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Vol. 96, No. 5


The Fragile Orchestra
What causes a woman’s own hand to try to strangle her?
How can a grown man recognize a carrot but not be able to name it?
Such mysteries of the brain and mind are being probed by Martha Farah and Todd Feinberg, pioneers in the brave new world of neuropsychology. By John Shea

Bridging Two Worlds
Penn — like universities across the country — is helping more faculty move ideas from the lab to the marketplace through a process called technology transfer. But, some caution that these industry-academy collaborations may compromise publishing and research. By Susan Lonkevich

An Eye for Value
John Neff’s knack for finding gold among “woebegone” companies has transformed Penn’s endowment from among the worst performing in higher education to one of the best — at a price you can’t beat. By John Prendergast

“Pressing On”
The University of Pennsylvania press has a new home, a new director, and some new goals and projects. It also has a checkered past — and a changing world of publishing to contend with. By Samuel Hughes


From the Editor
Money Matters

Misunderstandings, omissions, complaints, and a few compliments.

Notes From the Undergrad
The current law promotes irresponsible use of alcohol. By Paul Christner.

DOE releases report on Penn’s crime statsFossil sheds light on move from water to landUniversity Museum’s site honoredGenetic link to anorexia foundStones of burned church to be reusedMale coach charges reverse-discriminationAll cleared in disorderly conduct investigation“Hell, no! We won’t [let hockey] go!”

Scholar-athlete John Bishop tackles a Thouron. By Noel Hynd

Off the Shelf
So, what is “literary journalism,” anyway?The Art of Fact By Peter Conn

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.
Patricia Clark Kenschaft |Math “Evangelist” Spreads the Word to Parents
M. Josephine Deubler | Leader of the Pack
Jonathan Denbo | Labor of Love
In Search Of … Penn Quakers | Does your alma mater know where you are?
Alexia Antczak Bouckoms | Possibility of Cure Brings Hope to Alumna
Howard P. Berkowitz | Challenging Cyber-hate
Robert and Olivia Temple | The Other Side of Aesop


Double Acrostic by Don Bloch

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