Vol. 101, No. 3


Cutting Through the Smoke
Caryn Lerman and her colleagues at the Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center are hot on the trail of biological, psychological, and social means to counter tobacco’s addictive power. By Samuel Hughes

Second Time Around
A program offered through the College of General Studies allows retirees—Penn alumni and others—to audit courses in the School of Arts and Sciences. By Kathryn Levy Feldman

Learning to See Lancaster Avenue
One day, a physician interrupted his grim commute to campus from Philadelphia’s western suburbs and discovered a new world. Photos by John Hansen-Flaschen. Text by Samuel Hughes

Spreading the Words
A century after University Museum archaeologists uncovered thousands of tablets bearing the earliest known form of writing and 25 years after efforts began to compile a dictionary of the language, the Penn Sumerian Dictionary Project is going online. By Susan Frith

Homecoming 2002
Game photos and more from Homecoming’s 50th anniversary.


From the Editor


Notes From the Undergrad
The key to growing up.

From College Hall
Countering terror with knowledge.

Alumni Voices
On guard at Armageddon.

Faculty “teach-in” and students march against war on Iraq  
Five charged in assault on Princeton debater  
NLRB rules for grad-student union elections  
Alumni in the media gather in New York for first “summit”  
Hassenfeld and Fishers give $11.5 million for Quad renovations  
Wharton’s $140 million Huntsman Hall opens
Fewer nurses means more patient deaths  
2003 Writers House Fellows: Bernstein, Anderson, and Sontag  
New furniture—and more—for Hamilton House  
Penn and Citizens Bank launch $28 million neighborhood initiative  
Spinning a new Web site

Off the Shelf 
Confederacy of Silence. Memories and murder.

Ivy champs in football. 


Awards of Merit and Citations

Alumni Profiles
Nathaniel Popkin C’91 GCP’95 | Celebrating Cities
Hon. Ed Rendell C’65 Hon’00 | Making History in Harrisburg
Paul Green C’01 | And For Your Homework Assignment … Led Zeppelin
Wendy Feller C’85 | A Gift for Close-Knit Couples
Ira Einhorn C’61 | Fugitive Convicted for Ex-Girlfriend’s Murder
Sarah McCoubrey C’79 GFA’81 & Tremain Smith C’85 | Earth, Wind & Fire
Wendy Evans Joseph C’77 | A Room with a Stellar View

Alumni Notes

Chaim Potok’s Gift to Penn: Pushing the “frontiers of thought”

At home with the Writers House Al Filreis.

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