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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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MLK Candlelight Vigil
2 years ago

MLK Candlelight Vigil

During 1965 and 1966, the first black undergraduates were admitted to Rice, marking one of the most significant milestones in the school’s history. View Article

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Traditions: MARY GIBBS JONES COLLEGE
2 years ago

Traditions: MARY GIBBS JONES COLLEGE

WHEN IT OPENED IN 1957 AS RICE’S FIRST WOMEN’S DORMITORY, Jones College had an open field to create its traditions. Powderpuff football — basically flag football played without shoulder pads — is one such creation, and since its inception has grown to be one of the most popular intercollegiate sports at Rice. View Article

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FWIS 164: Wisdom in Walking
2 years ago

FWIS 164: Wisdom in Walking

Few Rice campus pedestrians give much thought to walking, apart from the constant vigilance required to dodge errant skateboards. But for Andrew Klein’s first-year writing students, the simple act of putting one foot in front of the other has become layered with new meaning. View Article

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