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January 7, 2011 - News

As the 82nd Texas State legislative session gets underway, LBJ School faculty experts are serving to inform the debate and advance the dialogue on a number of challenging issues facing the state from the possible $25 billion budget shortfall, to redistricting, prison oversight, education, healthcare and energy policy.

December 20, 2010 - News

 Over the Holiday Break—December 24, 2010 until January 3, 2011—the University and the LBJ School will be officially closed. However, students, staff, and faculty with electronic swipe cards will still have access to the building.

December 20, 2010 - News

Gary Chapman, an educator, writer and widely recognized expert on the impact of high technology on society and public policy, died Tuesday while on a kayaking trip in Guatemala. He was 58.

The cause was a heart attack, his family said. Further details were not immediately available.

December 15, 2010 - News

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

December 15, 2010 - News

Gary Chapman, Senior Lecturer at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and Associate Director of Telecommunications and Information Policy Institute at the University of Texas at Austin and internationally recognized expert on Internet policy, telecommunications and technology policy, died of a heart attack Tuesday, December 14, in Guatemala, according to his family.

December 9, 2010 - News

Senior Lecturer Michele Deitch collaborated with Pace Law Professor Michael Mushlin to create the latest edition of the Pace Law Review which offers a blue-print from critically needed prision oversight in the United States. The newly-released edition Opening up a Closed World: A Sourcebook on Prison Oversight,” offers a comprehensive look at prison oversight, including articles from leading academics, national and international corrections experts, and prisoners’ rights and human rights lawyers.

December 9, 2010 - News

The Climate Change and African Stability (CCAPS) program at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law will offer three pre-doctoral fellowships for the 2011-2012 academic year with the aim to stimulate the development of the next generation of researchers and thought leaders on the topics of climate change and political stability.

December 3, 2010 - News

Melissa C. Lott and David Wogan, both Master of Public Affairs and Mechanical Engineering dual degree students, recently penned guest blogs for "Scientific American" on the rise of the renewable energy industry in Texas and the future of algae as the next big bio-fuel.

December 2, 2010 - News

On Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, LBJ School Professor Ed Dorn took his “Shaping Defense Policy” class on a tour of Fort Hood, a U.S. military base located outside Killeen, Texas. The trip was an opportunity for Dorn’s students, a mix of veterans, service members and civilians, to explore questions about life on a base and service in the U.S. Army.

December 1, 2010 - News

Through multiple events following the November elections, the LBJ School of Public Affairs and its research centers offered forums of analysis for media, policymakers and practitioners to lend their expertise to predictions for the 82nd Texas state legislative session.

December 1, 2010 - News

The first African-American to play football for The University of Texas at Austin, LBJ Alum Julius Whitter ('76) recently traveled to Austin to speak to current Longhorn football players about his experiences as a pioneering member of the UT football program and about life after football. His visit to the university was captured in a video by Texas Sports TV.

December 1, 2010 - News

Four LBJ School of Public Affairs students will travel to Haiti over the winter break as part of the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service Curtis W. Meadows, Jr. Social Enterprise Fellows program.

The Meadows Fellows program will partner with the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin to create inter-disciplinary teams of student consultants to provide services on issues of strategy, marketing, finance, human resources, and sustainability for a nonprofit organizations working out of the mountain community of Creve, located approximately 100 miles northeast of Port Au Prince.

December 1, 2010 - News

LBJ School Professor Kenneth Flamm is one of a small group of top researchers invited by the President's Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Science Foundation to provide a non-technical summary of recent research relevant to U.S. science policy practitioners at a workshop being held in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 2 and 3.

December 1, 2010 - News

The University of Texas at Austin and its Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs will collaborate with the offices of the Texas speaker of the house and lieutenant governor to host a “Pre-Session Legislative Conference,” an orientation for new members of the state legislature.

As part of the four-day orientation, the LBJ School of Public Affairs will host an open session on Friday, Dec. 3, focusing on policy issues likely to be major topics during the 82nd legislative session. LBJ School Dean Robert Hutchings will make opening remarks for Friday’s session, which is open to the public.

November 30, 2010 - Event

Event Date: Friday, December 3, 2010 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm

The Center for Health and Social Policy (CHASP) and the Center for Politics and Governance (CPG) at the LBJ School of Public Affairs will co-host “The 82nd Legislature: Preview of Hot Topics,” a panel discussion of important issues facing Texas, on Friday, Dec. 3.

November 22, 2010 - News

The annual climate negotiations are set to begin at the end of this month in Cancun, Mexico. Faculty, students, and staff from the LBJ School have written a number of important studies that will inform discussions about the effects of climate change and how to address the problem.

November 19, 2010 - News

The LBJ School of Public Affair and the Peace Corps announce a partnership that will give selected students the opportunity to combine graduate school studies in public affairs or global policy with Peace Corps service.


November 19, 2010 - News

On November 16, LBJ School Dean Robert Hutchings and Michelle Potter-Bacon, alumni affairs coordinator, hosted an alumni reception for alumni in Washington, D.C. Seventy alumni were in attendance along with special guests Lynda Johnson Robb, Former Dean James B. Steinberg, Professor Emeritus Ken Tolo and Assistant Professor Eugen Gholz.

November 16, 2010 - News

The Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation today awarded the prestigious LBJ Liberty and Justice for All Award to a hero of the Civil Rights movement who for decades has been a steadfast advocate for peace, freedom and justice. The inaugural recipient of the LBJ Award is Congressman John Lewis, the civil rights leader who repeatedly risked his life by challenging the injustice of segregation.

November 10, 2010 - Event

Event Date: Monday, November 22, 2010 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Michele Deitch, senior lecturer at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, will offer introductions at a book talk by Robert Perkins, author of Texas Tough: The Rise of America’s Prison Empire, on Monday, November 22, 2010, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Sheffield Room at the Law School. The event is free and open to the public

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