Two mariachi musicians stand in front of the flag posts on LBJ Plaza

LBJ School students host inaugural Latino Policy Research Symposium

April 12, 2024

The inaugural Latino Policy Research Symposium, led by students of the LBJ School of Public Affairs, delved into pressing issues affecting the Latino community in Texas and across the United States. Held on April 5, the event explored topics ranging from immigration policies and healthcare disparities to environmental justice, education, and the 2024 election.

Mauliola Harley Gonzales in front of the Capitol building in Washington DC

From the LBJ School to Capitol Hill: Mauliola Harley Gonsalves' Life After LBJ

April 3, 2024

Mauliola Harley Gonsalves, a first-generation college graduate from Pukalani, Hawai’i, has continued her commitment to public service after graduating from the LBJ School in December of 2023. As a Legislative Correspondent in DC for the senior Senator of her home state, Harley works to amplify indigenous voices and shape federal policy through collaborative problem-solving.

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Children lose, then regain weight after strict food regulations in Chile

March 27, 2024

Some of the world’s most extensive regulations on the marketing and availability of sugary and fatty foods to children did not reduce obesity among elementary and high school students in Chile, according to researchers at The University of Texas at Austin. The research, published in the Pan-American Journal of Public Health, sheds light on how food policies can affect weight.  

Graphic announcing Shamina Singh as the Class of 2024 Commencement Speaker

UT Alumna, Mastercard Executive Shamina Singh named 2024 graduation speaker at UT Austin’s LBJ School of Public Affairs

March 26, 2024

Shamina Singh, an alumna from The University of Texas at Austin’s LBJ School, will be back on the Forty Acres on May 11 to deliver the graduation address to the class of 2024 at her alma mater.

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Texas continues to face child care accessibility crisis

March 20, 2024

Texas continues to grapple with a persistent challenge: providing accessible and high-quality child care at an affordable rate, as outlined in a recent policy brief by researchers at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. The current shortfall not only affects working families but also impedes the state’s economic growth.

Gabriel Kornas, an MPAff student and Rangel Fellow from Seattle, Wash. poses in front of the LBJ School.

A vision for global diplomacy: Gabriel Kornas, Rangel Fellow's academic and professional journey toward Master of Public Affairs

March 7, 2024

Gabriel Kornas is an MPAff student and Rangel Fellow from Seattle, Wash. The University of Washington graduate earned his undergraduate degree in International Studies and chose the LBJ School for its reputation amongst the best public policy programs in the country.

Kristin Morton, a LBJ School MGPS graduate, poses outside of the LBJ Library with the UT tower in the background

Kristin Morton: Exploring policy frontiers with insight and impact, an LBJ School alumni spotlight

Feb. 28, 2024

Kristin Morton, a Policy Analyst at the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission, shares the insights and impact learned as a Master of Global Policy Studies graduate from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. The Odessa, Texas native credits the LBJ School with enhancing her problem solving and public policy skills.

🎙️Remembering Professor Barbara Jordan: An LBJ School Oral History

Feb. 21, 2024

The LBJ School is proud to announce the launch of "Remembering Professor Barbara Jordan: An LBJ School Oral History," a collection of memories and first-hand experiences celebrating the extraordinary life and legacy of public servant and public policy professor, Barbara Jordan.

Jordan Jessie, LBJ School student and one of three student chairs for the Barbara Jordan National Forum

From Dallas to the LBJ School: Jordan Jessie's mission to public policy advocacy

Feb. 20, 2024

Jordan Jessie is a Master of Public Affairs candidate from Dallas, Texas that has found her calling in advocating for underrepresented communities. One of three student chairs for this year's Barbara Jordan National Forum, Jordan completed her undergraduate degree in Government with a minor in African and African Diaspora Studies from The University of Texas at Austin.

Brencia Berry, Political Director for the DNC, poses with Tiffany Jones Smith, LBJWCS Alum ‘22. Photo courtesy of The Network.

Women to watch from the LBJ Women’s Campaign School Alumni Summit

Feb. 16, 2024

The LBJ Women's Campaign School co-hosted an alumni summit on February 12th alongside The Network. The goal of the event was to inspire alumni to take on even larger leadership roles in their communities.