Supermarkets Wage War for Your Dollars

January 27, 2011

Joseph Turow of the Annenberg School for Communication comments on how companies collect data about customers who use loyalty cards.

Article Source: CNBC

Obama Seeks to Dominate With Key Speech

January 23, 2011

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center is cited for co-authoring a study on presidential rhetoric, “Deeds Done in Words.”

Article Source: Agence France-Presse

In Despair Over Acts of a Lone Gunman, Message of Lost Civility Finds an Audience

January 11, 2011

Diana Mutz of the Annenberg School for Communication comments on styles of political rhetoric and tone.

Article Source: Associated Press
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Six New Penn Fellows Announced

PHILADELPHIA – Six faculty members at the University of Pennsylvania have been named Penn Fellows for 2011.

The announcement was made by Vincent Price, Penn provost, and Lynn Hollen Lees, vice provost for faculty.

They are:

• Vijay Balasubramanian, Merriam Term Associate Professor of Physics in the School of Arts and Sciences and a theoretical physicist who specializes in string theory, black holes, quantum gravity and applications of neuroscience. 

How the Media Can Defang Poisonous Political Discourse

January 11, 2011

Barbie Zelizer of the Annenberg School for Communication says “old media have a great chance to redefine themselves.”

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Arizona Tragedy Gives Congress a Moment to Pause

January 10, 2011

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center comments on the effect national tragedies can have on political discourse.

Article Source: Associated Press

Deadly Images

January 6, 2011

Barbie Zelizer of the Annenberg School for Communication is interviewed about her new book, About To Die: How News Images Move the Public.

Article Source: Slate

That’s Quite A Feet! Bam First Flip-Flop President

January 5, 2011

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg School for Communication comments on President Obama’s casual footwear.

 

Article Source: New York Post

Penn's Stepping Up

In grateful recognition of the 103,000 donors who "stepped up" in support of Penn's Making History campaign in 2009 and 2010, the student a cappella group known as the Penny Loafers created a musical tribute to the University, starring a cast of alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiesJnBPbtM[/youtube]

Boehner to Take Helm With Show of Austerity

January 3, 2011

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center comments on the rhetoric and persona of the new House speaker, John Boehner.

Article Source: Washington Post