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James Grunig premiato con l'Alexander Hamilton medal

James Grunig, professore emerito di comunicazione all'Università del Maryland e teorico di punta delle rp, è stato nominato vincitore della Alexander Hamilton Medal per i suoi contributi alla pratica delle relazioni pubbliche. La medaglia gli verrà consegnata alla cena annuale dell'Institute for Public Relations, il prossimo 10 novembre, a New York.
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Dr. James Grunig Named Winner of Alexander Hamilton Medal; Award to be Presented at Institute for Public Relations Annual DinnerGAINESVILLE, FL [October 4, 2005] - The Board of Trustees of the Institute for Public Relations has named Dr. James E. Grunig to receive the 2005 Alexander Hamilton Medal for lifetime contributions to the practice of public relations. The medal will be presented at the Institute's 44th Annual Distinguished Lecture & Awards Dinner, Nov. 10 at the Yale Club in New York City.Dr. Grunig is the first educator to win the Institute's highest award. He is professor emeritus of communication at the University of Maryland, where he served on the faculty beginning in 1969 after earning his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin. He is widely recognized as one of the world's leading public relations scholars and theorists. During his 36-year career, he advised 75 master's theses and 24 doctoral dissertations, and his protégés are themselves now teaching and conducting research at universities around the world.  He has edited, authored or co-authored five books and more than 200 book chapters, journal articles, reports and papers.In the 1980s, Dr. Grunig directed the IABC Research Foundation's Excellence project, widely regarded as the most significant original research ever conducted in the public relations field.  He was the first winner of the Institute's Pathfinder Award for excellence in academic research.  Among the many other honors Dr. Grunig has received are the Outstanding Educator Award of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and the PRSA Foundation's Jackson, Jackson & Wagner award for outstanding behavioral science research. In 2000, he received the most prestigious lifetime award of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), the Paul J. Deutschmann Award for Excellence in Research.The November 10 event is sponsored in part by the biopharmaceutical company Cephalon.  This year's lecture will be delivered by Bill Nielsen, retired corporate vice president of Johnson & Johnson.  Tickets and tables can be purchased by visiting the Institute's website, www.instituteforpr.com, or calling 352-392-0280. Tickets are $300 each, or $3,000 for a table of 10, and include cocktail reception, dinner and lecture. A portion of the ticket price is tax deductible.The Institute for Public Relations is an independent nonprofit dedicated to the science beneath the art of public relations. The organization exists to build and document the intellectual foundations of public relations, and to mainstream this knowledge by making it available and useful to practitioners, educators, researchers and client organizations.Founded in 1987, Cephalon, Inc. is an international biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery, development and marketing of innovative products to treat sleep and neurological disorders, cancer and pain. Cephalon currently employs approximately 2,300 people in the United States and Europe. For more information, www.cephalon.com. Contacts:Frank Ovaitt, 703 568-5611, iprceo@jou.ufl.eduMichelle Hinson, 352 392-0280, mhinson@jou.ufl.edu