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Jan|Feb 2017
Volume 115, No. 3


FEATURES

Protecting “Negative Heritage” In Rwanda
In a church where victims were massacred, a team from Penn is helping Rwandan officials develop a plan to conserve the material evidence—bullet-riddled walls, blood-stained clothing—that bears witness to the country’s genocide.
By JoAnn Greco

Suiting Up
Over the years, Penn has contributed an impressive number of alumni who have left their mark on the many-sided business of sports. And they all have stories to tell.
By Robert Strauss

Homecoming 2016
Our annual photo gallery, plus two arts & culture anniversaries, and the Alumni Award of Merit winners and citations

What Kids Want (to Watch)
Twenty-five years after she helped launch the original Nicktoons, Linda Simensky is still deciding what millions of kids watch on TV—and teaching Penn students who grew up loving the shows she developed.
By Molly Petrilla


DEPARTMENTS

From the Editor

From College Hall

Letters

 

First Person: Essays

NOTES FROM THE UNDERGRAD Drum solo

ALUMNI VOICES “I was in Nepal, for God’s sake”

ELSEWHERE On the Inca Trail

EXPERT OPINION Take a chair

 

Gazetteer: News & Sports

“Penn is and has always been a ‘sanctuary’”

President Gutmann’s contract extended to 2022

Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture turns 50

Mini Piccolissimo: the world’s smallest self-powered flying drone

Weber Symposium features digital journalist Kara Swisher

Finding: UV light can reduce C. diff infections

Revitalizing endangered Native American languages

Cultural historian Francesca Ammon deconstructs the bulldozer

$15 million to establish the Sachs Program for Arts Innovation

Football repeats as Ivy champs, sprint football takes title too

Scoreboard

 

Arts

EXHIBITION The Freedom Principle at ICA highlights Chicago arts-group

BOOKS Eating words. The Artists’ and Writers’ Cookbook

ART Sarah Meyohas C’13 W’13’s work explores the art of commerce

BRIEFLY NOTED

ARTS CALENDAR

 

Alumni: Profiles

Karissa Kruse W’97 WG’04 leads sustainability efforts in Sonoma County

Frank Cervone C’79 directs the Support Center for Child Advocates

Amy Friedman C’86 GEd’86 wants to grow Sprout

: Notes

: Obituaries

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