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Kohl’s $1.5 million gift to fund La Follette School research

July 27, 2016

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.

UW-Madison professor reflects on decades of attending party conventions

July 18, 2016

UW-Madison political science professor Byron E. Shafer, who has attended political party conventions since 1980, expects some interesting developments at this year's events.

Wisconsin in the spotlight

April 3, 2016

Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks to a crowd of about 4,400 at the Kohl Center on April 3, two days before the Wisconsin presidential primary.

Primary interest

March 28, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at an invitation-only campaign event attended by over 200 people inside the Gordon Dining and Event Center on March 28.

Primary election experts from UW–Madison

March 28, 2016

Numerous experts from the University of Wisconsin–Madison are available to speak with reporters covering the April 5 primary and upcoming presidential election.

Hess, McAvoy to receive Outstanding Book Award

March 16, 2016

The American Educational Research Association is recognizing the School of Education's Diana Hess and Paula McAvoy for “The Political Classroom: Evidence and Ethics in Democratic Education.”

UW-Madison to host discussion on bipartisan poverty proposals

February 2, 2016

Arthur C. Brooks, a prominent conservative voice in matters of economic and social policy, will deliver the Institute for Research on Poverty’s New Perspectives in Social Policy lecture.

2015 Gladfelter Awards for Government Innovation announced

December 18, 2015

The award recognizes nonelected municipal, county, state, or federal employees who, through their careers or through a specific innovation, have helped solve a problem for Wisconsin residents.

Poll compares opinions of public and scholars on foreign policy

August 17, 2015

How differently does the public view issues of foreign policy from scholars whose job it is to study the subject? Is one group more liberal or conservative than the other? And why do people think what they think?