Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

La Follette School students collaborated with two community groups – Movin’ Out and Legal Interventions for Transforming (LIFT) Dane – as part of their culminating Workshop in Public Affairs (PA 869) projects during the Spring 2020 semester.

Sunday, 14 October 2012 11:36

Students to discuss internship experiences

Students Troy Hoppenjan and Ben Nerad will discuss their internships this summer at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17, in the La Follette School conference room.

The La Follette School of Public Affairs’ first summer public policy course will examine inequalities across various social dimensions with a focus on disparities among racial and ethnic groups.

Professor Karen Holden is pleased to find that she will be working during her retirement — and that her efforts will help more Americans secure their own retirements. Holden will serve as co-principal investigator for a financial literacy research grant the campus Center for Financial Security received. The U.S. Social Security Administration has awarded the Center for Financial Security first-year funding of $1.48 million as one member of the administration's new Financial Literacy Research Consortium. Boston College and the RAND Corporation also will house research centers under this consortium.
Thursday, 12 June 2014 00:00

Timothy Smeeding

Lee Rainwater Distinguished Professor of Public Affairs and Economics

More than 60 people attended each of four recent Town Hall meetings on key election issues with University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty members. The meetings in Appleton, Madison, Milwaukee, and suburban St. Paul, Minnesota, were sponsored by UW–Madison’s La Follette School of Public Affairs and Department of Political Science along with the Wisconsin Alumni Association.

Early diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease could save millions or even billions of dollars while simultaneously improving care, according to new work by La Follette School professor Dave Weimer and co-author Mark Sager, director of the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute of the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

La Follette School Professor Bobbi Wolfe will present her emerging research with Psychology Professor Seth Pollak during Neuroscience, Poverty, and Policy - a public presentation in Milwaukee on March 8.

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 13:28

Yang Wang

Associate Professor of Public Affairs

Monday, 18 October 2010 00:00

Zamastil matches volunteers to task at hand

Making the best match for volunteers and the tasks they do is alum Kim Zamastil's secret ingredient for keeping thousands of people engaged in community service at St. Patrick Center, Missouri's largest provider of services to homeless people.

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