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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820February 18, 2014

Penn’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy Helps Donors With ‘Saving Children’s Lives’

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Nearly seven million children will die from preventable causes before they reach age 5. The Center for High Impact Philanthropy has created a new online information source to show donors how they can make the biggest difference in the lives of others. “Saving Children’s Lives: A Global Public Health Toolkit for Donors” compiles information about existing resources and illustrates how simple things can prevent as many as two-thirds of the world’s child deaths.

Every year, nearly seven million children will die from preventable causes like diarrhea, pneumonia or measles before they reach the age of 5.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151February 18, 2014

John Legend to Speak at Penn’s 258th Commencement

John Legend, a nine-time Grammy Award-winning soul artist, philanthropist and Penn alumnus will deliver the address at the University of Pennsylvania’s Commencement on Monday, May 19, Leslie Laird Kruhly, Vice President and University Secretary announced.

Expert Advice for Non-traditional Students

February 7, 2014

Chad Lassiter of the School of Social Policy & Practice says, “The gaps should never be frowned upon, for each learner differs in their approach to their own educational experience.”

Article Source: Nerd Scholar

Crowdfunding’s Effect on Venerable Nonprofits Raises Concern

February 7, 2014

Katherina Rosqueta of the School of Social Policy & Practice’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy says, “Crowdfunding is particularly attractive to younger donors who are looking for a more direct connection to the causes and people they’re supporting.”

Article Source: New York Times

Pa. Ranks 4th in Black Homicide Victims, Latest Stats Show

January 26, 2014

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice says, “Educational apartheid and institutional racism are the recipes for self-destruction.”

Article Source: Philadelphia Daily News
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 13, 2014

Researcher From Penn Presents on ‘Stigma’ at World Bank, UNAIDS Conference

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Toorjo Ghose, from the School of Social Policy & Practice, presented at a national UNAIDS conference in Washington, D.C., Jan. 9-10, hosted by the World Bank. He says this gathering might really change the way we view the path to an AIDS-free world.

Toorjo Ghose, an associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, presented his research at an invitation-only national UNAIDS conference in Washington, D.C., Jan.

The End of the Line

January 10, 2014

Dean Richard Gelles of the School of Social Policy & Practice writes about leaving an academic administrative position.

Article Source: Inside Higher Ed

The Continuing Fight Against Gun Violence: Can Smart Guns Keep Your Kid From Becoming the Next Adam Lanza?

January 6, 2014

Susan Sorenson of the School of Social Policy and Practice is interviewed about the American Psychological Association’s report on the causes of gun violence.

Article Source: Philadelphia Magazine

Center in Phila. Helps Battle Veteran Homelessness

January 4, 2014

Dennis Culhane of the School of Social Policy and Practice is quoted about veteran homelessness.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 2, 2014

Penn Researcher Earns Distinguished Career Achievement Award

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The School of Social Policy & Practice's Phyllis Solomon will receive a Distinguished Career Achievement Award from the Society for Social Work Research.

Phyllis Solomon, a researcher and professor in the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania, will receive the Distinguished Career Achievement Award at the 18th Annual Society for Social Work and Research