Jill DiSanto manages media relations efforts for the School of Social Policy & Practice; the Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research; and the Netter Center for Community Partnerships. Her beats also include Naval ROTC battalion, the African-American Resource Center, history, political science, College Houses (dorms), the Division of Public Safety, and the Office of Government & Community Affairs. Her student feature stories showcase the Center for Undergraduate Research, community engagement activities, and the experience of students who identify as first-generation, low-income, or FGLI.
How to help children at risk for abuse
Resources are available to protect kids from systemic child abuse. The executive director at Penn’s Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice and Research has insight and advice for everyone to help keep kids and communities safe.
Skating PALs: Youth skate with Penn’s Division of Public Safety
Philly kids took to the ice at the Class of 1923 Ice Rink on April 12th, as part of a city and campus police organization that hosts events for kids ages 6-18.
Perspective: Gas attack in Douma
Ian Lustick, a professor in Penn’s Political Science Department and a leading authority on international terrorism, says this weekend’s atrocities in Douma can be attributed to a Syrian attack. We asked him to elaborate on a few details.
Singing the praises of progress for first-generation, low-income students
Kerry O’Neil knew that the University of Pennsylvania was the right place for her, despite its location 3,300 miles from her home in Glasgow, Scotland.
Dispelling ideas about what social work is, and is not
To coincide with the annual "Shout Out" on Locust Walk, students and staff at the School of Social Policy and Practice highlight facts and dispel misinformation about the social work profession.
Two Penn undergraduates receive coveted Goldwater Scholarships
Two juniors at the University of Pennsylvania have been selected as Goldwater Scholars, awarded to undergraduates pursuing research careers in the natural sciences, math, or engineering.