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 Education of Pedro Ramos
As the youngest and first Latino president of the Philadelphia School Board, alumnus Pedro Ramos is working to improve the school system he grew up in. One key: "Being able to listen while other people are screaming at you."
By Susan Lonkevich

Perelman Quad, Complete
The renovation of Houston Hall and construction of Wynn Commons marked the final stages of the project. Photos by Greg Benson

Audience Participation Requested
Penn's arts and cultural organizations battle problems with publicity,
parking and misperceptions about the area in their efforts to bring people
through the doors. By Monica Anke Hahn-Koenig

Resistance Fighter
Want to help avert a public health disaster? Quit badgering the doctor to prescribe antibiotics for your cold or your child's earache, says Medical School alumnus Dr. Stuart Levy. And while you're at it, get rid of that anti-bacterial soap! By Tom Nugent


From the Editor
Educating the Public

Hooray for Yeh, alumni weekend, house proud … and more.

Notes From the Undergrad
Two stages, same question: What next?

From College Hall
Reviving Penn's "vibrant center."

Alumni Voices
Opposites attraction in action.

Glenn McGee on his year studying bioethics in Britain … Rapisarda resigns as alumni relations director … Health System CEO leaving after four months … Heartwarming medical advance … Secrets for sale (by your kids) … Unconventional wisdom from Annenberg's Jamieson … Plachy photos kick off Humanities Forum with "style" … FDA cites gene lab on animal studies … Wiring the world, in Mali and India … Roman Corinth on the Web

Off the Shelf
Literary pilgrimage. Around the World with Mark Twain.

Fall is for football. 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 Bill Cramer.
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