Annenberg School for Communication

Displaying 61 - 70 of 100
Leonore Annenberg Funds at Penn Bestow Nearly $2.7 Million in Grants for 10 Schools, 5 Students, 10 Artists
April 11, 2012
Philadelphia, PA –The Leonore Annenberg Scholarship and School Funds, a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, announces the award of nearly $2.7 million to a combined total of 25 elementary schools, artists, and high school students. The funds will support an artist’s craft, a school’s needs for its students, and will pay the total cost of college for five deserving high school students.
Penn Research Study Identifies Why Some Young People Choose to Get Tested for STDs and Others Don’t
January 26, 2012
PHILADELPHIA  – A recent study by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Maryland identified the reasons why college-age individuals would be tested for sexually transmitted diseases.  These findings are valuable in developing public health awareness advertising campaigns.        
Penn to Host Government and Business National Security Risks Symposium
October 28, 2011
WHO:             International Relations Program at the University of Pennsylvania WHAT:           Convergent National Security Risks to Government and Business Third Annual Symposium WHERE:         Levy Conference Hall                         Penn Law School                         3400 Chestnut St. WHEN:           Tuesday, Nov. 1, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
‘Hopes and Fears Revisited’
October 24, 2011
Write one of your hopes or fears onto a Post-It note, “sign” the note with your fingerprint and attach it to the wall.  That’s what two local artists want you to do. Judy Gelles and Linda Brenner have unveiled “Hopes and Fears Revisited,” a new interactive, mixed-media art installation on display at the Annenberg School.  The official launch and opening reception is Thursday, Oct. 27, from 5 to 7 p.m., but Penn students, staff and faculty have already begun to post their hopes and fears.
Penn Study: Downsides of Cancer Care Rarely Seen in Black Media
October 6, 2011
PHILADELPHIA -- Blacks in the United States who rely on African American news publications for health information are about three times less likely to learn about important aspects of cancer care than they would be if they turned to mainstream media for the same information.
Facebook Users More Trusting, More Politically Engaged; Have More Close Friends and Support
June 16, 2011
WASHINGTON, D.C.  –  New national survey findings show that use of social networking sites is growing and that those who use these sites, especially Facebook users, have higher measures of social well-being.   In a national phone survey of 2,255 American adults last fall, the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project found that:
Penn Study Will Investigate HIV-Testing Awareness Using Videos on Los Angeles Buses
June 16, 2011
PHILADELPHIA -- A University of Pennsylvania study will determine if public transit can convey more than people going from point A to point B. Video displays on public buses in Los Angeles will be used to help determine the efficacy of an innovative soap opera-like video program designed to increase HIV testing among low-income African Americans 14 to 24 years of age.
Penn Offering Postdoctoral Fellowships to Promote Academic Diversity
June 7, 2011
PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania is accepting applications for its Academic Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The program will award postdoctoral fellowships to scholars and educators from different backgrounds, races and ethnic groups and from other diverse groups whose life experience, research experience and employment background will contribute significantly to Penn’s academic excellence. The deadline for applications is Aug. 1.
Denzel Washington, Six Others to Receive Honorary Degrees at Penn’s 255th Commencement
May 6, 2011
    WHAT:           University of Pennsylvania’s 255th Commencement ceremony   WHO:            Academy Award- and Tony Award-winning actor Denzel Washington will give the address and receive an honorary doctor of arts degree.
Penn Study: Preventing Chronic Diseases in People Living With HIV/AIDS
April 25, 2011
A new study in the Archives of Internal Medicine shows that interventions to promote healthy behaviors, including eating more fruits and vegetables, increasing physical activity, and participating in cancer screenings appear beneficial for African-American couples who are at high risk for chronic diseases, especially if one of the individuals is living with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus).