News & Notes | August 23, 2017 
Celebrate new academic year at picnic Sept. 5
Alumni, friends, students, faculty, and staff will gather Tuesday, September 5 for the La Follette School's annual Hill Fest welcome picnic. Krista Willing (MPA '08), an assistant administrator at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services' Division for Medicaid Services, will provide brief remarks. Read more
Student project prompts changes in Monterey County
California's County of Monterey is implementing several recommendations from a student project in Professor Don Moynihan's Performance Management class. Kate Battiato (MPA '07), a management analyst in Monterey County's Resource Management Agency (RMA), proposed and coordinated the students' work.  Read more.
Blank selected as co-chair of energy, manufacturing group
UW-Madison Chancellor and La Follette School faculty member Rebecca Blank has been named co-chair of the Council on Competitiveness' Energy and Manufacturing Competitiveness Partnership (EMCP). Read more
21 women complete WWIG leadership program
This summer, 21 women from around the state participated in the 16th leadership training seminar sponsored by Wisconsin Women in Government (WWIG) and the La Follette School of Public Affairs. Read more.
In the News
Professor Jason Fletcher, What Both the Left and Right Get Wrong About Race, Nautilus. Read more

Associate Professor Greg Nemet, Opportunity to shine, Isthmus. Read more
Professor Emeritus Andrew Reschovsky, Scott Walker's Gift to the One Percent, Shepherd Express. Read more.

Associate Professor Greg Nemet, Energy Technology Exuberance: How a Little Humility is Good for Nuclear, Renewables, and Society, Third Way. Read more.  

Faculty Affiliate Justin Sydnor, Not even free money can make some people go to the gym, MarketWatch. Read more

Faculty Affiliate Kathy Cramer, Rural Resentment: How Scott Walker's rise can explain Donald Trump's. Read more.
Calendar 
Aug. 31:  Orientation

Sept. 5:  Hill Fest

Sept. 6: Seminar Series. 2017 Constitutional Changes in Turkey: Reasons and Possible Reflections on Turkish Politics

Sept. 18:  Conservatism in the Age of Trump, Wisconsin Writer in Residence Charlie Sykes

Oct. 17: Policy After Work with Professor Emeritus Dennis Dresang and Peter Tempelis (MPA, JD '06)

Oct. 24:  Public Affairs Writer in Residence Sarah Stillman, The New Yorker
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Alumni News
Krista Willing (MPA '08) was promoted to assistant administrator of systems, fiscal, and operations for the Wisconsin Department of Health Services' Division of Medicaid Services. "As someone who hires many different policy and budgeting positions for the state, we look for applicants that have the skills taught at La Follette." Read more

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