News & Notes | June 20, 2017 
Students hone skills through capstone projects 
Graduating students at the La Follette School of Public Affairs addressed household financial management, educational approaches for disadvantaged children, economic development strategies, and other challenging issues through the school's Workshop in Public Affairs capstone courses. Read more
Herd, others receive funding for human microbiome project
La Follette School Professor Pam Herd is a co-principal investigator on a project selected for a UW2020: WARF Discovery Initiative award. Professor Cameron Currie of the Department of Bacteriology is the principal investigator for project, The Human Microbiome in Health and Disease. Read more.
MIPA student Frankel receives foreign-language studies award
Cassie Frankel, a second-year student at the La Follette School, received a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship for the 2017-18 academic year. Frankel will use the fellowship to study Arabic through UW-Madison's Center for European Studies. Read more.
Yackee elected to organization's board
Public Management Research Association (PMRA) members have elected La Follette School Professor Susan Webb Yackee to the organization's Board of Directors. Read more.
In the News
Professor Tim Smeeding, Wisconsin Poverty Report Shows Reduction in Poverty, Central Time, WPR. Read more.  

Assistant Professor Rourke O'Brien, Americans have higher credit scores, but also higher household debt, Marketplace. Read more

Associate Professor J. Michael Collins, Emergency savings and financial well-being, SafetyNet blog. Read more.

Faculty affiliate Justin Sydnor, Covering people with pre-existing conditions is popular, problematic, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Read more

Faculty affiliate Nicholas Hillman, What if the Treasury Dept. Handled Student Loans? The Chronicle of Higher Education. Read more.

Faculty affiliate Barry Burden, Wisconsin's retirement system is a competitive advantage, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Read more
Cost-benefit analysis projects sought
June 27: DC Bobs Nerd Night

June 28: Financial Coaching and Medication Adherence: The Potential for a New Model, with Associate Professor J. Michael Collins

June 29: Soil Variation and Why it Matters, with Assistant Professor Emilia Tjernstrom

July 11: DC Bobs and Friends Happy Hour and Networking

Aug. 31: Orientation

Sept. 5: Hill Fest

Oct. 24:  Public Affairs Writer in Residence Sarah Stillman, The New Yorker

Feb. 1, 2018:  Madison Alumni & Friends Reception
Alumni News
Deven Carlson (MPA '15)  Journal picks alumnus' benefit-cost analysis paper one of 2016's top 3. Read more
John Vander Meer (MPA '06)  on panel discussion state's aging population, long-term care. Read more .
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