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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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Work in Progress
It's making it harder
to find a parking space and a lot easier to get a cup of coffee.
But there's much more than that to Penn's current building boom.
By John Prendergast.
The Dorm Transformed
A year ago, Penn
converted all undergraduate residences into "college houses."
Here's a look at some of the ways residents are making their houses
home. By Susan Lonkevich.
Treasures & Travesties
Two experts on Penn's
architecture weigh in on the buildings that define the campus
and some we could do without. By Samuel Hughes.
Last summer a Penn
English professor and his wife, a University administrator, visited
some of the world's saddest placesand made two families very happy.
By Peter Conn.
Making Their Voices Heard
The cameraman lock-out
was just the first bump on the rocky road to success for a
program that used the Internet to teach Philadelphia public high-school
about politics. By Phyllis Kaniss.
From the Editor
Living and Learning.
Advice for the Phils, wrong turn in the Crimea.
Notes From the Undergrad
How the high-rises got that way.
Confessions of a Note-reader.
From College Hall
True community is created from debate.
Riepe elected trustee chairman ... ICA director chosen
... HUP rated 10th by U.S. News ...
Study finds therapy as effective as drugs ... Advance in using plants
to treat toxic sites ...
EEOC cites Penn for gender discrimination ... Lea School garden blooms.
Off the Shelf
Briefly Noted: Recent books by alumni and faculty.
Fall sports preview.
A more in-depth look at some of Penn's outstanding alumni.
Comings, goings, appointments, promotions, accolades,
and other personal news
Cover illustration by Michael Hill.
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