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Here are the stories of Penn alumni trying to carry out the increasingly embattled mission of public education in Philadelphia. [...]
English professor Rita Barnard’s new collection of essays on Nelson Mandela examines the man behind the mythology. In an interview and an excerpt, she discusses Mandela, South Africa, and the challenges of a scholarly approach to a legend.[...]
In 1967, 400 African Americans followed a metal worker named Ben Carter from the South Side of Chicago to Israel. Anthropologist and PIK Professor John L. Jackson has spent the last decade documenting that group.[...]
His library—preserved on Van Pelt’s sixth floor—is one of the great campus spaces, but there’s a lot more than that to know about historian and civic reformer Henry Charles Lea.[...]
Michael Chazan C’85 has been blazing a trail back in time from Biblical to Lower Paleolithic archaeology. [...]
Once upon a time, Dan Fields C’88 was this close to bringing his acclaimed production of a “lost” Arthur Miller play to Broadway. Now he creates live entertainment for Disney theme parks, resorts, and cruise ships. [...]
In politics and the firehouse, Matt Klapper C’05 has learned to take the heat. [...]
From cloaks to biosuits, three Penn alumni span several centuries with their thought-provoking debut novels. [...]
Photos from the festivities.[...]
PIK Professor Adrian Raine is regarded as the world’s leading biological criminologist. He didn’t get there by playing it safe. Plus: “Where to Draw the Lines?” an excerpt from Raine’s new book, The Anatomy of Violence.[...]
As it enters its third century, America’s oldest continuously existing college literary society still has a role to fill on campus, in keeping with its unofficial motto: “Raise hell with your brain.”[...]
Getting to know the Singh Center for Nanotechnology.[...]