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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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F E A T U R E S
Martin Seligman's Journey From Learned Helplessness
to Learned Happiness
What made the renowned psychologist and self-confessed "nimbus
cloud around my house" resolve to stop being such a grouch? By
Views of the field, the stands, and other points of interest.
Taking On the Tobacco Giants
Protecting kids from cigarettes is a job for ... Bill Novelli. By Susan
Before & After
Penn's collection of outdoor bronze sculptures is being restored to
its former glory. By Carolyn Guss.
Scenes from a conference marking the first quarter century of Penn's
women's studies program. By the Gazette Editors.
E P A R T M E N T S
From the Editor
Stones thrown at Glass article, bullish before Siegel,
onions for the flu.
Notes From the Undergrad
Good fence wanted in history department?
A daughter's memory.
Keeping fath with the cities ... Barchi is new provost
... Dormitory overhaul planned ... New views of campus ... Negative
ads not all bad ... Penn and CHOP to get part of Civic Center site ...
Managing managed care ... A fool for a patient?
Off the Shelf
Sunken treasures. Imagining Atlantis and The
Search for the Giant Squid.
Alone atop the Ivies; scoreboard.
Comings, goings, appointments, promotions, accolades,
and other personal news
A more in-depth look at some of Penn's outstanding alumni.
Double acrostic by Don Block, Gr'77.