Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Tuesday, 23 February 2010 00:00

Miner manages wind-farm assets

As a wind farm asset manager for Chicago-based Invenergy, alum Laura Miner meets with landowners and state and local officials to discuss benefits of wind energy.

Santosh Lamichhane is on a quest to improve economic efficiency in the allocation of resources as a means to increase sustainability and facilitate economic development.

The benefits of improved air quality resulting from climate change mitigation policies are likely to outweigh the near-term costs of implementing those policies, according to a new study co-authored by La Follette School professor Gregory Nemet.

Evan Johnson was pretty sure he would go on for a Ph.D., and his experience at the La Follette School has only confirmed that career goal.

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.

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.
2009 graduates Seth Nowak, Gail Krumenauer and Kevin Luecke presented their public affairs workshop report to the City of Madison's solid waste advisory committee on September 3, 2009.

A labor shortage at the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development created the opportunity for two La Follette School students to analyze employment patterns and opportunities.

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.

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