The Coming Week in LSSA – 10 March 2013 – 16 March 2013

We have some notable events to put on your calendar this week, including a particularly busy Friday (with a private tour of the Wisconsin State Capitol’s dome)! See below for details.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
1. PROFS on the Wisconsin State Budget (Tuesday)
2. Policy and a Pint (Wednesday)
3. IRP Seminar on food assistance, security, and child weight outcomes (Thursday)
4. Wisconsin DHS Info session at La Follette (Friday)
5. CBO economist health and human resources division (Friday)
6. Private tour to the top of the Capitol dome (Friday)
7. Memorial service for Prof. Donald Nichols, former La Follette director (Saturday)

1. PROFS ON THE WISCONSIN STATE BUDGET
Tuesday, 12 March, noon
Wisconsin Idea Room, Education
Our own Professor Reschovsky will join a panel of other experts, including Vice Chancellor for Administration Darrell Bazzell and City of Madison finance director and former state budget director David Schmiedicke, to discuss the Wisconsin state budget. This event is sponsored by PROFS, a voluntary and non-profit membership organization comprised of UW-Madison faculty. For more information, see the event’s calendar entry.

2. POLICY AND A PINT
Wednesday, 13 March, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Brocach, 7 West Main St.
Director of the Wisconsin Crime Laboratory System Kevin Jones will discuss issues surrounding DNA collection and other sensitive, crime-related policy topics. Specifically, he will speak to considerations for stakeholders, including the public, politicians, the scientific community, and criminal justice system participants. Finger foods will be provided. For more information, please see the event’s calendar entry.

3. IRP SEMINAR: FOOD ASSISTANCE, SECURITY, AND CHILD WEIGHT OUTCOMES
Thursday, 14 March, 12:15 – 1:30 pm
Social Sciences Room 8417
American University Assistant Professor Taryn Morrissey will give a presentation named “Food Assistance, Neighborhood Context, and Children’s Weight Outcomes and Food Security” as part of the IRP’s RIDGE Visiting Scholar Seminar Series. For more information, please see the calendar entry.

4. WISCONSIN DHS INFO SESSION AT LA FOLLETTE
Friday, 15 March, 12:15 – 1:15 pm
La Follette House Conference Room
Director of the Office of Health Informatics Oskar Anderson and health analytics section chief Milda Aksamitauskas will come to the La Follette School to let students know about job opportunities and answer questions about their office. If you are interested in health care policy, this would be a good talk to attend ahead of going on the job market! Please RSVP to Kate Battiato if you would like to attend. For more information, please see the event calendar entry.

5. CBO ECONOMIST FROM THE HEALTH AND HUMAN RESOURCES DIVISION
Friday, 15 March, 12:30 – 1:45 pm
8417 Sewell Social Sciences
Jonathan Schwabisch, an economist in the Congressional Budget Office Health and Human Resources Division and a data visualization creator, will give a talk co-sponsored by La Follette and DemSem. For more information, see the events calendar entry.

6. TOURING THE CAPITOL
Friday, 15 March, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
310 South, Wisconsin State Capitol (starting point)
Go on private tour to the Capitol building’s highest reaches and up to the top of the dome. There will be two tours; one starting at 2:00 pm and the other starting at 3:00 pm. Please read about this tour in the Wisconsin State Journal and email Rebecca Chown by Wednesday, 13 March at noon, if you are interested in going on the tour. Spots are going quickly, so be sure to let Becky know you are interested soon!

7. MEMORIAL FOR PROFESSOR DONALD NICHOLS
Saturday, 16 March, 10:30 am
Pyle Center
Professor Nichols, who served as director of the La Follette School and was a member of the UW-Madison economics faculty for 40 years, died on 15 February. Family and friends will gather at this memorial service to remember him. For more information, please see the events calendar entry.

That’s all we have for you this week. Thanks for reading, and we’ll see you at Policy and a Pint and at the Capitol!

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