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Volume 108, No. 1


A Hymn to the Parks
Dayton Duncan C’71 sees the national parks as the “Declaration of Independence applied to the landscape.” Now he and Ken Burns have made an epic movie about them. By Samuel Hughes

In the Spotlight
Penn’s thriving arts-and-culture scene takes center stage this year as the University and Philadelphia team up for Arts & the City Year.  Plus: Homecoming embraces its artistic side. By Molly Petrilla

Disney’s Channeler
Mixing up-to-the-minute marketing techniques, tried-and-true entertainment formulas, and engaging young stars and stories, Disney Channels Worldwide President Richard Ross C’83 is helping ensure that the company remains supreme in the kid-entertainment universe. By Robert Straus


From the Editor

From College Hall


First Person: Essays
Notes From the Undergrad
 An extra penny per pound 
Alumni Voices Reading through a life 
Elsewhere Design lessons from a “makeshift Grand Tour”
Expert Opinion What Cuba can teach about education

Penn to partner with Posse Foundation in admissions 
Latest PIKs 
Out on a Limb at Morris Arboretum 
Celebrating sociologist Frank Furstenberg 
Latest on Penn and the economy 
Penn-led team awarded $18 million by Stand Up to Cancer 
Wharton study reveals the truth about advertising 
Field Center marks fifth year of child-welfare work
Prostate therapy program at VA under fire
After 205 years, Penn professor’s cipher is solved
Where the newest Quakers—and the rest of us—hail from
Football looks to get its “swagger” back

Arts: All Things Ornamental
BOOKS Rochberg’s notes. Five Lines Four Spaces
MUSIC Beatboxer Adam Matta EAS’96
BOOKS New work by our contributors
BOOKS Culture of critique. The Real Hiphop
EXHIBIT Alumnus explores early furniture by George Nakashima

Alumni Profiles : Events : Notes : Obituaries
Writer/illustrator Eileen Christelow C’65 “love[s] the monkeys” 
Security consultant Courtney Banks C’96
Origins editors Nicholas Breyfogle Gr’98 and Steven Conn Gr’94
High Line heroes Joshua David C’84 and James Corner GFA’86 GLA’86 
Danny Cepero C’08 is Major League Soccer’s top-scoring goalie
After 50 years, remembering Bert Bell C’20’s “fantastic ending” 


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