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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820February 14, 2011

Penn Social Policy & Practice and Law Faculty to Present Domestic Violence Research to Legislators

PHILADELPHIA — Susan B. Sorenson of the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania will present research about gun policy and domestic violence to state legislators in the “Pennsylvania State Briefing: Domestic Violence,” sponsored by Women in Government on Feb.  15, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg.

The event will be hosted by Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione and representatives Chelsea Wagner,  Kate Harper, Lynda Schlegel-Culver, Margo Davidson and Rosemary Brown.

Video: Call for Black Men to Teach

February 4, 2011

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice discusses efforts to attract more black men to the teaching profession.

Article Source: WTXF-TV (Philadelphia)

Roethlisberger, Vick Cases Get Different Scrutiny

February 1, 2011

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice comments on how race was a factor in the scrutiny behind professional football star cases.

Article Source: Philadelphia Tribune

A Study Asks: What’s a Church’s Economic Worth?

February 1, 2011

Ram Cnaan of the School of Social Policy and Practice comments on the economic value of churches to the surrounding communities.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Pennsylvania 2nd in Rate of Black Homicides

January 27, 2011

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice discusses what factors might contribute to high homicide rates among African-Americans.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Women Need Not Fear: Event to Spotlight Super Bowl Hoax

January 24, 2011

Richard Gelles of the School of Social Policy and Practice dispels the idea that domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women.

Article Source: Red Orbit

Obama’s Speech Seen as Inspiring

January 14, 2011

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice comments on President Obama’s encouraging words in honoring the victims of the Arizona shooting.

Article Source: Philadelphia Tribune

Obama’s Speech Seen as Inspiring

January 14, 2011

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice comments on President Obama’s encouraging words in honoring the victims of the Arizona shooting.

Article Source: Philadelphia Tribune

A Year After Haiti Quake, There Is a Hope Despite the Devastation

January 12, 2011

Carol McLaughlin of the Center for High Impact Philanthropy in the School of Social Policy and Practice says it is important to acknowledge the progress that has been made in rebuilding Haiti.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Cooking Up Change at the Charles R. Drew Public School

January 6, 2011

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice shares his perspective on removing the word from future reprints of the historic novel.

Article Source: Philadelphia Daily News