PHILADELPHIA — During the symposium “Bullying Across the Lifespan: Targeting the Bully,” the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice’s Alumni Council will address the issue of bullying in the schoolyard, in the office or of the elderly, in observance of National Social Work Month. The event will be held at 6:30 p.m., Thursd
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PHILADELPHIA – The School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania has launched SP2 Community Teamworks, a pilot program that involves local engagement as well as team-building through volunteer projects.
Modeled after Goldman Sach’s Community Teamworks in New York City, School of Social Policy & Practice students, faculty, staff and alumni provide suggestions for and participate in local volunteer opportunities.
Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice says, “Young people today are growing up with a bitter, hopeless view of reality, especially in places where violence becomes the norm.”
PHILADELPHIA — The Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania will be a partner in 100Kin10, a movement to recruit, prepare and support 100,000 science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, teachers during the next decade.
Kate Hovde, senior analyst with the Center, will attend the first 100Kin10 Partner Summit on Tuesday, Feb. 21, in Washington, D.C., where Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will launch the event to bring together the network of partners.
The University of Pennsylvania’s African-American Resource Center personnel coordinated with organizations all over campus to create a symposium of social justice-oriented events lasting nearly a month. Now, they’re wrapping up this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Symposium on Social Change.
WHO: Afaf Ibrahim Meleis, dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Eugenie L. Birch, Penn School of Design
Susan M. Wachter, Wharton School
PHILADELPHIA — More than 17 million Americans 65 or older have at least one firearm. Based on the current patterns of gun ownership and population growth, the number of elderly people who own a firearm is expected to increase. In an article released by the American Journal of Public Health, Susan B.
PHILADELPHIA — Cindy Christian, a faculty co-director at the University of Pennsylvania Field Center for Children’s Policy Practice & Research, has been named to a new 11-member Task Force on Child Protection. The appointment was made by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett.