The Lightning Rod

Robert Lanza C’78 M’83 has racked up a slew of scientific accolades—and generated an equal amount of controversy—for his pioneering work on cloning and stem cells.

The Moment and the Poem

There’s a rich music in the poetry of Gregory Djanikian C’71, along with hard-won wisdom, a generous spirit, and a “clarity that does not negate complication.”

“Know That We Are Still Here”

With the new exhibition, Native American Voices: The People—Here and Now, the Penn Museum and a team of Native American advisors and collaborators aim to “transform your understanding of Native America today.”

Life Saver

Medical alumnus William A. Newell practiced the healing arts throughout his life—when he wasn’t founding the Life-Saving Service, representing New Jersey’s Second District in Congress, and serving as governor of New Jersey and Washington Territory.

Still Kicking

And singing. And dancing. And joking. And cross-dressing. A century and a quarter after its first production in 1889, Mask & Wig—the “oldest all-male collegiate musical comedy troupe in the United States”—remains the one there’s only room for.

The Privilege of a Lifetime

As president and CEO of the private foundation that owns, operates, and finances the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, Joe Daniels L’98 has weathered political battles, emotional conflicts, economic challenges, construction headaches, and more to honor those who died that day.

The Commissioners

A pair of prominent Penn alumni recently served on two presidential panels that probed some very sensitive national issues. Now they discuss the process, and their findings.

The Lettuce Cure

After a century of astonishing advances, essential medicines still remain beyond the reach of an estimated one-third of the world’s population. Penn Dental’s Henry Daniell could be on the cusp of changing that.

Walking with Mandela

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.

Lea’s Legacy

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.