News & Notes | September 18, 2017 
Nemet study: Importance of solar energy underestimated three-fold
A study by La Follette School Associate Professor Greg Nemet and European colleagues shows that in 2050, the percentage of solar energy worldwide could be three times higher than previously projected. Read more.
Sykes to discuss Conservatism in the Age of Trump 
Former radio talk show host Charlie Sykes will discuss his upcoming book and much more during Conservatism in the Age of Trump on Monday, September 18 at UW-Madison's Discovery Building, 330 N. Orchard Street. Read more.
New year kicks off with Orientation, Hill Fest
The La Follette School welcomed the 2017-18 incoming class of 53 students Thursday, August 31 during Orientation. On September 5, unseasonably cool weather, with rain and a rainbow, didn't dampen the spirits of more than 100 people at Hill Fest. Read more
Dur, Chou slated for Behavioral Insights for Government series
The Behavioral Insights in Government (BIG) series continues this fall with presentations by Robert Dur of Erasmus School of Economics, Netherlands, and Eileen Chou of the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia. Read more.
Chinn addresses influential economists, central bankers 
Professor Menzie Chinn of the La Follette School of Public Affairs and UW-Madison's Department of Economics on Saturday presented a paper about global current account imbalances during the influential Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City's Economic Policy Symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Read more.
Performance Management projects sought
The La Follette School of Public Affairs is seeking projects from public/nonprofit organizations in need of assistance with strategic planning, performance measurement, or performance data analysis for the Performance Management course this fall. Read more

In the News
Professor Jason Fletcher, UW-Madison coursecovers the promise and the pitfalls of genomics, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Read more 

Professor Menzie Chinn, America's most important exports are under attack, Washington Post. Read more.

Chancellor and Professor Rebecca Blank, The looming decline of the public research university, Washington Monthly. Read more.

Faculty Affiliate Justin Sydnor, Opinions vary on Molina's withdrawal from ACA Exchange, Greater Milwaukee Today. Read more

Faculty Affiliate Kathy Cramer, America's political scientists come in for a reckoning, Politico. Read more
Sept. 19:  The Future of Political Leadership and the Role of Public Universities 

Sept. 20: Seminar Series, Cost Analysis of Humanitarian Action, Caitlin Tulloch of the International Rescue Committee 

Sept. 29: Bending the Arc: A Career of Purpose and Life in the White House, Cody Keenan, speechwriter for former President Barack Obama

Oct. 3: Behavioral Insights for Government Series, Robert Dur, Erasmus University

Oct. 4: Seminar Series, Serving the Public Interest in Several Ways, Robert Dur, Erasmus University

Oct. 11: La Follette School Student Association Trivia Night

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
Alumni News
Melinda (Mindy) Tempelis (MPA, JD '02) was appointed Outagamie County's district attorney.  Read more
Adam Lee (MPA '08) works to empower financially vulnerable people in his role as incubator director for the Filene Research institute, which is hosting a free public event in Madison featuring author Lisa Servon. Read more
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