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Volume 112, No. 3


Finding an Old Flame
Michael Chazan C’85 has been blazing a trail back in time from Biblical to Lower Paleolithic archaeology. By Beebe Bahrami

Magic Man
Once upon a time, Dan Fields C’88 was this close to bringing his acclaimed production of a “lost” Arthur Miller play to Broadway. Now he creates live entertainment for Disney theme parks, resorts, and cruise ships. The professional distance from one to the other, he insists, isn’t so great. By Alyson Krueger

Putting Out Fires
In politics and the firehouse, Matt Klapper C’05 has learned to take the heat. By Kathryn Levy Feldman

The Three Authors
From cloaks to biosuits, three Penn alumni span several centuries with their thought-provoking debut novels. By Susan Frith

Homecoming 2013
Photos from the festivities. Plus: Alumni Award of Merit citations


From the Editor
From College Hall

First Person: Essays
ALUMNI VOICES Just getting started
ELSEWHERE “Carl, you have been with ghosts”
EXPERT OPINION The best way to help in natural disasters

Gazetteer: News & Sports

Q&A with Steve Bilsky W’71 on his retirement after 20 years as AD Construction starting on New College House on Hill Field
Penn Women’s Center marks 40 years
Wharton (East and West) hosts conference on innovation in India
Wharton junior organizes, sells zombie apocalypse
“Titan Arm” lifts four Penn student engineers to major prizes
CHOP and Penn doctors receive prestigious John Scott Award
Men’s soccer Ivy champs, football stumbles


MUSIC Osvaldo Golijov Gr’91’s “fountain of tears” for García Lorca
ART “American Modern” William H. Johnson at Arthur Ross Gallery EXCERPT Oscar Goodman L’64 and the Mob (Museum)
BOOKS It was a stone gas, honey. Love, Peace, and Soul

Alumni: Profiles

Howard Spiegler C’69 pioneered the legal fight to recover Nazi-looted art
Rye-revivalists John Cooper W’78 and Herman Mihalich CHE’80 WG’84
Shivani Tibrewala C’00 runs a theater company in Mumbai and writes (a lot)
Brian Seltzer C’07 is the voice of Penn sports—and some others, too
USciences presidency latest first for Helen Giles-Gee CW’72 GEd’73 Gr’83

: Events
: Notes
: Obituaries


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