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Adamseged Abebe and Penn President Amy Gutmann

Student Life

NPL Student Named Inaugural Global Rhodes Scholar, Sets Sights on Development

Penn World Scholar. Perry World House Student Fellow. Paul Robeson and Anna Julia Cooper Scholar. Lipman Family Prize Fellow. Founder...

Rumyana Kudeva

Student Life, Alumni Stories

DSW Without Borders: How One SP2 Alumna Steered a Global Course to Success

From winning the green card lottery in Bulgaria to securing a teaching appointment in Australia, Rumyana Kudeva, DSW ‘15, is proof...

Student Life, Global Engagement

The Economic Impact of India’s Self-help Group Movement

Last January, Allison Russell, a PhD candidate in Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice spent 20 days in southwestern India traveling throughout...

Penn JD MSSP Cohort 2018 poses

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...