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Volume 107, No. 1


Features

Proof of Concept
Four years after Amy Gutmann set out to reinvigorate the interdisciplinary ethos at Penn, a new kind of professorship is on the ascendant. By Trey Popp

Lady Marilyn’s Wing
In much of her own work, the poet Marilyn Nelson G’70 channels African-American history. As the founder of Soul Mountain Retreat, an artists’ colony in rural Connecticut, she is nurturing the next generation of writers. By Meredith Broussard

Living the Lesson
Taking his first live snap in the NFL, a rookie field-goal kicker—who also happens to be a 43-year-old sportswriter—learns about pressure. An excerpt from A Few Seconds of Panic by Stefan Fatsis C’85Plus: An interview with the author


Departments

From the Editor

From College Hall

Letters 


FIRST PERSON : Essays
Notes from the Undergrad The bare essentials
Alumni Voices The mad gene
Elsewhere Pole position
Expert Opinion Value all families


GAZETTEER : News & Sports
Ideas in Action matches Penn classes with policymakers
Student-curated exhibit restores Lenape history
Charles L. “Chaz” Howard C’00 is new University chaplain
Wharton’s Ken Shropshire on sports agents
Penn Humanities Forum celebrates first decade
Findings
Football preview


ALL THINGS ORNAMENTAL : The Arts
MUSIC
 Piazzolla popularizer Tim Ribchester Gr’12
BOOKS Literature’s red scare. Counter-revolution of the Word
BOOKS Bringing the family saga home. Trading Dreams at Midnight
Briefly Noted
Arts Calendar


ALUMNI : Profiles
Environmental-medicine activist Lisa Nagy C’82
“Zombie musical” creator Andy Deemer C’95
Hall of Famers Walter O’Malley C’26 and Dave Micahnik C’59
Alumni-run MentorTech Ventures calls all Penn IT entrepreneurs
Crusading lawyer Stephen Sheller C’60 L’63

ALUMNI : Events : Notes : Obituaries


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