Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
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.
More than 80 legislators, state agency staff, local government budget officials and others crowded a room in the Wisconsin State Capitol last week to hear and discuss the latest research on government efficiency.

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.

Thursday, 20 March 2014 19:00

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.

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.
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.
Tuesday, 04 March 2014 05:37

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.
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.

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

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.
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