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Gift of $1 Million Establishes Henry C. Taylor Professorship

Dr. Robert H. Miller
AAE alum Dr. Robert H. Miller of Alexandria, Virginia (MS '59, PhD '67) visited Madison for our inaugural AAE Scholars & Sponsors Lunch on April 15, 2015. Organized to honor the students receiving scholarships and the donors who established them, the event brought together 80 AAE supporters on the first warm day of spring. The day of the lunch, Dr. Miller announced his gift of $500,000 to establish the Henry C. Taylor Professorship in our department. Dr. Miller's incredible gift will receive a "Morgridge Match," which will double its value to $1,000,000.

Desludging Dakar through group dynamics, cell phones, and altruism

For children living in the outskirts of Dakar, Senegal, playing a game of street tag often entails something distinctly unpleasant — dodging puddles of raw sewage. Millions of people have no access to modern sanitation systems and contaminated water can lead to diarrhea, the second-most common cause of infant death worldwide. UW-Madison associate professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics Laura Schechter is crafting meticulous mathematical models that explore economic decision-making through the lens of human trust, reciprocity, and altruism. Her work is transforming the way that neighborhoods in the underserved outskirts of Dakar dispose of their sewage.
Thank you to alumni and friends who have generously supported AAE!
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