Annenberg School for Communication

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 1, 2014

Penn and CHOP Researchers Track Working Memory From Childhood Through Adolescence

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A new longitudinal study has found that differences in working memory that exist at age 10 persist through the end of adolescence.

Working memory, the ability to hold information in your mind, think about it and use it to guide behavior, develops through childhood and adolescence and is key for successful performance at school and work. Previous research with young children has documented socioeconomic disparities in performance on tasks of working memory.

Teenagers’ Risky Behavior

April 27, 2014

Dan Romer of the Annenberg Public Policy Center writes a letter to the editor in response to an article, “Friends Can Be Dangerous.”

Article Source: New York Times

One Tweet If by Land

April 2, 2014

Sandra González-Bailón of the Annenberg School for Communication comments on how social networks have played a role in mass organizing.

Article Source: Newsweek

TV Smoking Influences Adult Tobacco Use, Study Says

April 16, 2014

Patrick Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center is quoted about patterns in television smoking.

Article Source: Reuters

Reclaiming the Words That Smear

April 12, 2014

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center says, “The history of social movements is full of things that were a pejorative being reclaimed.”

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151April 14, 2014

Expanding Minds, Improving Language Skills ‘at Home’ at Penn

The classroom is not the only place at the University of Pennsylvania where a student can learn a language.

Gregory College House’s residential modern languages program offers five “language houses” where students can enjoy new cultural experiences and improve their language proficiency.

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Media Contact:Joe Diorio | jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu | 215-746-1798March 25, 2014

Public Policy Visiting Fellow, jointly sponsored by Annenberg and the PWPPI

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The Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative and the Annenberg School for Communication are pleased to announce their collaboration on a new undertaking: a Public Policy Visiting Fellows program.

The Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative and the Annenberg School for Communication are pleased to announce their collaboration on a new undertaking: a Public Policy Visiting Fellows program.

John L. Jackson Jr. Named Dean of Penn’s School of Social Policy and Practice

March 20, 2014

John Jackson of the Annenberg School for Communication and the School of Arts and Sciences is highlighted for being named the new dean of the School of Social Policy & Practice.

Article Source: Education Insider

Obama’s Health-Care Pitch Takes Quirky Route

March 16, 2014

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center shares her thoughts about President Obama’s choices to help promote health coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Giving Early Taste of G.O.P. Tactics, Texans Make a Stand Against Obama

March 2, 2014

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center comments on the intensity of political advertisements accusing the president of lying.

Article Source: New York Times