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New Penn Design Department Chair Is Very Rock 'n' Roll

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Is it wrong to focus on the hair of Penn's new chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture rather than on his credentials? Probably. Almost certainly. And yet Richard Weller's cascading waves do take a moment to absorb, as do the sunglasses he dons for certain publicity photos (right, with a gratuitous young-Bono inset). It should be noted that the founder of the Department of Landscape Architecture at Penn's School of Design, the beloved Ian McHarg, also had good hair—glossy and dark and worn long even after his hairline receded. So this is an auspicious sign.
· Australian to Lead University of Pennsylvania's Landscape Dept. [A/N Blog via Twitter]