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$12.5M in New Scholarships to Enrich Student Population Diversity

The resources will provide unprecedented support for graduate students in social work, social policy, and nonprofit leadership. The University of Pennsylvania announced a $7.5 million commitment to increase scholarships for […]


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SP2 and Spotify Partner on Innovative Course: Social Policy Through Podcasting

SP2 has added a new partnership to Penn’s ever increasing list of cross-disciplinary collaborations. The School of Social Policy & Practice, in cooperation with Spotify, has launched a pilot podcast […]


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Desmond Patton appointed Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor

Desmond Upton Patton has been named the University of Pennsylvania’s 31st Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor, effective July 1. The announcement was made today by Interim President Wendell Pritchett and Interim Provost Beth Winkelstein. […]