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Dentist of the Purple Sage
It turns out that America’s image of the “Wild West” owes a lot to Dental School alumni. As much as anyone, 1896 alumnus Pearl Zane Gray—later Zane Grey—wrote the myth. Plus: 1872 graduate John Henry Holliday—better known as “Doc”—lived it. BY SAMUEL HUGHES

Full Circle
In 1994—30 years after he graduated from Penn as an anthropology major—Jeremy Sabloff returned to campus to run the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Stepping down after 10 years as director, he says he’s “looking forward to switching gears, but at the same time it’s been a really incredible ride.” AN INTERVIEW BY JOHN PRENDERGAST

Sarah Kagan’s “Genius Idea”
The 41-year old Nursing professor is among the youngest recipients of the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship—better known as the “genius grant”—but she earned the honor for her groundbreaking work with elderly cancer patients. BY PETER NICHOLS

 

Volume 102, No.4
Cover: Illustration by David Hollenbach

2004 The Pennsylvania Gazette
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The Gazette has been awarded a Gold Medal for periodical staff writing for five articles written over the past year by associate editor Susan Frith and senior editor Samuel Hughes: “When the Search is Over,” “Spreading the Words,” “Make it Plain!,” “Cutting Through the Smoke,” and “After the Prelude: Chopin Reconstructed.” We also received two Silver Medals for visual design—for illustration and an 18-month Gazette Centennial calendar designed by art director Catherine Gontarek as a thank-you gift for donors of $100 or more.

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