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Haresh Lalvani Gr’81 believes there’s a universal code for architecture and sculpture—a “morphological genome” that determines the shape of built structures, similar to the way that DNA shapes living things. And he’s well into the process of decoding it. [...]
Sandra Vlock GAr’85’s fire pits and fire screens are functional, fine art.[...]
Paul Downs EAS’85 and Jacob Lief C’99 have each had just one job since graduating from Penn—the former as the owner of Paul Downs Cabinetmakers and the latter heading up the nonprofit Ubuntu Education Fund. While their ventures are very different, these two alumni share an extraordinary degree of persistence and a rare candor.[...]
When a Penn-CHOP team performed the world’s first double hand transplant on a child last summer, the landmark operation generated headlines around the world and young Zion Harvey became a YouTube star. But there’s a lot more to the story. [...]
Novel take on Hunter S. Thompson. Gonzo Girl.[...]
Thomas Hong, Penn Symphony Orchestra’s new director.[...]
No argument: Presidential debates need fixing.[...]
After overcoming her own infertility, Melissa Brisman has helped hundreds of couples become parents as a legal entrepreneur in the little-discussed realm of pregnancy for pay.[...]
Yochi Dreazen had seen his share of death and combat trauma as a military journalist in Iraq and Afghanistan. But it wasn’t until he met an American general and his family that he learned how deep that trauma can go, and what needs to be done to heal it.[...]
Rabbi David Wolpe is an admired writer, the popular leader of one of the largest Conservative Jewish congregations in the country, and one of the “50 most influential Jews in the world.” His latest book, David: The Divided Heart, delves into one of the Bible’s most fascinating—and human—characters.[...]
As the nation’s first medical school celebrates its 250th anniversary, a look back at how generations of students, faculty, and alumni have served their country, delivered the finest patient care, and advanced medical research and education here in Philadelphia and around the world.[...]
Is Vox Media CEO James Bankoff WG’96 a Henry Luce for the Digital Age?[...]
Barbara P. Barnett GEd’71 documents Holocaust-survivors’ stories.[...]
May|June 2015: Restaurants, food waste, and more.[...]
Denying hurt doesn’t make it disappear.[...]
Seeing past the ‘iPatient.’[...]
SCAN certificate program serves non-specialists in neuroscience.[...]
Andy Strauss has spent 25 years preserving land and creating trails to restore natural beauty to blighted landscapes. Now he has a vision for the hardscrabble coal country of northeastern Pennsylvania. [...]
In the two decades since her breast-cancer diagnosis, Geralyn Lucas C’89 has become an icon and inspiration to fellow survivors for her flamboyant and gleefully defiant response to her disease. It all started with her choice of lipstick to wear for her mastectomy. [...]
Conference tackles food waste (all 1.3 billion tons a year).[...]