The Jefferson Scholars Foundation has named doctoral candidate Opeyemi Akanbi one of its 2018-19 National Fellows. She will receive its Ambrose Monell Foundation National Fellowship in Technology and Democracy.
Last week, the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange awarded Annenberg Doctoral Candidate Kecheng Fang one of its prestigious doctoral fellowships. The award of $18,000 is designed to support doctoral candidates as they complete their dissertations.
This week, eight doctoral students in Communication will begin summer fellowships with government and policy organizations, thanks to the Consortium on Media Policy Studies (COMPASS).
For more than a decade, this consortium of Communication doctoral programs has sponsored a select group of Ph.D. students to spend a summer in Washington, D.C. These COMPASS Summer Fellows have a front row seat to learn about U.S. federal policymaking as they make their own contributions to the policy process through their research and writing.
On Monday, May 14, the Annenberg School for Communication held its annual graduation ceremony for doctoral students. The celebration honored 20 graduate students who have earned or will soon earn their doctoral degrees in Communication.
Doctoral Students Stefanie Gratale and Revati Prasad received the James D. Woods Award at the 2018 Annenberg Graduation Ceremony. Given in memory of Annenberg graduate student James D. Woods, the award is granted to an outstanding graduate teaching assistant.
The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at Penn has awarded doctoral candidate Samantha Oliver a 2018-19 Graduate Fellowship for Teaching Excellence.
CTL Graduate Fellows are nominated for their teaching excellence by their schools or departments and then selected in a highly selective process by CTL from a strong pool of university-wide nominees. Between 10 and 14 fellows are typically chosen each year.
On April 13, Annenberg hosted its sixth annual Graduate Student Symposium. The event was organized by a student committee including Joshua Becker, Sean Fischer, Megan Genovese, Nour Halabi, Subhayan Mukerjee, and Prateekshit Pandey (pictured at left). The day featured presentations by 18 doctoral students and candidates.
Panel 1 — How to Win Trends and Influence People: Messaging and Its Effects
Joshua Becker — "Can Individuals Benefit from the Wisdom of Crowds"
Annenberg doctoral candidates Elisa Baek, Natalie Herbert, Danny Kim, Hye-Yon Lee, and Allyson Volinsky have received the Russell Ackoff Doctoral Student Fellowship Award for 2018 from the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center. This is the fourth year in a row, and the tenth year overall, that Annenberg students have been fellowship recipients.
More than 65 faculty, students, postdoctoral fellows, and research staff will present research at the International Communication Association’s 68th Annual Conference, to be held May 24-28 in Prague.