News - La Follette School of Public Affairs - La Follette School of Public Affairs Thu, 27 Feb 2020 03:17:24 -0600 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Capodarco serving on Nature Conservancy Board Emily Capodarco

The Nature Conservancy selected La Follette School student Emily H. Capodarco for its Wisconsin Board of Trustees. Capodarco is serving in an advisory (non-voting) capacity as part of the organization’s student trustee program, which aims to develop the next generation of nonprofit board members and leaders.

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Broad energy investment portfolio critical, Nemet says Greg Nemet

La Follette School Professor Greg Nemet co-wrote a chapter with Jennie Stephens in Contemporary Climate Change Debates. The chapter explores whether a 100 percent renewable energy mix is the best future investment. Stephens says yes, while Nemet disagrees.

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Normandin discusses faculty-policymaker partnerships Heidi Normandin

La Follette School Legislative Outreach Director Heidi Normandin (MA ’98) participated in a panel discussion for UW–Madison’s Families and Well-Being Seminar Series.

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Austin harnesses Wisconsin Idea at DHS Sam Austin

Sam Austin (MIPA ’08) joined the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) as a senior policy advisor in December 2019.

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Diana Pavón, MPA Diana Pavón

I plan to work in Chicago either in the public or nonprofit sector after graduation. I would love to work in the local government such as Cook County or the City of Chicago.

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2019 alumna featured on PBS Wisconsin Abby Swetz

Abby Swetz (MPA ’19) spoke about the need for housing for survivors of domestic violence in Wisconsin during a segment of PBS Wisconsin’s Noon Wednesday on November 6, 2019.

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Faculty well-represented at APPAM conference (top row) Michael Collins, Greg Nemet, Tim Smeeding, (bottom row) David Weimer, Bobbi Wolfe, Susan Yackee

Numerous La Follette School faculty members participated in the 2019 Association for Public Policy and Management (APPAM) annual research conference from November 7 to 9 in Denver, Colorado.

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Michael Zell, MIPA & Strategic Innovation Certificate Michael Zell, right

The best thing the La Follette School has done for me is strengthened my quantitative skills. When I first started grad school, I was a bit worried about being enrolled in classes such as statistics, but I am very grateful for it now. These skills helped me secure an internship and make me a much more well-rounded student and job candidate.

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Gov. McCallum teaching course on nonprofit advocacy, public policy Scott McCallum

Former Wisconsin Gov. Scott McCallum will teach Nonprofit Advocacy & Public Policy (PA 274) for the La Follette School of Public Affairs during the Spring 2020 semester at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

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Inaugural La Follette Forum focuses on health policy Drew Altman, president & CEO, Kaiser Family Foundation

With generous support from Herb Kohl Philanthropies, the La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is pleased to announce its inaugural La Follette Forum. The first conference will focus on health policy.

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