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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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Photo by Candace diCarlo

Lily Yeh’s Art of Transformation
Dissatisfied with her work as a painter, Lily Yeh was searching for “a luminous place,
a place where I could locate the sacred in the mundane”—and found it in blighted
North Philadelphia. By Phil Leggiere

Class Acts
From West Philadelphia to Southern California, community-service projects offer
interested alumni a new way to give. By Susan Lonkevich

Wideman on Campus
A star student and athlete at Penn in the 1960s, the writer John Edgar Wideman
was back this spring as a Kelly Writers House Visiting Fellow. He closed out a two-day
stay on campus with an interview originally broadcast live over the World Wide Web
—and presented here in edited form.

Alumni Weekend 2000
Reunions in the rain.Photos by Addison Geary

From the Editor
Crossing Boundaries

Monty's fan club, animal rights reconsidered, more on gene therapy.

Notes From the Undergrad
The view from 2000.

Alumni Voices
The view from 1985, reconsidered .

Poet Seamus Heaney on graduates’ “in-between condition” … Freshmen will read Kafka’s
Student groups gain space on Locust Walk … Lang steps down as
nursing school dean …
IHGT will no longer conduct human trials … Caplan blasts press
on bioethics treatment …
New Glee Club director named … Flameless fuel-cell
promises cleaner energy source …
Natalie Angier on women and evolutionary
psychology …
Undergraduates co-edit foreign policy book … $75,000 awarded
to winning business plans

Off the Shelf
What price virtuality? The Age of Access.

All basepaths lead to Rome? 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 Photo by David Fields
Vol.98, No. 6
Cover: Photo by Candace diCarlo.
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