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Weimer, Sager honored for Alzheimer’s research

June 19, 2017
The Pioneer Institute selected La Follette School Professor Dave Weimer and Dr. Mark Sager as runners-up in its 2017 Better Government Competition. Weimer and Sager, an emeritus gerontologist at UW–Madison’s School of Medicine and Public Health, created a life-course model of Alzheimer’s patients to assess the costs and benefits to families and government of early detection.
La Follette School Professor Susan Yackee discussed the principles of public management with 25 young African leaders participating in the Mandela Washington Fellowship Program at UW-Madison in 2016.

La Follette faculty, staff welcome young African leaders to campus, Madison

June 19, 2017
The La Follette School of Public Affairs is coordinating a day at the State Capitol for 25 young African leaders visiting the University of Wisconsin–Madison for six weeks as part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship.

MIPA student Frankel receives foreign-studies fellowship

June 19, 2017
Cassie Frankel, a second-year student at the La Follette School of Public Affairs 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.

Freakonomics’ podcast features Fletcher’s research on genetics, social implications

June 16, 2017
La Follette School Professor Jason Fletcher discussed the social genomics revolution with co-author Dalton Conley during a Freakonomics’ podcast June 14. The episode – Evolution, Accelerated – focused on the advances in genetics and their societal implications.