Penn Law School and National Constitution Center Host Political Campaign Finance Symposium
MEDIA ADVISORYWHAT: Symposium about the McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Law "McConnell v. Federal Election Commission: Understanding the Decision and Its Implications"WHEN: May 15, 2003,
Changes in Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect Cases Improve Police Attitudes
PHILADELPHIA -- Transferring responsibility for investigating reports of child maltreatment from child-welfare agencies to sheriffs' offices in Florida led to an improvement in attitudes among law-enforcement officers and caseworkers.
New Leadership Team Named for The University of Pennsylvania Health System
PHILADELPHIA --- A new leadership team has been named for the University of Pennsylvania Health System, according to an announcement today (Feb. 17) by University President Judith Rodin.
New Leadership and a New Affiliation for Penn's Fels Center of Government
PHILADELPHIA - Samuel H. Preston, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, has named leading criminologist Lawrence W. Sherman as the new Director of the Fels Center of Government. Sherman will also be appointed the Albert M. Greenfield Professor of Human Relations in the Department of Sociology.
Seeing, hearing, and encountering post-apartheid South Africa
A Penn Global Seminar course taught by Carol Muller took the 16 undergraduates to South Africa to explore that nation's history and post-apartheid present day through music and culture. The students demonstrated the impact of the journey through final projects including a painting, a written paper, a poem, a film, a photo essay, a musical score—even a set of political cartoons.
And the Oscar goes to…
Excellent writing is evident in many of the films nominated for Academy Awards this year, with several edgy alternative films sharing major categories with mainstream blockbusters, says Penn’s Timothy Corrigan, a professor of English and cinema and media studies.
A Quarter-century of Community Partnerships
Glen Casey will be the first to admit it: He wasn’t the perfect student in high school. “I was always doing the dumbest things; getting into fights, getting arrested,” he says. A student then at University City High, Casey failed ninth grade, and barely passed 10th. “I just really wasn’t into school,” he says.
U.S. president vs. congressional investigators: How the battle of the branches could play out
Matthew Levendusky of the School of Arts and Sciences and Tobias Barrington Wolff of the Law School discuss the potential political, legal, and constitutional implications of the fight over a web of investigations and subpoenas.
Senior political science major Jordan Andrews from Detroit is a summer intern at the U.S. Department of Justice Consumer Protection Branch. She is working on cases involving identity theft, opioid abuse, and many types of fraud, while learning about the law and exploring Washington, D.C
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Is a recession looming? Here’s what experts on the economy are watching
Ioana Marinescu of the School of Social Policy & Practice weighed in on the possibility of a recession in the near future. “I expect a recession any day now, because it’s been almost 12 years since the last trough,” she said. “However, it’s impossible to predict with high accuracy when it will happen since recessions are often precipitated by market panics coalescing around a particular event that is usually hard to anticipate.”
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American flags in Hong Kong show people still fight for our values. Americans should join them
Carolyn Marvin of the Annenberg School for Communication spoke about the relationship between Chinese protestors and American symbolism. The U.S. flag, she said, “represents democracy and—on a good day—it represents human rights.”
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Motels as homeless shelters? More local governments are housing people in motel rooms
Dennis Culhane of the School of Social Policy & Practice discussed the advantages of repurposing old motels as shelters for people experiencing homelessness. “First of all, it’s built, so there’s no acquiring property and going through the process of getting architectural drawings and building something from scratch,” he said. “You have an asset that you can basically just polish up and improve.”
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Each night, Philly jails release scores of inmates without returning their IDs, cash or phones
Ruth Shefner of the School of Social Policy & Practice commented on the release of incarcerated people without regard to the time of day and its effect on the people being released.
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A century later: The Treaty of Versailles and its rejection of racial equality
Frederick Dickinson of the School of Arts and Sciences spoke about the history of opposition to limiting non-white immigration. The racial equality clause in the Treaty of Versailles, for example, was “one of the first attempts to establish ... the unprecedented principle of free and open migration,” he said.
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