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Welcome to Urban Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Urban Studies is an interdisciplinary program in the College of Arts & Sciences. It draws on faculty and resources across the university and the city to offer students a multi-faceted approach to the study of urban trends.

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A Contest Without Winners

How Students Experience Competitive School Choice
- | Urban Studies Office, McNeil 414

A Contest without Winners follows a diverse group of Chicago students through the processes of researching, applying to, and enrolling in public high school, finding that the students are powerful policy actors who…



Barrio America: How Latino Immigrants Saved the American City

- | Annenberg Room 110

Join us for this talk by Andrew Sandoval-Strausz, director of the Latina/o Studies Program and Associate Professor of History at Penn State University.  He is the author of Hotel: An American History, coeditor of Making…



Bullets, Books, and Brotherhood: Grief and Recovery in an Urban All-Boys High School after Three Fatal Shootings of Friends

- | Join us for treats, coffee, tea and good conversation at URBS, 4th floor McNeil!

Presenter: Nora Gross, Ph.D. candidate in the Sociology Department and the Education, Culture, and Society program at Penn GSE Discussing Nora's work will be: Sara Jacoby, Assistant Professor, Nursing, University of…

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