Annenberg School for Communication

Audio: Prom Season

May 20, 2014

Felicity Paxton of the Annenberg School for Communication talks about parents’ concerns about high school proms.

Article Source: Ideastream.com

Smokers Are Getting Skeptical About E-cigarette Claims, According to Study

May 20, 2014

Research about e-cigarettes from postdoctoral fellow Andy Tan of the Annenberg School for Communication is quoted.

Article Source: Huffington Post
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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658May 14, 2014

Michael X. Delli Carpini’s Term Extended as Dean of Penn’s Annenberg School for Communication

Michael X. Delli Carpini, professor of communication and Walter H. Annenberg Dean of the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, has agreed to an extension of his term as dean until June 30, 2018. 

Barbara Walters Retiring After More Than 50 Years of Smashing Glass Ceilings

May 9, 2014

Barbie Zelizer of the Annenberg School for Communication shares her thoughts on the career of Barbara Walters.

Article Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer

The London Underground Has Its Own Internet of Things

May 8, 2014

Graduate student Tim Libert of the Annenberg School for Communication is quoted about the London Underground.

Article Source: Fast Company
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194May 6, 2014

LabTV Showcases Penn Researchers and Student Filmmakers

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A series of videos produced by student filmmakers at the University of Pennsylvania has put young biomedical researchers around campus in the spotlight.

A series of videos produced by student filmmakers at the University of Pennsylvania has put young biomedical researchers around campus in the spotlight.

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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