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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820April 15, 2013

Penn Talks Gun Violence with Capt. Mark Kelly

WHAT:          “Finding Common Ground: Moving Forward,” a gun violence prevention event, hosted by the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice.  Includes a screening of “

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820April 2, 2013

Penn to Host ‘Let’s Talk About Race’

The School of Social Policy & Practice and the African-American Resource Center at the University of Pennsylvania will host “Let’s Talk About Race” Tuesday, April 16, at 5:30 p.m. in Café 58 in Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce St.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820April 2, 2013

Penn Works to Find Common Ground Amid Gun Controversies

In the wake of more than 20 mass shootings and shooting sprees in recent years, the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania will host “Finding Common Ground: Moving Forward,” a gun violence-prevention event, Wednesday, April 17, from 3 to 5 p.m.

Multidisciplinary Child Protection Teams – The Social Worker’s Role

April 1, 2013

Debra Schilling Wolfe of the School of Social Policy and Practice is quoted about multidisciplinary social workers.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820March 28, 2013

Penn Social Work Student Learns Lessons of Hard Work and Justice for Immigrants

It began at age 5, long before she came to the University of Pennsylvania.

During school breaks, while other students vacationed or went to camp, Jennifer Gutierrez was working.  At first, she worked as an interpreter for her mother who did not speak English. 

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820March 15, 2013

Penn Alum, Adjunct Guides People Through Loss, Grief

Loss and grief can occur at all stages of life.  But, it’s not just about death or dying. 

It also happens with infertility, physical illness, pregnancy losses, the dissolution of marriages and other relational break-ups. 

Audio: Aging Homeless Face More Health Issues, Early Death

March 13, 2013

Dennis Culhane of the School of Social Policy and Practice says, “We’re looking at a group of people who are sort of prematurely reaching old age.”

Article Source: NPR

Homeless Blame Game in New York City

March 5, 2013

Dennis Culhane of the School of Social Policy and Practice is quoted about homelessness in New York City.

Article Source: The Wall Street Journal
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820March 11, 2013

Penn School of Social Policy & Practice’s Goldring Re-Entry Initiative to Host Resource Fair

In an effort to break the cycle of recidivism, the Goldring Re-entry Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania, will host “Breaking Down Walls: Intersections of Mass Incarceration and Its Implications,” Saturday, March 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the International House, 3701 Chestnut St.  It is free and open to the public.

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Media Contact:Deborah Lang | dlang@upenn.edu | 215-880-2372March 6, 2013

Groundbreaking Penn Conference Tackles the Complex of Urbanization and Food

Feeding Cities: Food Security in a Rapidly Urbanizing World, the first international conference examining the critical link between urbanization and food security, will be held at the University of Pennsylvania from Wednesday, March 13, through Friday, March 15, 2013.