Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Communication

Participants in the state's premier women's leadership seminar this year will get a special one-on-one speed mentoring workshop.
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.

Making the best match for volunteers and the tasks they do is alum Kim Zamastil's secret ingredient for keeping thousands of people engaged in community service at St. Patrick Center, Missouri's largest provider of services to homeless people.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Faculty share expertise

The campus Center for Financial Security received second-year funding of $3.1 million from the Social Security Administration's Financial Literacy Research Consortium.
La Follette School alum and author Leslie Albrecht Huber comments on the connected ancestry of President Obama and Sarah Palin in a Good Morning America sequence aired October 13.
The Neuroscience and Public Policy Program at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is described in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The article features second-year student Kimberly Farbota and Lindsay Pascal, who received her master of public affairs and is working on her doctorate in neuroscience.

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.

Destinations and results are often unexpected, alum Leslie Albrecht Huber finds as she applies aspects of her La Follette training to her career as a freelance writer.

For years, 2000 grad Jessica Berger Gross struggled with fluctuating weight and bouts of unhappiness. Like many, she found comfort in food. Then she took her first yoga class. She lost 40 pounds and changed her life forever. Berger Gross tells her story in her 2009 book, enLIGHTened: How I Lost 40 Pounds with a Yoga Mat, Fresh Pineapples, and a Beagle Pointer.

1995 grad Randy Romanski is the new secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

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