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.




View the faculty advisors and post-graduate fellows of the Center for Curiosity.

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View the Center for Curiosity's past and future programming.

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SP2 News

Diplomas on the SP2 commencement table.

Faculty & Research, Student Life

2019 Social Policy & Practice Awards

Congratulations to this year’s Social Policy & Practice award winners. The following individuals will be recognized for their outstanding achievements at...

Tatiana Fraga Diez

Student Life

NPL Student Chosen for Steering Committee of World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community

Tatiana Fraga Diez, a student in the Nonprofit Leadership (NPL) program at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2),...

Jennifer A. King

Alumni Stories

“I Caught the Teaching Bug”: DSW Alumna Jennifer King Shares Her Unexpected Career Path

As Jennifer A. King, a 2015 alumna of the Doctorate in Clinical Social Work (DSW) program at Penn’s School of Social...

Andrew Fussner

Faculty & Research, Gifts & Giving

SP2 Board Member Gift Leads to Lasting Impact in Case Consultation Training Series

Four years ago, Andrew Fussner, then a lecturer in the Master of Social Work (MSW) program at Penn’s School of...

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