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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820November 16, 2009

Penn’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy: Focus on Housing, Health and Hunger During Economic Crisis

PHILADELPHIA — The Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania has released an investment guide identifying where donors can make the greatest difference helping those suffering in the current economic crisis.

Who Is the Most Violent Person in Your Family?

November 15, 2009
Dean Richard Gelles of the School of Social Policy and Practice is cited for his domestic-violence research and as co-author of “Behind Closed Doors: Violence in the American Family.”
Article Source: Psychology Today

Video: A Government That Works

November 8, 2009
Dean Richard Gelles of the School of Social Policy and Practice makes the case for universal health care.
Article Source: Big Think

Four Years Later, It's Seth's Office

November 3, 2009
Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice comments on the Philadelphia district attorney election.
Article Source: Metro

Reshaping the Nation’s Approach to Drugs

October 31, 2009
Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice says an increase in drug courts would provide improved sentencing measures.
Article Source: Social Work Today

Schools Again Facing Shortage of Black Teachers

October 29, 2009
Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice comments on the shortage of minority teachers.
Article Source: Philadelphia Daily News

Audio: “Radio Times With Marty Moss-Coane”

October 29, 2009
Dean Richard Gelles of the School of Social Policy and Practice discusses a Philadelphia child-abuse case.
Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

It's the Duty of Us All to Stop Child Abuse

October 27, 2009
Debra Schilling Wolfe of the School of Social Policy and Practice’s Field Center says the main hindrance in the fight against child abuse is lack of reporting.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

U.S. Ranks 35th in 'Report Card' on World Social Progress; Sudden, Unexpected Shift Forward for Africa

October 26, 2009
Richard Estes of the School of Social Policy and Practice releases the World Social Report at the 2009 Globalization Forum at the Penn Institute for Urban Research.
Article Source: PhysOrg.com

Radio: “Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane”

October 5, 2009
Joan DeJean of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses her book, "The Age of Comfort: When Paris Discovered Casual -- And the Modern Home Began."
Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)