Social Policy & Practice

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Penn Announces Part-Time Option for Master's Program in Non-Profit and NGO Leadership
February 16, 2009
PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice will offer a part-time master’s degree in non-profit and non-governmental organization leadership beginning in the fall of 2009.
Mayor Michael Nutter to Deliver Keynote Address at Black Men at Penn's Fifth-Anniversary Gala Fundraiser
January 10, 2009
PHILADELPHIA — Mayor Michael Nutter will deliver the keynote address at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice’s Black Men at Penn fifth-anniversary gala on Jan. 15 at 5:30 p.m. in Penn’s Huntsman Hall.
During Economic Downturn, Penn's Center for High Impact Philanthropy Guides Educational Philanthropists
December 17, 2008
PHILADELPHIA — The Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania has released its first investment guide for philanthropists seeking to make a meaningful impact on a core issue in the U.S. educational system: stopping the flood of at-risk students who fail to develop the skills necessary to become productive, self-reliant adults.
International Conference Examines Non-Profit Leadership, Marks School of Social Policy and Practice Centennial
November 17, 2008
PHILADELPHIA — As a part of its centennial, the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice is sponsoring the 37th annual Association for Research on Non-profit Organizations and Voluntary Action, or ARNOVA, conference in conjunction with the Benjamin Franklin Leadership Symposium and a reception marking 100 years of social-work education at Penn.
Penn School of Social Policy and Practice Marks 100 Years at the National Council on Social Work Education
October 22, 2008
PHILADELPHIA — As a part of the centennial of social work education at the University of Pennsylvania, Penn’s School of Social Policy and Practice is sponsoring the opening ceremonies and special plenary session for the Council on Social Work Education’s 54th Annual Meeting. The conference brings together more than 3,000 social-work educators, students and practitioners at the Marriott Downtown Hotel , Oct. 30-Nov. 2.
“I’m Not Rockefeller”: 33 Philanthropists Share Charitable-Giving Approaches in Study by Penn Philanthropy Center
September 12, 2008
  PHILADELPHIA — A sizable percentage of high-net-worth givers do not see themselves as philanthropists even though each gives away about a million dollars or more annually. That is among the findings of a study by the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy. The CHIP study involved structured interviews with 33 anonymous high-net-worth individuals, each capable of giving $1 million annually.
Ralph Nader to Deliver Keynote at Celebration Marking 100 Years of Social-Work Education at Penn
September 2, 2008
PHILADELPHIA — Ralph Nader will deliver the keynote address, “Social Justice in the Post-Bush Era,” at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice’s centennial celebration, Sept. 25 at 3 p.m. at the Zellerbach Theater at Penn.
Penn's Field Center Will Host Public Hearing on Child Welfare With State Sen. Leanna M. Washington
July 9, 2008
WHO: Senator LeAnna M. Washington, Minority Chair Senate Aging and Youth Committee,Senate of PennsylvaniaThe University of Pennsylvania’s Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice and Research, a collaboration between Penn’s School of Social Policy and Practice, School of Law and School of Medicine and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Penn Researcher Finds High Recidivism Rate Is Due to Few Transitional Services for Ex-Offenders
June 5, 2008
PHILADELPHIA —The lack of organized transitional services often leads ex-convicts straight back into the prison system, according to a researcher from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice.
Penn Researcher Finds No Link Between Gun Ownership and Mental Health Problems, Despite Higher Suicide Rates
May 28, 2008
PHILADELPHIA — In a new study, a researcher from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice has found no link between firearms possession and mental-health conditions that may lead to suicide. “Mental Health and Firearms in Community-Based Surveys: Implications for Suicide Prevention” is to be published in the June issue of Evaluation Review.