La Flog shutting down

Hello Loyal Bob followers of the La Flog,

The 2014-15 LSSA Board has deiced to discontinue the La Flog.Blogs require maintenance and a time commitment that no one is willing or should be expected to give. We are refocusing our media outreach efforts on the school’s website: http://www.lafollette.wisc.edu/.  We will keep the blog open for a week, until Oct 17th to give people a chance to save content they want to keep.

Thanks,

Carl Christiansen, LSSA President 2014-15

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Responses from Graduation Ceremony Survey

Below are comments collected from survey participants so far.

“I would like graduation next year to cost less than half of graduation this year. Some gathering is nice, but we can dispense with the more elaborate self-congratulation.”

“I would oppose any decision to cheapen the graduation ceremony. In my mind, this is the one “nice” thing that LSSA and the School does for us. Many other departments on campus have free socials, with alcohol etc. La Follette doesn’t do any of that, so let’s not destroy the one tradition that we do have.”

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The Coming Week in LSSA – May 5 – May 11

Hey Everyone,

Check out what is happening this week in LSSA!

Executive Summary:
1. La Follette Seminar (Wednesday)
2. IRP Seminar (Wednesday)
3. IRP Seminar (Thursday)
4. Neuroscience and Public Policy Seminar (Friday)


1. La Follette Seminar
Wednesday, May 7th, 12:00pm-1:00pm, La Follette Conference Room

Jeffrey Traczynski, University of Hawaii at Manoa, will present his talk “Personal Bankruptcy, Asset Risk and Entrepreneurship”


2. IRP Seminar
Wednesday, May 7th, 12:15pm-1:30pm, 3470 Social Sciences

Assistant Professor of Economics at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Shatakshee Dhongde, will present his talk “Multidimensional Poverty Index: An Application with U.S. Data”


3 .IRP Seminar
Thursday, May 8th, 12:15pm-1:30pm, 3470 Social Sciences

Van Tran of Columbia University will present his talk “Second-Generation Decline or Advantage? New Evidence on the Assimilation of Latinos in the U.S.”


4. Neuroscience and Public Policy Seminar
Friday, May 9th, 4:00pm, 1111 Genetics-Biotechnology Center Building

B.J. Casey, Weill Cornell Medical College, will present this talk “Rewiring Juvenile Justice: The Intersection of Developmental Neuroscience and Legal Policy”


Thanks,

LSSA

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The Coming Week in LSSA – April 28 – May 4

Hey Everyone,

Check out what is happening this week in LSSA!
 
Executive Summary:
1. La Follette Seminar (Tuesday)
2. IRP Seminar (Thursday)
3.  LSSA Capitol Tour (Friday)
4. Picnic Point Service Event (Saturday)


1. La Follette Seminar

Tuesday, April 28th, 12:00pm-1:00pm, La Follette Conference Room
La Follette Professor Rob Meyer will present his talk titled “Policy and Management Analytics and Education Reform”.


2. IRP Seminar

Thursday, May 1st, 12:15pm-1:30pm, 8417 Social Sciences
Maria Rendon, Assistant Professor at the University of California-Irvine, will present his talk titled “Optimism and Belief in the American Opportunity Structure During the Great Recession: The Case of Second Generation Latino Young Men”.

3. LSSA Capitol Tour

Friday, May 2nd, 3:00pm and 4:00pm, State CapitolJoin LSSA in an exclusive tour of the Wisconsin State Capitol. Tours can accommodate up to 20 people and will take place at 3:00pm and 4:00pm. Email Andrew Behm to reserve your spot. Cannot make it? Join us for a happy hour at Genna’s Cocktail Lounge on the corner of Main and Carroll after the tours. 

 

4. Picnic Point Service Event

Saturday, May 3rd; 9:00am-12:00pm, Picnic Point. Come join your fellow Bobs and help protect the biodiversity of Picnic Point! We will meet at the entrance to Picnic Point next to Lot 129.We will be pulling invasive plant species under the direction of Lakeshore Nature Preserve staff. Tools and gloves will be provided. Wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Visit the Facebook event page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/279182175592313/

 

Thanks,

LSSA

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The Coming Week in LSSA – April 21 – April 27

Hey Everyone,

Check out what is happening this week in LSSA!

Executive Summary:
1. LSSA Meeting (Monday)
2. La Follette Pint Glass and Padfolio Orders Due (Wednesday)
3. Money in American Politics Lecture (Wednesday)
4. IRP Seminar with Elisabeth Allison (Wednesday)
5. IRP Seminar with Felix Elwert (Thursday)
6. 2014 Roberta Gassman Distinguished Lecture (Thursday)

 

1.LSSA Meeting
Monday, April 21st, 7:00pm, 6117 Social Sciences

Join the LSSA board for the April LSSA meeting! We will be discussing graduation, upcoming social events, merchandise sales, and meeting some the newly elected board members.

 

2. La Follette Pint Glass and Padfolio Orders Due

Wednesday, April 23rd

LSSA is selling La Follette logoed Pint Glasses and Leather Padfolios. Place orders by entering it into the link here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1o3rVpq4sbSpSjfob96xq-xp6UarTOHxi5I7a2iUbKmY/viewform

 

3. Money in American Politics Lecture
Wednesday, April 23rd, 4:00pm-6:00pm, 8417 Social Sciences

Thomas Ferguson, Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts, will present this lecture titled “Money in American Politics: Theory, History, and Evidence.”

 

4. IRP Seminar with Elisabeth Allison
Wednesday, April 23rd, 4:00pm-5:30pm, 1310 Grainger Hall

Elisabeth Allison, Professor of Economics at Harvard University, will present this IRP Lampman Memorial Lecture titled “Neighborhoods vs. Schools”

 

5. IRP Seminar with Felix Elwert
Thursday, April 24th, 12:15pm-1:30pm, 8417 Social Science

Felix Elwert, Vilas Associate Professor of Sociology, will present his talk titled “How Neighborhood Effects Differ by Family Poverty and Developmental Timing”.

 

6. 2014 Roberta Gassman Distinguished Lecture
Thursday, April 24th, 5:00pm-6:00pm, Waisman Center Auditorium

Stephanie Luce, Associate Professor of Labor Studies and UW Alum, will present her lecture “Lifting Up Low-Wage Work”. This talk will address ways to address the low wage job crisis in the United States.

 

 

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The Coming Week in LSSA – April 14 – April 20

Hey Everyone,

Check out what is happening this week in LSSA!

Executive Summary:

  1. La Follette School Seminar (Tuesday)
  2. Policy and a Pint (Wednesday)
  3. IRP Seminar (Thursday)

 

  1. La Follette School Seminar

Tuesday, April 15th, 12:00pm-1:00pm, La Follette Conference Room

La Follette’s own Professor Bob Haveman will present his talk “The US Labor Market is a Mess: How Did it Get That Way and Is There a Way Out?”

 

  1. Policy and a Pint

Wednesday, April 16th, 5:00pm-7:00pm, Brocach on the Square, 7 W Main St.

Do not miss the final Policy and a Pint of the semester. John Maycroft, MPP, will discuss health care in Wisconsin and his work in wellness and end-of-life care. Maycroft is a graduate of Rutger’s Bloustein School of Planning and Policy and will discuss the importance of his policy education.

 

  1. IRP Seminar

Thursday, April 17th, 12:15pm-1:30pm, 8417 Social Sciences

Isaac McFarlin of the Gerald F. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan will present his talk “The Effects of Expanding College Supply on College Enrollment, Choice, and Completion”.

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The Coming Week in LSSA – April 7 – April 13

Hey Everyone, check out what is happening this week!

Executive Summary:

  1. Nominations for LSSA Board Due (Sunday/Tonight)
  2. Prospective Student Visit Day (Monday)
  3. La Follette Seminar with Professor Wolfe (Tuesday)
  4. IRP Seminar with Charles Hokayem (Thursday)
  5. IRP Book Discussion (Friday)
  6. La Follette Seminar- PerformanceStat (Friday)

 

  1. Nominations for next year’s LSSA board are due today at midnight.

The LSSA board is a great way to get involved with your fellow Bobs. Any continuing student is eligible to serve on the board. The positions of president, secretary, treasurer, alumni coordinator, faculty liaison, fund raising coordinator, graduation  coordinator, social coordinator, and community service coordinator all need to be filled. Please consider nominating a good Bob for the job!

Submit nomination to Maria @toniolo@wisc.edu

 

  1. Prospective Student Visit Day Social

Monday, April 7th, 5:00pm, Der Ratskeller at Memorial Union

Join current and prospective students to discuss how great La Follette is and to answer any questions prospective students might have. Hope everyone will join!

 

  1. La Follette Seminar with Professor Bobbi Wolfe

Tuesday, April 8th, 12:00pm-1:00pm, La Follette Conference Room

Professor Wolfe will present her talk “Effects of Poverty on Brain Development”

 

  1. IRP Seminar with Charles Hokayem

Thursday, April 9th, 12:15pm-1:30pm, 3470 Social Sciences

John Hokayem, U.S. Census Bureau, will present his talk “Trouble in the Tails? Earnings Nonresponse and Response Bias across the Distribution Using Matched Household and Administrative Data.’

 

  1. IRP Book Discussion

Friday, April 11th, 12:15pm-1:30pm, 159 Education Building

John Ahlquist, Professor of Political Science, and Jere Bacharach, Professor of International Studies, will present a talk on their recent book “In the Interest of Others: Organizations and Social Activism”. La Follette’s own Donald Moynihan and Pam Oliver will also be discussants.

 

  1. La Follette Seminar- The PerformanceStat

Friday, April 11th, 2:00pm-3:00pm, La Follette Conference Room

Robert Behn, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, will present this talk about performance management.

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