On March 26, Tamera Luzzatto, chief of staff to Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, appeared before Professor Al Felzenberg's class, Communications and Congress (Comm 374-301). She focused on the rewards in public service, multiple issues currently before Congress, and challenges inherent in working for a highly visible Senator of a major state, who is simultaneously running for president.
Eight successful proposals from around the University have been selected for this Summer's (2007) awards for Innovation in International Offerings, including one for the development of Annenberg's Penn-in-Beijing Summer Abroad Program.
Alexis Sohrakoff, a senior majoring in political science and communication, published an Op-Ed article in The Philadelphia Inquirer on Dec. 5, headlined "Time to Shine Light on Mental Illness," about public perceptions of bipolar syndrome and other consequences of chemical imbalance. The article began as an assignment in Carlin Romano's Journalism and Public Service class, in which all students must write at least one Op-Ed on a public service topic.
As part of the May 14 Annenberg School Undergraduate Graduation Ceremony, the School recognized several graduating communication majors with awards.
Ashley Steinberg received the Dwight David Eisenhower Award, honoring our nation's 34th President, and recognizing the outstanding honors thesis in the Communication and Public Service program.
Annenberg School undergraduate student Sara Axelrod received a Mandell writing prize for her essay, "Among the Wolverines." This prize is administered by the Critical Writing Program at Penn. It will be published in the forthcoming issue of RES: Penn's Journal of Undergraduate Research and Writing. Sara will also be receiving a $100 prize at an awards luncheon on May 3.