The Coming Week in LSSA – October 14 – October 20

Check out what is happening in the world of LSSA and around campus this week!

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
1. URPL Seminar Series: Professor Richard Norton (Monday)
2. LSSA Executive Board Meeting (Wednesday)
3. WPUI Water System Management and Decision Making Program (Thursday)
4. WISCAPE Seminar: Confronting Student Debt (Thursday)
5. IRP Seminar Series (Thursday)
6. Kate Battiato’s Farewell Potluck (Friday)
7. Site Visit to Hubbard, Wilson, and Zelenkova Lobbying Firm (Friday)
8. Corn Maze Social Event (Friday)

1. URPL Seminar Series: Professor Richard Norton
Monday, October 14, 4:00 PM, Law School, Lubar Commons

Prof. Richard Norton, Chair of the Planning Program at the University of Michigan will give a talk on “Planning, Law and Property Rights: A U.S.-European Cross-National Comparison.” See the attached poster.

Prof. Norton describes the talk as follows;

Globalization today encompasses multi-national dialogues on the appropriate role for planning in mediating relationships between individual and community, state and citizen, government and market, and people and property. Yet confusion persists as speakers from one country attempt to convey concepts different from what listeners from another country hear.

This presentation provides a cross-national contemplation of the sources of that confusion, comparing the U.S. to Western Continental Europe, primarily Germany. Americans and Europeans engage fundamentally different worldviews in promoting progress while reconciling harms, stemming from different philosophical traditions that can be characterized as a Millian versus a Hegelian liberalism, respectively.

2. LSSA Executive Board Meeting
Wednesday, October 16, 7:30 PM, 6117 Social Sciences

Be on the look out for an agenda for the Wednesday Executive Board meeting. We will be discussing and voting on Constitutional amendments. Everyone present is allowed to vote!

3. WPUI Water System Management and Decision Making Program
Thursday, October 17, 8:15 – 4:00, Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St., Room 313

The goal of the program is to discuss: increasing challenges facing regional water utilities and infrastructure, and how regional cooperation within the regulatory framework may address these challenges. These discussions may be pertinent to those interested in policy around these issues.

Any student interested should contact Lika Balenovich directly. Here is a message from Lika: I wanted to follow up on this item and share with you our final agenda. Any students who are interested in attending can rsvp to me directly at balenovich@wisc.edu– we would waive their program fee and provide them with lunch.

4. WISCAPE Seminar: Confronting Student Debt
Thursday, October 17, 12:00 – 1:45, 159 Education Building

Is Income-Based Repayment a Good Option?

This forum with Congressman Tom Petri, Jake Gross, Nicholas Hillman, Tim St. Louis, and J. Michael Collins (moderator), will explore income-based repayment plans from multiple dimensions.

Do these plans really protect students? What are the potential downsides?

5. Institute for Research on Poverty Seminar
Thursday, October 17, 12:15 – 1:30, 8417 Social Sciences

Understanding Heterogeneity in the Effects of Birth Weight on Adult Outcomes
Jason Fletcher, Associate Professor of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Madison, will present this talk as part of IRP’s General Poverty Research Seminar Series. Information: 262-6358, rsnell@ssc.wisc.edu

6. Kate Battiato’s Farewell Potluck
Friday, October 18, 12:00 PM, La Follette House

The wonderful Kate Battiato will be leaving us so we are throwing her a farewell potluck to bid her adieu! It will be on her last day, Friday, October 18th, at the La Follette House @ 12:00 pm. Please plan on bringing a dish and letting us know what you’re bringing on the google doc, the link for which is below.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AkEWzp3G5C7UdDJONnBGQkR5TTlsOGJPQm5pSk9scUE&usp=sharing

7. Site Visit to Hubbard, Wilson, and Zelenkova Lobbying Firm
Friday, October 18, 1:30, 44 E. Mifflin St., Suite 605

Hubbard, Wilson, and Zelenkova specializes in consulting on the areas of energy, telecommunications, taxation, environment, natural resources and land use. They employ people that have worked across the isle in the legislature, democrats, republicans, mostly those with analytic ability. Their website can be found here: http://hwz-gov.com/

RSVP to the Joe Dvorak at jsdvorak@wisc.edu or at the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/539206559482319/?ref_dashboard_filter=calendar

8. Corn Maze Social Event
Friday, October 18, 6:00 PM, 1262 John Q Hammons Drive, Madison

By popular demand, our October social will be a corn maze! We will be going to the Keep Wisconsin Warm/Cool Fund Corn Maze, which offers 9.2 acres and 3 miles of corn maze path fun!

http://www.kwwf.org/2013-Corn-Maze

We will be meeting at the corn maze at 6 pm. If you need a ride, let us know and we can arrange it! Cost is $8 per person and proceeds benefit the Keep Wisconsin Warm/Cool Fund.

RSVP to Steph Mabrey at smabrey@wisc.edu or at the Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/events/615815768471260/?ref_dashboard_filter=calendar

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