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Media Contact:Joe Diorio | jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu | 215-746-1798April 25, 2011

Penn Study: Preventing Chronic Diseases in People Living With HIV/AIDS

A new study in the Archives of Internal Medicine shows that interventions to promote healthy behaviors, including eating more fruits and vegetables, increasing physical activity, and participating in cancer screenings appear beneficial for African-American couples who are at high risk for chronic diseases, especially if one of the individuals is living with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus).  

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Media Contact:Joe Diorio | jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu | 215-746-1798 April 18, 2011

Carolyn Marvin's Book Earns Fellows Book Award from International Communication Association

Carolyn Marvin, Ph.D., the Frances Yates Professor of Communication, has won the Fellows Book Award from the International Communication Association for her work, When old technologies were new: Thinking about communication in the late nineteenth century (Oxford).  

Science’s Brain Flatulence: Historians and Actors to Relate Moments That Weren’t Quite Right

April 15, 2011

Sharrona Pearl of the Annenberg School for Communication comments on “mesmerism.”

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 8, 2011

Audio: How State-Controlled Media Work in Libya and the Arab World

March 22, 2011

Marwan Kraidy of the Annenberg School for Communication discusses government-controlled media in Libya.

Audio: What Difference Would an Online Privacy Bill of Rights Make?

March 17, 2011

Joseph Turow of the Annenberg School for Communication discusses the prospect of online privacy legislation.

Video: Cereal Characters Vie for Kids’ Attention

March 15, 2011

Matthew Lapierre of the Annenberg School for Communication discusses his study on how the use of media characters on food packaging influences children’s taste assessment.

Article Source: CBS News
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REPORTERS: Penn Experts on Japan, the Earthquake and the Tsunami, Including Video

  •  Dr. Benjamin P. Horton on the science of tsunamis
  •   Dr. Stephen Phipps on the science of earthquakes
  • Dr. Barbie Zelizer on journalism’s coverage of crisis and our fascination with images of death
  • Dr. Linda Chance on Japanese civilization
  • Dr. Erwann Michel-Kerjan on risk management

Expert:

               Dr. Benjamin P. Horton