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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 15, 2015

Penn Student Leads Nepali Earthquake Relief Effort

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Graduate student Sandeep Shah is managing a fundraising effort to help the people in Nepal, especially those who are vulnerable to trafficking.

After a major earthquake hit Nepal on April 25, University of Pennsylvania graduate student Sandeep Shah felt helpless.  

But, he also knew that his interdisciplinary background in social work, finance and philanthropy could help those who needed it the most. 

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422May 14, 2015

Penn Grad Center’s Buddy Program Aims to Span International Cultural Gaps

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When Fernando Gama of Argentina and Tanya Jain and Manas Shukla, both of India, began graduate work at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, they wanted to make new friends with all kinds of backgrounds. So did grad students from other schools, including Ling Gu and Xinwei Liu, both of China, Vera Partem, a Ukranian-American from Philadelphia, and many others.

By Julie McWilliams

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820April 29, 2015

Penn Center for High Impact Philanthropy Offers Advice on Aid to Nepal

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The Center for High Impact Philanthropy has posted online guidance for donors who want to assist with post-disaster relief, whether one has $10 or $10,000 to give.

The Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania has developed online guidance to assist donors wishing to help the victims of the earthquake in Nepal. 

Not Promising Enough

January 27, 2015

Richard Gelles of the School of Social Policy & Practice writes about what he thinks is missing from President Obam

Article Source: American Interest

What It Feels Like to Be a Black Professor

January 26, 2015

Dean John Jackson of the School of Social Policy & Practice writes about his experience as a black college professor.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820
Media Contact:Jessica Bautista | bajess@sp2.upenn.edu | 215-573-8408January 23, 2015

Field Center at Penn Addresses America’s ‘Throwaway Children’ Through History

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The Field Center for Children's Policy, Practice & Research will host “The U.S. Response to Throwaway Children: From Orphan Trains to the Current Migrant Crisis,” which will include Christina Baker Kline, author of Orphan Train, the 2015 One Book, One Philadelphia reading selection, Monday, Feb. 9.

The Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research at the University of Pennsylvania will host a community symposium in conjunction with One Book, One Philadelphia, Monday, Feb. 9, at 8:30 a.m.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 21, 2015

Penn’s Lorene Cary Announces Safe Kids Stories Initiative

Lorene Cary, a senior lecturer in the English Department in the University of Pennsylvania School of Arts & Sciences, is leading a new initiative called Safe Kids Stories, a website and social movement designed to promote Philadelphia programs that create safe havens for children and youth.

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Media Contact:Leo Charney | lcharney@upenn.edu | January 13, 2015

Eight Professors Appointed Penn Fellows

Eight faculty members at the University of Pennsylvania have been named Penn Fellows. The announcement was made today by Penn Provost Vincent Price and Anita Allen, vice provost for faculty.

The Black Hebrews and Israel

January 7, 2015

Dean John Jackson of the School of Social Policy & Practice is mentioned for his book Thin Description: Et

Article Source: Bloomberg View

Video: I-Team Investigation: The Supervision of Bradley Stone

December 23, 2014

Susan Sorenson of the School of Social Policy & Practice discusses gun policies and access.

Article Source: CBS Philly