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Volume 111, No. 3


Working Like Dogs

The new Penn Vet Working Dog Center will breed and train the country’s top detection dogs, but Center founder and director Cindy Otto’s sweeping vision doesn’t stop there. Through detailed tracking of what leads to success, “It will be the flagship of knowledge—knowledge about the dogs, knowledge for the dogs, knowledge that feeds back to the dogs,” she says. By Molly Petrilla

Home Depot Syndrome, the Purple Squirrel, and America’s Job Hunt Rabbit Hole

As America strives to regain its economic footing, good people can’t find work even while companies struggle to find employees.  How can this be happening? Wharton’s Peter Cappelli has a provocative answer. By Trey Popp

The PATH to GO!

A decade after what’s believed to be the country’s first support group for gay college athletes was started here on campus, Penn alumni, students, and staff are at the forefront of a national movement to ensure that, if you’re gay and you play sports, you don’t have to be afraid. By Dave Zeitlin

The Art of Change

Charles Krause spent most of his career digging for stories. Now he’s finding—and exhibiting—artists whose work impacts the world. By Samuel Hughes

Homecoming 2012

Photos from the festivities. Plus: Alumni Award of Merit winners and citations


From the Editor

From College Hall


First Person: Essays
Notes from the Undergrad: In London, missing America
Alumni Voices: “Freedom! Now what to do with it?”
Elsewhere: A birthday party better than you’ll ever have
Expert Opinion: Turns out government can solve problems

Gazetteer: News & Sports
Ira Harkavy on the Netter Center’s first 20 years
Heard on Campus: Junot Diaz
Association of Alumnae celebrates a century
Museum symposium examines skulls—and racial bias
Smilow family gift to name Center for Translational Research
Penn philosophers help foster change in developing countries
Football: Ragone to Holland to Ivy title

Penn collection highlighted
at Arthur Ross Gallery

Film In search of lost children in El Salvador.
Memoria de los Niños

Books Writers v. robber barons.
The Great American Railroad War

Music A new Penn songbook from
the late Bruce Montgomery

Briefly Noted
Arts Calendar

Alumni: Profiles

Nursing alums Keynan Hobbs and Pamela Wall battle PTSD
Stu Siegel W’85 loves hockey—and business—and combining the two
Laura Bilodeau Overdeck WG’95 created Bedtime Math
Michael Sluchan C’93 develops and oversees shows for USA Network
Betty Liu C’95 is In the Loop on business reporting

: Events
: Notes
: Obituaries



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