School of Social Policy & Practice

Family Violence Among Adolescents Less Likely When They Feel That They Matter

April 19, 2011

Dean Richard Gelles of the School of Social Policy and Practice is cited as a co-author of a study on family violence.

Article Source: Medical News Today

NAACP Blasts U.S. Trend for Spending More on Incarceration Than Education

April 14, 2011

Chad Dion Lassiter and Ram Cnaan of the School of Social Policy and Practice advocate for education as a key factor in reducing the incarceration rate.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Laura Cavender | cavender@upenn.edu | 215-746-6411 April 12, 2011

Penn President Amy Gutmann to Receive Judge Lois Forer Child Advocacy Award

PHILADELPHIA -- Three University of Pennsylvania leaders will be recognized for their commitment to child advocacy this Wednesday, April 13. President Amy Gutmann will receive The Judge Lois G. Forer Child Advocacy Award, and Richard Gelles, dean of the School of Social Policy and Practice, and Ira Harkavy, director of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships, will be recognized as Distinguished Advocates for Children by Philadelphia’s Support Center for Child Advocates.

Video: Shoutout for Social Work

March 31, 2011

Dean Richard Gelles of the School of Social Policy and Practice is interviewed about the significance of social work.

Article Source: KYW-TV (Philadelphia)

Black Leadership Split on Obama’s Handling of Libya

March 24, 2011

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice comments on President Obama’s foreign-affairs strategy.

Article Source: Philadelphia Tribune

Are Self-Made Rich More Generous Than Heirs?

March 28, 2011

Katherina Rosqueta of the Center for High Impact Philanthropy in the School of Social Policy and Practice comments on the generosity of the wealthy.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820March 29, 2011

School of Social Policy & Practice Students Unite With Other Universities to “Shout Out for Social Work”

PHILADELPHIA — Students from the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania, will don bright blue t-shirts and converge on 30th Street Station to talk with travelers and passersby about social work and how social workers can help them. Also participating in the 8 a.m. event on March 31 will be social work students from West Chester University, Temple University, La Salle University and Bryn Mawr College.

Video: Inmate Debate

March 10, 2011

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice debates using inmates to work for the state.

Article Source: WTXF-TV (Philadelphia)
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“Civil Disabilities: Theory, Citizenship and the Body”

 

WHO & WHAT:           An interdisciplinary conference featuring leading scholars in disability studies whose research includes civic fitness, technology designed to assist people with disabilities, history, politics and education.