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Annenberg Scholars Program in Culture and Communication Welcomes Lisa Henderson (Ph.D. ’90) and Isabel Molina-Guzmán (Ph.D. ’00)

Lisa Henderson (Ph.D. ’90) and Isabel Molina-Guzmán (Ph.D. ’00) have a connection that goes beyond their shared history of receiving their doctoral degrees from the Annenberg School. They first met at Penn State in the early 1990s; Henderson was beginning her career as a professor and Molina-Guzmán was her undergraduate student.

Henderson’s influence, as well as that of other Annenberg alumni, encouraged Molina-Guzmán to choose Annenberg for her graduate work.

Huffington Post Editor Howard Fineman and Communications Strategist Desiree Peterkin Bell to Teach Annenberg Undergraduates This Spring

As a complement to its expert faculty members, the Annenberg School invites notable practitioners of Communication to offer undergraduate courses in their areas of expertise. This Spring, Annenberg is welcoming two new lecturers to its roster: Howard Fineman, The Huffington Post’s Global Editorial Director and a longtime news analyst for NBC and MSNBC, and Desiree Peterkin Bell, an accomplished communication strategist who served in the administrations of Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. 

TCORS Study Shows Effectiveness of Testimonial Warning Labels on Tobacco Products

Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States. Cigarette packaging has required textual warning labels about the health risks of smoking since 1966. Yet, 15 percent of U.S. adults — 36.5 million Americans — currently smoke cigarettes. How can warning labels be improved to encourage smokers to quit?

Barbie Zelizer Named Inaugural Peabody Fellow

The Media Center at Peabody announced that Barbie Zelizer, Raymond Williams Professor of Communication and Director of the Scholars Program in Culture and Communication, has been named an inaugural Peabody Fellow Scholar.

Zelizer is familiar with Peabody and its work, having concluded her term as a Peabody Awards judge in 2016, after serving for six years.

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