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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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Blood Feuds
Jerusalem. Kosovo. Kashmir. Rwanda. At last fall’s Merriam Symposium, experts gathered on Penn’s campus to examine the causes—and some possible cures—for ethnopolitical conflict. By Samuel Hughes

Going Where Science Leads
In their quest to understand and defeat some of the world’s deadliest diseases, researchers at the Wistar Institute follow the search for knowledge wherever it takes them. By Joan P. Capuzzi Giresi

New Faces
On exhibit: Recent additions to the Graduate School of Fine Arts faculty

“No Other Life”
“How come them dagoes like you so much?” Growing up black in South
Philadelphia’s “Little Italy.” By Gerald Early


From the Editor

Curricular criticism, Caine pro and con, ill-advised illustration, letters on letters.

Notes From the Undergrad
Flea feast.

Alumni Voices
Wedding-bell blues.

Hospitals not for sale … Talking kids out of risky behavior … Rhodes and Marshall scholarship winners … New center helps students compete for fellowships … FDA seeks to ban IHGT’s Wilson from conducting drug trials … Pre-Hispanic fishing weir discovered in Amazon basin … Wharton West … Trustee George Weiss gives $20 million for scholarships and other needs … Returning the Palestra to its prime … GSFA Dean Gary Hack on chairing the city planning commission … DiIulio to head White House office for faith-based programs … Deep-brain stimulation relieves Parkinson’s symptoms

Off the Shelf
Briefly Noted.

Record win-streaks in men’s and women’s basketball. 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.

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



Double Acrostic.


Cover illustration by Noah Woods

Vol.99, No. 4

Cover: Illustration by David Hollenbach.
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