Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
The La Follette School is one of nine institutions nationwide to be awarded a grant to provide insights into health reform, including issues related to state-level implementation of the federal Affordable Care Act.

Lawmakers in California can thank alum Peter Detwiler's experience in Wisconsin for the easy-to-read legislative analyses he prepared for them to summarize what a proposed statute would do, why it was needed, its cost, why certain interests opposed or supported it, and the bill's legislative history.

La Follette School of Public Affairs director Carolyn J. Heinrich has been elected to become a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, one of the youngest members to ever be elected since Congress chartered the academy in 1967.
Monday, 28 September 2009 12:20

Director wins $3 million federal grant

La Follette School director Carolyn Heinrich has won a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences to expand her evaluation of federally mandated tutoring programs in public schools.
Monday, 18 February 2013 06:31

Distinguished economist Don Nichols dies

Donald Nichols, whose tenure leading the La Follette School of Public Affairs helped shape Wisconsin's economic development, died February 15 at age 72.

Gillian Tett, the U.S. Managing Editor of the Financial Times, and Peter Hall, the Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies at Harvard University, will provide keynote presentations during “Europe in Crisis: The Future of the EU and Trans-Atlantic Relations” at the University of Wisconsin–Madison on Thursday, April 6.

Wednesday, 06 March 2013 10:41

Don Nichols memorial service is March 16

A memorial service for Donald Nichols will be held Saturday, March 16, at 10:30 a.m. in the Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street, Madison.
The Washington Post quotes professor Dennis Dresang about political debate in Wisconsin in an article reporting that Wisconsin's governor signed legislation March 11 that takes away nearly all collective bargaining rights from government workers.

Professor Emeritus Dennis Dresang is teaching a course this fall on The History of Progressive Politics in Wisconsin through UW–Madison’s Division of Continuing Studies. The five-session weekly course begins Wednesday, September 23 and concludes October 21. Each 90-minute class begins at 7 p.m.

Dennis Dresang, an emeritus professor of public affairs, received a Champion Award from the Women's Philanthropy Council at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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