Annenberg School for Communication

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Three University of Pennsylvania Professors Awarded 2016 Guggenheim Fellowships
April 18, 2016
University of Pennsylvania political scientist Diana Mutz, music professor Timothy Rommen and theoretical
Penn Junior Sophie Beren Has People Singing and Talking
January 15, 2016
Sophie Beren, a junior communications major at the University of Pennsylvania, is a natural connector. 
Black Lives Matter Co-founders Headline MLK Lecture in Social Justice at Penn
January 13, 2016
WHO:             Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi are two of the three co-founders of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Penn Professor Directs Documentary: ‘Filmmaking for Democracy in Myanmar’
January 4, 2016
When Peter Decherney led a team of filmmakers and scholars to Myanmar in 2014, he quickly realized that there was a compelling story to tell about the country’s vibrant and, until recently, government-censored movie-making industry.
First-generation Alumna Strengthens ‘Penn First,’ Seeks Volunteer Mentors
January 4, 2016
Looking back at her undergraduate days, University of Pennsylvania alumna Leanne Pyott Huebner, who represents the first generation in her family to attend college, remembers feeling “differently prepared” than her peers.
Ultimate Anthropologist: John Jackson, Penn Social Policy & Practice Dean
September 22, 2015
John L. Jackson Jr., dean of the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania, is harnessing the power of faculty and student expertise to address some of the most pressing social justice issues in America.
In Social Networks, Group Boundaries Promote the Spread of Ideas, Penn Study Finds
June 22, 2015
Social networks affect every aspect of our lives, from the jobs we get and the technologies we adopt to the partners we choose and the healthiness of our lifestyles. But where do they come from? 
Penn Joins edX Partnership, Expands Free Online Classes
June 15, 2015
The University of Pennsylvania today announced a partnership with leading nonprofit online learning platform edX, expanding the University’s open learning course offerings to reach millions of additional learners worldwide.
Penn Study: Americans Give Up Personal Data for Discounts, They Believe Marketers Will Get It Anyway
June 5, 2015
Marketers have said for years that Americans give up their data online, on apps and in stores because of the benefits they receive, such as discounts or special offers.  But a new national survey from the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication rebuts this claim and offers a new explanation: resignation.
Penn Professor Shows How ‘Spontaneous’ Social Norms Emerge
February 2, 2015
Fifteen years ago, the name “Aiden” was hardly on the radar of Americans with new babies. It ranked a lowly 324th on the Social Security Administration’s list of popular baby names. But less than a decade later, the name became a favorite, soaring into the top 20 for five years and counting.