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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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The Children's Crusaders
Calling for a truly child-centered approach, a multidisciplinary group
aims to remake the nation's child-welfare system. By Samuel Hughes.
The True Summit
Confessions of a late-blooming mountain climber. By Ursula Wagener.
Resetting the Circadian Clock
Dr. David Dinges probes the mysteries of sleep -- from how astronauts
two-year mission to Mars will experience time to why drowsy drivers
get off the road. By Harry Goldstein.
Travels with Tarzan: A Documentary Odyssey
In which a pair of alumni filmmakers runs away with the circus.
By Robin Rosenthal.
Penn & Ink
A reading series at Kelly Writers House is luring alumni writers back
campus. By Nate Chinen.
From the Editor
Penn's China "dynasty," condone or condemn,
rats and cats, goalpost gripe.
Notes From the Undergrad
Valentine's Day massacre (of romance).
Tribute to a teacher.
From College Hall
Wiring the University for the next century.
Alumnus' death sparks renewed alcohol debate ... New dental-school
facility under construction ...
Honoring and updating W.E.B. DuBois ... Solar-car racing team hopes
to shine ... $10 million for
a health and fitness center in Gimbel gym ... $5 million verdict for
vet-school professor ... Quality
up again; tuition increase smallest in 30 years ... NEH head on elitism,
Elvis and integration ...
Hunting neutrinos in Antarctica.
Off the Shelf
The city seen. Sidewalk Critic: Lewis Mumford's Writings
on New York .
Men's basketball captures Ivy title.
Comings, goings, appointments, promotions, accolades,
and other personal news
A more in-depth look at some of Penn's outstanding alumni.
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