School of Social Policy & Practice

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

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820December 16, 2013

Penn’s Strong Global Community Attracts Growing Number of International Students

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The University of Pennsylvania is among the top destinations for international students, hosting 5,751 students from 137 different countries, including China, Japan, Thailand, Canada, Taiwan and Singapore.

During the past five years, the number of international students at the University of Pennsylvania has seen record growth at the undergraduate and the graduate level.

Penn is among the top destinations for international students from around the world seeking to study in the United States. Currently, the University hosts 5,751 international students from 137 different countries, including China, Japan, Thailand, Canada, Taiwan and Singapore.  

Preventing Gun Violence Means Broad Effort, Report Says

December 12, 2013

Susan Sorenson of the School of Social Policy & Practice says, "If we want to prevent gun violence, we have to look at the gun, use of the gun, circumstances under which a gun was used and how that gun was obtained. And we're going to need to involve a variety of sectors.”

Article Source: USA Today
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820December 12, 2013

Penn Researcher Co-Authors Report on Gun Violence and Mass Shootings

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In response to mass shootings like the one at Sandy Hook Elementary, a new report co-authored by Susan B. Sorenson from Penn's School of Social Policy & Practice concludes there is no reliable psychological profile or set of warning signs to help identify potential shooters.

In trying to predict mass shootings, there is no reliable psychological profile or set of warning signs that can help to identify shooters, according to “Gun Violence: Prediction, Prevention and Policy,” a comprehensive report issued today by the American Psychological Associa

How to Give this Holiday Season, From an Expert

December 8, 2013

Katherina Rosqueta of the School of Social Policy & Practice’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy is interviewed about effective giving.

Article Source: Philly.com

You Can Be a Philanthropist Too: How to Give Well on Giving Tuesday

December 1, 2013

The Center for High Impact Philanthropy of the School of Social Policy & Practice is mentioned as a resource for offering tips on philanthropic giving.

Article Source: Guardian
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820December 2, 2013

Center for High Impact Philanthropy at Penn Releases Guide on ‘Giving Tuesday’

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After “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday,” there is “Giving Tuesday.” “Giving Tuesday” highlights a practice that’s long existed. Traditionally, the holiday season and the end of the year have been active in terms of donations to charities and non-profit organizations. Nearly 25 percent of philanthropic gifts will be made between now and Dec. 31. This year on “Giving Tuesday,” the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy will launch its first multi-platform guidance for donors who want to know that their end-of-year giving will make the greatest difference in the lives of others.

After “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday,” there is “Giving Tuesday.”

“Giving Tuesday” highlights a practice that’s long existed. Traditionally, the holiday season and the end of the year have been active in terms of donations to charities and non-profit organizations. Nearly 25 percent of philanthropic gifts will be made between now and Dec. 31.

This year on “Giving Tuesday,” the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy will launch its first multi-platform guidance for donors who want to know that their end-of-year giving will make the greatest difference in the lives of others.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820November 26, 2013

Penn Researchers Find Number of Homeless Continues to Decline

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Homelessness across the United States continues to decline, according to a new report co-authored by University of Pennsylvania researchers. In 2013, there were 610,042 people homeless on a given night. While 65 percent were living in emergency shelters or transitional housing, 35 percent were living in places not usually used for housing accommodations, such as cars, airports, parks, abandoned buildings or bus or train stations. Nearly one quarter of the homeless people counted were younger than 18.

Homelessness across the United States continues to decline, according to a new report co-authored by University of Pennsylvania researchers.

In 2013, there were 610,042 people homeless on a given night. While 65 percent were living in emergency shelters or transitional housing, 35 percent were living in places not usually used for housing accommodations, such as cars, airports, parks, abandoned buildings or bus or train stations.

Nearly one quarter of the homeless people counted were younger than 18.

Video: Dangerous Knockout Game Hits Philadelphia Transit

November 20, 2013

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice discusses unprovoked attacks on strangers called the “Knockout Game.”

Article Source: WTXF-TV (Philadelphia)