Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Four La Follette School faculty members received funding from the Herb Kohl Public Service Research Competition in spring 2019: Professors Jason Fletcher and Susan Webb Yackee, Associate Professor Yang Wang, and Professor Emeritus Barbara “Bobbi” Wolfe.

La Follette School Professor Jason Fletcher received a 2019 Vilas Mid-Career Award for excellence in research and teaching from UW–Madison’s Office of the Provost. The award, which provides flexible research funding for one year, is funded by the estate of William F. Vilas (1840-1908).

Solar energy, an intriguing novelty 15 years ago, has become a substantial global industry, exceeding expectations of even the most optimistic experts. How did this happen? And why did it take so long?

It has been a busy spring for La Follette School faculty member Yang Wang. She received a Vilas Early Career Investigator Award, was promoted to associate professor with tenure, and had her research highlighted in the New York Times and other news media.

Representing Wisconsin in the U.S. Senate for 24 years, Herb Kohl demonstrated his deep commitment to public service and his ethos of civility in public debate and policymaking. A $10 million gift from Herb Kohl Philanthropies to the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s La Follette School of Public Affairs extends the reach of that legacy.

La Follette School Director and Professor Susan Webb Yackee received a Kellett Mid-Career Award from UW–Madison’s Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education.

The number of opioid-related deaths — from both prescription opioids and illegal drugs including heroin, fentanyl, and carfentanil — has quadrupled in the last 20 years. At present, the opioid epidemic claims 130 lives every day in the United States.

The La Follette School of Public Affairs is seeking client proposals for its fall 2019 Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) course. Graduate students in the course work in teams on a real-world issue for an actual client, providing excellent learning opportunities for students and useful products for clients.

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April 12: Yackee on interest group influence

La Follette School Director and Professor Susan Webb Yackee will present her research on government policy making as part of UW–Madison’s Institute for Legal Studies’ Compliance Initiative Speaker Series at noon Friday, April 12.

La Follette School Professor Jason Fletcher will present Molecular Me: Implications of the Genomics Revolution on Thursday, April 18 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. The 90-minute presentation at the Mead Public Library begins at 7 p.m.

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