Paxton Wins Provost’s Award for Teaching Excellence

Felicity Paxton, Annenberg Lecturer and Director of the Penn Women’s Center (PWC), is a 2018 recipient of the University of Pennsylvania’s Provost’s Award for Teaching Excellence by Non-Standing Faculty. Two non-standing faculty members are recognized each year from across the University, one from a health related program and one from a non-health related program. Paxton will officially receive her award on Wednesday, April 25.

Jamieson Wins Everett M. Rogers Award From USC Annenberg

Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Everett M. Rogers Award by the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

Akanbi Wins Yale Law Journal Essay Competition

Doctoral Candidate Opeyemi Akanbi has been announced as one of two winners of the Yale Law Journal’s first ever Student and Recent Graduate Essay Competition.

Open to law students and recent law graduates nationwide, the competition encourages legal scholars to examine and interpret developing legal challenges. This year’s competition specifically targeted burgeoning issues at the intersection of law and technology, including but not limited to: surveillance, cybersecurity, digital speech, artificial intelligence, and privacy.

Kraidy Wins 2017 Roderick P. Hart Outstanding Book Award for The Naked Blogger of Cairo

Marwan M. Kraidy, the Anthony Shadid Chair in Global Media, Politics, and Culture at the Annenberg School, is the 2017 winner of the Roderick P. Hart Outstanding Book Award for The Naked Blogger of Cairo: Creative Insurgency in the Arab World (Harvard University Press, 2016). The award will be officially presented next month at the annual conference of the National Communication Association (NCA), held this year in Dallas, Texas.

Doctoral Candidate Kecheng Fang Receives Young Scholar Award from China Times Cultural Foundation

Doctoral Candidate Kecheng Fang was recently awarded the 2017 Young Scholar Award by the China Times Cultural Foundation in recognition of his dissertation research. He was one of nine recipients this year.

Established in 1986, the China Times Cultural Foundation is committed to supporting and promoting academic research that centers Chinese culture and related studies. The Young Scholar Award is granted annually to doctoral candidates in North America whose dissertation research focuses on humanities or social sciences within Chinese culture and society.


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