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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 14, 2010

University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice Launches Penn-China Civil Society Initiative

The University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice has launched the Penn-China Civil Society Initiative, a program to assist the budding non-governmental sector in China.

Israel Admite "Errores Profesionales" en Ataque a la Flotilla Que Iba a Gaza

July 13, 2010

Ian Lustick of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the Gaza flotilla incident.

Article Source: El Mercurio (Chile)
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | 215-898-6460 | jposey@upenn.edu July 13, 2010

Two Penn Graduate Students Attend Annual Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany

PHILADELPHIA -- University of Pennsylvania graduate students Danielle Reifsnyder and Renuka Nayak are among 75 U.S. student researchers selected to attend the 60th Annual Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates and Students in Germany. 

Video: Ethics of Synthetic Biology, Part 1

July 9, 2010

President Amy Gutmann chairs a Washington, D.C., symposium on synthetic biology.

Article Source: C-SPAN
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Media Contact:Kim Guenther | kim.guenther@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-662-6183 July 7, 2010

Fouls Go Left: Soccer Referees May Be Biased Based on Play’s Direction of Motion

Soccer referees may have an unconscious bias towards calling fouls based on a play’s direction of motion, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine found that soccer experts made more foul calls when action moved right-to-left, or leftward, compared to rightward action, suggesting that two referees watching the same play from different vantage points may be inclined to make a different call.

 

Orange (Botswana) and Botswana-UPenn Partnership Pioneer Mobile-Phone Telemedicine

July 9, 2010

Botswana-UPenn Partnership’s mobile-phone health-care service is featured.

Article Source: Botswana Gazette

Soccer Refs Subconsciously Call More Fouls on Plays to the Left

July 8, 2010

Penn researchers are cited for their study of a potential referee bias at the World Cup.

Article Source: Wired

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.)