Vol. 99, No. 6
Dinosaurs Lost and Found
A Penn graduate student’s quest to rediscover the “lost dinosaurs of Egypt” was a story made for television—a two-hour documentary will air this winter—and led to a spectacular new find as well.
By John Prendergast
The Biopond is Back | Slideshow
More than a half century after he nearly dropped out of Penn, Noam Chomsky towers over the field of linguistics and the politics of dissent. What would have happened if he hadn’t met Zellig Harris?
By Samuel Hughes
Alumni Weekend 2001 | Slideshow
Plus: War Years Reunion
Sprawl and the City
In a new book, Penn-affiliated experts provide a crash course on what went wrong with America’s cities—and offer some ideas on how to fix them.
By Virginia Fairweather
From the Editor
Classroom discussion, rejected invitation, cutting remark, letters on letters.
Notes From the Undergrad
Feeling the animals’ pain.
Education of a surgeon.
John McCain … and lots of rain
Bob Alig C’84 WG’87 named head of alumni relations
“You open a hole in the wall and see the other room”
Students sail the high seas (well, the Delaware)
Tom Wolfe on how to spot a Silicon Valley billionaire
Candide best of all possible choices for Penn Reading Project
Martin CEO appointment made permanent
Off the Shelf
The Seduction of Place. Why we love the cities we do.
Misgivings. A poet’s memoir of family life.
Women’s tennis takes first-ever Ivy crown.
A more in-depth look at some of Penn’s outstanding alumni.
Harrison Tao C’74 | Bearing Witness in Blue
Robert Fox C’82 | On a Clear Day, You’re Not in Beijing
Malkah Buchweitz W’96 and Eveie Wilpon C’97 | Advice on Life After College, Careers—and Dry-cleaning
Sandra Samberg Nu’94 GNu’95 | A Starter Kit for Babies
Jacqueline Gilbertson WG’83 | At Home Abroad
Comings, goings, appointments, promotions, accolades
and other personal news