Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Nick Lardinois’ love of nature and numbers led him to the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

The U.S. Office of Radiological Security has new ways to decide which countries are good candidates for swapping out machines used to treat cancer and thus reducing the possibility of theft of nuclear and radiological material that could be used to make weapons.

La Follette School professor Maria Cancian has started service as deputy assistant secretary for policy with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families.

Tuesday, 07 April 2015 14:08

Endicott helps shape national legislation

Highways are paved, people are fed and homes are energy efficient due to the vigilance of 1980 alum Gary L. Endicott, who became legislative counsel of the U.S. Senate on January 1.

Because Andrew Merluzzi did not want to find himself trapped in career rut, he thought the University of Wisconsin–Madison's dual-degree program in public affairs and neuroscience would be a good option.

Two graduating Master of Public Affairs students, Don Eggert and Ben Emmel, have reached the finalist stage of the prestigious Presidential Management Fellows Program that places recent graduates with federal agencies for two-year assignments.

Political partisanship partly explains states' different responses to the federal Affordable Care Act, which seeks to change fundamentally the U.S. health-care system, new research by La Follette School Professor David Weimer finds.

President Obama's proposed budget references professor Donald Moynihan's research on the use of performance management data by federal agencies.

The first project for which alum Danielle Giese was the analyst in charge hit home: Her father administered a grassroots community program that is funded by the U.S. Office of Community Services.

Friday, 30 January 2015 00:00

Alum publishes award-winning article

An award-winning article by 2012 alum Alex Marach has been published in Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board.

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