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.
The Project for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School held a symposium and film festival entitled "Selling Democracy - Films of the Marshall Plan: 1948-1953."
The Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania mourns the passing of George Gerbner, who served as the school's second dean from 1964-1989. As Dean, Gerbner spearheaded efforts to make the Annenberg School a national leader in communication research by developing the school's Ph.D. and undergraduate degree programs, and by building a world-class research and teaching faculty.
Annenberg Ph.D. student Bruce W. Hardy and Annenberg Public Policy Center Director Kathleen Hall Jamieson were recently published in Public Opinion Quarterly with a piece entitled "Can a Poll Affect Perception of Candidate Traits?"
The Annenberg School for Communication mourns the passing of Ilona Gerbner, wife of former Dean George Gerbner and Annenberg faculty member for over 25 years as a lecturer and senior lecturer. She taught the undergraduate Theatre Lab, and directed many plays produced at the University of Pennsylvania.
The faculty and staff of the Annenberg School for Communication express their deepest sympathies to the Gerbner family.
Kathryn Kolbert, who teaches a Supreme Court Advocacy course at the Annenberg School, visited the United States Supreme Court this week with 15 of her students to hear the oral argument in Rumsfeld v. Forum for Academic and Institutional Rights. Arriving at 4 a.m., the students waited in line outside the Court in order to hear the challenge to the "Solomon Amendment," federal legislation requiring the U.S. Department of Defense to deny federal funding to institutions of higher education that prohibit or prevent ROTC or military recruitment on campus.
Paula Treichler, Research Professor of Communication and the former Director of the Institute of Communications Research at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne, gave a talk titled: “Medicine, Media, and the Power of Narrative: the AIDS Storyline on General Hospital.”
Professor Barbie Zelizer and David Krut worked to bring "Body Maps" to Annenberg. The Annenberg Scholars Program in Culture and Communication in cooperation with David Krut Projects, New York, New York, sponsors "Body Maps," an exhibit of 21 life-size panels illustrating the stories, thoughts, and hopes of HIV-positive women in South Africa. The panels will be on display in the Annenberg School until January 15, 2006. Additional information about the "Body Maps" project can be found here.
As part of the 2005 commemoration of World AIDS Day, the Center For Aids Research awarded Dr. John B. Jemmott III the annual Red Ribbon Award to recognize outstanding contributions by policy makers and researchers in the battle against HIV/AIDS. Dr. Jemmott is a Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School.
Transaction Publishers recently re-released Personal Influence: The Part Played by People in the Flow of Mass Communications by Annenberg professor Elihu Katz and Columbia University's Peter Lazarsfeld in October 2005, the fiftieth anniversary of the first publication.