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Volume 108, No. 5


Alone Together
School of Social Policy and Practice Professor Vivian Seltzer has spent decades developing and testing a theory that she believes is “the first roadmap through adolescence.” By Samuel Hughes

The History Buffer
Stephen Fried says we have Fred Harvey to thank for retail chains, Western tourism, and our model of exemplary customer service. He also suggests that his just-published book about the man and the “railroad hospitality empire” he embodied represents a new nonfiction genre: history buffed. By John Prendergast

Vendor Defender
Street Vendor Project Director Sean Basinski can tell you all about the mouth-watering offerings available from New York’s food trucks and carts—and even more about the daily struggles faced by the immigrant men and women who operate them. By Jordana Horn

Degrees of Happiness
In Penn’s intensive one-year master’s program in applied positive psychology, working professionals from more than a dozen countries and a staggering range of fields come to learn how to “add to the tonnage of happiness in the world.” By Kathryn Levy Feldman

The (Continuing) Tale of Troy
Ever since Heinrich Schliemann “discovered” Troy in the 1870s, archaeologists have searched for proof that Homer’s Iliad was based on historical fact. Penn Museum Deputy Director C. Brian Rose, who has led excavations at the site for more than two decades, may have found it. By Dennis Drabelle 


From the Editor

From College Hall


ESSAYS : First Person
Notes from the Undergrad The new face of En Portada 
Alumni Voices Oprah, OJ, and me 
Elsewhere In a mineshaft in Bolivia 
Expert Opinion Gambling on your health

GAZETTEER : News & Sports
Airlift brings Haiti earthquake victims to HUP, CHOP 
Match Day madness 
Live from Irvine, Seth Meyers 
China ambassador Jon Huntsman C’87 to speak at Commencement 
Martha Nussbaum on “disgust” behind same-sex marriage opposition
Medical Dean Rubenstein to step down in June 2011 
Tuition, fees, room & board up 3.8 percent to $51,944 
Bassini Apprenticeships offer “lab experience” for writers 
New work by Anon.: $4.25 million for rare book library 
Penn Club of New York approved for landmark status 
Jerome Allen named permanent men’s basketball coach

PHOTOGRAPHY JJ Tiziou C’02’s 50,000-square-feet photo project 
DESIGN Young-Hwan Choi GAr’11’s shape-shifting shelter 
BOOKS Humans and animals, in the lab and on the plate 
BOOKS Styles of the city. Philadelphia Originals 

ALUMNI : Profiles 
Ed DeSeve WG’71 controls the stimulus package purse-strings 
Ethan Lipsitz C’06 leaves his customers in (one-of-a-kind) stitches 
John Hanson C’83 and John Milner Ar’64 upgrade Biddle mansion 
Sheena Iyengar W’92 C’92 analyzes the art of choosing 
Todd Lieberman C’95 pitches his heart out to make movies he loves 
Randy Snurr EAS’88 plays around with “molecular Tinkertoys”



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