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Study Finds Troubling Consequences for Anti-Muslim and Anti-Mexican Attitudes and Actions

The President’s recent Executive Order is attempting to close U.S. borders to citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries, with the rationale that it would make Americans safer against the threat of terrorism. But new research from the University of Pennsylvania and Northwestern provides evidence that this action may do just the opposite.

Mindfulness Motivates People to Make Healthier Choices

"Smoking causes wrinkles that age you prematurely. What are cigarettes costing you?"

“150 minutes of exercise a week reduces the risk of cancer.”

“2000 calories a day is all most adults should eat.”

We hear so many well-meaning and well-researched messages about how to be healthier, and for many, they prompt real change, like quitting smoking, exercising more, and eating better. But for some people, these messages prompt only a defensive and resentful reaction — “Stop nagging and leave me alone.”

Scholars Program 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. 

Klaus Krippendorff Featured Guest on The Drexel InterView

Professor Emeritus Klaus Krippendorff was a featured guest on The Drexel InterView.

An award-winning production of the Pennoni Honors College at Drexel University, The Drexel InterView is hosted by Paula Marantz Cohen. In each episode, Cohen - best-selling author, critic, and Distinguished Professor of English at Drexel - interviews guests on topics in arts, culture, science, or business.

Jessa Lingel Awarded Library of Congress Kluge Fellowship in Digital Studies

Professor Jessa Lingel has been awarded a Kluge Fellowship in Digital Studies from the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress.

The Kluge Fellowship is designed to foster work focusing on the effect of digital technologies on social interactions and American culture. It’s a perfect fit for Lingel, Assistant Professor of Communication, who studies digital culture and online technologies. She’s interested in how communities of people use digital media to foster a sense of togetherness.

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?

Current and Former Cappella Advisees Reunite during NCA

On Nov. 11, Professor Joseph N. Cappella hosted a reception for his current and former doctoral advisees in Center City Philadelphia. About two dozen of Cappella's 50 plus current and former advisees were able to attend the reception, which was held during the National Communication Association's annual conference. Photos from the event: 


Holli Seitz (Ph.D. '16) with Yotam Ophir 

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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