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Volume 107, No. 3


An Architect Walks Into the Lab
Can architects help create next-generation treatments for cancer and lung disease? Will the buildings of tomorrow have intelligent skins? What does figure skating have to do with it? An unusual partnership between Penn cell biologists and design students is tackling a lot of strange questions. Their answers may rewrite the rules of biomedical research. By Trey Popp

The Energizer Dean
From her distinctive outfits to her influential research to her indefatigable efforts to raise the profile of Penn’s School of Nursing, Dean Afaf Meleis commands attention—provided you can keep up with her. By Caroline Tiger

In Dreams Begin Discoveries
Revisiting a century-old essay—still cited in the scientific literature—in which one noted Penn scholar dissected the “problem-solving” dreams of two others and showed how they slept their way to insights that eluded their waking selves. By Dennis Drabelle

Homecoming 2008
Our annual photo essay. Plus: Alumni Award of Merit winners and citations.


From the Editor

From College Hall


ESSAYS : First Person
Notes From the Undergrad
 “There’s someone’s life in that file”
Alumni Voices His last crazy adventure (not)
Elsewhere Border crossings and crossings-out
Expert Opinion Palin’s sisters

GAZETTEER : News & Sports
Weathering the economic storm 
South Street mural honors W.E.B. Dubois 
Cohen to succeed Riepe as trustee chair next year 
Voters, place your bets! 
Big cities, little attention 
Big Penn presence at “world’s largest brainstorming event”
Mourning for Mumbai victims
Daniels leaving Penn for JHU presidency 
CGS’s new name: College of Liberal and Professional Studies 
Abigail Seldin C’09 G’09 snares Rhodes scholarship 
Three sports, three stories 

OPERA Jay Reise’s Rasputin in Russia
ART Two exhibits by photographer Andrea Baldeck M’79 GM’84
BOOKS Fish’s story. Save the World on Your Own Time

ALUMNI : Profiles 
David Montgomery C’68 WG’70 is the happiest man in Philadelphia 
Mark Haines L’89 
critiques the crash for CNBC 
Nanotech lab 
dedicated in memory of 1987 classmates and couple 
Amy Zimmerman C’85 
advocates for kids 
Nathaniel Popkin C’91 GCP’95 
dreams the possible city

ALUMNI : Events : Notes : Obituaries


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