Carolyn Marvin was invited to speak to the History and Mass Communication and Society divisions of the Association for Education in Mass Communication and Journalism (AEJMC) at their 86th Annual Convention in Kansas City, Missouri (August, 2003). She appeared with three other invited panelists, James Cane, Dane Claussen, and Mitchell Stephens, on the theme "Thinking in Time: Technology and the Future of Mass Communication History." Dr. Marvin's topic was historical parallels between village bells in 19th-century France and contemporary broadcasting systems.
Klaus Krippendorff was invited by the Open University (U.K.) to give a keynote address and one-day workshop at its international conference on “Twenty-first Century Visions: Systems Practice for Managing Complexity,” July 14-17, 2003, at the University of Oxford, St. Anne’s College.
On July 2, Professor Carolyn Marvin participated in a freewheeling roundtable discussion in San Francisco with political activist Tom Hayden, former California state legislator, and John Diaz, editor of the editorial page of the San Francisco Chronicle, on the topic “Whose Flag Is It, Anyway?” The program was sponsored by the Presidio Trust of San Francisco in conjunction with an exhibition of the “The American Flag: Two Centuries of Concord and Conflict” at the Officers’ Club of the Presidio Trust of San Francisco.
Assistant Professor Katherine Sender's article "Sex Sells: Sex, Taste, and Class in Gay and Lesbian Media" appears in the latest issue of GLQ (Volume 9, Issue 3, 2003).
Professors Vincent Price and Joseph Cappella and Ph.D. candidate Lilach Nir received the "Best Article" award from the Political Communication Division at the International Communication Association annual conference in San Diego. The award, which honors the year's best article published in political communication, was given for two articles that appeared in a special issue of Political Communication on "Political Communication in the 2000 Election," edited by Bruce Bimber, Volume 19, Number 1 (Winter, 2002).
From Judith Rodin, President of the University, and Provost Robert Barchi:
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Michael X. Delli Carpini as the Walter H. Annenberg Dean of The Annenberg School for Communication. A respected scholar in American politics, public opinion research, and mass media, Michael currently serves as Director of the Public Policy Program for the Pew Charitable Trusts. He succeeds Kathleen Hall Jamieson, who has guided the school for the last fourteen years. Michael brings to Penn an impressive portfolio of accomplishments in the public policy arena.
Annenberg graduate students made their presence felt at this year's International Communication Association Conference (May, 2003) in San Diego. Their research covered a breathtaking range of topics in paper presentations, poster sessions and panel discussions.
Receiving the top paper award in the Political Communication Division was "Framing Public Discussion of Gay Civil Unions" by Lilach Nir along with Vincent Price and Joseph Cappella.
Larry Gross, beloved Sol Worth Professor of Communication, has accepted an offer to become Director of the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Southern California. Dr. Gross is leaving Penn after 35 years at the Annenberg School where he has been a pillar of the School’s proud reputation.
David Eisenhower, Senior Fellow and head of the Institute for Public Service at the Annenberg Public Policy Center, has received the prestigious Provost's Award for Distinguished Teaching. Lindback Awards--for members of the standing faculty--and Provost Awards--given since 1988 to associated faculty and academic support staff--are awarded each Spring to honor outstanding teaching around the University.