Volume 97, No. 3
Martin Seligman’s Journey From Learned Helplessness to Learned Happiness
The renowned Penn professor of psychology has refocused the field toward the encouragement of mental health, launched an investigation into the causes and prevention of ethnopolitical warfare—and vowed to stop being such a grouch.
By Rob Hirtz
Taking On the Tobacco Giants
Bill Novelli has peddled soap, advertised pet food, and even promoted a presidential election campaign. He’s now involved in the toughest marketing job of his career—keeping kids away from cigarettes.
By Susan Lonkevich
Before & After
A five-year conservation program is restoring Penn’s extensive—and long-neglected—collection of bronze outdoor sculptures to their former glory “to be seen, enjoyed, and inspire anew.”
By Carolyn R. Guss
A conference marking the 25th anniversary of Penn’s women’s studies program brought together faculty, students, and leaders in the field to surf the past 3.5 waves of feminism and debate the turbulent currents ahead.
By the Gazette Editors
From the Editor
Stones thrown at Glass article, bullish before Siegel, onions for the flu.
Notes From the Undergrad
Good fence wanted in history department?
A daughter’s memory.
Keeping faith with the cities … Barchi is new provost … Dormitory overhaul planned … Negative ads not all bad … Penn and CHOP to get part of Civic Center site … Managing managed care … A fool for a patient?
Off the Shelf
Sunken treasures. Imagining Atlantis and The Search for the Giant Squid.
Alone atop the Ivies; scoreboard.
Comings, goings, appointments, promotions, accolades, and other personal news
A more in-depth look at some of Penn’s outstanding alumni.
Dr. Barbara Freed,CW’63, Gr’78 |Land of Light and Art
Andrew Gold, C’94 |Internet Tour-Guide
Raqiba Sealy, C’94 | Happy Campers, Responsible Kids
Dr. Fredric Schiffer, C’67 |Better than Rose-Colored Glasses?
Ray Evans, W’36, and Jay Livingston, C’37 | Golden Oldies
Double acrostic by Don Block, Gr’77.