Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Monday, 18 October 2010 00:00

Zamastil matches volunteers to task at hand

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, 26 October 2010 10:56

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.
Thursday, 14 October 2010 08:38

Grad, author appears on Good Morning America

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.

Thursday, 02 September 2010 00:00

Huber publishes book on immigration experience

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.

Thursday, 25 March 2010 00:00

Students learn management tips from alumni

Students taking the public management course this spring are gaining two perspectives on tools and skills needed to administer people and other resources. Faculty are tapping alumni and friends of the La Follette School to share their experiences in two panel discussions, one featuring recent grads, the other senior managers.

Jean-Rene Watchou has come full circle. Nearly four years after graduating from La Follette with a Master of International Public Affairs degree, he is back in Madison helping other immigrants adjust to life in the United States and navigate the legal system.

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