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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820December 12, 2013

Penn Researcher Co-Authors Report on Gun Violence and Mass Shootings

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In response to mass shootings like the one at Sandy Hook Elementary, a new report co-authored by Susan B. Sorenson from Penn's School of Social Policy & Practice concludes there is no reliable psychological profile or set of warning signs to help identify potential shooters.

In trying to predict mass shootings, there is no reliable psychological profile or set of warning signs that can help to identify shooters, according to “Gun Violence: Prediction, Prevention and Policy,” a comprehensive report issued today by the American Psychological Associa

How to Give this Holiday Season, From an Expert

December 8, 2013

Katherina Rosqueta of the School of Social Policy & Practice’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy is interviewed about effective giving.

Article Source: Philly.com

You Can Be a Philanthropist Too: How to Give Well on Giving Tuesday

December 1, 2013

The Center for High Impact Philanthropy of the School of Social Policy & Practice is mentioned as a resource for offering tips on philanthropic giving.

Article Source: Guardian
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820December 2, 2013

Center for High Impact Philanthropy at Penn Releases Guide on ‘Giving Tuesday’

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After “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday,” there is “Giving Tuesday.” “Giving Tuesday” highlights a practice that’s long existed. Traditionally, the holiday season and the end of the year have been active in terms of donations to charities and non-profit organizations. Nearly 25 percent of philanthropic gifts will be made between now and Dec. 31. This year on “Giving Tuesday,” the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy will launch its first multi-platform guidance for donors who want to know that their end-of-year giving will make the greatest difference in the lives of others.

After “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday,” there is “Giving Tuesday.”

“Giving Tuesday” highlights a practice that’s long existed. Traditionally, the holiday season and the end of the year have been active in terms of donations to charities and non-profit organizations. Nearly 25 percent of philanthropic gifts will be made between now and Dec. 31.

This year on “Giving Tuesday,” the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy will launch its first multi-platform guidance for donors who want to know that their end-of-year giving will make the greatest difference in the lives of others.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820November 26, 2013

Penn Researchers Find Number of Homeless Continues to Decline

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Homelessness across the United States continues to decline, according to a new report co-authored by University of Pennsylvania researchers. In 2013, there were 610,042 people homeless on a given night. While 65 percent were living in emergency shelters or transitional housing, 35 percent were living in places not usually used for housing accommodations, such as cars, airports, parks, abandoned buildings or bus or train stations. Nearly one quarter of the homeless people counted were younger than 18.

Homelessness across the United States continues to decline, according to a new report co-authored by University of Pennsylvania researchers.

In 2013, there were 610,042 people homeless on a given night. While 65 percent were living in emergency shelters or transitional housing, 35 percent were living in places not usually used for housing accommodations, such as cars, airports, parks, abandoned buildings or bus or train stations.

Nearly one quarter of the homeless people counted were younger than 18.

Video: Dangerous Knockout Game Hits Philadelphia Transit

November 20, 2013

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice discusses unprovoked attacks on strangers called the “Knockout Game.”

Article Source: WTXF-TV (Philadelphia)
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460November 25, 2013

Penn Alumna Meghan Hussey Awarded George J. Mitchell Scholarship

Meghan Hussey, a 2012 University of Pennsylvania graduate, is one of 12 Americans selected to receive a George J. Mitchell Scholarship for graduate studies in Ireland or Northern Ireland.

Homelessness Drops for the Fourth Straight Year

November 22, 2013

Dennis Culhane of the School of Social Policy and Practice comments on President Obama continuing an initiative for chronically homeless Americans called Housing First, which began under President Bush.

Article Source: MSNBC
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820November 12, 2013

Penn Center for High Impact Philanthropy Offers Best Ways to Help After Typhoon

The Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania has developed a list of the top tips for donors, providing up-to-date information about smart philanthropic ways to help the people in the Philippines.

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Emergency Donations for Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan

Note for TV and radio: The University of Pennsylvania has an on-campus ISDN line and a nearby satellite uplink facility with live-shot capability.

Nov. 11, 2013

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