Research

Veterinarian Scientists Bring Unique Perspectives to Translational Research

July 16, 2010

Susan Volk and Michael Atchison of the School of Veterinary Medicine discuss veterinarians’ role in translational research.

Article Source: Science

When the Bride Takes a Bride, Businesses Respond

July 15, 2010

Katherine Sender of the Annenberg School for Communication comments on the marketability of same-sex marriage and is cited for her book “Business, Not Politics: The Making of the Gay Market.”

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151 July 15, 2010

Penn Law School Announces Four Recipients of 2010 Teaching Awards

PHILADELPHIA – Four teachers in the University of Pennsylvania Law School have received 2010 teaching awards.

Matthew Adler, the Leon Meltzer Professor of Law, has been honored with the A. Leo Levin Award for Excellence in an Introductory Course.  He has been honored twice with the Harvey Levin Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching, and he has also received the University’s Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching.

Voices of Experience

July 15, 2010

Mauro Guillen of the Wharton School says continuous relevant research at international business schools is vital.

Health, Jobs, Education: Key Ways to Help Haiti Now

July 14, 2010

The Center for High Impact Philanthropy’s Haiti donation analysis study, “Haiti: How Can I Help? Models for Donors Seeking Long-Term Impact,” is cited.

Article Source: Huffington Post

The Bigger Your Head, the Better Your Memory?

July 14, 2010

Steven Arnold of the School of Medicine and Penn Memory Center discusses a study linking head size to memory.

Article Source: MSNBC

Hearing Helps Us See What We Can’t See

July 12, 2010

Gary Lupyan of the School of Arts and Sciences and his team of researchers are cited for their study of the connection between visual and auditory learning.

Article Source: Futurity

Law Review: Penn Professor and Students Help Win Supreme Court Case

July 14, 2010

Stephanos Bibas of the Law School leads a team of law students in providing counsel on a Supreme Court case.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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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.

 

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