrams showed why voting rights must be a key issue for Democrats in 2020

"When Stacey Abrams delivered her rebuttal to the president’s State of the Union Tuesday, she took Trump to task for many problems. But her main focus was an issue even bigger than the president," writes the Washington Post's Eugene Scott of the LBJ School alumna who delivered the Democratic response to Donald Trump's State of the Union address.

Read More LBJ alumna Stacey Abrams (MPAff '98), who ran for governor of Georgia in 2018
Media Mention February 2, 2019
Ralph Northam's yearbook page reveals much more than a young man's mistake

The revelation that Virginia's Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam appeared either in blackface or dressed in the hooded robe and uniform of a Ku Klux Klansman in his 1984 medical school yearbook, coming at the start of Black History Month, has produced national controversy and calls for the governor's resignation by Democrats and Republicans.

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News February 15, 2019
Application deadline: March 15 — find out what the LBJ School is like, how to apply, how to pay for it and more

The March 15 application deadline for the 2019-20 academic year at the LBJ School of Public Affairs is fast approaching. There is time to gather the materials to apply — here's an overview of the LBJ School's programs and application requirements.

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News February 7, 2019
2019 LBJ School Alumni Weekend Dates Announced

The LBJ School and LBJ Alumni Board are proud to announce the second annual Alumni Weekend, continuing the tradition of hosting those classes celebrating their 5th, 10th, 15th, etc. reunion. The LBJ School Alumni Weekend reunion takes place one weekend early each fall semester, this year beginning on Friday, September 20 - Sunday, September 22. Mark your calendar! The 2019 Alumni Weekend will include:FRIDAY

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News February 7, 2019
LBJ School, Dell Med Professor Michael Hole named one of the fifth annual class of Presidential Leadership Scholars

The Presidential Leadership Scholars (PLS) program has announced that Dr. Michael Hole, a pediatrician, social entrepreneur and joint faculty at the LBJ School and Dell Medical School, is among the 60 men and women who will form its fifth annual class. PLS serves as a catalyst for a diverse network of established leaders brought together to collaborate and make a difference in the world as they learn about leadership through the lens of the presidential experiences of George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Lyndon B. Johnson.

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