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As Penn launches a series of initiatives to bolster its urban environment,
it has to contend with a lot of history -- including its own.
"The West Philadelphia Story"
What causes a woman's own hand to try to strangle her?
How can a grown man recognize a carrot but not be able to name it? Such
mysteries of the brain and mind are being probed by Martha Farah and
Todd Feinberg, pioneers in the brave new world of neuropsychology
"The Fragile Orchestra"
Two legendary poets formed a friendship at Penn that
would change the course of American Poetry.
"Moderns in the Quad"
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Silk Across the Sands
exhibit at the Arthur Ross Gallery displays four millennia of
treasures from Uzbekistan, home of a stretch of the fabled Silk Road.
By Samuel Hughes
The World According to Gieg
Dr. Robert F. Giegengack"Gieg,"
to nearly everyoneis a "nurturer par excellence"
and "a total pain in the ass." By John Prendergast
hysteria that followed the attack on Pearl Harbor spread
all the way to Pennıs campus. By Greg Robinson
Rebirth on the River
Penn alumni are
leading a $26 million project to restore the Fairmount Water Works
in its day, a technological marvel and a major tourist attraction. By
from the last Homecoming of the
well, you know.
From the Editor
On the Road.
work, a wrong rhymed, more on architecture.
Notes From the Undergrad
Seeing a need and
meeting it, one stall at a time.
From College Hall
the Health Systems finances.
A final choice.
UPHS cuts workforce
by 20 percent to reverse losses ... FIREs fight for the right
First findings in gene-therapy death ...
Derrick Bell asks: who benefits from black success? ...
Leslie Nielsen on actors and lawyers ... Study to assess minorities
academic performance ...
Glandt named SEAS dean ... $11 million for Baker Forum and financial
aid... Hamilton Village architects designs.
Off the Shelf
Public art. A
Clearing in the Distance: Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the Nineteenth
ranked first in Ivies.
Award of Merit Recipients
A more in-depth
look at some of Penn's outstanding alumni.
appointments, promotions, accolades, and other personal news
Cover: Detail from "The Ambassadors" fresco
(reproduction of original in the Afrasiab Museum), Samarkand.
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