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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.)
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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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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604
Media Contact:Odelia Englander | Odelia.Englander@gmail.com | June 24, 2010

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.