Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
President Barack Obama has nominated La Follette School professor Maria Cancian for assistant secretary for children and families (family support) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Wednesday, 28 November 2012 11:06

Child care, women's labor supply to be discussed

Child care in Australia and its relationship to women's labor supply is the subject of a noon seminar on Tuesday, December 4, in the La Follette School conference room.

Alum Tamarine Cornelius wants to people to have the information they need to make up their own minds about state budget issues and to help them connect the dots between budget issues.

Thanks in part to a La Follette School cost-benefit analysis, children and adolescents in Wisconsin's Fox River Valley have access to school-based mental health services.

A two-year stopover in Wisconsin created lifelong friendships for Erin McGrath. She came to the La Follette Institute in 1993 with her husband, who enrolled in the economics department's master's program. "It was a two-year plan. We moved to Madison, lived there for two years and moved on," says McGrath, who 11 years after graduating, McGrath is still looking back.

"Early Non-Marital Childbearing and the 'Culture of Despair'" is the subject of the La Follette School seminar on Tuesday, October 18, at 12:30 p.m. in 8417 Sewell Social Sciences.

The 1989 grad is back in the public sector after an eight-year stint in the private sector leading the Future of Child Welfare Initiative as a senior policy advisor to the secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families. He started in the position in June 2010.

Public affairs professor Karen Holden advised Sesame Street on its new Sesame Street financial education initiative "For Me, for You, for Later: First Steps to Spending, Sharing, and Saving."
La Follette School alum Tamarine Cornelius of the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families will be the first speaker for the spring Policy and a Pint from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, February 20, at Brocach, 7 West Main Street.

La Follette School student Sierra Fischer is promoting strong and safe communities by helping the National Council on Crime and Delinquency calculate how many probation and parole agents, supervisors and support staff are needed at the Wisconsin Department of Corrections and predict future workload demand.

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