Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Faculty

A diverse group of more than 30 state lawmakers, legislative staff members, legislative service agency analysts, and staff from the Governor’s office attended the second Office Hours at the Capitol – presented by the Wisconsin Family Impact Seminars and the La Follette School – on Wednesday, May 16.

The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents on June 8 approved the promotion of two La Follette School faculty members to full professor.

Wisconsin’s poverty rate increased to 10.8 percent in 2016, compared to 9.7 percent in 2015, according to the 10th annual Wisconsin Poverty Report.

Alumni, friends, students, faculty, and staff will gather Tuesday, September 4 for the La Follette School’s annual Hill Fest welcome picnic. Hill Fest will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on the beautiful La Follette grounds overlooking Lake Mendota at 1225 Observatory Drive.

La Follette School Associate Professor J. Michael Collins and former La Follette School Associate Director Hilary Shager (MPA ’05, PhD ’12) are among the leaders of the Alliance for the American Dream: DreamUp Wisconsin, a new community-university collaboration aimed at promoting shared prosperity and increasing American competitiveness.

In three comprehensive studies, an international consortium of 20 researchers, including the La Follette School’s Greg Nemet and Sophia Rogers, found a major gap in climate change dialogue between science and policy.

La Follette School Professor Jason Fletcher will present Molecular Me: Exploring the Social Implications of the Genomics Revolution on June 5 at the Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA).

In light of concerns about Social Security’s costs and benefit adequacy, La Follette School Professors Tim Smeeding and Pam Herd along with colleagues at The Urban Institute and Syracuse University propose an effective and relatively inexpensive targeted program to provide a minimally adequate income floor to old-age income through the Social Security system.

The Academy of Management’s Public and Nonprofit Division selected a study co-authored by La Follette School Director and Professor Don Moynihan as the best article published in 2017.

UW–Madison’s Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA) has selected La Follette School Professor Jason Fletcher as its director, effective this month.

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