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Robert M. La Follette
School of Public Affairs
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Madison, WI 53706

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Students analyze food procurement, costs for corrections system

Wisconsin state agencies spend substantial amounts of money to procure food for hospitals, prisons and other facilities. Curious about how nutritional guidelines could improve the diet and therefore the health of people served by these state agencies and of agency employees, Health First Wisconsin turned to the La Follette School. Read more ...

Students analyze ways Uganda retreat center can benefit communities

To help make a retreat center in Uganda sustainable, La Follette School students advised the Global Livingston Institute to establish an Internet café and to switch the center’s electricity source from a diesel generator to solar panels. Read more ...

Yackee uncovers rulemaking process

Susan Yackee is shining light into the back room of the White House where policymakers often make key decisions. The La Follette School political scientist is applying her expertise in administrative rulemaking to the president’s Office of Management and Budget. Read more ...

Wisconsin women working in government complete leadership program

Twenty-one women took part in the 14th annual leadership training seminar sponsored by Wisconsin Women in Government and the La Follette School of Public Affairs. Read more ...

Students study public education on firewood restrictions

When the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources wanted to know the potential effects of extending limits on firewood to private campgrounds, it turned to the La Follette School of Public Affairs. Read more ...

Students examine energy systems

Because state and federal policies largely do not address microgrids, the Wisconsin Energy Institute and the Green Exchange Madison worked with La Follette School students to assess the costs and benefits of a microgrid, a small power system that integrates self-contained generation, distribution, sensors, energy storage and energy management software with a seamless and synchronized connection to a utility power system. Read more ...

State board shares student projects with legislators

Two cost-benefit analyses by La Follette School students have been shared with members of the Wisconsin Legislature. Read more ...

Cancian nominated assistant secretary for children and families

President Barack Obama has nominated La Follette School professor Maria Cancian for assistant secretary for children and families (family support) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Read more ...

Programs to explore learning that mixes online tools, in-person teaching

The future of blended learning — face-to-face instruction combined with online content and tools — will be featured in Milwaukee and Madison next month through programs co-sponsored by the La Follette School. Read more ...

La Follette School, Assembly partner on professional development class

A bipartisan professional development class designed for staff of the Wisconsin Assembly is being offered in January by the La Follette School of Public Affairs. Read more ...