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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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Putting on a Show
That’s what musical-theater legend Hal Prince C’48 Hon’71 is doing this month in Philadelphia—and what he’s been doing like no one else for the past half-century. By Samuel Hughes

Coming Home
The author got a lot out of studying the history and sociology of science at Penn, including a piece of advice that has informed her work as an award-winning memoirist. By Beth Kephart C’82

The Big Picture
Assistant Professor of Astronomy David Koerner is a leader in research on the existence of planets and the possibility of life outside our solar system. He
believes in getting the most out of life here, too. By Susan Lonkevich

“Tweaked, Not Trendy”
Wendy Evans Joseph C’77 helped design Washington’s Holocaust Museum and was the architect for the new Women’s Museum in Dallas. Next up is a jazz museum in Harlem. By Virginia Fairweather


From the Editor
Star Power

Questioning bilingual education, feeling left out, Perelman Quad complaint.

Notes From the Undergrad
Secrets of a Washington intern.

Alumni Voices
Stream—river—of consciousness.

MacDiarmid wins chemistry Nobel … With P2B, Penn launches high-tech incubator … Ribbon-cutting and rock at Perelman Quad … Kafkaesque Convocation for the Class of 2004 … Penn #6 in U.S. News; Wharton #1 in Business Week … Flood of discoveries in Black Sea … Welfare reform’s reverse dependency … Lawsuit filed in Gelsinger death [Settlement announced November 3] … Wistar polio-vaccine not cause of AIDS … When patients’ rights and religious restrictions collide … Settlement in Medicare fraud case … $18 million grant toward new Vet School building … Treatment interruptions may boost immune response

Off the Shelf
Whistle-blower's reward: jail time. Rats in the Grain.
Penn and the prize. Prize Stories 2000: The O’Henry Awards.

Make it three for men’s basketball? 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.99, No. 2
Cover: Illustration by Chris Sharp.
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