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Vol. 96, No. 2


The West Philadelphia Story
As Penn launches a series of initiatives to bolster its urban environment, it has to contend with a lot of history—including its own. By Samuel Hughes

“And Still I Rise”
Penn alumna, School of Nursing professor, and “around-the-way girl” Loretta Sweet Jemmott is working to get mothers and sons in Philadelphia’s housing projects talking about preventing teen pregnancy and HIV infection. By Jon Caroulis

Bagels & Big-Haired Women
Four years ago, J.R. Lieber fell off the turnip truck in Texas. He hit his head hard. By Dave Lieber


From the Editor
Getting Along

In support of food trucks, recognizing community service, Alumni Weekend notes.

From College Hall
A new model for progress in West Philadelphia.

Notes From the Undergrad
Great bakeries, naked bathers … and time for self-reflection. By Lee W. Bailey

Residential system overhaulBiology professor wins Kyoto prize“Are your hands clean?”Marketing the Generation-X ice creamWelfare reform: what went wrongNational Constitution CenterEntering a society in harmonyBioinformatics, Anyone?

A dramatic turnaround for women’s soccer. By Noel Hynd

Off the Shelf
In praise of immigration. The Other Americans. By Edward B. Shils

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

Alumni Profiles

Dr. Zahi Hawass
Walk Like an Egyptian And You Won’t Pollute the Pyramid.

Dayton Duncan
Fleshing Out the Characters of Lewis & Clark.

Dr. Stanley Prusiner
Perseverance Pays Off for Nobel Recipient.

Suzanne Biegel
Spy Games and Space Stations: Is This Work?

Dr. Richard Garfield
Revenge of the Interns

Dr. Salih Memecan
Finding Humor In “The Wild Western” of Turkish Politics.

Gladys Tantaquidgeon
Preserving her tribal heritage.

Resource for Writers
Attention, wordsmiths: The Kelly Writers House has added an Alumni E-Directory to its homepage. This resource will enable Penn writers — students as well as alumni — to find contact information about alumni involved with writing of all kinds, from journalism to poetry. It also features an entry form through which alumni can submit information about themselves.


Cryptic Crossword, by Brit Ray

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