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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.[...]
With a new director at the helm and a slate of ambitious exhibitions on tap for 2013-14, Penn’s ICA is poised to celebrate its own past while still focusing on bringing what’s new in the art world to campus. [...]
Alumni have been working at the icon of computer animation since long before Toy Story, and a steady stream of Digital Media Design graduates are continuing to help create new hits like the Academy Award-winning Brave and this summer’s Monsters University.[...]
As director of the Penn Program for Mindfulness, Michael Baime M’81 has helped hundreds of healthcare professionals acquire the skills to improve their interactions with patients, increase their job satisfaction, and reduce stress in their personal lives. [...]
Wharton professor Richard Shell’s unorthodox new book on success draws on his own wandering path to an academic career and celebrates the power of uncertainty. [...]
Josh Tauberer Gr’11 believed the government should just give him the data he needed to create GovTrack, his website to help people follow the progress of Congressional legislation. When the powers-that-be said No, he went out and got it anyway. [...]
Once hailed as a “landmark” achievement, alumnus and Penn English professor Robert Spiller’s Literary History of the United States now feels not just dated but fundamentally misguided. What happened?[...]
Paralyzed from the neck down by a gunshot wound in 2011, Kevin Neary C’04 can’t help imagining that someday a medical miracle might allow him to walk again. [...]
The dangers and rewards of giving more than you get. An excerpt from Give and Take by Wharton professor Adam Grant. Plus: Interview with the author.[...]
Can an unpredictably centrist talk-show host with a yen for “nothing” really have an impact on the national discourse?[...]
What happens when a playwright best known for a one-man show about a seriously overdue library book gets involved in creating a blockbuster musical about an iconic superhero? In one word: Kapow![...]
Our annual photo essay.[...]
Penn has a longstanding commitment to global engagement, dating all the way back to Ben Franklin. [...]
Lots of aid projects in the developing world provide materials—from latrines to laptops—but little in the way of involvement or input for the people they are supposed to benefit. In Nicaragua a group of Penn alumni, faculty, and students are trying a different approach.[...]
Alumnus Michael Burke’s life reads like an adventure story— several of them, actually. [...]
How the Penn alumnus behind Humanistic Robotics, Inc. is saving the world one landmine at a time—and making money doing it.[...]
Showtime CEO Matt Blank has used boundary-pushing programming, cutting-edge marketing, and smart management to build his cable network into a national powerhouse. [...]
Penn’s Making History campaign has exceeded expectations, raising $4.3 billion and “catapulting” the University “from excellence to eminence.” [...]