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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 concerts —and even classes—without stepping outside their residences.
"The Dorm Transformed"

Two experts on Penn's architecture talk about the evolution of its West Philadelphia campus—the delights, the dinosaurs and the duds.
"Treasures & Travesties"

LINKS
The Almanac,
Penn's journal of record, opinion and news.
The Current,
news for and about the Penn community.
Penn Alumni , a service for alumni, parents, and friends of the University of Pennsylvania.
The Athletic Department. Where to go for sports events, results, tickets and more.

 

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Features
Cover illustration by Anastasia Vasilakis

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The Agenda for Excellence, 1995-2000

A two-part feature: “How Excellent?” highlights some results of the University’s recently concluded five-year strategic plan, and, in “Assessing the Agenda,”
President Rodin talks about what the plan has meant for Penn—from remaking undergraduate education to revitalizing West Philadelphia.

Art from a Land of Sun and Shadows
“The artists you really like, you always want more,” says alumnus and art collector Harry Pollak. The fruits of his and his wife’s 35 years of collecting Mexican art are on exhibit at the Arthur Ross Gallery this fall. By Samuel Hughes.

The Particle Sleuths
From the earliest experiments to the present, Penn scientists have been at the forefront of a decades-long hunt for the elusive solar neutrino. By Susan Lonkevich.

Man of Letters
In an excerpt from his new book, Word Freak, Stefan Fatsis tells the story of Scrabble inventor—and Penn alumnus—Alfred Butts.



DEPARTMENTS

From the Editor
Getting Results

Letters
Creation question, Chimpsky correction, cities railroaded, surgical strike.

Notes From the Undergrad
More than a game.

From College Hall
Penn and the arts.

Alumni Voices
A sublettor’s story.

Gazetteer
Mt. Sinai’s Rubenstein named Medical School dean and Health
System EVP
The “essence of the finest lectures” from “outrageously
good lecturers”
The Cassatt Quartet makes music William Mack
gives $10 million for technological innovation
Sheltering the
homeless—and saving money
Social Work Dean Ira Schwartz
chooses Temple
$14 million for bioengineering from Whitaker
Foundation
A 25-year framework for the future of campus development

Off the Shelf
Raw Material. What the Victorians thought about disease

Sports
Football prepares to defend its Ivy crown.

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

Pennsylmania
Double Acrostic.

 

Cover illustration by Noah Woods

Vol.100, No. 1

Cover: Illustration by Gina Triplett.
Copyright 2001 The Pennsylvania Gazette
Last Modified 8/21/01