David Weimer selected for Hilldale Award in Social Studies

La Follette School Professor David Weimer will receive the prestigious Hilldale Award in the Social Studies. The honor recognizes excellence in teaching, research, and service.

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'Forward Under 40' honors young alumni

The Wisconsin Alumni Association recognizes eight alumni under the age of 40 who are leveraging the benefits of their UW education to better their cities, states, nation and the world. Six of these outstanding citizens are L&S alumni.

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La Follette professor finds UW-Madison a great place for research and public service

Tim Smeeding has spent four decades researching economic inequality and generously shares his expertise with groups, nonprofits and government entities, both close to home and around the world.

Smeeding has dedicated his career to studying poverty and economic inequality. While directing UW-Madison’s Institute for Research on Poverty from 2008 to 2014, he spearheaded the Wisconsin Poverty Report, which provides county-level information about economic well-being across the state. 

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Smeeding, known for income and poverty research, named Galbraith Fellow

The American Academy of Political and Social Science (AAPSS) has named La Follette School Professor Tim Smeeding as its John Kenneth Galbraith Fellow for 2017.

Fellows include sociologists, political scientists, psychologists, and economists as well as scholars and practitioners in communications, education, government, and public policy.

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New faculty focus: Rourke O’Brien

Q&A with new faculty member Rourke O'Brien in the La Follette School of Public Affairs. 

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