News & Notes | March 19, 2018 
Collins, Fletcher, Jacobs, Weimer receive Kohl funding for research, project assistants
Four La Follette School faculty members have received funding from the Herb Kohl Public Service Research Competition's third round of awards. The Kohl Competition supports nonpartisan research that informs critical public policy and governance debates and advances evidence-based decision-making. Read more.
Culver to share thoughts on leadership April 18
The La Follette School of Public Affairs is hosting Purposeful Leadership: Life Lessons from Curt Culver, a public presentation on Wednesday, April 18. Culver, a member of the La Follette School's Board of Visitors, will discuss the key ingredients - the 5 Hs - for making a difference through leadership in the workplace and the difference it makes in enjoying life. Read more.
BIG lecture: The Psychology of Performance Numbers in the Public Sector on April 3
Asmus Leth Olsen of the University of Copenhagen in Denmark will present results from his research on how citizens interpret numerical performance data in the public sector. He will stress the importance of symbolic numbers, attention to negative results, the subtle effects of framing, and the importance of benchmarks and comparisons offered to citizens. Read more.
2007 alumnus Leon receives Forward under 40 Award
The Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA) named Raul Leon (MIPA '07, PhD '10) as one of its eight Forward under 40 recipients for 2018. Leon is an associate professor of higher education and student affairs at Eastern Michigan University (EMU) in Ypsilanti.  Read more .
As the first participant in UW-Madison's Provost Fellow Program, La Follette School Professor Susan Yackee has appreciated the opportunity to build relationships with campus leaders. Yackee, who joined UW-Madison in 2007, served as the La Follette School's director from 2013 to 2016. Read more
In the News
Professor Menzie Chinn, Economist: U.S. Is "On Collision Course With EU," Wisconsin Public Radio. Listen

Professors Tim Smeeding and Bobbi Wolfe, Women feel extra pressure to prove themselves in male-dominated majors, The Badger Herald. Read more

Faculty Affiliate Barry Burden, The Alt-Right's First Real Political Candidate went Too Far Right - Even for Many White Nationalists, Newsweek. Read more

Student Abby Swetz, Know Your Madisonian: Teacher built trust through vulnerability, Wisconsin State Journal. Read more
March 21: Seminar Series -  The Weeds: A Q&A with Matt Yglesias about Covering Public Policy

April 3: BIG - The Psychology of Performance Numbers in the Public Sector, Asmus Olsen

April 4: Seminar Series - A Non-Corrupt Public Sector - If You Can Keep It, Asmus Olsen

April 10: DC Bobs & Friends Happy Hour

April 12: Symposium: Emerging Policy Implications for Neuroscience, Genetics, and the Microbiome

April 18: Purposeful Leadership: Life Lessons from Curt Culver 

April 25: Seminar Series - Who's Driving the Austerity Machine? Money, Power, and the Role of State Policies
Alumni News
Michael Rodriguez (MPA/MSURP '09) joined CBRE as the Greater DC Area Leader of Market Research and Analysis. Read more
Michael Heifetz (MA '91) joined Michael Best Strategies in December 2017. He is leading the state and federal healthcare practice at Michael Best, one of the nation's fastest-growing business-to-business consulting companies. Read more
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