Vol. 99, No. 5
The Moral Classroom
Getting students to conform to a rigid list of virtues won’t transform them into thoughtful moral agents, say Dr. Joan Goodman and Dr Howard Lesnick, Penn professors who have co-written a new book i response to the growing “character-education” movement. They endorse a messier, but more meaningful approach to moral education.
By Susan Lonkevich
Sam Maitin’s Sistine Chapel
When the Christian Association relocated this winter, it took the mural Sam Maitin created 15 years ago along—and commissioned him to do a new one, too.
By Jane Biberman
Looking for God
Medical alumnus and faculty member Dr. Andrew Newberg probes deep inside the brain in a quest to understand faith.
By Beth Kephart
From the Editor
Conflict over Jerusalem panel, answering Accurso, and more.
Notes From the Undergrad
Sarah and William.
From College Hall
An integrated Health System.
Looking back, the Zen way.
Genomics Institute launched
David Sedaris on the joys of housecleaning
A home for fine arts in Addams Hall
“Jews & Modernity” at the Arthur Ross Gallery
Election 2000, disputed (surprise)
Marking 125 years of women at Penn
Rodin to head Philadelphia New Economy board
Cool $16 million for University Museum climate-control
Ground broken for Penn-assisted public school
Off the Shelf
Not Dylan or the Beatles, but who is? Urban Spacemen and Wayfaring Strangers.
Extraordinary stories of ordinary lives. A Chapter From Her Upbringing.
First Ivy title for women’s basketball; men fall short.
A more in-depth look at some of Penn’s outstanding alumni.
Dr. Madeleine Joullié G’50 Gr’53 | How A Chemist Found Prints Charming
Dr. Cecilia Segawa Seigle Gr’71 | A Princess’s Diary
Loren Mendell C’95 | The Underground World of Cockfighting
Jeremy Lerman C’97 and Matt Wasowski C’97 | Three Slackers, Three Bikes, and a Prairie
Dr. Martin Kushmerick M’63 Gr’66 | Preparing Major Tom for Microgravity
Marcia Devins Greenberger CW’67 L’70 | Engendering Progress
Comings, goings, appointments, promotions, accolades and other personal news.