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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 7, 2011

Penn’s Field Center to Unveil New Child-Welfare Technology at “One Child, Many Hands” Conference

PHILADELPHIA — The Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research at the University of Pennsylvania is unveiling a prototype for its Information Portability Project during its fourth biennial “One Child, Many Hands: A Multidisciplinary Conference on Child Welfare,” Wednesday, June 8-10, at Penn’s Wharton School.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 7, 2011

Penn Offering Postdoctoral Fellowships to Promote Academic Diversity

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania is accepting applications for its Academic Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.

How to Give Your Fortune Away

May 27, 2011

Katherina Rosqueta of the Center for High Impact Philanthropy in the School of Social Policy and Practice discusses the value of philanthropy.

Article Source: Philadelphia Magazine
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 25, 2011

Penn Professors Study Poverty Alleviation Through Sustainable Community-Based Enterprises in India

PHILADELPHIA — Research from the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania indicates that community-based enterprise models can be effective in alleviating poverty, despite changing political and economic climates.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 26, 2011

Nine Finalists to Compete June 9 in Milken-Penn GSE’s Second Annual Education Business Plan Competition

PHILADELPHIA — Innovative solutions to recurring problems in education will take center stage at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education on June 9 when entrepreneurs compete in the second annual Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition, the only business plan competition specifically aimed at stimulating educational entrepreneurship and using innovation to improve education.

The finalists and their projects are:

Video: Chad Lassiter & Dom Giordano Talk Cuts

May 25, 2011

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice discusses proposed education cuts.

Article Source: WTXF-TV (Philadelphia)

The Recession’s Biggest Victims

May 23, 2011

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice comments on how the recession has affected black men.

Article Source: MSNBC.com

Commencement 2011

Under gray, overcast skies, nearly 6,000 graduates of the University of Pennsylvania’s 12 schools marched down Locust Walk and into Franklin Field for Monday’s 255th Commencement ceremony.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 6, 2011

Denzel Washington, Six Others to Receive Honorary Degrees at Penn’s 255th Commencement

 

 

WHAT:           University of Pennsylvania’s 255th Commencement ceremony

 

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 4, 2011

Two Penn Students Named Albert Schweitzer Fellows

PHILADELPHIA — Two graduate students from the University of Pennsylvania, along with 13 others from the greater Philadelphia region, have each been awarded an Albert Schweitzer Fellowship. 

These students, members of the 2011-12 class of Greater Philadelphia Schweitzer Fellows, will spend the next year addressing health disparities in the region while developing lifelong leadership skills.