Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

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More than two dozen La Follette School faculty members and faculty affiliates gathered at the Pyle Center on September 29 for introductions and conversation. During the two-hour reception, Director Don Moynihan welcomed five new affiliates and three new faculty members.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

IRP named national Poverty Research Center

The Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, which includes several La Follette School faculty members as affiliates, has been awarded a five-year, $9.5 million cooperative agreement to serve as the national Poverty Research Center. The award comes as IRP marks its 50th year of examining the causes of poverty and inequality in the United States and approaches to reduce them.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

57 students, new faculty member join La Follette

The La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin–Madison welcomed 57 first-year students and one new faculty member to start the 2016–17 academic year. Assistant Professor Yang Wang, a 2003 alumna of the La Follette School, returned to campus after seven years at Lafayette College in Pennsylvania.

Mother Nature saved some of the summer’s best weather for the La Follette School’s annual Hill Fest celebration. Atop Observatory Hill and under blue skies, more than 120 students, alumni, friends, faculty, and staff marked the start of the 2016–17 academic year with a picnic dinner and enthusiastic conversations.

Professor Don Moynihan, an internationally recognized public management expert, has succeeded Professor Susan Webb Yackee as director of UW-Madison’s La Follette School of Public Affairs. Yackee, meanwhile, will continue to serve as director of the La Follette School’s Board of Visitors.

Students in a La Follette School of Public Affairs’ class had their research paper presented to the prestigious National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Washington, DC.

Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson was right at home Sunday, May 15, when he addressed the Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs’ Class of 2016 at the state Capitol. A two-time graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Thompson began his political career in the Wisconsin Assembly Chamber – the same room where 35 of the La Follette School’s 38 graduates received their diplomas.

Professor Donald Moynihan of the La Follette School of Public Affairs has received the Leon D. Epstein Distinguished Faculty Research Award from the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s College of Letters & Science.

Jamelle Bouie, chief political correspondent for Slate magazine, often looks to the past to explain the present.

The day after state residents cast their ballots in April, writer in residence Jamelle Bouie will participate in a panel discussion on the UW-Madison campus about Wisconsin’s presidential primary election and the prospects for the general election in November.

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