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New Campus Dawning
Penn’s recently approved master plan envisions playing fields and green space where there are now parking lots; the transformation of Walnut Street’s “dead zone” into a mixed-use mecca; new housing, research, and athletic facilities—plus river views and a seamless connection between University City and Center City. By John Prendergast

Retiring Ringmaster
Acclaimed composer Osvaldo Golijov Gr’91 doesn’t mind being famous, but he’d rather talk about music than himself—or better yet, write it. By Karen Rile

Promise and Politics
While the bioethical debate over stem-cell research rages on, Penn scientists are making progress using adult-human and animal stem cells—and hoping for broader future support for studies using embryonic stem cells. By Joan Capuzzi Giresi

Betting Their Hedges
Hedge funds are risky—and sometimes highly lucrative. A growing number of Penn alumni find that combination irresistible. By Aaron Short

Volume 105, No.1
Cover photo by Bill Cramer

©2006 The Pennsylvania Gazette
Last modified 08/31/06

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