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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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The Moral Classroom
You can’t help students make moral choices with lists of virtues and off-the-shelf “character-education” programs, say two Penn professors who recommend a more nuanced approach—including, sometimes, letting kids fight and exclude others. By Susan Lonkevich

Sam Maitin’s Sistine Chapel
When it moved to its new campus home, the Christian Association took along a mural created for its old building by the Philadelphia artist and
Penn alumnus. More Maitin works will grace the new CA’s Chapel of Reconciliation. By Jane Biberman

Looking for God
This is your brain … on God. What brain-imaging reveals about the neurology of religious feeling is the subject of a new book by medical-school faculty member and alumnus Dr. Andrew Newberg. By Beth Kephar


From the Editor
Moral Issue.

Conflict over Jerusalem panel, answering Accurso, and more.

Notes From the Undergrad
Sarah and William.

From College Hall
An integrated Health System.

Alumni Voices
Looking back, the Zen way.

Genomics Institute launched … David Sedaris on the joys of housecleaning
… A home for fine arts in Addams Hall … “Jews & Modernity” at the Arthur
Ross Gallery … Election 2000, disputed (surprise) … Marking 125 years
of women at Penn … Rodin to head Philadelphia New Economy board …
Cool $16 million for University Museum climate-control … Ground broken
for Penn-assisted public school

Off the Shelf
Not Dylan or the Beatles, but who is? Urban Spacemen and Wayfaring Strangers.
Extraordinary stories of ordinary lives. A Chapter From Her Upbringing.

First Ivy title for women’s basketball; men fall short. 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



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Cover illustration by Noah Woods

Vol.99, No. 5

Cover: Illustration by Brian Biggs.
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