Alumnus Willard Rowland Published in the International Journal of Communication

Annenberg alumnus Willard “Wick” Rowland, (M.A.C. ’71) has published the article “Public Television in a Time of Technological Change and Socioeconomic Turmoil: The Cases of France and the U.S./Looking Back: The Theory, The Promise and the Contradictions” (with Hélène C. Palmeri) in the International Journal of Communication (Vol. 5, 2011). Rowland is president and chief executive officer of Colorado Public Television (CPT 12).  

Living the Dream: Duncan Holaday (Gr '84), Becomes Master Distiller

Some of us fantasize of picking up from the inane workweek, where we toil away in a secure and comfortable position that’s eons removed from the job we once imagined back in high school, when anything – including living in the Alps as a professional Chocolatier – seemed possible. Of course, cumbersome school loans and larger responsibilities later, eating bonbons in a Swiss chalet begins to seem excessive, if not completely unattainable. And just like that, the faint impulse to change one’s life course becomes but a hazy reverie, dismissed with a haughty chortle and long, deep breath.

Students Ali, Draper Present at Canadian Communication Association

Annenberg doctoral students Christopher Ali and Nora Draper presented research papers at the 2011 Canadian Communication Association annual conference June 1 – 3 at the University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.   

Christopher Ali

Title: "Media at the Margins: Experiencing Community Television in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom"  

Doctoral Student Dilliplane Receives Teaching Assistant Honor

Annenberg doctoral student Susanna Dilliplane is the recipient of the 2011 James D. Woods Award, which is given to an outstanding graduate teaching assistant. Ms. Dilliplane received this award during the 2011 undergraduate graduation ceremony, held May 15 at the Annenberg Center’s Zellerbach Theatre.

The award is named in memory of a former Annenberg School teaching assistant. Nominations come from undergraduate students and Annenberg faculty.

Alumnus Edwin Robertson (MAC '64) Passes

Edwin Robertson (MAC ’64), a long-time fixture at colloquiums, lectures, and other events at the Annenberg School for Communication, died on Tuesday, April 19 after apparently suffering from a stroke. He was 69-years-old.   He frequently attended lectures and other events and his presence will be missed. In the Fall of 2006 he participated in an exhibit of sketches, on loan from his personal collection, of U.S.

Alumnus Jim Elliott Named Chief Creative Officer at Young and Rubicam NYC

Jim Elliott (C ’89) has been appointed Chief Creative Officer of Young and Rubicam’s New York offices. Starting his new position in early June, Mr. Elliott will be responsible for overseeing the agency’s creative direction and all work for its clients, which include Land Rover, Campbell’s, Dell, LG, Dannon, Fisher-Price, the NHL, UNCF, Virgin Atlantic and Xerox. Mr. Elliott was a communication major while studying at Penn.

Tsui’s Dissertation Honored by ICA

Annenberg alumnus Lokman Tsui (Gr ’10) has received the Gene Burd Urban Journalism Research Prize for his dissertation “A Journalism of Hospitality.” Dr. Tsui will receive the award during the International Communication Association’s annual meeting next month.  


Rodriguez Talks About Facebook and Privacy at Penn Event

Annenberg doctoral candidate Mario Rodriguez spoke last week about his research on Facebook privacy as part of a panel entitled The Dark Side of the Social Network:  Cyberbullying, Civil Liberties, and Free Speech. The April 8 panel grappled with issues of civility and First Amendment rights in the age of social networking, and also included Dr.


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