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  • Annenberg School for Communication
    D Assistant Professor of Communication Rui Shi Doctoral Candidate Corrina Laughlin Doctoral Student Nicholas Gilewicz Doctoral Student Eleanor Marchant Doctoral Student Samantha Oliver Doctoral Student Amy Gutmann Ph D Penn President Institute for Public Service Combining individual research with hands on experiences in the public arena Featured News Communications Majors Celebrate Women in Comedy with LaughtHERfest Women in comedy aren t funny begins the Kickstarter page We re tired of hearing it With those words Read more Online Peer Networks Can Motivate People to Exercise More Penn Study Finds Can the Web make people more fit It s a question hot on the minds of everyone from health insurers to gym owners to Read more recruitment networks in communication Video of recruitment networks in communication DiMeNet Research Recruitment Dynamics in Communication Published on 27 May 2015 Research from the DiMeNet Group on Network Effects in the Academic Market Mechanisms for Hiring and Placing Ph D s in Upcoming Events view 07 Oct 2015 12 00pm Penn Tobacco Center view 14 Oct 2015 12 00pm Scholars Colloquium view 15 Oct 2015 4 30pm Digital Media and view 16 Oct 2015 12 00pm Elihu Katz view 19 Oct 2015 12 00pm Open

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  • Home | Annenberg School for Communication
    Diversity Contact Admissions Graduate Admissions Undergraduate Admissions People Faculty Students Graduate Student Symposium Alumni Staff Academics Graduate Program Undergraduate Program Research Research Areas Research Centers Grants Library News Events News Events Publications Press Releases Intersections Magazine Annenberg on Video Resources You are here Home Home Username Enter your Annenberg School for Communication username Password Enter the password that accompanies your username Penn Contact Us Support Annenberg Privacy Copyright Information Disclaimer

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  • About Annenberg | Annenberg School for Communication
    dynamism resources and personnel of a major research institute Embedded within one of the world s top research universities and world class cities Annenberg students can follow their research interests at virtually any academic intersection they choose The influence of digital networks on large scale group activities the impact of health related messages and media content on healthcare decisions and the aspects of interconnected social economic and technological systems on everyday life are just a few of the multi layered and interconnected fields of research found among Annenberg s faculty researchers and students With a collegial reach that spans continents Annenberg today represents the confluence of expertise from visiting scholars and practitioners providing Annenberg students with the opportunities to interact both formally and informally with some of the most exciting intellectual talent in the world Graduate students working in close consultation with their advisors can design courses of study tailored to their intellectual interests and professional aspirations They are encouraged to supplement their Communication courses with those offered through one of Penn s 11 other distinguished schools Undergraduate students learn from our world renowned faculty from practitioners who are leaders in their respective fields and through hands on experiences in media government entertainment think tanks and other fields Annenberg undergraduate interns can be found in the U S Department of State on Congressional and Senate staffs in the programming and newsrooms of network and cable television outlets and working hand in hand with professionals in Madison Avenue advertising agencies Through Annenberg s Institute for Public Service undergraduate students produce political think tank caliber articles for their undergraduate journal PoliComm Every four years they get an up close look at leadership in the making through a course that provides an inside look at the Democratic and Republican national political conventions Since

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  • Message from the Dean | Annenberg School for Communication
    interplay of internal cognitive and affective information that influences how we think about it It is the ubiquity of communication that makes it such an important and exciting area of study It is also what makes it so complex At the Annenberg School for Communication we embrace this complexity through an approach that is trans disciplinary methodologically ecumenical and collaborative While communication theory and methods are always at the core of our teaching and research we draw regularly on the insights and approaches of sister disciplines in the humanities social sciences and sciences Many of our faculty members have degrees in these disciplines and Annenberg has formal relationships co sponsored grants workshops and conferences cross listed courses dual degree programs jointly appointed faculty etc with nine of Penn s other 11 schools Our students are encouraged to supplement their communication coursework with those offered through the many highly regarded departments in these schools Formal and informal research collaboration both within the Annenberg School and with other Penn faculty and students are common The result is a dynamic environment where students and faculty explore a wide range of communication centered research questions from a variety of methodological and theoretical perspectives How do institutions and communication systems from the design of public spaces to the political economy of increasingly globalized media industries to the public or private ownership of news outlets to the structure of online social networks influence the content distribution and use of information Does the medium of communication from print to film to radio and television to computers the internet and mobile phones matter and if so how and for whom What forms and contents of mediated messages are most likely to encourage learning or persuade recipients to think or act differently on topics from health to politics Can

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  • Mission & History | Annenberg School for Communication
    the role of communication in their personal professional and civic lives and prepare them for private and public sector leadership positions in communication related and other fields A Brief History Dean Gilbert Seldes Initially a Master s degree only program the first students were admitted in the fall of 1959 and graduated in the Spring of 1960 Under the leadership of Dean Gilbert Seldes 1959 1963 and drawing on faculty from a range of disciplinary backgrounds in the humanities social sciences and communication professions the program was designed for young men and women who wished to prepare themselves for a career in one or another of the mass media Dean George Gerbner foreground and the research team from the Cultural Indicators project Upon his arrival in fall 1964 new dean George Gerbner 1964 1989 began to transform the graduate program giving it the more scholarly orientation that characterizes it today Under his leadership the Annenberg School was among the first Communication programs in the country to move away from the traditional focus on a specific medium of communication e g speech print radio television film or professional training e g communication science and disorders journalism towards an emphasis on theory and research regarding the social and institutional aspects of communication During this period the Annenberg School was instrumental in the development of an integrated discipline of Communication including involvement in the International Communication Association emerging out of the National Society for the Study of Communication in 1969 and the Journal of Communication which was housed at the Annenberg School and edited by Gerbner from 1974 to 1991 At the same time Dean Gerbner remained cognizant of the interdisciplinary nature of communication as a practice and as a subject of study Dean Kathleen Hall Jamieson left in 1999 In the fall

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  • Governance | Annenberg School for Communication
    of graduate students and the operation of an admissions program that will attract and admit students Only members of the Standing Faculty Associated Faculty and Emeritus Faculty are eligible for membership in Graduate Groups at Penn Currently the Communication Graduate Group consists of all tenured and tenure track members of the ASC Standing Faculty and only they have voting rights on curricular matters Emeritus Professors and Secondary Appointments have more limited involvement in the Communication Graduate Group as decided on by the Standing Faculty Graduate Studies Committee Emily Falk Sandra González Bailón John Jemmott Victor Pickard The Graduate Studies Committee is made up of the ASC Dean of Graduate Studies and four additional members of the ASC Standing Faculty who are elected each year by the Standing Faculty Their central responsibilities are to review applications for admission into the graduate program oversee the Qualification Evaluation process for graduate students discussed below and serve as the initial group that considers policy changes regarding the structure and content of the Communication graduate program Curriculum Committee All members of the ASC Standing Faculty The Curriculum Committee is responsible for approving any changes in the graduate curriculum and for approving individual courses offered in the program The committee consists of all members of the ASC Standing Faculty plus other members of the Communication Graduate Group who have been granted voting rights and is chaired by the Dean of Graduate Studies Undergraduate Studies Committee Carolyn Marvin Dean of Undergraduate Studies Peter Decherney Cinema Studies Sandra González Bailón ASC Victor Pickard ASC The Undergraduate Studies Committee is made up of two members of the ASC Standing Faculty one Standing Faculty member from a Penn School of Arts and Sciences department related to Communication and the ASC Dean of Undergraduate Studies s central responsibility is to advise the Dean of Undergraduate Studies on policy issues regarding the undergraduate program Audiovisual Computing Information Technology Committee Joseph Cappella Damon Centola Paul Messaris Chair Rich Cardona ex officio and Joshua Becker Graduate Student Representative This committee advises the Dean of the School on long range planning regarding all issues related to information technology including computing and classroom audiovisual hardware and software Consists of three ASC faculty one graduate student and the Director of IT at ASC appointed by the School Dean one year terms Events Committee Damon Centola Jessa Lingel Sharrona Pearl Debra Williams ex officio and Samantha Oliver Graduate Student Representative The Events Committee advises the Dean of the School on invited speakers to School sponsored lectures colloquia and other scholarly events It consists of three ASC faculty one graduate student and the ASC Director of Events appointed by the School Dean one year terms Graduate Council of Students Opeyemi Akanbi Taylor Rae Collins Headley Andrew Daniller Leah Ferentinos Natalie Herbert and John Remensperger The Annenberg Graduate Council is made up of six members of the ASC graduate student body The group s primary function is to represent the ASC student body and to convey its interests suggestions and

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  • Environment | Annenberg School for Communication
    a place where students can pursue knowledge beyond traditional boundaries The 302 acre campus is home to some of the most exciting intellectual talent in the world and the Annenberg School is situated at the heart of this dynamic exciting campus Our location provides our students with an unparalleled quality of scholarly life all of Penn s 12 schools are located within walking distance of one another This geographical unity unique among Ivy League schools supports and fosters Penn s interdisciplinary approach to education scholarship and research Research is at the core of life at Penn and the University is one of the nation s premier research universities with more than 165 research centers and institutes and over 800 million in annual research and development expenditures Annenberg is Part of Philadelphia As a part of the University of Pennsylvania Annenberg is located within the heart of the University City section of Philadelphia an exciting mix of research focused higher education retail shopping and urban living In addition our proximity to center city and other vibrant and culturally rich sections of Philadelphia provides our students with a unique combination of the college environment and urban life Being Part of Annenberg The Annenberg School is ranked as the nation s premiere doctoral program a reputation based on the unparalleled combination of world class faculty students and alumni a program that provides access to the larger intellectual and cultural resources of Penn and Philadelphia and the professional training and financial resources necessary to succeed Annenberg is home to 24 full time faculty members 70 research and support staff a dozen plus postdoctoral fellows and over one dozen research centers and programs Academic events heavily populate the activity calendar at the school hosts over 100 events every year including the Elihu Katz Friday afternoon

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  • Opportunities | Annenberg School for Communication
    Media Effects The University of Pennsylvania s Annenberg School for Communication seeks to hire a tenured or tenure track faculty member open rank to begin fall semester 2016 Applicants research and Read more Post Doctoral Fellowship in Tobacco Communication Research The University of Pennsylvania s Tobacco Center for Regulatory Science and the Annenberg School for Communication offer two two year post doctoral fellowships in tobacco communication research Read more Visiting

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