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La Follette School faculty members Jason Fletcher, Yang Wang, and Christine Durrance received funding to support their research from UW–Madison’s Understanding and Reducing Inequalities Initiative. Their projects were among only 15 selected from 73 proposals.

Want to spend a fun and interesting 45 minutes with some amazing La Follette School professors? Tune into 1050 Bascom, the Department of Political Science podcast produced by Director of Undergraduate Engagement Amy Gangl and hosted by students Adam Wigger and Sam Buisman.

Nearly 2,200 people have watched The Future of Politics and Policies with La Follette School Director and Professor Susan Webb Yackee, which was livestreamed Tuesday, January 12. Video of the event is on the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (WFAA) YouTube channel.

La Follette School Director and Professor Susan Webb Yackee will participate in a UW Now livestream event Tuesday, January 12 at 7 p.m. Central time. Faculty affiliates David Canon and Ryan Owens will join Yackee for a discussion about the future of American politics and policy.

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) named Associate Professor Manny Teodoro the recipient of its 2020 Best Paper Award in the Management & Leadership Division. Teodoro’s paper, Water and sewer affordability in the United States, was published in the March 8, 2019, issue of AWWA Water Science.

Research by La Follette School Assistant Professor Morgan Edwards and colleagues demonstrates how combining existing subnational climate action with expanded national strategies in the United States will be critical to reach scientifically informed climate goals.

Hundreds of people from across the country participated in the first three events of the La Follette School series Election 2020: A Spotlight on Policy. More than 250 people also are registered for the next event in the series, Politics and Policy with Maggie Haberman of The New York Times on Thursday, Oct. 29.

Children in families characterized as minorities, those without health insurance, or those with low socioeconomic status experience less upward health mobility and greater downward health mobility relative to their more advantaged peers, according to research by La Follette School Professor Jason Fletcher and Katie Jajtner, a postdoctoral associate at UW–Madison’s Center for Demography of Health and Aging.

Four La Follette School faculty members will join President Jeff Mayers for Swing State Wisconsin: The Major Issues for Voters this November, an online panel discussion at noon Friday, October 2.

La Follette School Professor Greg Nemet will participate on a panel discussing How Should Wisconsin Leaders Tackle Climate Change during Cap Times Idea Fest 2020 on Saturday, Oct. 3. Former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk will moderate the event, which begins at 1 p.m. 

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