The Anatomist of Crime

PIK Professor Adrian Raine is regarded as the world’s leading biological criminologist. He didn’t get there by playing it safe. Plus: “Where to Draw the Lines?” an excerpt from Raine’s new book, The Anatomy of Violence.

Philo Phorever

As it enters its third century, America’s oldest continuously existing college literary society still has a role to fill on campus, in keeping with its unofficial motto: “Raise hell with your brain.”

50 Years of Now

With a new director at the helm and a slate of ambitious exhibitions on tap for 2013-14, Penn’s ICA is poised to celebrate its own past while still focusing on bringing what’s new in the art world to campus.

Penn at Pixar

Alumni have been working at the icon of computer animation since long before Toy Story, and a steady stream of Digital Media Design graduates are continuing to help create new hits like the Academy Award-winning Brave and this summer’s Monsters University.

Being There

As director of the Penn Program for Mindfulness, Michael Baime M’81 has helped hundreds of healthcare professionals acquire the skills to improve their interactions with patients, increase their job satisfaction, and reduce stress in their personal lives.

Shell’s Odyssey

Wharton professor Richard Shell’s unorthodox new book on success draws on his own wandering path to an academic career and celebrates the power of uncertainty.

Civic Hacker

Josh Tauberer Gr’11 believed the government should just give him the data he needed to create GovTrack, his website to help people follow the progress of Congressional legislation. When the powers-that-be said No, he went out and got it anyway.

The Work of a Generation

Once hailed as a “landmark” achievement, alumnus and Penn English professor Robert Spiller’s Literary History of the United States now feels not just dated but fundamentally misguided. What happened?

Hope is Part of the Plan

Paralyzed from the neck down by a gunshot wound in 2011, Kevin Neary C’04 can’t help imagining that someday a medical miracle might allow him to walk again.

Good Returns

The dangers and rewards of giving more than you get. An excerpt from Give and Take by Wharton professor Adam Grant. Plus: Interview with the author.