Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences

Penn Hosts National Conference on Domestic Violence

PHILADELPHIA -- In partnership with the Philadelphia Mayor's domestic violence task force, The University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work is hosting its second conference on domestic violence, "Finding New Directions for Responding to Intimate Violence," June 25-26, at Jon M. Huntsman Hall, 3730 Walnut St.

Matt Gray

The making of tomorrow’s voters

There were only 11 days left in Philadelphia’s contentious mayoral race. The entire Philadelphia media scrum had descended on a small classroom at Olney High School.

Elaine Wilner

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.

Elaine Wilner

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.

Louisa Shepard



In the News


Philadelphia Inquirer

What we learned from Philadelphia’s vaccine lottery

In an op-ed, Katy Milkman and Linnea Gandhi of the Wharton School and Angela Duckworth of the School of Arts & Sciences explain what policy answers they learned by developing the Philly Vax Sweepstakes, a citywide regret lottery.

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U.S. News & World Report

Fears about WWIII are growing amid Russia-Ukraine war, survey finds

Rudra Sil and Kimberly St. Julian Varnon of the School of Arts & Sciences explain why surveys fearing a world war due to Russian provocation are no cause for panic.

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Minneapolis Star Tribune

International Institute of Minnesota launches guaranteed income pilot program for refugees

The Center for Guaranteed Income Research at the School of Social Policy & Practice is noted as having more than 50 pilot programs running nationwide in cities of varying size.

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USA Today

How protests in Iran over Mahsa Amini’s death ‘forever moved the debate’ over women’s rights

Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet of the School of Arts & Sciences discusses Iran’s long history of mandating what women can wear and the power employed by its “morality police.”

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Milwaukee’s Housing First programs shows how lifting people out of homelessness can improve health, and cut costs

Dennis Culhane of the School of Social Policy & Practice estimates that the homeless population older than 65 will triple by 2030 and says that rental assistance works better than building shelters.

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