Toorjo Ghose receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to India
Ghose will be hosted by Presidency University in Kolkata as part of a project to document and teach about the strategies deployed by sex workers to negotiate the COVID-19 pandemic.
The ‘dreams and nightmares’ of immigration
Author Liliana Velásquez and journalist Juan González narrated personal and collective histories of Latin American migration to the U.S. in a School of Social Policy & Practice event.
Guaranteed income increases employment, improves financial and physical health
Results from the first year of the Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration show that guaranteed income drastically improves job prospects, financial stability and overall wellbeing of recipients.
Sherisse Laud-Hammond reflects on transformative year as Penn Women’s Center director
In 2020, SP2 alum Sherisse Laud-Hammond was named the new director of the Penn Women’s Center, a position in which she is the first Black woman and woman of color to serve.
Understanding poverty and data
Regina Smalls Baker of the School of Arts & Sciences and Amy Castro Baker of the School of Social Policy & Practice explore how data can be better used to analyze and address poverty.
Penn Dental and SP2 partner to address racism, reconciliation, and engagement
A new, online course for incoming SP2 students entitled “The Penn Experience: Racism, Reconciliation and Engagement” was created in collaboration with Penn’s School of Dental Medicine and launched in July.
Marching against racism and police violence
Students, faculty, and staff from the School of Social Policy & Practice took part in the recent Commitment March in the nation’s capital.
Penn Vet expands timely dual degree during COVID-19 pandemic
The interdisciplinary “One Health in Practice” curriculum positions veterinarians for new career pathways in human, environmental health.
A data-driven approach to understanding domestic violence during the pandemic
Four takeaways from Penn researchers show there’s more to learn to protect those at risk for intimate partner violence.
SP2 student launches remote health care Kickstarter project during COVID-19
Liu is working with the startup Nexusera to respond to the surging need for remote care caused by the pandemic by connecting patients with their families and caretakers through a medication adherence management system.
In the News
Does your agency reflect the diversity of the community it serves? Why not?
Raekwon Burton, a grad student in the School of Social Policy & Practice, wrote about the lack of diversity in the field of social work.
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This Is Why Advocates Are Supporting LGBTQ Foster Parents in Court
Sarah Wasch of the School of Social Policy & Practice and the Field Center spoke about the “dangerous message” foster-care agencies send to children when denying applications from LGBTQ potential parents.
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