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May|June 2016
Volume 114, No. 5


FEATURES

Wasser World

 

Julian Wasser C’55’s photographic love affair with Hollywood began more than half a century ago. He’s been loving and hating and shooting it ever since.
By Samuel Hughes

The Dhaka Studio

 

Eight years ago, Stephen Kieran GAr’76 and James Timberlake GAr’77 turned their Penn Design senior studio upside down. They demoted design in favor of research, gave aesthetics a back seat to social science and data analysis, and took all their students to Bangladesh.

By Trey Popp

Beyond the Golden Touch

 

There’s a lot more to King Midas than history’s most celebrated case of “be careful what you wish for.” Drawing on decades of excavations at Gordion in modern Turkey, a blockbuster exhibition at the Penn Museum illuminates the world of ancient Phrygia’s greatest ruler.
By Julia M. Klein


DEPARTMENTS

From the Editor

From College Hall

Letters

 

 

First Person: Essays

NOTES FROM THE UNDERGRAD  The comforts of home

ALUMNI VOICES  Loving the Penn Relays

ELSEWHERE  Mixed use, Dhaka-style

EXPERT OPINION  “Enlightenment is for anyone”

 

Gazetteer: News & Sports

With a Penn assist, Philadelphia named first US World Heritage City

The University’s economic impact in PA: $14.3 billion in 2015

Alumnus Fritz Steiner, of UT-Austin, named new PennDesign dean

Wrestling alumni-led Beat the Streets helped freshman Jon Guevara

Costs—and financial aid—to rise 3.9 percent for 2016-17

IUR panel debates ETA for driverless cars

Unveiled: Penn-Novartis Center for Advanced Cellular Therapeutics

Steve Weiner WG’16’s VetTechTrek matches veterans with tech firms

New book on ENIAC emphasizes machine’s operations—and operators

Second round of President’s Engagement Prize-winners announced

Scholarship established to honor Joseph R. “Beau” Biden III C’91

Women’s basketball team are Ivy champions

Scoreboard

Chris Swanson W’16 is Penn’s first-ever NCAA champ in swimming

Ivy coaches vote unanimously to cut tackling from football practices

 

 

Arts

MAGAZINES  Karen Rile C’80 wields Cleaver

FILM  Cinema studies’ Peter Decherney on Hollywood history

MUSIC  Jennifer Higdon G’92 Gr’94’s first opera, Cold Mountain

ARTS CALENDAR

 

 

Alumni: Profiles

Rachel Cohen C’12 founded and Penny Ellison L’98 runs Hand2Paw

Lawrence Haas C’78 tells how Harry & Arthur created the Free World

MAPP alumni honor Christopher Peterson with Character Strengths Matter

Steve Zeitlin W’69 Gr’78 showcases New York culture at City Lore

Former “socialist” Julian Brodsky W’56 helped found Comcast

: Events

: Notes

: Obituaries

 

 

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