News & Notes | August 21, 2018 
Fletcher receives 2 book awards for The Genome Factor
The American Sociological Association (ASA) honored La Follette School Professor Jason Fletcher and co-author Dalton Conley with two awards for their book, The Genome Factor: What the Social Genomics Revolution Reveals about Ourselves, Our History & the Future. Read more.
Legislative staff hone policy analysis and public management skills at training
A bipartisan group of 23 legislative staff of the Wisconsin Assembly completed a certificate in public affairs in June. The La Follette School offered the professional development course in partnership with Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, Assembly Democratic Leader Gordon Hintz (MPA, '01), and the UW-Madison Chancellor's Office. Read more.
MIPA alumna Lorenze joins staff
Katie Lorenze (MIPA '14) joined the La Follette School as department administrator on Monday, August 13. Lorenze replaces Steve Kulig (MPA '14), who became associate director in May. Read more.
The La Follette School of Public Affairs is seeking client-based projects for students in its Workshop in Public Affairs and Workshop in International Public Affairs courses. Public, nonprofit, and private-sector organizations are encouraged to submit proposals for domestic and international projects. Read more.
Normandin leading Family Impact Seminars, legislative outreach
The La Follette School of Public Affairs has named Heidi Normandin as its director of legislative outreach and director of the Wisconsin Family Impact Seminars and Committee Connect. Since August 2016, Normandin (MA '98) has served as associate director of the two programs. Read more.
The La Follette School coordinated a state government day on June 25 for a group of 25 young African leaders immersed in public management training and Wisconsin culture for six weeks as part of the U.S. Department of State Mandela Washington Fellowship. Read more.
In the News
Associate Professor J. Michael Collins, 2018 Credit Report Complexity Survey, WalletHub. Read more

Professor Menzie Chinn, What if we just do MAFTA and CAFTA instead? Marketplace. Listen.

Faculty affiliate Barry Burden, After Gov. Scott Walker Took Office, Bills Moved Faster Through Wisconsin Legislature, Wisconsin Public Radio. Read more.

Faculty affiliate Mike Wagner, Wisconsin governor's race viewed as highly competitive, Wisconsin State Journal. Read more
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Dan Marlin (MPA '14) and Anna Edelstein were married July 29 in Milwaukee. Marlin is a researcher and program evaluator with the Wisconsin Evaluation Collaborative at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research at UW-Madison, and Edelstein is a financial advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors. Read more.

A working paper by Professor Menzie Chinn and Ryan LeCloux (MIPA '18), Chinn's project assistant during the 2017-18 academic year, discusses the challenges to assessing economic outlook at the state level. Read more.
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