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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"


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This Is Only a Test
In Penn’s latest attempt to figure out what students need to know to attain “the high seas of science and cultivated human thought,” some 200 freshmen are trying out a new pilot curriculum in the College of Arts and Sciences.
By Susan Lonkevich

Raising Caine
The pianist and composer Uri Caine C’81 has managed to build an enthusiastic following—and infuriate purists in the worlds of classical music and jazz alike—with his bold appropriations of European classical music.By Nate Chinen

Advi$ing Women
If you need advice on your next career move or how to manage your money, look no further than these members of the Class of 1986: Jean Sherman Chatzky, Susan Abrams and Carolyn T. Geer. By Leslie Whitaker

Homecoming 2000
The score and more. Our annual photo essay.


From the Editor
Adventures in Learning

Great teachers, “gullible” reporting, bad language … and more.

Alumni Voices
A daughter’s search for her father.

From College Hall
Penn has the capacity to lead the world.

Notes From the Undergrad
A caffeinated key to campus life.

Computer maps create powerful tool for data-gathering … Nathanson named vice provost for research … Former inmates file suit over tests in 1960s-70s … Pan Asian-American Community House opens in former CA … Egyptian artifacts return from travels … $2 million for Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center … Sundance partner bows out … In fashion, from Marie Antoinette to Madonna … Lawsuit settled in Gelsinger case … New initiative on rental properties … Susan Lindee sheds light on “Darkness in El Dorado.” … Third class named to Athletic Hall of Fame … Nurses train on lifelike—but unfeeling—SimMan … A worldwide windfall of gift books

Off the Shelf
The cerebral nature of being human.
Altered Egos: How the Brain Creates the Self.

“The Wife of the Man Who Got Hit on the Head by a Boat.”
Where Is the Mango Princess?

Alone at the top in football. Plus: Scoreboard

Events of interest—on campus and around the world.

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

Award of Merit Recipients

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



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Cover illustration by Noah Woods

Vol.99, No. 3

Cover: Illustration by Noah Woods.
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