Expect to Hear Music
Something is definitely up with Penn’s music department. In addition to studying, analyzing, thinking about, and writing music, students are playing it, too.  Plus: “Accidental genius” Jennifer Higdon. | By Karen Rile

LEAPP of Faith
“How do you get to know a patient as a person first, not as a container for a disease?” Penn’s medical school is looking to LEAPP—Longitudinal Experience to Appreciate Patient Perspectives—as one answer. By Huntly Collins | Plus: “I Want to Remember Everything,” a student perspective by Defne Amado

Alumni Weekend 2005
Our annual photo essay. | By Addison Geary

Insuring Against Terror
Since 9/11, Howard Kunreuther and his colleagues at the Wharton School’s Center for Risk Management and Decision Processes have been examining the thorny issue of how to protect society from the economic effects of the next terrorist attack. | By Jon Hurdle

Volume 103, No.6
Cover Illustration by The Heads of State

©2005 The Pennsylvania Gazette
Last modified 7/1/05

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Notes from the Undergrad:
“Even at home, things are changing”
Alumni Voices:
Idol encounter
In search of porcupine stomach
Expert Opinion: Being funny is no joke

GAZETTEER : News & Sports
Annan: “The cause of larger freedom should be your cause”
Grads pledge to do good in chosen work
Q&A with new Provost Ronald Daniels
Conference highlights global threats to women
Penn Reading Project pick: Franklin’s Autobiography
Better minesweeper takes PennVention prize
Wound sealant wins honors at Wharton
Keys to learning
$5 million to develop “swarming” robots
Do “clutch hitters” exist?
Trees make good neighborhoods
Pole vaulter Stephanie Crook
Latest Hall of Famers
Honoring “world’s greatest oarsman” Joe Burk
50 years later, crew team recalls triumphant tour

Art Heroic portrait: Chuck Close
Talk Wendy Steiner on “dream modeling”
Symposium Hometown honors William Carlos Williams
Books Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams. Black Hollywood’s Golden Age?
Books Maxfield Parrish and the American Imagists
Books True Story. Murderer saves journalist
Briefly Noted
Arts Calendar

ALUMNI : Profiles
Movie memoirist Frawley Becker
“BananaBunker” creator Paul Stremple
Sims stylist Charles London
Women’s Leaguer Narda Quigley

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