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May 16, 2011 - News

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs officially opened its LBJ School Washington Program on May 16.

May 10, 2011 - News

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and the Patient Privacy Rights Foundation will co-host the nation’s first public summit to discuss the future of health privacy in the digital age. “Getting IT Right: Protecting Patient Privacy in a Wired World” will be held on June 13, 2011 at the Georgetown Law Center in Washington, D.C. The event is the first in a planned series of forums on this theme and coincides with the creation of the U.S. government’s plan for a new health information technology (HIT) infrastructure, which will collect personal health information. For agenda and registration information, visit:

May 9, 2011 - Event

Event Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Please join Dean Hutchings for an alumni cocktail reception on Wednesday, May 18, 2011.

May 6, 2011 - News

Professor Deitch is one of two winners of the teaching award, which recognizes excellence and commitment to promoting meaningful service in the classroom and throughout the community. The award was presented to Deitch at the Tower Awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 27 at the Texas Union, Quadrangle Room.

May 3, 2011 - Event

Event Date: Monday, May 9, 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin, including LBJ School Associate Professor Alan Kuperman, present the results of a year-long investigation on prospects for a global  phase-out of commerce in bomb-grade, highly enriched uranium (HEU) for non-weapons purposes.

May 3, 2011 - News

LBJ School faculty members Pat Wong and Sherri Greenberg are both recipients of awards from the Central Texas Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA). The award recepients will be honored in a banquet ceremony on May 5, which is also being held in honor of Public Service Recognition Week, the first week in May.

May 3, 2011 - News

LBJ School faculty experts in national security, international relations and U.S. strategy in Afghanistan are available to talk about the killing of Osama bin Laden and its implications for the region and larger policy implications for the United States and the world.

May 3, 2011 - News

LBJ School Alumnus Jose Rodriguez (MPAff, 2008), an elementary school teacher in Cedar Park, Texas, traveled to Washington, D.C. to deliver a Texas Live Oak tree to the U.S. Department of Education, which was dedicated on April 26 as the department’s official tree.

April 28, 2011 - News

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs announced today the establishment of the Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Project (NPPP) at The University of Texas at Austin.

April 25, 2011 - News

On Monday, April 18 the LBJ School’s student-run Graduate Public Affairs Council (GPAC) held its annual LBJ School Faculty Appreciation Awards ceremony.

April 11, 2011 - News

Dr. Howard T. Prince II, Director of the LBJ School’s Center for Ethical Leadership, was an invited distinguished guest of the United States Naval Academy at the Naval Academy's 2011 leadership conference.

April 7, 2011 - News

AUSTIN, Texas, April 7, 2011 -- Deputy Secretary for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and LBJ School of Public Affairs alumna, Kathleen A. Merrigan, will deliver the convocation address on Saturday, May 21, to the 2011 graduating class of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.

March 31, 2011 - Event

Event Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 12:00pm

Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri Mark Funkhouser will share his lecture titled "Mind the Gap! Creating Honest, Competent Governments" with LBJ School students, faculty and staff on April 13 at 12:00 pm in SRH 3.122.

March 30, 2011 - News

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has contracted with the LBJ School of Public Affairs to develop a metric that measures a teacher’s effect on student achievement under the direction of the school’s Project on Educator Effectiveness and Quality (PEEQ).

March 23, 2011 - Event

Event Date: Monday, March 28, 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Alejandro Poiré, secretary of the National Security Council and security spokesperson for Mexico, will speak on the topic of Mexico's national public safety strategy at from noon to 1 p.m. on March 28.

March 22, 2011 - News

LBJ School Senior Lecturer Michele Deitch has published a new report titled Juveniles in the Adult Criminal Justice System in Texas (LBJ School of Public Affairs, 2011). The report provides a comprehensive look at Texas’s methods for dealing with the state’s most serious juvenile offenders. It gathers all available Texas data with respect to certified juveniles—those youth who are transferred to adult criminal court—and compares them to the population of determined sentence juveniles who are retained in the juvenile justice system. The report also compares the significant differences in programming and services for the two populations of juvenile offenders—those who get sent to adult jails and prisons, and those who receive placements in the Texas Youth Commission (TYC).

March 9, 2011 - Event

Event Date: Monday, March 21, 2011 - 12:15pm

The LBJ School of Public Affairs will present David C. Gompert, former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, on March 21 at 12:15 p.m. in SRH 3.122.

March 8, 2011 - Event

Event Date: Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 8:00am - 7:00pm

The Center for Politics and Governance is collaborating with the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Participation and the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation on the 2011 New Politics Forum Careers in Politics Conference, a two-day conference designed to give undergraduate students the opportunity to explore various public service career options.

March 7, 2011 - News

Exploring issues surrounding government transparency has long been a cornerstone of the mission of the Center for Politics and Governance (CPG), falling under their effective governance initiative. However, CPG has recently ratched up their involvement with issue through multiple events highlighting state, national and international online transparency policies, national security issues, and the relationship between money, politics and the Internet.

March 3, 2011 - News

For more than 20 years, Jacqui Angel has been a woman on a mission to explore the reasons why Hispanic and Mexican-origin communities experience such disparities in their access to healthcare and long-term care and educate the public on ways to ease this disparity.

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