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Volume 109, No. 3


(    ) This Education
(A) Fund (B) Copy (C) Steal (D) Sell (E) All of the Above

What happens when you unleash an entrepreneurship evangelist on an education school? Meet Doug Lynch, the vice dean bent on making Penn GSE a hub for social entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and next-generation educational reform. By Trey Popp

When West Went East
Victor Mair first encountered the Bronze Age mummies of China’s Tarim Basin 23 years ago. He—and others—have been trying to figure out what those people were doing there ever since. Plus: Ancient Secrets, Found and Shared reports on the blockbuster exhibition, Secrets of the Silk Road, at the Penn Museum. By Samuel Hughes

A Shelf Full of Resolutions
Five Penn authors offer challenges and inspiration to readers seeking better self-control, wiser conversations, age-appropriate outfits, meaningful reading, and wholesome eating. By Susan Frith

PENN 2.0
The University is now active on all manner of social networks—and students, faculty, and staff members are even inventing new ones of their own. By Molly Petrilla 

Homecoming 2010
Photos from Penn’s fall celebration of arts & culture, football, and fun. Plus: Alumni Award of Merit winners and citations


From the Editor
From College Hall

First Person: Essays
Notes from the Undergrad Sleepless in Philadelphia 
Alumni Voices 
“It was in the CUPID line that I noticed Steve K.” 
9,000-mile road trip
Expert Opinion What WikiLeaks revealed

Gazetteer: News & Sports
Bodybuilding competition combines hard bodies, sharp brains 
$15 million gift will endow Baker Retailing Center 
Cultural centers La Casa Latina, PAACH, and Makuu mark 10 years
Chomsky and Labov anchor linguistics conference
Brewing ideology
PennDesign conference explores architecture of old age
Brownlee lecturer: “Should we be afraid of big clitorises?”
Cross-examining law professor and NFL special master Stephen Burbank
Ivy title for football; basketball’s not-bad start

MUSIC Jennifer Higdon G’92 Gr’94 reviewed and interviewed 
ARCHITECTURE Alumni firm KieranTimberlake’s London embassy 

Alumni Profiles
Gwen Goodman Ed’56 led the NMAJH to Independence Mall 
Fran McCaffery C’82’s coaching philosophy: Expect to beat everybody 
Nargus Harounzadeh C’06 has won an amazing race to recovery 
Ruth Eni Ed’45 GEd’46 is “Momma Dietz” 



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