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News April 22, 2014

LBJ Students Pitch Idea for Improving Civic Engagement at Fels National Public Policy Challenge

BY: Justin Sykes Instead of relaxing on the beach, LBJ School students Christie Wright, Lance McNeill and Miha Vindis spent their spring break preparing a proposal for the Fels National Public Policy Challenge in Philadelphia. Their idea: build a comprehensive online platform to increase civic

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News April 2, 2014

Civil Rights Summit Student Events: Empowering the Next “Get It Done” Generation

The LBJ School of Public Affairs will host a series of student-focused events to encourage dialogue around the great policy challenges that will be at the center of the Civil Rights Summit, April 8-10, hosted by the LBJ Presidential Library and Museum. These events will be open to the LBJ School of Public Affairs and UT School of Law Communities and will be designed to engage students in meaningful dialogue on the policy and law implications at the heart of the Summit’s four presidential addresses.

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News February 14, 2014

LBJ Students to Pay Tribute to Barbara Jordan's Policy Legacy Feb. 18 – 21

The Barbara Jordan Forum is designed to highlight Barbara Jordan’s lifetime of significant contributions to society as a politician, policymaker, activist and educator. Jordan joined the LBJ School of Public Affairs in 1979 as a faculty member and remained a beloved teacher and mentor until her death in 1996. That same year, students created a forum in her honor. In addition to the keynote event featuring leading civil rights attorney, activist, scholar Lani Guinier on Feb. 19 students have planned lunchtime brown bag talks beginning Feb. 18 that invite members of the community to discuss policy issues championed by Jordan. Each speaker will also provide a call to action, offering ideas on how to enact real change in these areas. The week will conclude with a service project for LBJ School students at the Barbara Jordan Elementary School in Austin, Texas.

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News February 10, 2014

LBJ School Researchers Investigate Implementation of Affordable Care Act in Texas

Professors David Warner and Sam Richardson , along with 17 LBJ School students, are spending their school year examining the technical details of the ACA and the specific ways in which Texas is rolling it out. The research is part of a larger, 29-state research project organized by The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government and the Fels Institute of Government.

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News August 21, 2013

International Students from Mexico and Israel Study Leadership at LBJ School

This summer the LBJ School of Public Affairs hosted thirteen students from Mexico’s Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) and three students from Israel’s Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC) for a two week Public Management and Leadership Program.

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News July 18, 2013

Army War College Fellows Program Encourages Exchange of Ideas

Since 1992, The University of Texas at Austin has welcomed between five and eleven Army War College Fellows each year through a partnership with the Army War College. The fellows—Army officers who have succeeded operationally and are being prepared to take on high-level strategic positions in the military—spend their year at the university taking master’s level classes in several departments including the LBJ School of Public Affairs.

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News June 18, 2013

LBJ School Students Share Their Experiences as Summer Interns in the Thinkers and Doers Blog

The 2013 edition of the Thinkers and Doers Summer Internship Blog has launched with 6 student bloggers focusing on policy issues for a variety of governmental, non-governmental and non-profit organizations around the world and close to home. From agriculture, food security and nutrition, to juvenile justice issues in Texas, entrepreneurial development, education and poverty, these student interns will share their on-going stories as they develop the skills to become change agents in the world of public affairs. We invite you to meet our bloggers and learn about their various policy interests and then follow along as they describe their fieldwork.

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News May 29, 2013

LBJ School Students, Faculty Honored During Public Service Recognition Week

Professor Angela Evans Awarded Cen-Tex ASPA Public Administration Educator of the Year Award LBJ School Clinical Professor Angela Evans was awarded the 2013 Public Administration Educator of the Year Award by the Central Texas Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration . The award is

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News May 21, 2013

Students Enjoy Day of Commencement Activities

In a day of celebration, family and friends were invited to watch a new generation of game changers and policy makers receive their graduate degrees at the 2013 LBJ School Commencement ceremony.

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News May 20, 2013

LBJ Students Hone Skills in Fels Public Policy Challenge

Five graduating Master of Public Affairs students traveled to Philadelphia in March to compete against teams from eight other policy schools in the Fels Institute of Government’s second annual Public Policy Challenge. Their proposal was to develop a mobile phone app called Route360, which displayed real-time information on all Austin transportation alternatives from biking to driving to taking the bus or light rail.

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