From the Editor



Notes From the Undergrad: “I wish I had a cookie … ”

Alumni Voices: Petty protests are better than none

Elsewhere: Not your average cruise

Expert Opinion: What’s in a wardrobe?

GAZETTEER : News & Sports

Skidding off the fast track?

Panel looks at women in academe

Police stop of faculty spouse under investigation

Penn women’s history chronicled in stone

Steinhardt Hall is Hillel’s new home on campus

More means better, right?

Drug pushers go digital

$16.4 million approved for Bennett Hall renovations

Restoring a wetland at Morris Arboretum

GSE to design Head Start curriculum

Revitalization projects recognized

Champions in football and volleyball



Film My Architect. His son’s search for Louis Kahn

Film Shattered Glass. Why lie?

Art Vibrant visions at the University Museum

Books The Singing. New poems by C.K. Williams

Interview Novelist J. Robert Lennon delivers Mailman

Excerpt “A reader of other people’s mail wants a challenge”

Arts Calendar

ALUMNI : Profiles : Events : Notes : Obituaries

Phantom Tollbooth author Norton Juster

SEVS treats animals like people

PACE-setting solution to fast communication

Politically conscious theater-director Seth Rozin

Who’s Minding the Brain?
From scanners that could detect “malevolent intent” to drug treatments that prevent crime to implants that might improve memory or the ability to learn French, Penn scientists are taking the lead in thinking through the implications of knowing more about how the brain works—and changing it. BY SUSAN FRITH

The Constant Reader
With his acclaimed 2002 documentary, Stone Reader, now available on DVD, Mark Moskowitz recorded his quest to track down the forgotten author of an out-of-print book—and crafted a loving tribute to the act of reading itself. BY HOLLY LOVE

Homecoming 2003
The Gala, the Game, and much, much more from this year’s Homecoming Weekend festivies. PHOTOS BY STUART WATSON, JACQUES-JEAN TIZIOU, AND TOMMY LEONARDI. Plus: Alumni Award of Merit Citations. And a report on this year’s special “Penn in Print” events. BY KATIE HAEGELE

Volume 102, No.3
Cover: Illustration by Jon Sarkin

2004 The Pennsylvania Gazette
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The Gazette has been awarded a Gold Medal for periodical staff writing for five articles written over the past year by associate editor Susan Frith and senior editor Samuel Hughes: “When the Search is Over,” “Spreading the Words,” “Make it Plain!,” “Cutting Through the Smoke,” and “After the Prelude: Chopin Reconstructed.” We also received two Silver Medals for visual design—for illustration and an 18-month Gazette Centennial calendar designed by art director Catherine Gontarek as a thank-you gift for donors of $100 or more.

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