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Faculty & Research

Articles, News, Announcements, Stories, Publications, Images and Social Media from around the SP2 Community.

A Better Way to Reduce Domestic Violence in the NFL

Faculty & Research

"My research over 40 years including national surveys of family violence suggests that 4%—about 80—of them will perpetrate an act...

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Dr. Peter Frumkin appointed as the Mindy and Andrew Heyer Chair in Social Policy

Faculty & Research

Peter Frumkin, PhD, has been appointed as the Mindy and Andrew Heyer Chair in Social Policy. Frumkin is Professor of Social Policy at the...

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Violent Work Cultures Do Not Fuel Family Violence

Faculty & Research

Richard Gelles, PhD, the Joanna and Raymond Welsh Chair in Child Welfare and Family Violence, spoke with NPR about recent...

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Student Life

Articles, News, Announcements, Stories, Publications, Images and Social Media from around the SP2 Community.

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Dean John Jackson takes SP2’s expertise on 11-city U.S. tour

Student Life

“The Future of Social Change Tour attempts to bring alumni, prospective students, and other people together in one room to talk...

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Regine Metellus Named Executive Director, Finance & Administration

Student Life

Regine Metellus has been named Executive Director for Finance & Administration at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy...

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Helping Others Is Personal for Penn Social Work Student

Student Life

Ashley Blake’s family has gone through a lot. Blake, now 30 and an advanced standing master of social work student at the University of Pennsylvania...

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Alumni Stories

Articles, News, Announcements, Stories, Publications, Images and Social Media from around the SP2 Community.

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Make a Movie, Make a Difference

Alumni Stories

"People can relate to stories and empathize when they see faces," Melissa Skolnick, MSW'12 explained. Since graduating, Skolnick has used this...

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Examining Societal Connection Between Blackness and Criminality

Alumni Stories

Casey Bohrman, MSW'03, PhD'13, Assistant Professor of Social Work at West Chester University examines the societal connection between blackness and criminality...

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Turning Adversity into Action

Alumni Stories

At the heart of social change is the ability to turn adversity into action Kimmie Weeks, NPL’08, a survivor of...

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Global Engagement

Articles, News, Announcements, Stories, Publications, Images and Social Media from around the SP2 Community.

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Five Years of Exchange

Global Engagement

This summer the School of Social Policy & Practice welcomed five Chinese exchange students from Bejing Normal University (BNU). The program,...

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Experiencing Social Change from a Grassroots Perspective

Global Engagement

While most of the Penn community was ringing in the New Year, a group of students led by Dr. Femida...

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Developing Communities at Home and Abroad

Global Engagement

Before arriving at Penn to pursue an MSW and MPA, Perfecta Lacenski was highly engaged in social service both within...

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Gifts & Giving

Articles, News, Announcements, Stories, Publications, Images and Social Media from around the SP2 Community.

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Taking Ideas to the Next Level

Gifts & Giving

NPL candidate Casey Combs said his experience at the Schwartz Family Penn Social Impact House took his idea for a...

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A Message from Dean Jackson, Future of Social Change Kickoff in Philadelphia

Gifts & Giving

Dean John L. Jackson, Jr. invites the SP2 community to attend one of the Future of Social Change Tour events.  Register today...

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Schwartz Family Penn Social Impact House Empowers Entrepreneurs

Gifts & Giving

The Schwartz Family Penn Social Impact House brought together 22 Penn students and recent alumni for two weeks to design effective...

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