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Unconventional Wisdom: The Storyteller
5 months ago

Unconventional Wisdom: The Storyteller

LISA BALABANLILAR

Taking the long way to academia When I was a head resident fellow at McMurtry College, the adult team would host events and tell hilarious stories …
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WRITING HOME: ¡Hola desde Quito! [Greetings from Quito]
8 months ago

WRITING HOME: ¡Hola desde Quito! [Greetings from Quito]

 

I AM WRITING YOU FROM QUITO — la mitad del mundo (the middle of the world) and the first city to be declared a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. After …
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Unconventional Wisdom: The Data Scientist
8 months ago

Unconventional Wisdom: The Data Scientist

Marie Lynn Miranda arrived in Houston one year ago to serve as Rice’s provost. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Duke with an A.B. in mathematics and a Ph.D. in …
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Syllabus: Mental Training
8 months ago

Syllabus: Mental Training

COURSE: LPAP 113 Mental Training for Performance Enhancement (Summer 2016) DEPARTMENT: Lifetime Physical Activity Program DESCRIPTION: This course provides a broad overview of sport psychology concepts that are relevant to …
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Traditions: McMurtry College
8 months ago

Traditions: McMurtry College

AS THE 13th DAY OF THE MONTH APPROACHES, most Rice residential colleges get ready for battle. Not McMurtry. Instead of pitching water balloons at students dressed in their finest …
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Writing Home: Greetings from Hanoi!
8 months ago

Writing Home: Greetings from Hanoi!

Xin chào tù Hà Nôi!

It’s been almost a year since the hot and humid June day when I arrived in Hanoi for a stint as a Luce Scholar. …
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Syllabus: Monster Mashup
9 months ago

Syllabus: Monster Mashup

BIOC/HUMA 368 Monster: Conceiving and Misconceiving the Monstrous in Fiction and Art, in Medicine and the Biosciences (Spring 2016)

DEPARTMENT BioSciences and Humanities

DESCRIPTION Monsters …
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President’s Note: The Forever Business
9 months ago

President’s Note: The Forever Business

We are in a time when skepticism about higher education is widespread. One area that has sparked steady criticism over the last decade is how universities spend their endowments. …
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Unconventional Wisdom: The Historian
9 months ago

Unconventional Wisdom: The Historian

Alex Byrd ’90 knows Rice better than a lot of professors. Coming to the university from Houston’s historically black Jack Yates High School, Byrd wasn’t sure how he’d fit …
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Family Court
12 months ago

Family Court

Maybe Zach Wright ’16 should find a banquet to attend every night before a Rice football game. Less than 24 hours after attending the Oct. 23 ceremony in which his mother …
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