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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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A Passion for Evidence
Crimiinologist Lawrence Sherman started his career getting "thrown out of some
of the finest police stations in New York City" investigating police misconduct. Now he's
shaking up the Fels Center as its new director. By Samuel Hughes

From Barney to Bart Simpson, Arthur to Zoom, Amy Jordan and her
colleagues at the Annenberg Public Policy Center monitor the best and
worst of children's television. By Leslie Whitaker

Looking In, Looking Out
Studying in Philadelphia in the early 1960s helped architecture alumnus
Barton Myers forge his love for cities. Now his design for the New Jersey
Performing Arts Center is credited with revitalizing Newark. By Virginia Fairweather

From the Editor
Shining Lights.

Millennial overstatement, Gieg response … and more.

Notes From the Undergrad
Revolution on 40th Street.

FDA suspends gene-therapy research … Kelley ousted as health-system head …
Phrygians' Wake … McHarg awarded Japan Prize for city planning … Nothing but
Net at Wharton … Harker chosen as new Wharton dean … Students sit-in over sweatshops …

The University's impact on the region … $10 million for endowed professorships in SAS.

Off the Shelf
Across the U.S.A. with photographer Mary Ellen Mark. American Odyssey

Women's squash and basketball score firsts.

Events of interest—on campus and around the world.

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

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



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Cover illustration by Michael Hill

Vol.98, No.4

Cover: Photo by David Fields.
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