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Vol. 96, No. 8


Knowing El Niño
There was no getting away from El Niño this year — in newspapers and magazines, on TV, or anytime you walked out the door. But if you think you know all about it, you’re wrong, says Dr. Michael Glantz, who’s been studying the much-maligned weather phenomenon for the past quarter-century.
By Sonia Ellis

Dramatic Entrance  
David Stone has been stagestruck since he choked up at the end of Man of La Mancha at age four. At 31, he’s a veteran Broadway producer — most recently, of the controversial revival of The Diary of Anne Frank.
By Leslie Whitaker

Rediscovering Troy
Academic turned museum-director Tom Carroll is hoping that a greater awareness of its rich past will help Troy, New York — an industrial powerhouse of the last century that has fallen on hard times in this one — rise again in the next.
W. Conard Holton


From the Editor
Big Shoes

Praise for Pound and Williams, advice for overacheivers, and more.

Notes From the Undergrad
A willingness to adapt links Penn’s past and present. 

From College Hall
Rewriting the definition of a global university.

President Carter, Andrea Mitchell speakAnd the honorands areVending ordinance passed … Guilty verdicts in Sled killing … Hall of Fame, Class IIA new kind of business classConcert and symposium honor Stokowski legacyStudent murdered in Center City.

Titles in wrestling, women’s gymnastics, and golf.

Off the Shelf 
The greatest of our time. The Muhammad Ali Reader. 
Side effects. Bitter Pills: Inside the Hazardous World of Legal Drugs.

The Alumni
Comings, goings, appointments, promotions, accolades, and other personal news 

Alumni Profiles
A more in-depth look at some of Penn’s outstanding alumni.
Jon M. Huntsman | A Global Investment
Gwyneth Leech | Visions — and Videos — of a New Scotland
Alzie Jackson | The Man of Many Hats Touched Many Hearts
The Thin Yellow Line
Alumni Children Hone Writing Skills On Line
Dr. Richard Lundquist | Making Time for Riffs in His Retirement


Cryptic Crossword by Brit Ray

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