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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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Silk Across the Sands
A one-of-a-kind exhibit at the Arthur Ross Gallery displays four millennia of
treasures from Uzbekistan, home of a stretch of the fabled Silk Road. By Samuel Hughes

The World According to Gieg
Dr. Robert F. Giegengack­"Gieg," to nearly everyone­is a "nurturer par excellence"
and "a total pain in the ass." By John Prendergast

Admission Denied
The anti-Japanese hysteria that followed the attack on Pearl Harbor spread
all the way to Pennıs campus. By Greg Robinson

Rebirth on the River
Penn alumni are leading a $26 million project to restore the Fairmount Water Works–
in its day, a technological marvel and a major tourist attraction. By Susan Lonkevich

Homecoming 1999
Pictures from the last Homecoming of the … well, you know.

From the Editor
On the Road.

Evans’ unfinished work, a wrong rhymed, more on architecture.

Notes From the Undergrad
Seeing a need and meeting it, one stall at a time.

From College Hall
Restoring the Health System’s finances.

Alumni Voices
A final choice.

UPHS cuts workforce by 20 percent to reverse losses ... FIRE’s fight for the right ...
First findings in gene-therapy death
... Derrick Bell asks: who benefits from black success? ...
Leslie Nielsen on actors and lawyers ... Study to assess minorities’ academic performance ...
Glandt named SEAS dean ... $11 million for Baker Forum and financial aid... Hamilton Village architects’ designs.

Off the Shelf
Public art. A Clearing in the Distance: Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the Nineteenth Century.

Women’s basketball ranked first in Ivies.

Award of Merit Recipients

Alumni Profiles
A more in-depth look at some of Penn's outstanding alumni.

The Alumni
Comings, goings, appointments, promotions, accolades, and other personal news



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Cover illustration by Michael Hill
Vol.98, No.3
Cover: Detail from "The Ambassadors" fresco (reproduction of original in the Afrasiab Museum), Samarkand.
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