The Coming Week in LSSA – 31 March 2013 – 6 April 2013

Spring break has finished breaking, so welcome back.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
1. Prospective Student Visit Day + Social (Monday) **** LSSA EVENT
2. La Follette alumnus presentation on restoring “Fiscal Democracy” (Tuesday)
3. Future Food Safety Seminar (Tuesday)
4. La Follette seminar on foreclosures, transparency and regulatory oversight (Wednesday)
5. Nutritional sciences seminar on childhood obesity (Thursday)
6. IRP Seminar on single mothers and poverty in Japan (Thursday)
7. Professor Nemet lecture on policy and technological change in energy sector (Thursday)
8. World Council of Credit Unions site visit (Friday) **** LSSA EVENT
9. Religion and democracy in Indonesia (Friday)
10. Climate, People, and the Environment Seminar (Friday)
11. Wisconsin Energy Institute grand opening (Friday)

1. PROSPECTIVE STUDENT VISIT DAY SOCIAL
Monday, 1 April, 5:30 p.m.
Der Rathskeller, Lower Level, Memorial Union
Come and be social with the prospective students! To RSVP and for more information, please see the Facebook event page or the calendar entry.

2. LA FOLLETTE ALUMNUS ON RESTORING “FISCAL DEMOCRACY”
Tuesday, 2 April, 12:30 p.m.
8417 Sewell Social Sciences
Eugene Steuerle, 1972 La Follette alumnus and UW-Madison Ph.D., has served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Tax Analysis, President of the National Tax Association, Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, Federal Executive Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and a columnist for the Financial Times. He is author, co-author or co-editor of fifteen books and close to one thousand articles, briefs, and Congressional testimonies. He will give his presentation “Restoring ‘Fiscal Democracy’ and Securing a Brighter Future for Our Kids and the Nation” on Tuesday. For more information, see the calendar entry.

3. FUTURE FOOD SAFETY SEMINAR
Tuesday, 2 April, 5:45 p.m.
1125 Biochemistry Building
UW faculty member Jeri Barak will present “A Growing Dilemma: The Future of Food; Is our food safe?” as part of a seminar on the growing cost of feeding a growing global population. For more information, please see the calendar entry.

4. LA FOLLETTE SEMINAR ON FORECLOSURES, TRANSPARENCY AND REGULATORY OVERSIGHT
Wednesday, 3 April, Noon-1 p.m.
La Follette House Conference Room, 1225 Observatory Dr.
Professor J. Michael Collins will present “The Dark Side of Sunshine: Regulatory Oversight and Status Quo Bias.” In this talk, he discusses the policies implemented by state-level policymakers to try and stop foreclosures. For more information, please see the calendar entry.

5. NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES SEMINAR ON CHILDHOOD OBESITY
Thursday, 4 April, 11 a.m.-noon
290 Nutritional Sciences
David B. Allen from the UW Department of Pediatrics will present “All fat is not created equal: epigenetics, ethnicity, and ethics of childhood obesity.” For more information, please see the calendar entry.

6. IRP SEMINARS ON SINGLE MOTHERS ON POVERTY IN JAPAN
Thursday, 4 April, 12:15-1:30 p.m.
8417 Sewell Social Sciences
Sociology Professor Jim Raymo will present “Single mothers and poverty in Japan: the role of living arrangements.” For more information, see the calendar entry.

7. PROFESSOR NEMET LECTURE ON POLICY AND TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE IN THE ENERGY SECTOR
Thursday, 4 April, 12:30 p.m.
8411 Sewell Social Sciences
La Follette Professor Greg Nemet will present “Public Policy and Technological Change in Energy Systems” as part of the Holtz Center for Science & Technology Studies Brown Bag Series. For more information, see the calendar entry.

8. WORLD COUNCIL OF CREDIT UNIONS SITE VISIT
Friday, 5 April, 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.
Meet at the La Follette House at 12:30 p.m.
For our final site visit of the semester, we will visit the World Council of Credit Unions. This visit will be a great opportunity for both MIPAs and MPAs and comes highly recommended from 2nd-year students. For more information and to RSVP, see the Facebook event page.

9. RELIGION AND DEMOCRACY IN INDONESIA
Friday, 5 April, Noon
206 Ingraham Hall
Northern Illinois University assistant professor of political science Kikue Hamayotsu will present “Testing Religious Intolerance and Quality of Democracy in Indonesia: Comparative Cases from West Java” as part of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies Friday Forum Lecture Series. For more information, see the calendar entry.

10. CLIMATE, PEOPLE, AND THE ENVIRONMENT SEMINAR
Friday, 5 April,12:30 p.m.
Room 1039, Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences Building
Rob Spencer of the Woods Hole Research Center will present this semester’s Climate, People, and the Environment Program Seminar. For more information, see the calendar entry.

11. WISCONSIN ENERGY INSTITUTE GRAND OPENING
Friday, 5 April, 1:30 p.m.
Wisconsin Energy Institute
Celebrate the opening of this “focal point for renewable energy research at UW-Madison.” For more information, please see the calendar entry.

Thanks, everyone!

Be sure to watch for emails about graduation ticket sales, elections for next year’s LSSA Board, graduation speaker nominations, fundraisers, and social events!

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