PHILADELPHIA — The Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research at the University of Pennsylvania announced today that Bill Cosby will serve as the opening keynote speaker for its fourth biennial conference, “One Child, Many Hands: A Multidisciplinary Conference on Child Welfare,” June 8 at 9 a.m. at Penn’s Wharton School.
Following a tradition that reaches back to 1916, Penn juniors celebrated Hey Day 2011 by donning red shirts, strutting along Locust Walk carrying canes and biting into straw hats. A celebration that is unique to Penn, Hey Day marks the “moving up” of juniors to the senior class. This year’s event began with a class picnic, followed by the boisterous class procession.
Dean Richard Gelles of the School of Social Policy and Practice is cited as a co-author of a study on family violence.
Chad Dion Lassiter and Ram Cnaan of the School of Social Policy and Practice advocate for education as a key factor in reducing the incarceration rate.
PHILADELPHIA -- Three University of Pennsylvania leaders will be recognized for their commitment to child advocacy this Wednesday, April 13. President Amy Gutmann will receive The Judge Lois G. Forer Child Advocacy Award, and Richard Gelles, dean of the School of Social Policy and Practice, and Ira Harkavy, director of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships, will be recognized as Distinguished Advocates for Children by Philadelphia’s Support Center for Child Advocates.
Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice comments on President Obama’s foreign-affairs strategy.