Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Thursday, 12 November 2009 00:00

Crespo focuses on health, environment

Good health and a clean environment are inseparable for Jami Crespo, and she looks forward to applying her policy analysis and legal skills to ensure people have both.

Meghan Doherty is right where she wants to be a year after graduating from the La Follette School: working on natural resource management and environmental policy in an international context.

Imagine and Adapt: Possibilities in a Changing World is the theme for the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies’ Earth Day Conference. The daylong event on April 22 will explore the impact of climate change as well as innovative solutions for adapting to this new reality.

A two-year stopover in Wisconsin created lifelong friendships for Erin McGrath. She came to the La Follette Institute in 1993 with her husband, who enrolled in the economics department's master's program. "It was a two-year plan. We moved to Madison, lived there for two years and moved on," says McGrath, who 11 years after graduating, McGrath is still looking back.

Sunday, 22 March 2020 16:11

Emma Cleveland, MPA

My professors know my name and interests and are always willing to meet to discuss projects, classes, or careers. Staff go above and beyond to help students with, quite literally, anything. It’s a nice community feel at the La Follette School.
Wednesday, 28 September 2016 09:03

Energy champion Schuller to discuss Energy Wars

The La Follette School of Public Affairs is co-sponsoring the public presentation Deescalating the Energy Wars at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 26. Tisha Schuller, strategic advisor to the Stanford Natural Gas Initiative, will tell her story of moving from environmental activist to energy champion.

Friday, 16 October 2009 06:22

Energy conference draws 250 students

University of Wisconsin-Madison students are learning more about the opportunities and challenges of deploying renewable energy sources like wind, solar and biomass on a national scale at a conference partly organized by La Follette School students.
Monday, 03 February 2014 08:42

Environmental studies to be discussed

The Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies' director will share "Lessons from Frogs, Turfgrass, and Mosquitoes: An Environmental Studies Agenda for UW in the 21st Century" at a noon seminar on Tuesday, February 4, in the La Follette School conference room. Paul Robbins' research addresses questions spanning conservation conflicts, urban ecology, and environment and health interactions.

The Clean Power Plan and other proposed climate change regulations will be discussed Friday, October 3, by 1979 alum Susan Hedman, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Region 5 office in Chicago. She will speak at 1:30 in 8417 Sewell Social Sciences.

La Follette School student Sierra Fischer is promoting strong and safe communities by helping the National Council on Crime and Delinquency calculate how many probation and parole agents, supervisors and support staff are needed at the Wisconsin Department of Corrections and predict future workload demand.

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