News & Notes | May 31, 2017 
Gehl to Class of 2017: Do life 'on the court'
Reflecting on her own journey, Katherine Gehl challenged the La Follette School of Public Affairs' Class of 2017 to take on challenges big enough that the possibility of failure is real and present. Read more. 
MPA student wins Excellence in Engaged Scholarship award
Two weeks before receiving her master's degree in public affairs (MPA), Karina Virrueta was honored with the 2017 Excellence in Engaged Scholarship Graduate Student award from the Morgridge Center for Public Service at UW-Madison. Read more.
Political leaders propose Thompson Center for Public Leadership at UW-Madison 
In just the last week, state political leaders announced a new Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Governor Thompson's rich legacy deserves such recognition. He is a policy iconoclast who values quality research and analysis from across the political spectrum and has been a tireless champion of UW-Madison, his alma mater. Read more.
UW-Madison study shows poverty fell in 2015
La Follette School faculty member Tim Smeeding, the Lee Rainwater Distinguished Professor of Public Affairs and Economics, presented the 2015 Wisconsin Poverty Report (WPR) at the State Capitol on Monday, May 22. Read more.
In the News
Professor Menzie Chinn, Import Limits on Steel and Aluminum: Protecting National Security or Protectionism? Econofact. Read more

Director and Professor Don Moynihan, Franzen: Wisconsin Legislature should back off from trying to regulate free speech on campus, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Read more

Professor Tim Smeeding, Eisen: Stop warehousing the poor, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Read more

Faculty Affiliates Lawrence Berger and Jennifer Noyes, and Professor of Social Work Kristen Slack, Financial causes and consequences of child maltreatment, Institute for Research on Poverty Fast Focus. Read more
Cost-benefit analysis projects sought
June 19: PA 520: Inequality, Race and Public Policy summer course begins

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
'05 alumnus receives leadership award

Bryan Gadow ('05 MPA) received the Richard B. Schmied Leadership Award from the Green County Development Corporation on April 25. Read more.
Bush assists with successful school referendum effort

As business manager for the School District of Lodi, Daniel Bush (MPA '09) helped lead a successful revenue and construction referendum in November 2016. Read more.
More Alumni News 
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