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Unconventional Wisdom: The Data Scientist
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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!
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
2 years 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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Writing Home: Hej from Sweden
2 years ago

Writing Home: Hej from Sweden

I am Renee Gonzalez, a 2014 Rice grad currently working on my master’s in applied cultural analysis (MACA) at Lund University in southern Sweden. What is applied cultural analysis? Think ethnographic/anthropologic consulting for businesses …
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The Paleoanthropologist
2 years ago

The Paleoanthropologist

August “Gus” Costa spends a lot of time thinking about the past in innovative ways. As a paleoanthropologist, Costa studies “bones and stones,” artifacts that tell a story about the …
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