Timothy Smeeding quoted in the Washington Post: Fiscal hawk Ryan leaves behind growing deficits and a changed GOP

Quoted: “When it was time to stand up and say, ‘Hey we can’t do things that way,’ or ‘This doesn’t make sense’, he never did that,” said Tim Smeeding, a public affairs and economics professor at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

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Professor Donald Moynihan in the New York Times: Hate Paperwork? Medicaid Recipients Will Be Drowning in It

“Without being tremendously well organized, it can be easy to fail,” said Donald Moynihan, a professor of public affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who is writing a book on the effects of administrative burdens. Researchers have studied the ways complexity can reduce sign-ups for workplace pension plans, participation in food stamps and turnout in elections, he noted. “These sorts of little barriers are ways in which humans get tripped up all the time when they’re trying to do something that might benefit them.”

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Professor Susan Yackee on WPR: Federal rulemaking 101

Federal regulations affect everything from how much mercury dentists can pour down the sink to who’s allowed to drill on federal lands. There are thousands and thousands of regulations governing our lives, but since they’re not front and center in Congress, we rarely hear about them, even though regulations are really where the rubber hits the road. Wisconsin Public Radio talks to Susan Yackee, professor of public policy and political science at the UW-Madison La Folette School of Public Affairs, about the mysterious world of federal regulations. 

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Course explores new field at intersection of genomics and society

At a time when sequencing your genes is as simple as spitting in a cup, Jason Fletcher wants to understand how this new trove of data impacts society by helping to build a new field of study: social genomics.

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African professionals, activists among 2017 Mandela Washington Fellows at UW-Madison

In mid-June, the University of Wisconsin–Madison will welcome 25 young African leaders to campus, representing 20 countries and diverse professional fields including healthcare, law, journalism, social services, human rights and public administration.

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WAA presents award to two outstanding L&S faculty

To acknowledge some of the faculty who have helped the Wisconsin Alumni Association further its mission of engaging with alumni and lifelong learners, WAA presents the Ken and Linda Ciriacks Alumni Outreach Excellence Award to Mike Wagner and John Hawks. 

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In the Cap Times: UW's La Follette School director: Tommy Thompson Center a great idea

A new public policy center at University of Wisconsin-Madison named for former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson is a great idea, said Donald Moynihan, director of the La Follette School of Public Affairs on campus.

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Two from UW-Madison among 2017 Carnegie Fellows

Two University of Wisconsin–Madison professors have been named 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellows by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Greg Nemet and Gregg Mitman are among just 35 distinguished scholars, journalists and authors chosen this year from 200 nominees across the country.

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Four faculty members - three from L&S - receive Hilldale Awards

This year’s recipients of the Hilldale Award, an honor bestowed annually by the Secretary of the Faculty, are Henry Drewal, Kenneth Raffa, John Valley and David Weimer. Winners are recognized for their distinguished contributions to teaching, research and service.

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