Stories from Faculty & Research

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

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Child Welfare Expert Assumes Leadership Role at Field Center

Faculty & Research

Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) Dean John L. Jackson, Jr., PhD, named internationally-respected child welfare expert and...

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Sara Bachman named dean of Penn School of Social Policy & Practice

Faculty & Research

Sara “Sally” Bachman has been named dean of the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania,...

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Stockton, CA Puts Guaranteed Income to Test, Penn SP2 Researcher Will Evaluate Implications

Faculty & Research

Is universal basic income (UBI) the solution to economic instability and inequality? That’s what the city of Stockton, CA plans...

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Penn’s ‘Social Justice School’ Launches New Learning Division

Faculty & Research, Student Life

Knowledge doesn’t have a zip code, so why should our classrooms? In an effort to provide the most accessible, yet unparalleled...

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Three SP2 Faculty Members Receive Tenure, Discuss Future Research

Faculty & Research

Trailing a lengthy record of influential instruction and research, three faculty members from Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice...

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Werner-Lin to Discuss Genetic Testing, Lead Oncology Social Work Program

Faculty & Research, Global Engagement

This year, Allison Werner-Lin, PhD, AM, EdM, LCSW, assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy &...

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Bending the Arc: SP2 Fellow Introduces Monthly Podcast on Policy

Faculty & Research, Student Life

“The arc of the moral universe is long,” Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. famously told a crowd of marchers on...

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SP2 Alum Named Executive Director of PA Human Relations Commission

Faculty & Research, Alumni Stories

Chad Dion Lassiter is no stranger to discrimination – in fact, he’s spent much of his career trying to dismantle...

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SP2 Dean Discusses Race in America in New 6abc Documentary

Faculty & Research

Last year, 6abc reporter Nydia Han posted a Facebook video that went viral. In it, Han describes an interaction with...

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