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Alumni

The Meaning of Pie
3 months ago

The Meaning of Pie

Anne Haynie Collins ’81 earned a civil engineering degree from Rice and worked on the space shuttle for a number of years before shifting to biomedical engineering, rounding out …
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Georgia’s Legacy
3 months ago

Georgia’s Legacy

The farmers market near Richmond and Eastside is a magical place on Saturday mornings. Shoppers wander from booth to booth, tempted by carrots just plucked from the dirt, beets …
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Undercover Eater
3 months ago

Undercover Eater

Alison Cook doesn’t make reservations. When the award-winning restaurant critic needs to book a table in advance, she lets her dining companions make reservations in their own names — …
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Rice’s Food (R)evolution
3 months ago

Rice’s Food (R)evolution

Twenty years ago, Rice dining manager Julie Bogar was sitting in her office when the phone rang and a voice said: “Julie, the pies are on Main Street.” A …
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Eating Italian, Family Style
3 months ago

Eating Italian, Family Style

Going out with Frankie B. Mandola ’69 could be an arduous task for those who knew him well.

“When you walked down the street with him or entered …
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Night Owl: Stargazer
5 months ago

Night Owl: Stargazer

RICK FIENBERG ’78 HAS A DAY JOB as press officer for the American Astronomical Society (AAS) in Boston. But on Fridays, when the sun goes down, he’s long gone …
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This Authentic Life
5 months ago

This Authentic Life

MAKING MUSIC

After training as an architect at Rice, Mary Jane “MJ” Kwan ’10 joined a firm in Beijing, where she helped build large projects. Today, she’s still a …
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Bringing Grammy Home
5 months ago

Bringing Grammy Home

AS A MEMBER OF CELLIST YO-YO MA’S SILK ROAD Ensemble, Shawn Conley ’05 took home a 2017 Grammy Award for “Best World Music Album.” The album, “Sing Me Home” …
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Bridging the Gender Gap in Computing Worlds
5 months ago

Bridging the Gender Gap in Computing Worlds

WHEN ALLISON HEATH ’04 WAS A SOPHOMORE at Rice, she received an email from Computer Science Professor Lydia Kavraki asking if she was interested in an undergraduate research opportunity …
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A Blend of East and West
5 months ago

A Blend of East and West

RICE’S FIRST ASIAN GRADUATE entered with the school’s very first class. Rudolfo Hulen Fernandez, who graduated 100 years ago, followed a highly unusual path from the Philippines to Houston …
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