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Working at the Texas Legislature

Feb. 24, 2023
The regular session of the 88th Texas Legislature kicked off on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023 and will run through May 29. Sherri Greenberg, a former Texas state representative and the LBJ School’s Dean for State and Local Government, gives us an inside look and shares her tips for a career at the Lege.
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Housing experts identify five ways to address Texas’s housing affordability crisis

Feb. 21, 2023
Driven by inflation, high demand, rising property taxes, and more, housing affordability has become a growing crisis in Texas, according to a brief researchers and policy experts from The University of Texas at Austin prepared for the 88th Texas legislature.
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Alumni Spotlight: Jesús Garza (Master of Public Affairs)

Feb. 17, 2023
Austin City Council voted to name LBJ School Alumnus Jesús Garza (MPAff '77) as interim city manager.
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Researchers explore how water quality impacts property values along East, West and South coasts

Feb. 10, 2023
Sheila Olmstead, an environmental economist from The University of Texas at Austin, will look at the economic benefits of controlling water pollution along the Texas Gulf Coast, Puget Sound and Long Island Sound, thanks to a $740,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency.  
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Alumni Spotlight: Irvin Ashford Jr. (Master of Public Affairs)

Feb. 9, 2023
Irvin Ashford Jr. is the Chief Community Officer at Comerica Bank and a 1994 graduate of the LBJ School of Public Affairs. In 2022, Ashford was named one of the Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America by Savoy Magazine. 

Exceptional new faculty join the LBJ School

Jan. 26, 2023
The LBJ School of Public Affairs announces 16 exceptional new faculty appointments for fall '22 – fall '23. With expertise spanning immigration, voting, public management, national security, survey design and more, these faculty conduct extraordinary research and give students the know-how to change the world.
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LBJ School Screens Award-Winning Climate Change Documentary

Jan. 25, 2023
The LBJ School of Public Affairs filled the Bass Lecture Hall with more than 100 attendees for a January 2023 screening of “The Ants & the Grasshopper,” a documentary co-directed by LBJ Research Professor Raj Patel that tells the story of Anita Chitaya, a Malawian farmer and activist trying to save her home and crops from extreme weather caused by climate change.
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Announcing PPIA's New Board Chair: Dr. Peniel Joseph

Jan. 23, 2023
The Public Policy & International Affairs Program (PPIA) welcomes Dr. Peniel E. Joseph as its new Board Chair.
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New faculty leaders to enhance student experience, expand academic offerings and strengthen government engagement

Jan. 11, 2023
New leadership roles for Sherri Greenberg, Paul von Hippel, Marty Luby, Lorinc Redei and Trent Thurman
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LBJ School year in photos 2022

Dec. 13, 2022
From traditions, achievements and speakers, LBJ presents the best photographs of 2022.