Engaging Globally

Referees' Calls Biased by Direction of Play

July 8, 2010

Alexander Kranjec of the School of Medicine comments on a possible “spatial bias” in referee calls during the World Cup.

Article Source: Telegraph (U.K.)

Low Enrollment Led Michigan State U. to Cancel Most Programs in Dubai

July 6, 2010

Alan Ruby of the Graduate School of Education discusses international branch campuses.

Public Transport Is Good for Your Health and Your Wallet, According to Scientists

June 29, 2010

John MacDonald of the School of Arts and Sciences says public transportation encourages exercise.

Article Source: Telegraph (U.K.)
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 28, 2010

Penn Graduate School of Education Researchers Head to Haiti to Improve Long-Term Educational Leadership

PHILADELPHIA — Sharon Ravitch, a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, will lead a team of researchers to Haiti on July 15 to launch an educational-redevelopment project aimed at helping to rebuild the country’s academic infrastructure.

January’s earthquake in Haiti killed nearly 1,300 teachers, leaving a massive void in educational leadership.

Building Business, The India Way

June 24, 2010

Michael Useem authors an op-ed discussing “The India Way,” a book he and Wharton professors Peter Cappelli, Harbir Singh and Jitendra Singh co-authored.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Bahraini Students Hailed for Achievements

June 24, 2010

President Amy Gutmann visits Bahrain to strengthen educational ties.

Article Source: Gulf Daily News (Bahrain)
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Penn’s Harvey Rubin to Participate in International “Peace and Security Summit” in New York

PHILADELPHIA -– Harvey Rubin, executive director of the Institute for Strategic Threat Analysis and Response at the University of Pennsylvania, will be among the international experts participating in “Peace and Security Summit” June 30–July 1 in New York.

Video: Satire Gets a Tough Reception in Pakistan

June 21, 2010

S. Nomanul Haq of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on issues surrounding a controversial Pakistani play, "Burqavaganza."

Article Source: New York Times

Service on a Global Stage -- Social Workers’ Response to Haiti Earthquake

June 21, 2010

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy & Practice discusses the role of social workers in the rebuilding of Haiti.

Article Source: Social Work Today

My, What Scary Eyes You Have

June 21, 2010

Daniel Janzen and Winnie Hallwachs of the School of Arts and Sciences lead a decades-long research study on caterpillars that have developed fake eyes as a defense mechanism.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer