Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Development

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Alum describes work, need in Afghanistan

Alum Isaac Eagan describes in a video vocational training given to men in Afghanistan as part of a Spirit of America project.
First-year student Princess Ojiaku shares her impression of the La Follette School and the University of Wisconsin–Madison in her Scientific American blog, Science with Moxie: Musical Notes on Neuroscience.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Students intern in Uganda

La Follette School students Troy Hoppenjan and Christina Miller spent part of their summers in Uganda and had the chance to meet up for a day.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Students to describe internships

Students Selina Eadie and Rachel Polster will talk about their summer internship experiences at noon on Tuesday, September 18, in the La Follette School conference room.
When La Follette School professor emeritus Dennis Dresang welcomed former student Yeshey Zimba to a dinner in downtown Madison, they completed a circle begun in the 1970s when Dresang taught the  young scholar from Bhutan.

Andrew Trembley came to the La Follette School so he could communicate with people who aren't experts in probit models and regression analysis.

Alum Kristi Thorson helps provide resources critical for ensuring animal and human health and for educating veterinarians and scientists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Veterinary Medicine.

Christina Miller does not take her kitchen faucet for granted. "While I was in Tanzania in 2008, I watched a girl who was about 10 years old carry a 5-gallon water barrel to a community well," the international public affairs student says. "She filled it, put it on top of her head and walked off. I don't know how far she had to go, but I did not see any homes in the distance."

Rachel Polster is mapping her future. The international public affairs student is spending the summer in Ecuador on a community development project to increase resident participation in the governance of Ibarra, a city of 110,000 people.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Alumni association honors Khanal

The Wisconsin Alumni Association has honored alum Shisir Khanal for development work building international organizations from the bottom up.

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