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Student Life

Answering the Call for Social Change: MSSP/JD Degree Sees Significant Enrollment Increase

Regardless of party affiliations, the current political climate in America can be characterized as a whirlwind – intense and unpredictable....

Gabriella Gabriel Paez

Student Life

SP2 Student Named Activist of the Year, Provides Sustainable Local Resources

Gabriella Gabriel Paéz, a student in the Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership (NPL) program at the Penn School of...

Penn Advanced Certificate in Oncology Social Work Cohort & Instructors

Faculty & Research, Student Life

First-Ever Program in Oncology Social Work Prepares New Generation of Cancer Care Leaders

When an individual is diagnosed with cancer, their course of medical care– scheduling tests and doctor’s appointments, managing treatments and...

NPL student Shadrack Frimpong

Student Life, Global Engagement

Social Entrepreneur, SP2 Student Facilitating Healthcare & Education in Ghana

Shadrack Frimpong was born and raised in Tarkwa Breman, a remote village in Ghana where he grew up without running...

DSW cohort walking in Greece.

Student Life, Global Engagement

Social Work Students Help Refugees in Europe

After an intense, trauma-focused semester of classroom learning, doctoral students from the University of Pennsylvania traveled to Greece as part of...

SP2 students in class.

Faculty & Research, Student Life

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

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

Dan Treglia and a colleague

Faculty & Research, Student Life

Bending the Arc: SP2 Fellow Introduces Monthly Podcast on Policy

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

An image of SP2 students and instructors during a course entitled, "Whose Colony?" in May 2018.

Student Life, Global Engagement

Home in Havana: Two Weeks Teaching Social Policy to Penn Students

The following chronicle was written by Azahara Palomeque, a poet, writer, and Associate Director of the Master of Science in Social...

Pictured at the competition from left to right: Sam Margolius, Nadia Malik, Jenessa Irvine, and Blanca Castro

Student Life

SP2 Students Win Policy Competition with Proposal to Prevent Opioid Disorder

This year, Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative ran its 5th annual Public Policy Case Competition, focusing on the opioid crisis....