Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

La Follette School Professor Jason Fletcher will discuss his pioneering research that explores the integration of sociology and genetics – sometimes called socio-genomics – in Green Bay on October 24 and in Madison on November 5.

A new book by La Follette School Professor Jason Fletcher and co-author Dalton Conley explores the latest discoveries being made at the scientific frontier where genomics and the social sciences intersect. The Genome Factor: What the Social Genomics Revolution Reveals about Ourselves, Our History & the Future is published by Princeton University Press.

Research by University of Wisconsin–Madison Professor Jason Fletcher provides new information about the effects of legal alcohol access at age 21 on previously unexplored or underexplored risky behaviors.

Two La Follette School of Public Affairs faculty members at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have received honors from the William T. Grant Foundation to advance the well-being of families and children.

For Austin Frerick, education is the best way to improve society and the best way democracy can achieve equality. "As a first-generation college student, education has empowered me, and I want to make sure that others have the same opportunity," the first-year student says.

Friday, 08 October 2010 00:00

Hartung develops analytical skills, methods

Curiosity about statistical methods brought Adam Hartung to the La Follette School. "I wanted to have a better understanding of how public policies are created and evaluated at a level higher than when I'm talking about a news story with friends," says the second-year Master of Public Affairs student.

A desire to fight poverty by improving public policy brings Hope Harvey to the La Follette School. She finds that the Master of Public Affairs program is teaching her the quantitative methods she needs to strengthen her understanding of the theoretical aspects of poverty and policies formed to alleviate it.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010 06:51

Health economist to discuss insurance

Health insurance levels and trends of inequality is the topic of the next La Follette School seminar. Kosali Simon, a professor with the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, will present at noon on Tuesday, November 30, in the La Follette School conference room.
La Follette School director Carolyn Heinrich is expanding her evaluation of federally mandated tutoring programs in Milwaukee public schools thanks to a four-year $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
Friday, 04 September 2009 10:13

Heinrich reports on South Africa research trip

La Follette School director Carolyn Heinrich spent the last week of June in South Africa advising the government on how to improve its child support grant program.
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