Faculty

Jackson Joins MIC Center as Co-Director

The Media, Inequality & Change (MIC) Center — a joint project of the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania and the School of Communication and Information (SC&I) at Rutgers University — announced today that Sarah J. Jackson has joined the center as a co-director.

Annenberg Faculty Statement in Support of International Students

In light of ICE’s recent decision to take action against international student visa holders attending schools using online instruction in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to express the support of the Annenberg faculty to being an inclusive and global academic community.

Statement of Support from the Annenberg Faculty

The faculty of the Annenberg School for Communication are heartbroken by the senseless killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and all those who are victims of police brutality. Black Lives Matter.

Chair Named for Professor Emeritus Oscar Gandy

In keeping with Annenberg tradition, former dean Michael X. Delli Carpini has named his endowed faculty position after someone he admires: Professor Emeritus Oscar H. Gandy, Jr. (MAC ‘70), who taught at the Annenberg School from 1987 to 2006.

Network Dynamics Scholar Damon Centola Promoted to Full Professor

Want to know whether competition or comradery encourages people to exercise more? Or how many people it takes to start a revolution? Then Damon Centola — who was recently promoted to full professor at the University of Pennsylvania — is your go-to person.

Donald Trump’s Election Did Not Increase Political Polarization

You’d be hard pressed to find someone who would disagree that American politics are highly partisan. Partisanship has been on the rise since the 1970s, and the consensus among the media seems to be that political polarization has skyrocketed since the beginning of the campaign season for the 2016 presidential election.

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