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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Student Life

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

DSW cohort walking in Greece.

Social Work Students Help Refugees in Europe

Student Life, Global Engagement

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

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SP2 students in class.

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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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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Alumni Stories

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

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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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Theo Brandon and Halcyon Francis chatting in the SP2 student lounge.

Advancing Knowledge Through Financial Aid

Student Life, Alumni Stories, Gifts & Giving

Changing the world depends on new generations committed to actualizing societal transformation. Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2)...

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Samira Ali Awarded $5 Million Grant for Work on HIV/AIDS

Faculty & Research, Alumni Stories

If you told Samira Ali that she would end up in Houston, Texas, her hometown, doing the research work that...

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Global Engagement

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

DSW cohort walking in Greece.

Social Work Students Help Refugees in Europe

Student Life, Global Engagement

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

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Dr. Allison Werner-Lin teaches a class

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

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

Student Life, Global Engagement

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

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Gifts & Giving

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

Theo Brandon and Halcyon Francis chatting in the SP2 student lounge.

Advancing Knowledge Through Financial Aid

Student Life, Alumni Stories, Gifts & Giving

Changing the world depends on new generations committed to actualizing societal transformation. Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2)...

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The Power of Penn SP2: A Transformational Campaign is Launched

Gifts & Giving

In April 2018, Penn President Amy Gutmann announced the launch of a comprehensive campaign for the University that will enable...

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Make a Bigger Difference with the 2018 High Impact Giving Guide

Gifts & Giving

Each year, the Center for High Impact Philanthropy (CHIP) releases a comprehensive guide designed to help donors transform generosity into...

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