How can experts best communicate their research to both the general public and policymakers? What strategies create the most trust in scientific and medical evidence, and what techniques best present the information in ways that those outside the scientific community can understand?
This semester, the Annenberg School is pleased to welcome 11 Ph.D. students, who bring with them professional accomplishments, life experience, and research portfolios — and interesting hobbies too.
A forthcoming study — authored by Annenberg School for Communication alumni Elena Maris (Ph.D. ’18) and Timothy Libert (Ph.D. ’17) and doctoral candidate Jennifer R. Henrichsen — analyzed over 22,000 pornography websites and found that 93% of them were sending user data to at least one third party.
Doctoral Students Lauren Bridges and Leeann Siegel received the James D. Woods Award at the 2019 Annenberg Graduation Ceremony. Given in memory of Annenberg graduate student James D. Woods, the award is granted to an outstanding graduate teaching assistant.
Bridges, a second year Ph.D. student, was nominated for Professor Guobin Yang's undergraduate course COMM 203: Media, Culture & Society in Contemporary China.
On Monday, May 20, the Annenberg School for Communication held its annual graduation ceremony for doctoral students. The celebration honored 15 graduate students who have earned or will soon earn their doctoral degrees in Communication.
Last month, Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson traveled with doctoral students in her COMM 710: Rhetorical Criticism course for a daylong series of meetings in Washington, D.C. The field trip provided a firsthand experience of the course’s two themes: (1) the relationship between the rhetoric of presidential campaigns and the rhetoric of governance and (2) the rhetorical role of biography, age, race, and gender in the construction of a candidate's political identity.
The University of Pennsylvania values interdisciplinary scholarship, and many students complete degrees from multiple disciplines simultaneously. Annenberg students are no exception.
On April 26, Annenberg hosted its seventh annual Graduate Student Symposium. The event was organized by a student committee and featured presentations by 16 doctoral students and candidates.
Annenberg graduate students Stefanie Gratale, Do Eon (Donna) Lee, Soojong Kim, and Rui Pei have received the Russell Ackoff Doctoral Student Fellowship Award for 2019 from the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center. This is the fifth year in a row, and the eleventh year overall, that Annenberg students have been fellowship recipients.
Doctoral student Roopa Vasudevan is a data artist who finds creative ways to tell stories about online hate speech, political communication, access to birth control, and more.