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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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The Children's Crusaders
Calling for a truly child-centered approach, a multidisciplinary group at Penn
aims to remake the nation's child-welfare system. By Samuel Hughes.

The True Summit
Confessions of a late-blooming mountain climber. By Ursula Wagener.

Resetting the Circadian Clock

Dr. David Dinges probes the mysteries of sleep -- from how astronauts on a
two-year mission to Mars will experience time to why drowsy drivers don't
get off the road. By Harry Goldstein.

Travels with Tarzan: A Documentary Odyssey
In which a pair of alumni filmmakers runs away with the circus.
By Robin Rosenthal.

Penn & Ink
A reading series at Kelly Writers House is luring alumni writers back to
campus. By Nate Chinen.

From the Editor
Saving lives.

Penn's China "dynasty," condone or condemn,
rats and cats, goalpost gripe.

Notes From the Undergrad
Valentine's Day massacre (of romance).

Alumni Voices
Tribute to a teacher.

From College Hall
Wiring the University for the next century.

Alumnus' death sparks renewed alcohol debate ... New dental-school facility under construction ...
Honoring and updating W.E.B. DuBois ... Solar-car racing team hopes to shine ... $10 million for
a health and fitness center in Gimbel gym ... $5 million verdict for vet-school professor ... Quality
up again; tuition increase smallest in 30 years ... NEH head on elitism, Elvis and integration ...
Hunting neutrinos in Antarctica.

Off the Shelf
The city seen. Sidewalk Critic: Lewis Mumford's Writings on New York .

Men's basketball captures Ivy title.

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.



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Copyright 1999 The Pennsylvania Gazette
Last Modified 4/27/99