Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

La Follette School Director and Professor Susan Webb Yackee received a Kellett Mid-Career Award from UW–Madison’s Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education.

The number of opioid-related deaths — from both prescription opioids and illegal drugs including heroin, fentanyl, and carfentanil — has quadrupled in the last 20 years. At present, the opioid epidemic claims 130 lives every day in the United States.

Wednesday, 03 April 2019 15:57

April 12: Yackee on interest group influence

La Follette School Director and Professor Susan Webb Yackee will present her research on government policy making as part of UW–Madison’s Institute for Legal Studies’ Compliance Initiative Speaker Series at noon Friday, April 12.

First-year student Michael Caniglia presented a paper he wrote for the La Follette School’s Policymaking Process course (PA 874) during a conference in Washington, DC, March 29 and 30.

La Follette School Professor Greg Nemet discussed the intersection of solar energy and society on Wisconsin Public Television’s Noon Wednesday segment of Here & Now on March 20.

La Follette School Director and Professor Susan Webb Yackee recently coauthored an article about the Federal Aviation Administration’s role in certifying the Boeing 737 Max, which was carrying 157 people March 10 when an Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed and killed all aboard.

UW–Madison’s Center for Demography and Ecology (CDE), led by La Follette School faculty affiliate Marcy Carlson, received an additional five-year grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development. Eight La Follette School faculty members are affiliates of CDE, a multi-disciplinary cooperative for social scientific demographic research and graduate training.

Hilary Shager (MPA ’05, PhD ’12) will discuss the Institute for Research on Poverty’s efforts to bring rigorous scientific evidence to bear on some of society’s thorniest problems during Wednesday Nite @ The Lab (WN@TL) January 16 from 7 to 8:15 p.m.

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 Public Management Research Association (PMRA) honored John Bryson (MA ’72) with the 2018 H. George Frederickson Award for his career contributions to the field of public management. He is the McKnight Presidential Professor of Planning and Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota’s Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

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