Vol. 99, No. 1
The Education of Pedro Ramos
As a college activist, Pedro Ramos C’87 learned the importance of tenacity. Now he’s using it in his drive as Philadelphia’s school board president to improve education opportunities for 213,000 children.
By Susan Lonkevich
Perelman Quad, Complete
A loving restoration of Houston Hall and the new Wynn Commons put the finishing touches to Penn’s undergraduate hub.
Audience Participation Requested
How far with the leaders of Penn’s arts and cultural institutions go to get people through the doors?
By Monica Anke Hahn-Koenig
Medical School alumnus and bacteria researcher Dr. Stuart Levy warns against the overuse of antibiotics, a potential public health nightmare for the 21st century.
By Tom Nugent
From the Editor
Educating the Public
Hooray for Yeh, alumni weekend, house proud … and more.
Notes From the Undergrad
Two stages, same question: What next?
From College Hall
Reviving Penn’s “vibrant center.”
Opposites attraction in action.
Glenn McGee on his year studying bioethics in Britain
Rapisarda resigns as alumni relations director
Health System CEO leaving after four months
Heartwarming medical advance
Secrets for sale (by your kids)
Unconventional wisdom from Annenberg’s Jamieson
Plachy photos kick off Humanities Forum with “style”
FDA cites gene lab on animal studies
Wiring the world, in Mali and India
Roman Corinth on the Web
Off the Shelf
Literary pilgrimage. Around the World with Mark Twain.
Fall is for football.
A more in-depth look at some of Penn’s outstanding alumni.
Dr. William Bass III Gr’61 | On This Farm, Corpses Are Cultivated
Dr. Wayne Goldner M’78 | Taking a Stand — On Screen
Monique Wells C’81 V’85 | Craving Catfish in the Land of Cassoulet
Dave Lieber C’79 | Dream Ticket
David Jordan L’59 and Dr. John Rossi Gr’65 | Double Play
Jacob Lief C’99 | Spreading the Message of Ubuntu
The Penn Blackout | Nationwide party reacquaints black alumni with each other and Penn
Comings, goings, appointments, promotions, accolades
and other personal news