As Clinton Seeks to Break the Glass Ceiling, Many Young Feminists Shrug

February 4, 2016

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center comments on presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s strategy with young feminists.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times

Audio: The Use – and Misuse – of Presidential Debates

February 1, 2016

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center talks about how presidential debates are used and misused.

Big Names Backing 2016 Candidates; Will It Help?

January 21, 2016

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center comments on the impact of presidential candidate endorsements on voters.

Article Source: Fox Business
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 15, 2016

Penn Junior Sophie Beren Has People Singing and Talking

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In the midst of earning two degrees, Beren sings the praises of communication, community involvement and social change.

Sophie Beren, a junior communications major at the University of Pennsylvania, is a natural connector. 

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 13, 2016

Black Lives Matter Co-founders Headline MLK Lecture in Social Justice at Penn

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Social activists Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi will discuss their work in the Black Lives Matter organization and how social media catapulted #BlackLivesMatter into a global movement at the 15th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture in Social Justice on Jan. 21 at 5;30 p.m. in the Zellerbach Theater of the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut St. The event is free and open to the public.

WHO:             Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi are two of the three co-founders of the Black Lives Matter movement.

In Defense of ‘Slacktivism’

January 4, 2016

Sandra González-Bailón of the Annenberg School for Communication is interviewed about slacktivism and its discontents.

Video: What Donald Trump’s First Television Ad Means for the 2016 Race

January 4, 2016

Katherine Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center comments on the strategy used in Donald Trump’s first television advertisement.

Article Source: ABC News

Brain Science That Could Help You Ace Your New Year’s Resolutions

January 3, 2016

Emily Falk of the Annenberg School for Communication explains her research and says, “We found that increased brain activity in the medial prefrontal cortex [mPFC] predicts when health material is relevant to an individual.”

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 4, 2016

First-generation Alumna Strengthens ‘Penn First,’ Seeks Volunteer Mentors

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Leanne Pyott Huebner is a driving force behind Penn First, which assists first-generation college students, and she's looking to other alumni -- first generation or not -- to assist in building a strong network of volunteer mentors.

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.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151January 4, 2016

Penn Professor Directs Documentary: ‘Filmmaking for Democracy in Myanmar’

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.