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Early Warming System
7 months ago

Early Warming System

Scientists from Rice and Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi’s Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies have found clues in long-dead reefs about the way Earth’s oceans may respond …
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Building the Future
7 months ago

Building the Future

Rice University engineers are using 3-D printers to turn structures that have until now existed primarily in theory into strong, light and durable materials with complex, repeating patterns. The …
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Faculty Books: The Cinema of the Soviet Thaw
7 months ago

Faculty Books: The Cinema of the Soviet Thaw

The Cinema of the Soviet Thaw: Space, Materiality, Movement by Lida Oukaderova (Indiana University Press, 2017)

Russian culture changed dramatically after Joseph Stalin died and Nikita Khrushchev came …
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6DOV: AJA MARTIN
7 months ago

6DOV: AJA MARTIN

AJA MARTIN Second-year doctoral student in Art History Martin studies modern art across the Americas and Europe under Gordon Hughes.

1. Hughes (b. 1965), …
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Storm Stories
10 months ago

Storm Stories

Along with our fellow Houstonians, many in our community suffered traumatic losses of homes and property — and benefited from generous acts of volunteerism. Harvey’s challenges continue — and …
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Syllabus: Time Travel Narratives
10 months ago

Syllabus: Time Travel Narratives

FWIS 121 Time Travel Narratives: Fiction, Film, Science (Fall 2017)

DEPARTMENT First-Year Writing-Intensive Seminar

DESCRIPTION This course investigates the historical, aesthetic and scientific connections between the authorial …
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Dragonfly Ecology
10 months ago

Dragonfly Ecology

In one of the first studies of its kind, Rice scientists show that strong environmental “filters” —  in this case, predatory fish — cause dragonfly and damselfly communities to …
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NEST360˚ Is Finalist for $100 Million MacArthur Grant
10 months ago

NEST360˚ Is Finalist for $100 Million MacArthur Grant

NEST360°, a visionary 10-year effort to save the lives of 500,000 African babies per year, is among four finalists for the MacArthur Foundation’s first 100&Change grant, the foundation announced …
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Faculty Publications: Fall 2017
10 months ago

Faculty Publications: Fall 2017

Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That’ll Improve and/or Ruin Everything

by Kelly and Zach Weinersmith (Penguin Press, 2017)

“There are amazing things happening all over the place every …
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Rescuing History
10 months ago

Rescuing History

Shortly after Harvey dropped over 50 inches of rain on Houston, Rice’s Joshua Furman, a Jewish studies postdoc, and Melissa Kean ’00, Rice’s centennial historian, spearheaded an effort to …
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