After “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday,” there is “Giving Tuesday.” “Giving Tuesday” highlights a practice that’s long existed. Traditionally, the holiday season and the end of the year have been active in terms of donations to charities and non-profit organizations. Nearly 25 percent of philanthropic gifts will be made between now and Dec. 31. This year on “Giving Tuesday,” the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy will launch its first multi-platform guidance for donors who want to know that their end-of-year giving will make the greatest difference in the lives of others.
Since opening in 2001 with kindergarten and first-grade classes, Penn Alexander School, a neighborhood public school created by the University of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia school district, has become one of the most popular and successful in the city.
Homelessness across the United States continues to decline, according to a new report co-authored by University of Pennsylvania researchers. In 2013, there were 610,042 people homeless on a given night.
A group of scholars at the University of Pennsylvania is actively engaged in the scholarly examination of the history of beliefs in ghosts and the phenomenon of ghost hunting.
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Dan Romer of the Annenberg Public Policy Center comments on studying the rating system of the Motion Picture Association of America.
Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School discusses how to measure success for the Affordable Care Act legislation.
Olivia Mitchell of the Wharton School shares her thoughts on the effect of possible pension cuts.
A study about the Obama presidency conducted by the Annenberg Public Policy Center is mentioned.
Reed Schuldiner of the Law School comments on the victims of Madoff’s ponzi scheme.