A Life Worth Living

Thanks to advanced technology and the family, friends, colleagues, and caretakers who make up his “crew,” Penn neuroscientist and alumnus Scott Mackler continues to function professionally and personally a decade after being diagnosed with the lethal neurodegenerative disease ALS.

Sunrise in Philadelphia

On a crisp September day, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention gathered to sign the document they’d hammered out over the long, hot summer of 1787, flaws and all. An excerpt from Plain, Honest Men by History Professor Richard Beeman. Plus: An interview with the author.

Crossing the Street

It’s just a short walk from Penn’s campus to the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, but for the hundreds of medical students and residents who train there the experience can be transformative.