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Franklin Birthday Celebration Honors Jamieson With 2021 Franklin Founder Award

In her acceptance speech, Jamieson spoke about the resilience of democratic institutions in America.

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The Influence and Importance of Language

Labels for what happened January 6 at the U.S. Capitol were very different from those used to describe the Black Lives Matter movement or the 2020 election results.

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Inauguration Day: History, Meaning, and Significance

Lecturer David Eisenhower, grandson of the former president, gives the long view of the significance of Inauguration Day.

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Damon Centola Publishes New Book on Behavior Change

Change: How to Make Big Things Happen was published by Little, Brown & Co.

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Librarian and Poet Sharon Black Looks Back on Her Career at Penn

After 40 years at Annenberg, Black is retiring later this month.

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Sarah J. Jackson Wins McGannon Award for #HashtagActivism

The book considers the ways in which networks of historically subordinated groups mobilize progressive change on social media.

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Studying ‘Hunters and Busybodies,’ Researchers Measure Different Types of Curiosity

Their analysis opens doors for using curiosity as a tool to improve learning and life satisfaction.

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Why Independent Cultures Think Alike When It Comes to Categories: It's Not in the Brain

In contrast to prior hypotheses, this experiment shows that people are not born with category systems already in their brains.

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Delivering the News with Humor Makes Young Adults More Likely to Remember and Share

A new study found that news clips involving humor activated more brain regions than non-humorous clips.

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Black Media-Makers and the Fierce Urgency of Now

Professor Sarah J. Jackson organized a day-long symposium focused on the unique challenges experienced by Black storytellers.