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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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Crowns and Confidences
Thomas Evans shared
the secrets of Europe's royalty and a mistress with Manet.
He was also an excellent dentist. By Samuel Hughes.
High Noon in the 'hood
A showdown over control
of one corner illuminates the ongoing struggle between
"decent" values and "the colde of the street" in
the ciy's poorest neighborhoods.
An excerpt from the new book by Penn sociologish Elijah Anderson.
Plus: an interview with the author.
From Zip to X
Fresh out of Wharton,
Elon Musk struck Silicon-Valley gold with Zip2, which set the
standard for local listings and classified ads on the Web. Now he's
about to launch
what could be the Amazon.com of personal finance. By Phil Leggiere.
Justice in the Bones
How two Neanderthal
experts at the University Museum and a 1960s-era alumnus
now working as a public defender teamed up to free a boy falsely imprisoned
By Susan Lonkevich.
From the Editor
Kahn pro-and-con and other architectural arguments, notes
on a Note-reader.
Notes From the Undergrad
An intern's glimpse at history-in-the-making.
Patient in gene-therapy trial dies
... Writing about travel ... and about writing about travel ... Three
named as Kelly Writers House Fellows ... "Philosophy with a point"
at the Law School ... Welcoming the latest greatest
class ... Ancient Egyptian mayor's house uncovered ... Constitutional
debates on the radio ... Study spaces accommodate students 24-7 ...
New data on drinking: Too much may be less than you think ... University
names alcohol-programs coordinator ... Hispanic center opens.
Off the Shelf
Raise your bottom line. Bargaining for Advantage: Negotiation
Strategies for Reasonable People.
Men's basketball goes for two.
A more in-depth look at some of Penn's outstanding alumni.
Comings, goings, appointments, promotions, accolades,
and other personal news
Cover illustration by Herve Blondon
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