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The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report urges immediate action to limit greenhouse gas emissions in all sectors of the economy, including energy, transportation, construction, manufacturing and agriculture.
The poll finds residents divided along party lines on issues like climate change and government regulation but generally in agreement on others, such as concerns about healthcare and retirement savings.
Studying Child Tax Credit expansion, labor force reductions among new Social Security Administration-funded projects
The U.S. Social Security Administration has funded 13 major research projects at the Center for Financial Security that focus on the financial well-being of economically vulnerable people.
Writer and commentator David Brooks visited with leaders, students and community members on Wednesday, Oct. 27, as part of his role as Public Affairs Journalist in Residence for UW–Madison.
Topics of this semester’s talks range from the evolution of local news coverage to the role of media in the climate change debate.
Can COVID-19 spread through a building's HVAC system? Is it safe to swim in an indoor pool? Can people doing work in my house leave the virus for me?
Kohl’s donation, the Kohl Initiative, focuses on three priorities that will expand the School’s public outreach mission, advance the training of future public leaders and support influential research by faculty and students. It is the largest donation in La Follette School history.
Jason Fletcher is researching how public policy intersects with genetic data, what our genes can predict about how society functions, and how we should use this data responsibly — an area of study dubbed "social genomics."
“Gov. Thompson’s rich legacy deserves such recognition. He is a policy iconoclast who values quality research and analysis from across the political spectrum ,” La Follette School Director Donald Moynihan said.
Gregg Mitman and Greg Nemet are among 35 distinguished scholars, journalists and authors chosen this year. The fellows program boosts scholars in the social sciences and humanities as they research challenges to democracy and international order.
WisconsinEye will livestream a panel discussion on the 2016 presidential campaign featuring Washington Post political reporter David Weigel on Tuesday, Nov. 15. The panel discussion is sponsored by the La Follette School of Public Affairs and the Elections Research Center at UW–Madison.
A $1.5 million gift from Herb Kohl Philanthropies will support faculty research at the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs.
Nearly two-thirds of Americans couldn’t pass a basic financial literacy test, according to the FINRA Foundation’s National Financial Capability Study out this week. Those results aren’t surprising to J. Michael Collins, faculty director of the Center for Financial Security at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.