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New Program Brings Undergrads to China This Summer

Penn Media Scholars in China is a new summer institute that will bring eight Penn undergraduates to the Chinese cities of Beijing and Hangzhou from June 5-30, 2017. There they will study China’s media industries, institutions, and citizens’ everyday media practices.

The program is also expected to run in the summer of 2018.

The program is being directed and led by Professor Guobin Yang, Associate Professor of the Annenberg School for Communication and the Department of Sociology.

Annenberg Undergraduates Attend Republican and Democratic National Conventions

A national political convention in America is quite a thing to behold. For four nights, nearly every major politician in a given party is in one arena, along with every news outlet and its top journalists, thousands of delegates, a smattering of celebrities, and countless volunteers and political professionals making the whole thing run smoothly.  The speeches, the signs, the balloons, the video, the lights — it is political pageantry at the highest level.

What better classroom could there possibly be to study political communication?

Annenberg School Holds Household Goods Drive for Refugees

From Nov. 28 until Dec. 12, the Annenberg School for Communication will be collecting household goods for refugee families who have been resettled in the Philadelphia area.

These items, which range from kitchenware to light bulbs to toiletries (see full list below), will be donated to HIAS Pennsylvania, an agency that resettles 250 refugees each year in our city. The majority of these refugees come from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, the Congo, Eritrea, Burma, and Bhutan, as well as LGBTQ refugees from Iran and Uganda.

National Academy of Sciences President Marcia McNutt Delivers 2016 Annenberg Lecture

What are best practices in science communication today? How do science communicators most effectively present research to various audiences interested in different aspects of it? How has science communication changed in recent years? Those questions provided the framework of the 2016 Annenberg Lecture, delivered on October 27th at the Annenberg Public Policy Center by Marcia McNutt, president of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).

Annenberg Welcomes 19 New Visiting Scholars and Postdoctoral Fellows

This semester, the Annenberg School for Communication and the Annenberg Public Policy Center are welcoming 11 new visiting scholars and eight new postdoctoral fellows. These visiting scholars and postdoctoral fellows will spend anywhere from one semester to several years researching and collaborating with Annenberg faculty, staff, and students.

Annenberg Launches Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication

Strengthening its growing focus on global communication, the Annenberg School for Communication has launched the Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication (CARGC).

Under the direction of Professor Marwan M. Kraidy, the Anthony Shadid Chair in Global Media, Politics & Culture, CARGC is an institute of advanced study that aims to produce world class, field-defining research, grounded in a vision of “inclusive globalization” that embraces bottom-up actors and the stunning diversity of global media, politics and culture.

Amy Jordan Named Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies at Annenberg

Beginning today, Amy Jordan, Ph.D., Adjunct Full Professor of Communication, has assumed the additional responsibility of Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies at the Annenberg School for Communication. Dr. Jordan succeeds Carolyn Marvin, Ph.D., the Francis Yates Professor of Communication, who served in the role for three years and has been an invaluable asset to the undergraduate program.

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