School of Social Policy & Practice

Nutter to Announce ‘Stop and Frisk’ Changes

June 21, 2011

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice says, “We need to deal with the cultural biases” of a stop-and-frisk policy.

Article Source: Philly.com

Poor Targeted in Pa. Budget

June 21, 2011

Roberta Iversen of the School of Social Policy and Practice comments on government budgets and the poor.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

How Slang Affects Students in the Classroom

June 13, 2011

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice considers slang words “a dumbing down of culture.”

Article Source: U.S. News & World Report

Video: African-American Men Struggle For Jobs

June 9, 2011

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice comments on the struggle African-American men have in the job market.

Article Source: WTXF-TV (Philadelphia)
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 7, 2011

Penn’s Field Center to Unveil New Child-Welfare Technology at “One Child, Many Hands” Conference

PHILADELPHIA — The Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research at the University of Pennsylvania is unveiling a prototype for its Information Portability Project during its fourth biennial “One Child, Many Hands: A Multidisciplinary Conference on Child Welfare,” Wednesday, June 8-10, at Penn’s Wharton School.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 7, 2011

Penn Offering Postdoctoral Fellowships to Promote Academic Diversity

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania is accepting applications for its Academic Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.

How to Give Your Fortune Away

May 27, 2011

Katherina Rosqueta of the Center for High Impact Philanthropy in the School of Social Policy and Practice discusses the value of philanthropy.

Article Source: Philadelphia Magazine
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 25, 2011

Penn Professors Study Poverty Alleviation Through Sustainable Community-Based Enterprises in India

PHILADELPHIA — Research from the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania indicates that community-based enterprise models can be effective in alleviating poverty, despite changing political and economic climates.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 26, 2011

Nine Finalists to Compete June 9 in Milken-Penn GSE’s Second Annual Education Business Plan Competition

PHILADELPHIA — Innovative solutions to recurring problems in education will take center stage at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education on June 9 when entrepreneurs compete in the second annual Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition, the only business plan competition specifically aimed at stimulating educational entrepreneurship and using innovation to improve education.

The finalists and their projects are:

Video: Chad Lassiter & Dom Giordano Talk Cuts

May 25, 2011

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice discusses proposed education cuts.

Article Source: WTXF-TV (Philadelphia)