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Social Impact Millionaires: Penn’s Wharton School Advances With Mayor’s Challenge
April 8, 2013
A group of Wharton students and faculty recently helped Philadelphia receive a million dollars. As one of five winners in the Bloomberg Mayors Challenge, the Wharton Social Impact Initiative helped to design the Philadelphia Social Enterprise Partnership, a proposal that will stimulate creative ideas to improve city life and address some of its biggest issues like poverty, housing and education.
Penn Professor Explores History of Adoption in New Book
April 2, 2013
The question caused consternation. Several decades ago when Peter Conn and his wife filled out paperwork to adopt a baby girl from Korea, one of the questions on a state government form was about the number and names of their “natural” children. 
Penn Works to Find Common Ground Amid Gun Controversies
April 2, 2013
In the wake of more than 20 mass shootings and shooting sprees in recent years, the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania will host “Finding Common Ground: Moving Forward,” a gun violence-prevention event, Wednesday, April 17, from 3 to 5 p.m.
Penn to Host ‘Let’s Talk About Race’
April 2, 2013
The School of Social Policy & Practice and the African-American Resource Center at the University of Pennsylvania will host “Let’s Talk About Race” Tuesday, April 16, at 5:30 p.m. in Café 58 in Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce St.
Penn Social Work Student Learns Lessons of Hard Work and Justice for Immigrants
March 28, 2013
It began at age 5, long before she came to the University of Pennsylvania. During school breaks, while other students vacationed or went to camp, Jennifer Gutierrez was working.  At first, she worked as an interpreter for her mother who did not speak English. 
Penn’s Arthur Ross Gallery Presents La Tauromaquia: Carnicero, Goya and Picasso
March 27, 2013
In celebration of the Arthur Ross Gallery’s 30th Anniversary, La Tauromaquia: Carnicero, Goya, and Picasso presents 70 master prints collected by the Arthur Ross Foundation.
Global Economic Crisis Topic of Peter Orszag Talk at Penn March 28
March 27, 2013
WHO:             Peter Orszag                        Citigroup vice chairman of corporate and investment banking and former director of the White House Office of Budget and Management
Penn Students Encourage Lea School Children to Get in the Swim of Things
March 25, 2013
Philadelphia has the fourth-highest drowning rate among children, and drowning is the leading cause of death among those aged 1-4.  In 2005-2009, African-American children aged 5-14 were three times more likely to drown than whites. Some students at the University of Pennsylvania are taking aim at those sad statistics by teaching life-saving skills in the pool to youngsters from Penn’s West Philadelphia neighborhood. 
SCOTUS considering a case brought by Penn Law’s Supreme Court Clinic
March 18, 2013
The legal argument the students helped to formulate maintained that the constitutional right to be free of retroactive (ex post facto) laws was violated when their client was sentenced to 70 months in prison in a check-kiting scheme. They will learn by the end of the Term in June whether the Justices agree.