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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
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Media Contact:Joe Diorio | jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu | 215-746-1798July 12, 2010

University of Pennsylvania Professor Receives ICA Fellows Book Award

The International Communication Association (ICA), an esteemed academic association for scholars of human and mediated communication, today announced that Elihu Katz 's 1992 book (with Daniel Dayan of the French National Center for Scientific Research), Media Events: The Live Broadcasting of History (Harvard University Press), was selected to receive the 2010 ICA Fellows Book Award.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349.5658July 2, 2010

Penn Geneticist Named 2010 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences

The Pew Charitable Trusts named Zhaolan (Joe) Zhou, PhD, assistant professor of Genetics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, as a 2010 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences. The program enables scientists to take calculated risks, expand their research and explore unanticipated leads.

Bioethics Gets an Airing

July 7, 2010

President Amy Gutmann debates synthetic biology.

Article Source: Nature

Congress Looks at Mobile Location Services and Privacy

June 23, 2010

Matt Blaze of the School of Engineering and Applied Science provides expert testimony at a congressional hearing on mobile location services.

Article Source: Washington Post

Fruit Fly Genes Yielding Clues to Lou Gehrig's Disease

June 28, 2010

Gillian Ritson, a graduate student in the School of Arts and Sciences, uses mutant fruit flies to study possible Alzheimer's treatments.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460June 24, 2010

Marcella Durand Named 2010-2011 Fellow at Penn’s Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing

PHILADELPHIA -– Marcella Durand has been named the 2010-2011 CPCW Fellow in Poetics and Poetic Practice at the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn | 215-898-6460June 23, 2010

Nine from Penn Selected as American Council of Learned Societies 2010 Fellows and Grantees

PHILADELPHIA – Nine scholars from the University of Pennsylvania have been awarded American Council of Learned Societies fellowships and grants.

ACLS is a private, nonprofit federation of 70 national scholarly organizations.  Its mission is "the advancement of humanistic studies in all fields of learning in the humanities and the social sciences and the maintenance and strengthening of relations among the national societies devoted to such studies."

Penn fellows and grantees are: