President Amy Gutmann chairs a Washington, D.C., symposium on synthetic biology.
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.
Botswana-UPenn Partnership’s mobile-phone health-care service is featured.
Penn researchers are cited for their study of a potential referee bias at the World Cup.
Alan Ruby of the Graduate School of Education discusses international branch campuses.
John MacDonald of the School of Arts and Sciences says public transportation encourages exercise.
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.