Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Thursday, 29 August 2019 11:40

Outreach Director job candidates sought

The La Follette School of Public Affairs is seeking a full-time Outreach Director for its growing outreach team. Applications are due Monday, September 16.

Wednesday, 31 July 2019 11:31

Collins promoted to full professor

The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents approved the promotion of UW–Madison faculty member J. Michael Collins to full professor at its June meeting.

The La Follette School of Public Affairs is seeking an outreach specialist to assist with legislative and other activities that connect UW–Madison faculty members and guests with state lawmakers, scholars, and community members. La Follette School alumni are encouraged to apply.

The La Follette School published its second annual Highlights report in November 2018. The document showcases the many achievements of the school’s students, faculty, alumni, and staff during the 2017-18 academic year.

The La Follette School of Public Affairs and Department of Political Science at UW–Madison along with the Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA) are hosting a series of Real Town Hall events in preparation for the 2018 midterm elections.  

Wisconsin is experiencing a “tight” labor market in which employers are having difficulty filling jobs with qualified workers. The state’s aging labor force, low in-migration rates, and steady job growth are expected to exacerbate these challenges for employers and workers in the coming years.

The Evidence-Based Health Policy Project (EBHPP) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is sponsoring a public discussion about community health on Friday, September 8 at UW–Fox Valley. State Representatives Dave Murphy, Mike Rohrkaste, and Amanda Stuck are hosting the event, which features six local groups working to improve health in the region.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 13:25

Cost-benefit analysis projects sought

The La Follette School of Public Affairs is seeking client proposals for its Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) course this fall. Graduate students in the course work in teams on a real-world issue for an actual client, providing excellent learning opportunities for both students and clients.

Projects on public management reform, regulatory review and policy change, the effect of policy on solar-electricity cost, and the intersection of genetics, human behavior, and social policy have received funding from the Herb Kohl Public Service Research Competition at the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

During the 2016 federal fiscal year, nearly half of the people experiencing homelessness in Wisconsin were members of a family with minor children. Most also lived outside of Milwaukee and Dane Counties.

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