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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 2, 2011

Penn’s Field Center to Hear Bill Cosby as Keynote Speaker at “One Child, Many Hands” Conference

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.

Social Circuit: Speaking Up

April 27, 2011

President Amy Gutmann, Dean Richard Gelles of the School of Social Policy and Practice and Ira Harkavy of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships are honored by the Center for Child Advocates.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Hey Day

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.

Video: Feud Among Filmmakers

April 22, 2011

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice comments on a feud between Spike Lee and Tyler Perry.

Article Source: WCAU-TV (Philadelphia)

Family Violence Among Adolescents Less Likely When They Feel That They Matter

April 19, 2011

Dean Richard Gelles of the School of Social Policy and Practice is cited as a co-author of a study on family violence.

Article Source: Medical News Today

NAACP Blasts U.S. Trend for Spending More on Incarceration Than Education

April 14, 2011

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.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Laura Cavender | cavender@upenn.edu | 215-746-6411 April 12, 2011

Penn President Amy Gutmann to Receive Judge Lois Forer Child Advocacy Award

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.

Video: Shoutout for Social Work

March 31, 2011

Dean Richard Gelles of the School of Social Policy and Practice is interviewed about the significance of social work.

Article Source: KYW-TV (Philadelphia)

Black Leadership Split on Obama’s Handling of Libya

March 24, 2011

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice comments on President Obama’s foreign-affairs strategy.

Article Source: Philadelphia Tribune

Are Self-Made Rich More Generous Than Heirs?

March 28, 2011

Katherina Rosqueta of the Center for High Impact Philanthropy in the School of Social Policy and Practice comments on the generosity of the wealthy.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal