Alumni

Virtual Reality Trains Public to Reverse Opioid Overdoses

The United States has seen a 200% increase in the rate of deaths by opioid overdose in the last 20 years. But many of these deaths were preventable. Naloxone, also called Narcan, is a prescription drug that reverses opioid overdoses, and in more than 40 states — including Pennsylvania — there is a standing order policy, which makes it available to anyone, without an individual prescription from a healthcare provider.

Comm Major Alum Jordan Grossman C’08 Pursues Career in Public Service

Undergraduate students who major in Communication go on to careers in a wide variety of industries, including media, research, marketing, and law. For years, there also has been a small but steady stream of Communication majors who pursue careers in politics and government.

Then and Now, AnnenCouples Edition

Throughout the month of February, we highlighted eight AnnenCouples on Instagram. What is an AnnenCouple, you ask? An AnnenCouple is a married or engaged couple composed of two Annenberg alumni from any of our programs, including the undergraduate Communication major, the masters program, and the doctoral program. In case you missed our Instagram coverage, we have compiled the photos and stories of these AnnenCouples below.

Annenberg Alumni News, Winter 2020

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cover of Merry Jones' bookIn October 2019, Merry Bloch Jones (M.A.C. ‘72) published her twentieth book, What You Don’t Know, a domestic suspense about a woman whose disturbing past dictates her present and her future. 

When You Watch Online Porn, Who Is Watching You?

A forthcoming study — authored by Annenberg School for Communication alumni Elena Maris (Ph.D. ’18) and Timothy Libert (Ph.D. ’17) and doctoral candidate Jennifer R. Henrichsen — analyzed over 22,000 pornography websites and found that 93% of them were sending user data to at least one third party.

Rainbow Arcade: Alumna-Created Exhibit on LGBTQ Video Game History

The summer after Adrienne Shaw’s first year as a graduate student at the Annenberg School, she conducted a research project that involved interviewing video game designers who had worked on games with LGBTQ content. This work led her to create a master list of LGBTQ video games, which at the time consisted of about 50 games.

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