School of Social Policy & Practice

Study: Black Kids Suspended More Often

March 11, 2012

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice shares his views on African-American children and school-suspension rates.

Article Source: The Philadelphia Tribune

Racial Equity Still Elusive

March 18, 2012

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice comments on racial equity.

Article Source: Penn Current

Mitt Romney Reflects ‘Mormon Culture’ of Moderation, Expert Says

March 15, 2012

Ram Cnaan of the School of Social Policy and Practice comments on a new study about volunteerism among Mormons.

Article Source: The Huffington Post
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820March 12, 2012

Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice Launches Community Teamworks

PHILADELPHIA – At the University of Pennsylvania, the School of Social Policy & Practice’s Community Teamworks pilot program allows students, faculty, staff and alumni of the School to participate in team-building activities through local volunteer projects in West Philadelphia.

Plaidoyer pour une journée des hommes

March 8, 2012

Dean Richard Gelles of the School of Social Policy and Practice is cited for co-authoring “Behind Closed Doors.”

Article Source: Agora Vox (France)

Violencia estructural

March 8, 2012

Dean Richard Gelles of the School of Social Policy and Practice comments on violent parents in relation to martial status.

Article Source: Jotdown.es (Spain)

Grandparents and Guns: A Novel Public Health Concern

March 6, 2012

Susan Sorenson of the School of Social Policy and Practice comments on firearm safety among older adults.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820March 1, 2012

Penn School of Social Policy & Practice Alumni Council Hosts “Bullying Across the Lifespan”

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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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820February 13, 2012

Penn Researcher Explores Volunteering in India

PHILADELPHIA – Femida Handy, a professor at the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania, is one of four authors of a new book, From Seva to Cyberspace: The Many Faces of Volunteering in India, which traces the origins of seva, direct service to

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820February 13, 2012

Penn School of Social Policy & Practice Introduces Community Teamworks Volunteer Program

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.