Dr. Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Professor of Communication and Director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, will receive an honorary degree from Ursinus College. She will be honored with a doctor of humane letters degree at a May 13 ceremony, in which she will deliver a commencement address.
ASC faculty member Joseph Turow's work will appear in the forthcoming collection The Best of Technology Writing 2006, to be published in October by the University of Michigan Press. Dr. Turow's piece "Have They Got a Deal For You: It's Suspiciously Cozy In the Cybermarket" appeared in the Washington Post last June. The Best of Technology Writing 2006 will be available in paperback and online.
A study by researchers at the Center of Excellence in Cancer Communication Research at the Annenberg School for Communication of the University of Pennsylvania found that African-Americans were significantly more likely than whites to report low trust in health-care providers. The research appears in the April issue of Archives of Internal Medicine.
The Annenberg School for Communication welcomes John Jackson, who will be joining the Annenberg faculty on July 1 as Associate Professor of Communication.
ASC faculty member Dr. Katherine Sender recently recived a Trustees' Council of Penn Women Faculty Summer Research Fellowship, as she conducts research on media and communication issues surrounding makeover shows.
On Saturday, April 8, the Annenberg School hosted a memorial service for former Annenberg School Dean George Gerbner, the School's second dean from 1964-1989. Speakers included Penn President Amy Gutmann, Annenberg School Dean Michael X. Delli Carpini, Annenberg faculty and alumni, and friends and colleagues of Dr. Gerbner.
The Annenberg School for Communication organized "Prediction and Change of Behavior - A Symposium in Honor of Martin Fishbein," organized to recognize Dr. Fishbein's significant achievements and contributions to the Communication field on his 70th birthday. Over 130 people attended the two day conference, featuring presentations and discussions on Attitudes and Behavior and Health Promotion.
The Annenberg School for Communication will receive a $10 million endowment from the Annenberg Foundation of St. Davids, PA, according to an announcement today by Penn President Amy Gutmann. The funding is in support of the Project for Global Communication Studies (PGCS), which was established in 2004 at the Annenberg School to expand and coordinate the school’s work in international, global, and comparative communication research and studies.
Jamieson is the recipient of the 2005 Decade of Behavior Research Award from AERA, an international organization that advances educational research and its practical application. She was cited for her work, which bridges social science and the humanities.