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May 12, 2015

Cole Blease Graham, Jr., assistant dean of Assessment and Diversity Initiatives and professor in the Department of Public Service and Administration, earned his PhD from the University of South Carolina in 1971.  Previously, he received master’s degrees from the Northwestern Louisiana State College and the University of Pennsylvania.  Graham’s academic pursuits are focused in the areas of state and local government, social sciences, and governmental administration.  At the Bush School, Graham teaches courses in public budgeting and human resource administration.


May 12, 2015

Dr. Kalena Cortes, assistant professor at the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, has been reappointed as Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Bonn, Germany, for three additional years until June 30, 2018.  Cortes was originally appointed as a fellow in July 2003.


May 11, 2015

The Bush School’s Office of Communications and External Relations took two top awards at the May 7 International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Awards presentation.  Both were awards of excellence, which is the highest level award in the category.


May 06, 2015

Dr. Joshua Shifrinson, assistant professor at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, has been named a US Foreign Policy and International Security Fellow by the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College.  As a Fellow, Shifrinson will spend up to one year in residence at Dartmouth focusing on international issues related to the Dickey Center’s research emphases, which include the environment, health, human development, gender, and security. He is one of only eight scholars in the US and Europe selected for the prestigious fellowship.


April 27, 2015

Twenty-two students from the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University and from Brigham Young University (BYU), along with several faculty members, recently spent ten days attending the 59th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women/Beijing+20 conference at United Nations Headquarters in New York.


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May 12, 2015

Cole Blease Graham, Jr., assistant dean of Assessment and Diversity Initiatives and professor in the Department of Public Service and Administration, earned his PhD from the University of South Carolina in 1971.  Previously, he received master’s degrees from the Northwestern Louisiana State College and the University of Pennsylvania.  Graham’s academic pursuits are focused in the areas of state and local government, social sciences, and governmental administration.  At the Bush School, Graham teaches courses in public budgeting and human resource administration.


May 12, 2015

Dr. Kalena Cortes, assistant professor at the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, has been reappointed as Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Bonn, Germany, for three additional years until June 30, 2018.  Cortes was originally appointed as a fellow in July 2003.


May 11, 2015

The Bush School’s Office of Communications and External Relations took two top awards at the May 7 International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Awards presentation.  Both were awards of excellence, which is the highest level award in the category.

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May 06, 2015

Dr. Joshua Shifrinson, assistant professor at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, has been named a US Foreign Policy and International Security Fellow by the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College.  As a Fellow, Shifrinson will spend up to one year in residence at Dartmouth focusing on international issues related to the Dickey Center’s research emphases, which include the environment, health, human development, gender, and security. He is one of only eight scholars in the US and Europe selected for the prestigious fellowship.


April 27, 2015

Twenty-two students from the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University and from Brigham Young University (BYU), along with several faculty members, recently spent ten days attending the 59th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women/Beijing+20 conference at United Nations Headquarters in New York.


April 27, 2015

On Monday, April 20, 2015, Will Hurd, the US Representative for Texas’s 23rd congressional district, treated students at the Bush School of Government and Public Service to a special presentation. Ryan Crocker, dean of the Bush School, facilitated the talk. Hurd spent a majority of his time with the students fielding and answering questions about life as a Congressman, border and cyber security, and the looming threat of ISIS.


April 22, 2015

Dr. Valerie Hudson, professor at the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, has received a 2015 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship.  Hudson, who holds the George H. W. Bush Chair, is one of 32 fellowship winners chosen from 301 nominations and the only one from a Texas university.


April 21, 2015

Congress has heard the “supermajority” consensus on the reality and causes of climate change, note scientists from Texas A&M University, Idaho State University, and University of Oklahoma. In a paper published in Climatic Change, the researchers suggest looking at business interests, partisan predispositions and political ideology for the hurdles to policy action.


April 15, 2015

Women looking for bargains probably won’t find them at Customs. The burden of tariffs falls heavily—and in many cases exclusively—on the consumer.  So when the tariff on women’s leather shoes is higher than the tariff on men’s leather shoes (which it is), women feel the pain, says Dr. Lori Taylor, an associate professor at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.


April 14, 2015

Dr. Ann Bowman was elected to the executive council of the Section on Intergovernmental Administration and Management (SIAM) at the March 2015 annual conference of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA).


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