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October 25, 2011 - News

The U.S. Department of Education (DoE) recently announced new initiatives that focus on reforming the country’s teacher preparation programs. The administration’s plan outlined in the DoE’s Our Future, Our Teachers report is based on one underlying statement from Secretary Duncan – “if we succeed in recruiting, preparing, and retaining great teaching talent, we can transform public education in this country.”

October 21, 2011 - News

From the Texas Book Festival to CSPAN Book TV, LBJ School Faculty authors are leading discussions on some of the most challenging state, national and international policy issues of our time.

October 19, 2011 - Event

Event Date: Monday, October 31, 2011 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

Dr. Ray Marshall, former Secretary of Labor and founder of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs's Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources, has authored a new book titled Value-Added Immigration: Lessons for the United States From Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) will hold a book release and signing event along with a panel discussion on Oct. 31 at EPI's offices in Washington D.C.

October 12, 2011 - Event

Event Date: Friday, October 14, 2011 - 8:30am - 3:30pm

The Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Capital, along with the ASCEND Familiy and Economic Security Program at the Aspen Insitute and the Foundation for Child Development, will convene a roundtable conference on education and social policy at the Aspen Institute in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 14.

October 10, 2011 - Event

Event Date: Friday, October 21, 2011 - 12:30pm

At the heart of one of the fastest growing regions in the country, Austin is at a crossroads when it comes to investing in new transit opportunities. In preparation for a new rail line and other transportation investments, experts, elected officials and policymakers will come together for a conference focusing on national best practices for connecting affordable housing to accessible public transit in the Austin area.

October 10, 2011 - Event

Event Date: Thursday, November 3, 2011 (All day) - Friday, November 4, 2011 (All day)

With no end in sight for the Eurozone debt crisis, leading European and American economic policy experts will gather for a two-day conference starting Nov. 3 to discuss the financial and economic threats currently facing Europe.

October 5, 2011 - Event

Event Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

The Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) program at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law will present a conference on Constitutional Design and Conflict Management (CDCM) in Africa on Tuesday, November 15, 2011, at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center on The University of Texas at Austin campus . The conference is open to policymakers, practitioners, researchers, students, and the public. Active participation by attendees is encouraged.

October 4, 2011 - News

The LBJ School of Public Affairs and the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law at The University of Texas at Austin have been contracted by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs to undertake a major study for the Texas Legislature on the use of Contract for Deed in Texas colonias.

September 28, 2011 - Event

Event Date: Monday, November 7, 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, the Progressive Collective (ProCo), Social Health and Economic Policymakers (SHEP), and the Public Affairs Allicance for Communities of Color (PAACC) will host a screening and disucssion of Light in the Darkness, a one-hour documentary about one community's reaction to anti-immigrant violence.

September 26, 2011 - News

AUSTIN, Texas, September 26, 2011 -- Using examples of ordinary people accomplishing extraordinary things, LBJ School and History Professor Jeremi Suri illustrates how starting small leads to progress and change in his new book “Liberty’s Surest Guardian: American Nation-Building from the Founders to Obama” (Simon & Schuster, Sept. 27 2011).

September 26, 2011 - News

Former U.S. Secretary of Labor and LBJ School Professor Emeritus Ray Marshall will be honored at the Economic Policy Institute's 25th Anniversary Dinner on November 1 in Washington, D.C.  Marshall is one of the Institute's original founders and a current Distinguished Fellow.

September 23, 2011 - News

LBJ School Alumna Luz Hinojosa gives back to migrant students through her work at the K-16 Education Center’s Migrant Student Graduation Enhancement Program, a division of Continuing and Innovative Education (CIE) at the university.

September 22, 2011 - Event

Event Date: Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Houston Alumni Reception November 3

September 22, 2011 - Event

Event Date: Monday, September 26, 2011 - 12:15pm

The LBJ School of Public Affairs will present Senator Benjamin L. Cardin  (D-MD) on Monday, September 26 in SRH 3.122 for a noon-time Brown Bag talk about how Congress can address the current economic crisis.

September 19, 2011 - Event

Event Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 12:00pm - 8:00pm

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs will host a public forum organized by the U.S. Department of State on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. The event will be held at the Lady Bird Johnson Auditorium at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum at the University of Texas at Austin on Sept. 28 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.



September 15, 2011 - Event

Event Date: Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 12:45pm - 2:00pm

The Center for Politics and Governance at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs will present Gail Collins, renowned New York Times columnist and author, as she talks about her 2009 book “When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present” on Oct. 13.

September 13, 2011 - News

The W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research has published a new publication entitled The Workforce Investment Act: Implementation Experiences and Evaluation Findings, co-edited by Douglas J. Besharov and Phoebe H. Cottingham. This book examines Workforce Investment Act (WIA) objectives and the evidence on program performance and impact. The book is divided into five general sections: 1) understanding WIA, 2) program implementation, 3) performance management, 4) impact evaluations, and 5) future evaluation choices.

September 13, 2011 - News

AUSTIN, Texas – September 21, 2011 – Renowned scholar and researcher Carolyn Heinrich has joined the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs faculty as the Sid Richardson Professor in Public Affairs. Additionally, Heinrich, whose research focuses on social welfare policy, labor force development, public management, performance management and econometric methods for program evaluation, assumes leadership of the School’s Center for Health and Social Policy (CHASP).

September 8, 2011 - News

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of September 11, the Baines Report, a graduate student publication of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, has issues a special “9/11 Policy Retrospective” edition, analyzing how policy issues such as immigration, veteran’s benefits, national security, energy and media engagement have altered and evolved over the last decade.

September 6, 2011 - News

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs Invites You To Share Your Personal Remembrances

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