The pandemic’s impact on individual generosity

How did the COVID-19 pandemic affect people’s volunteering, donating, and helping behaviors? A report by SP2 faculty and students summarizes a nationally representative study aiming to answer this question.

From the School of Social Policy & Practice

Penn Global turns 10

The hub for all things global on campus looks back at its impact over the decade and ahead to what the next 10 years of research, policy, and engagement with the world will bring.

Kristen de Groot

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In the News


Healthcare organizations are finding novel uses for virtual health technology

The Perelman School of Medicine’s Care Connect program is spearheading the use of virtual urgent care services and substance abuse professionals to provide treatment to patients, with a quote from Margaret Lowenstein.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Training service dogs for military members is therapy for veterans at Penn’s new program

Penn’s Veterans Care Excellence Program is partnering with the nonprofit Warrior Canine Connection to train service dogs for veterans.


Los Angeles Times

These high school students were afraid to dream bigger. A Stanford class is changing that

Penn is noted for offering core curriculum and liberal arts classes to high school students through the nonprofit Ed Equity Lab.


Billy Penn

Storytelling workshops give Philly communities a voice amid global and local climate change

Bethany Wiggin of the School of Arts & Sciences discusses the My Climate Story initiative, which enables people to document and share their personal experiences with climate change.


Chronicle of Higher Education

Cities and the urban university

Penn is lauded for organizing a University-Assisted Community Schools Network and for offering roughly 80 academically-based community service courses through the Netter Center for Community Partnerships, with a quote from the Center’s founding director Ira Harkavy.


Architect Magazine

In Tuskegee and Pennsylvania, educators lead the next generation of architectural preservation

Randall Mason of the Weitzman School of Design discusses his efforts in collaboration with Tuskegee University to restore the Armstrong School, a piece of Tuskegee’s legacy and an opportunity to train students in historical preservation.