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Newly acquired papers reveal the contentious relationship between Penn's first provost and Founder Benjamin Franklin.
Dueling Quills: The Provost Smith Papers

Information technology makes teaching and learning possible round the clock. But can an Ivy League education be delivered over the 'net? "The Virtual Classroom"

"Information architect" Richard Saul Wurman has made a life's quest--and a very comfortable living--out of forgetting everything he ever knew about lots of things the rest of us take for granted."The Commissioner of Curiosity"

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Cover IllustrationThe Fragile Orchestra
What causes a womanÕs own hand to 
try to strangle her? How can a man 
recognize a carrot but not be able 
to name it? Martha Farah and Todd
Feinberg probe such mysteries.

The Fragile Orchestra
Martha Farah and Todd Feinberg are at the forefront of research in neuropsychology, which looks at the relationship between the brain and the mind.

Bridging Two Worlds
Penn's Center for Technology Transfer plays matchmaker for faculty members with great ideas and venture capitalists with the money to bring them to market. Can this marriage work?

An Eye for Value
Eighteen years ago, Penn tapped "contrarian" investor John Neff to manage the University's endowment. Since then, it's gone from red ink to blue chip.

Pressing On
Rebounding from a rocky past, the Penn Press is looking to become a leader in scholarly publishing by being faster, smarter, and (a little) bigger.

D E P A R T M E N T S From the Editor
Money Matters

Misunderstandings, omissions, complaints, and a few compliments.

Notes From the Undergrad
The current law promotes irresponsible use of alcohol. By Paul Christner.

DOE releases report on Penn's crime stats ... Fossil sheds light on move from water to land ... University Museum's site honored ... Genetic link to anorexia found ... Stones of burned church to be reused ... Male coach charges reverse-discrimination ... All cleared in disorderly conduct investigation ... "Hell, no! We won't [let hockey] go!"

Scholar-athlete John Bishop tackles a Thouron. By Noel Hynd

Off the Shelf
So, what is "literary journalism," anyway? The Art of Fact By Peter Conn

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

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



Doubhle Acrostic by Don Bloch

Copyright 1998 The Pennsylvania Gazette, Last Modified 3/17/98