Visiting Scholar Howard Blumenthal Launches Kids on Earth Initiative

Today, 7.5 billion people live on planet Earth, and 1.9 billion — one-quarter of them — are children and teenagers. Approximately half of those young people have internet access, giving them exposure to distant parts of the world and the ability to interact with people from other cultures.

Doctoral Student Elisabetta Ferrari Studies Activism and Technology

“Washington update: he’s more weird than @NicolasSarkozy but less weird than Silvio Berlusconi,” tweeted German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Funny? Yes. Written by Angela Merkel? No.

Some of the most popular accounts on Twitter are parody accounts that poke fun at celebrities, professional athletes, politicians, and other notable figures. Parody accounts aren’t bots. They’re run by humans — just not by the humans they parody.

Doctoral Student Jazmyne Sutton Explores the Use of Visuals in Health Communication

A picture is worth a thousand words. Except when it isn’t.

For example, images in a bookshelf assembly manual are only beneficial if they make it easier to understand how to follow the instructions for putting the piece of furniture together. Otherwise, those images are pointless.

Jazmyne Sutton, a second year doctoral student at the Annenberg School, says that visuals are eye-catching and cause people to pay attention, but sometimes those same visuals can distract the viewer from the important accompanying text.


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