Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Wednesday, 31 March 2010 00:00

Silver shares expertise on human trafficking

2006 alum Karina B. Silver has been researching human trafficking since 2004 when she was a La Follette School student interning at the Wisconsin Office of Justice Assistance. She will be part of a panel discussion on modern slavery at 10:30 a.m., April 30, at in the Sewell Social Sciences Building.

Monday, 16 December 2013 07:57

Smeeding discusses minimum wage

La Follette School professor Timothy Smeeding, director of the Institute for Research on Poverty, appeared on Wisconsin Eye's "Newsmakers" program on December 16 as part of a discussion on the minimum wage. See the video
Wednesday, 31 March 2010 00:00

Smirnova tackles modern-day slavery

2008 alum Marianna Smirnova is the human trafficking policy specialist at the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault and coordinator of the Wisconsin Office of Justice Assistance's Human Trafficking Committee. She will be part of a panel discussion on modern slavery at 10:30 a.m., April 30, at the Sewell Social Sciences Building.

Monday, 06 August 2012 00:00

Sparkman heads rotary chapter

2000 alum Wesley Sparkman is the new president of the chapter of Rotary International. With 500 members, the group is the eighth-largest Rotary chapter in the world. The Dane County contract compliance officer shares his thoughts in the Capital Times. Read the article …

Wednesday, 23 September 2009 00:00

Sparkman serves on police, fire commission

As alum Wes Sparkman serves on the city of Madison's Police and Fire Commission, he finds his training in public personnel administration comes to mind as the commission considers promotions and disciplinary actions.

For Sean Stalpes, much of his job satisfaction comes from helping parties with different points of view reach consensus. The 2009 grad is an energy technologies specialist with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission.

A new law should help slow the turnover of Wisconsin's prosecutors highlighted in a 2011 La Follette School report, as well as improve the delivery of justice in Wisconsin.

Two cost-benefit analyses by La Follette School students have been shared with members of the Wisconsin Legislature.

A cost-benefit analysis by La Follette School students is cited several times in a health impact assessment of the predicted results of increased funds for treatment alternative and diversion programs, which include drug and alcohol treatment courts, day reporting centers, and mental health treatment courts.

Monday, 24 September 2012 07:05

Student association elections underway

First-year students are voting this week to fill four positions on the La Follette School Student Association executive board. Online voting ends Wednesday, September 26, at 11:30 p.m.
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