School of Social Policy & Practice

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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.

The Young and the Reckless Are Wreaking Havoc on Philly’s Streets

February 9, 2012

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.”

Article Source: Philly.com

Audio: It’s Just a Game…

February 4, 2012

Amy Jordan of the Annenberg Public Policy Center comments on the increase of new media that have been introduced to children.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820February 6, 2012

Penn's Center for High Impact Philanthropy Partners in 100Kin10 Initiative for Education

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.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 30, 2012

Penn Concludes Annual MLK Symposium

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