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Communication Majors Get Hands-On, Quantitative Research Experience in New Course

What characterizes effective messaging campaigns? What makes some people more likely to share ideas? How would we know if a campaign is working? This semester, Professor Emily Falk offered a new undergraduate course to arm an emerging generation of researchers with the skills to conduct rigorous quantitative research that would allow them to answer these questions and a wide range of others.

As She Departs Penn, Amy Jordan’s Last Lecture Shares Life Wisdom

Over the course of 21 years, Professor Amy Jordan has taught more than 3,000 students and become a well-respected and beloved faculty member to countless students, faculty, and staff members.

It was an emotional occasion on Friday as Jordan, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Adjunct Full Professor at the Annenberg School for Communication, delivered her last-ever class lecture at Penn. Starting in January, she will be a professor at Rutgers University.

Graduate Students Present Research Projects from SummerCulture 2017

“We begin by acknowledging that we are gathered today on the traditional land of the Musqueam people. We would like to pay our respects to Elders past and present and thank them for their hospitality.” This statement – called a land acknowledgement – is how each session of SummerCulture 2017 began.

Led by Barbie Zelizer, Raymond Williams Professor of Communication and Director of the Scholars Program in Culture and Communication, SummerCulture is a two-week immersive research experience for Annenberg graduate students held in a different foreign country each year.

Jordan Joins Sesame Workshop Board of Trustees

Professor Amy Jordan has been rubbing elbows with some pretty famous celebrities lately — furry elbows.

Jordan was recently elected to the board of trustees at Sesame Workshop, creators of Sesame Street and a nonprofit organization focused on early childhood development. Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Adjunct Full Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School, Jordan was elected to the Sesame Workshop board to provide her expertise on the effects of educational media on children.

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.

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