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Centennial Celebration

Alumni, University staff, and friends of the magazine gathered to celebrate The Pennsylvania Gazette’s 100th year of publication at the Inn at Penn on February 13. Gazette editors and guest readers performed excerpts from the magazine—from turn-of-the-century praise for the “new” Franklin Field to a personal account of escape from the World Trade Center on 9/11—followed by a reception attended by about 100 people.

Please see Gazette Centennial Celebration to view photos of the reading and reception and the text of the readings.

And if you’re on campus for Alumni Weekend this year, please join us for another reading—featuring added Alumni Weekend content—on Friday, May 10 at 3:30 p.m. at Kelly Writers House, and get a special Gazette-cover refrigerator magnet as a Centennial souvenir.

Decade by Decade
Summaries of Gazette issues at 10-year intervals during our 100 years of publication, from the first eight-page issue, in November 1902, to October 1992.

F E A T U R E S
 
 

Hello, Dr. Chips
A longtime Penn faculty member looks at how his kind has been portrayed in our pages over the past century. By Gerald Weales

Penn Between the Wars: 1919-1940
Boom, bust, and the University’s bicentennial.

An Affair to Remember
In 1915, Penn’s trustees declined to renew the teaching appointment of Scott Nearing C’06 Gr’09 and helped create the modern tenure system. By Samuel Hughes

A Chronicle of Campus Changes
Through One Absent Mind

From just after World War II until the Vietnam era, Professor Quagmire was a fixture in the pages of the Gazette. By Susan Frith Lonkevich

The Boy Chemist at 75
Sure he won the Nobel Prize in 2000, but Alan G. MacDiarmid cares more about the research he’s doing now—or may think of tomorrow. By Joan P. Capuzzi Giresi

The Big Picture
Students learned much more than how to paint a mural in a class taught last fall by artist/activist Jane Golden. By Kathryn Levy Feldman

Making the Most of the Material Past
Peter Stallybrass is the guiding force behind a weekly seminar that is “extraordinarily wide-ranging, often surprising”—which is a good description of him, too. By Beth Kephart

D E P A R T M E N T S
 

From the Editor
The Faculty Issue

Letters
"First" mistake, Centennial-sparked memories, and more

Notes From the Undergrad
Mr. Ambrose, let's take a breather.

Alumni Voices
Making (up) the grade.

Gazetteer
Panel examines stem-cell ethics and science Advance may produce stem cells without using embryos Undergrads “leave a mark” at Arthur Ross Gallery Six Nobels and counting on chemistry’s wall of fame HUP faults report of higher death rates in 2000 Faith and freedom $15.5 million to medical school to study juvenile diabetes FDA rejects Wilson letter on gene-therapy trial

Off the Shelf
By Order of the President. Dissecting a tragedy of democracy.

Sports
Big 5, small consolation? Plus: Scoreboard.

Calendar
Events of interest—on campus and around the world.

Alumni Profiles
A more in-depth look at some of Penn's outstanding alumni.

Alumni Notes
Comings, goings, appointments, promotions, accolades
and other personal news

Obituaries

Classifieds

Finals
Four wise men.

Cover illustration by Noah Woods
Vol.100, No. 4

Cover: Illustration by Sam Maitin.
Copyright 2002 The Pennsylvania Gazette
Last Modified 2/25/02

 

 
 


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