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About the University of Pennsylvania

Michael Rozansky | Director of Communications | Annenberg Public Policy Center | 215.746.0202
Ron Ozio | Director, Media Relations | University of Pennsylvania | 215.898.8658

About the University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania, founded in 1740 by Benjamin Franklin, is an Ivy League institution with a distinctive past. Its 12 undergraduate, graduate and professional schools are located in Philadelphia on an urban campus that serves a diverse community of more than 20,000 students from throughout the nation and around the world. Ranked consistently among the top universities in the nation, Penn has a longstanding reputation for excellence in graduate and professional education. Read about its sustainability initiatives.

The Annenberg Public Policy Center welcomes the Society of Environmental Journalists to Penn in celebration of the new Penn Center for Science, Sustainability, and the Media.

About the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC): Founded in 1993, the Annenberg Public Policy was established to educate the public and policy makers about communication’s role in advancing public understanding of political, science, and health issues at the local, state, and federal levels. The center is home to, which was co-founded by APPC Director Kathleen Hall Jamieson in 2003, and its science fact-checking initiative, SciCheck.

About the Penn Center for Science, Sustainability, and the Media (PCSSM): Launched in September 2022, the Penn Center for Science, Sustainability, and the Media focuses on the science of climate science communication. Directed by climate scientist Michael Mann, PCSSM draws upon Penn’s diverse academic assets to synthesize an innovative vehicle for improving the public conversation surrounding issues of environmental sustainability and climate. The center not only brings together scientists, policy experts and communication experts at Penn, but brings in leading outside voices from the worlds of science, academia, journalism, policy and governance to join and enhance that conversation.