FROM THE ARCHIVES
From the banks of the Schuylkill River out to 40th Street, a mix of
renovation projects is reshaping the University's academic, residential
and commercial spaces.
"Work in Progress"
From the Quad to the high-rises, Penn undergraduates
who live on campus have the opportunity to mingle with professors, get
help on math homework, attend concertsand even classeswithout
stepping outside their residences.
"The Dorm Transformed"
Two experts on Penn's architecture talk about the evolution
of its West Philadelphia campusthe delights, the dinosaurs and
"Treasures & Travesties"
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Education of Pedro Ramos
the youngest and first Latino president of the Philadelphia School Board,
alumnus Pedro Ramos is working to improve the school system he grew
up in. One key: "Being able to listen while other people are screaming
By Susan Lonkevich
renovation of Houston Hall and construction of Wynn Commons marked the
final stages of the project. Photos by Greg Benson
arts and cultural organizations battle problems with publicity,
parking and misperceptions about the area in their efforts to bring
through the doors. By Monica Anke Hahn-Koenig
to help avert a public health disaster? Quit badgering the doctor to
prescribe antibiotics for your cold or your child's earache, says Medical
School alumnus Dr. Stuart Levy. And while you're at it, get rid of that
anti-bacterial soap! By Tom Nugent
From the Editor
Yeh, alumni weekend, house proud
Notes From the Undergrad
stages, same question: What next?
From College Hall
Penn's "vibrant center."
attraction in action.
McGee on his year studying bioethics in Britain
as alumni relations director
Health System CEO leaving after
Heartwarming medical advance
Secrets for sale
(by your kids)
Unconventional wisdom from Annenberg's Jamieson
Plachy photos kick off Humanities Forum with "style"
FDA cites gene lab on animal studies
Wiring the world,
in Mali and India
Roman Corinth on the Web
Off the Shelf
pilgrimage. Around the World with Mark Twain.
is for football.
intereston campus and around the world.
A more in-depth
look at some of Penn's outstanding alumni.
goings, appointments, promotions, accolades
and other personal news
Vol.99, No. 1
Cover: Photo by Bill Cramer.
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