Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Children

Two public affairs professors, Pamela Herd and Timothy Smeeding, are featured in two episodes of "Office Hours," a half-hour weekly talk show shown on the Big Ten Network.

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.

For C.P. Frost, evil is not an absolute. As a neuroscientist, he understands that a quirk in a person's brain may lead to what society deems criminal behavior.

Marci McCoy-Roth brings experience with nonprofit and state government work to her position as senior director for public policy and communications with Child Trends, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center that studies children at all stages of development.

While 89 percent of K-12 teachers agree that students should take a financial education course or pass a competency test for personal finance before graduating from high school, relatively few teachers believe they are adequately prepared to teach such topics, according to a study co-authored by La Follette School professor Karen Holden.
Thursday, January 28, 2010

Professor to speak on child well-being

La Follette School faculty affiliate Lonnie Berger speaks on child well-being in resident father families at the La Follette School Seminar on Tuesday, February 2, from 12:20-1:45 p.m. in room 4308 of the Sewell Social Sciences Building. Information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
La Follette School director Barbara Wolfe has won a Guggenheim Fellowship. The award recognizes artists, scholars and scientists based on distinguished past achievement and exceptional future promise.
Two La Follette School of Public Affairs faculty members at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have received honors from the William T. Grant Foundation to advance the well-being of families and children.

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.

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