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Heerak Kim
Korean American Feels At Home in Jerusalem.

Heerak Kim is a native of Korea, a product of America, and a scholar of Israel. At a time when even some Jewish-Americans are wary of visiting their religious homeland because of Israeli-Palestinian tensions, Kim, C'90, has embraced Jerusalem as the site for his doctoral studies. Now in his third year conducting research at Hebrew University he says he feels right at home. Continued . . .


Dr. Jennifer Higdon
"Shine" Puts Young Composer in the Spotlight

It was a tough assignment even for a composer who had already fulfilled dozens of commissions: Create an orchestral piece to commemorate a prolific, prizewinning American composer and a century-old orchestra.
Dr. Jennifer Higdon, Gr'94, professor of music theory at the Curtis Institute of Music, met that challenge, and her resulting work, "Shine" (no relation to the movie by the same name) was recently recognized by USA Today as the "best new piece" of 1996 in classical music.
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Carol McCullough Fitzgerald
Saying Goodbye to 'Our Carol'

After more than three decades of studying, volunteering, or working at Penn -- most recently, as senior associate director of alumni relations -- Carol McCullough Fitzgerald, CW'63, has accepted the post of assistant vice president for alumni afffairs at nearby Drexel University, her other alma mater. Continued . . .


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