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Penn’s Amy Gutmann, Kathleen Hall Jamieson Named Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania
October 28, 2010
HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania Gov. Edward G. Rendell and Judge Marjorie O. Rendell, the first lady, today honored Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, and Kathleen Hall Jamieson, a professor in Penn’s Annenberg School for Communication, as Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania.   Six other noted women were also recognized.
Analysis of Press Freedom Cites Need to Continue Evolving, Incorporating New Technologies
August 30, 2010
PHILADELPHIA, PA  – Organizations entrusted with the evaluation of press freedom need to evolve to keep pace with new technologies for disseminating information, such as cell phones and other mobile communication devices, as well as evaluate their methodologies to ensure their ratings systems are valid and useful.
Family Health Risk in Pharmaceutical Advertising Encourages New Medication Use, Healthy Lifestyles
August 24, 2010
PHILADELPHIA -– Direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical advertising pointing out family health risks can positively influence people to try new medications and lead a healthier lifestyle.
Annenberg Study Reinforces Value of Public Television-Based Intervention in Promoting Early Literacy
August 19, 2010
An award-winning children’s PBS KIDS program, Between the Lions, when combined with teachers who are equipped with curriculum materials and who have received training, has consistently demonstrated its effectiveness in developing better reading skills for preschool children.            
Annenberg’s Joseph Turow Testifies to U.S. Senate Commerce Committee
July 28, 2010
WASHINGTON D.C. – Prof. Joseph Turow from the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication addressed members of the United States Senate on July 27 regarding measures that would ensure the privacy of consumers, a sharp countermeasure to marketers who have sophisticated means of looking into private lives.
Professors Robert Hornik, Joseph Turow Named ICA Fellows
July 20, 2010
Robert Hornik, Ph.D., the Wilbur Schramm Professor of Communication and Director of the Center of Excellence in Cancer Communication Research; and Joseph Turow, Ph.D., the Robert Lewis Shayon Professor of Communication, became Fellows of the International Communication Association (ICA). Their election as ICA Fellows took place during the ICA 201
University of Pennsylvania Professor Receives ICA Fellows Book Award
July 12, 2010
The International Communication Association (ICA), an esteemed academic association for scholars of human and mediated communication, today announced that Elihu Katz 's 1992 book (with Daniel Dayan of the French National Center for Scientific Research), Media Events: The Live Broadcasting of History (Harvard University Press), was selected to receive the 2010 ICA Fellows Book Award.
Annenberg Faculty to Help Launch Health Communication Program at Chinese University
June 7, 2010
PHILADELPHIA (June 7, 2010) – Renmin University in Beijing will begin a health communication program with help from faculty and researchers from the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication.
Penn Faculty Senate Announces Leadership for 2010-11
May 18, 2010
PHILADELPHIA -- Robert C. Hornik will serve as chair of the University of Pennsylvania Faculty Senate in 2010-11, succeeding Harvey Rubin. Camille Charles has been named chair-elect.
Penn President Amy Gutmann and Other Penn Faculty Participate in Summit on the Global Agenda in Dubai
November 17, 2008
PHILADELPHIA – Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, was among world leaders participating in the Summit on the Global Agenda, a project of the World Economic Forum held in Dubai. The inaugural Summit, held Nov. 7-9, was a gathering of the world’s most influential thinkers, including leaders from academia, business, government and society. Its purpose is to advance solutions to the most critical challenges facing humanity.