Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

The American Academy of Political and Social Science (AAPSS) has named La Follette School Professor Tim Smeeding as its John Kenneth Galbraith Fellow for 2017.

La Follette School student Andrew Merluzzi has been selected for the 2017 Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program sponsored by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Christopher Russell (MIPA/JD ’16) has been awarded a Fulbright Program grant to work in Ukraine’s Ministry of Justice through the Clinton Public Policy Fellowship.

The La Follette School of Public Affairs is seeking nominations for the 2016 Lloyd D. Gladfelter Award for Government Innovation.

Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson was right at home Sunday, May 15, when he addressed the Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs’ Class of 2016 at the state Capitol. A two-time graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Thompson began his political career in the Wisconsin Assembly Chamber – the same room where 35 of the La Follette School’s 38 graduates received their diplomas.

Marjorie Matthews of the Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs was honored Thursday with a University Staff Excellence Award from the College of Letters & Science (L&S). 

The Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program (KEEP) honored La Follette School of Public Affairs faculty member Gregory Nemet with its 2016 Higher Education Energy Educator of the Year Award.

Professor Jason Fletcher of the La Follette School of Public Affairs received a 2016 Distinguished Author Award from Health Economics for making a significant contribution to the journal.

Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson will receive an honorary degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison this May. The La Follette School of Public Affairs and the Department of Political Science nominated Thompson, who received bachelor’s and law degrees from UW–Madison in the 1960s.

The La Follette School of Public Affairs honored the four recipients of the 2015 Lloyd D. Gladfelter Award for Government Innovation during its annual reception for alumni and friends Feb. 4 at the Madison Club.

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