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.
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.Read more
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."Read more
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.Read more
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 toRead more