Curiosity @Penn

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Curiosity@Penn is a collaboration between the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy & Practice and the Center for Curiosity. Through generous support from the Center, the School of Social Policy & Practice hosts programming and scholars examine the study of curiosity as an emerging academic discipline and as an essential feature of the broader social world. This partnership asks several critical questions: Where does this curiosity come from? Is it innate? Is it developed? How does it influence different fields of study?

SP2 provides an institutional home within Penn for this interdisciplinary work. Programming and original scholarship are not limited to one academic subject area but reach across the University to engage faculty from various departments and schools at Penn.




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SP2 News

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Student Life

NPL Student Named 2019 New Leaders Council Fellow

Stephanie R. Fenniri, a student in the Nonprofit Leadership (NPL) program at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2),...

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Faculty & Research

New Penn SP2-Wharton Professional Certificate Program

From Direct Practice to Social Work Leadership A new interdisciplinary collaboration between Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) and...

Alumni Stories

SP2 Alumni Honored at Greater Philadelphia Social Innovation Awards

Two alumni of the Penn School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) were selected as winners in their respective categories...

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Penn School of Social Policy & Practice Ranked Among Best Graduate Schools by U.S News & World Report

The University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) has been named among the top 10 schools of...

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