Social Policy & Practice

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Two From Penn Named Pulitzer Center Student Fellows
May 13, 2016
Natalie Au and Rachel Townzen of the University of Pennsylvania have received International Student Reporting Fellowships from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting in partnership with Penn’s Middle East Center and South Asia Center.
Penn’s Synchronized Swimmers Make a Splash
April 18, 2016
Dancing in water is much more challenging than people think, Eileen Wang says.  Wang, a senior at the University of Pennsylvania, is one of this season’s 13-member synchronized swimming club. Known as Penn Synchro, the club has a 70-year history. 
Penn Hosts Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Diversity Workshop
April 14, 2016
Recognizing the importance of inclusion and diversity in their business practices, more than 70 members of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce gathered at the University of Pennsylvania on April 5 to discuss how to successfully address unconscious bias and foster constructive relationships in the work environment.
Penn Fels Policy Research Initiative Announces Interdisciplinary Grants
April 4, 2016
The Fels Policy Research Initiative in the School of Arts & Sciences at the Uni
Penn’s Dennis Culhane and John Fantuzzo Awarded $1.9M for AISP and IDS Research
March 16, 2016
Two grants, totaling nearly $2 million, have been awarded to University of Pennsylvania professors Dennis Culhane and John Fantuzzo, enabling the continued development and expanded use of Integrated Data Systems, or IDS, for evidence-based policymaking through the Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy, or AISP, initiative.
Penn Study: Machine Learning at Arraignments Can Cut Repeat Domestic Violence
February 24, 2016
In one large metropolitan area, arraignment decisions made with the assistance of machine learning cut new domestic violence incidents by half, leading to more than 1,000 fewer such post-arraignment arrests annually, according to new findings from the University of Pennsylvania.
7th Annual Penn Public Policy Challenge Finals
February 23, 2016
WHO &  WHAT:          The Public Policy Challenge invites students from across the University of Pennsylvania to develop a policy proposal based on an issue that affects Philadelphia, such as education, public health, homelessness, recidivism and others.
Penn Futures Project: Investing in Children & Communities
February 17, 2016
Three University of Pennsylvania deans have joined forces to improve the lives of Philadelphia youth and families through the Penn Futures Project (PFP).
Penn School of Social Policy & Practice Launches SP2 Penn Top 10
February 1, 2016
With the 2016 United States presidential election race ramping up, experts from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy & Practice, or SP2, are analyzing 10 of the nation’s key social justice and policy issues ­­in a project called SP2 Penn Top 10 Social Justice & Policy Issues for the 2016 Presidential Election.
Penn Junior Sophie Beren Has People Singing and Talking
January 15, 2016
Sophie Beren, a junior communications major at the University of Pennsylvania, is a natural connector.