Annenberg School for Communication

Gun Violence in American Movies Is Rising, Study Finds

November 11, 2013

Annenberg Public Policy Center’s Patrick Jamieson and Ilana Weitz are mentioned and Daniel Romer is quoted about gun violence in PG-13 rated films.

Article Source: New York Times

Swedish Cinemas Challenge Hollywood’s Gender Bias by Introducing Feminist Movie Rating

November 6, 2013

An Annenberg Public Policy Center study on gender in film is cited.

Article Source: Associated Press

Penn Professor Designs Online Game to Figure Out How People Come to Agree

November 2, 2013

Damon Centola of the Annenberg School for Communication is featured for creating the “Name Game” that helps determine how people come to agreements.

Article Source: CBS News (Philadelphia)

Obama Approval Rating Sinks: A Self-inflicted Wound?

November 1, 2013

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center shares her thoughts on President Obama’s sinking approval rate.

Article Source: Christian Science Monitor

Screen Time for Preschoolers: Recommendations vs. Reality

November 1, 2013

Amy Jordan of the Annenberg Public Policy Center says, “What we really don’t know much about is the impact of interactive media on the developing brain.”

Article Source: Huffington Post

Doctors Urge Adolescents Should Have Access to Condoms

October 29, 2013

Amy Bleakley of the Annenberg Public Policy Center is quoted about the misconceptions behind making condoms accessible for adolescents.

Article Source: CBS News

Condoms Should Be More Available to Teens, Doctors Say

October 28, 2013

Amy Bleakley of the Annenberg Public Policy Center says, “Getting over the perception that giving condoms out will make kids have sex is a real barrier for parents and school administrators.”

Article Source: Reuters Health
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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658October 22, 2013

AAU Elects Penn President Amy Gutmann as Vice Chair

The Association of American Universities has elected University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann as its vice chair for the 2013-2014 term, the AAU announced today during its semi-annual meeting in Washington, D.C. 

Some Irish Need Not Apply

October 15, 2013

Doctoral candidate David Conrad of the Annenberg School for Communication writes about anti-Irish discrimination.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 14, 2013

New Network and Data Sciences Center to Open at Penn

The University of Pennsylvania is launching a new, interdisciplinary research effort to study and solve problems using the tools of the digital age: The Warren Center for Network & Data Sciences.