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Trailblazing Athletes
1 year ago

Trailblazing Athletes

Stahlé Vincent ’72 was among the first African-Americans to play football at Rice and the first black quarterback in the Southwest Conference. Despite his many accomplishments as a student–athlete, he …
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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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Night Owl: The Daily Dance
1 year ago

Night Owl: The Daily Dance

On Jan. 1, 2014, José Figueroa ’90 resolved to dance to live music every single day for a year. He accomplished that feat — and kept dancing. In fact, …
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No Grown-ups Allowed
1 year ago

No Grown-ups Allowed

In 1986, when I was editor of the Thresher, the tears came around 4 a.m. every Thursday. That was after the cheerful scrum of staff — reporters, section …
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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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Abstract | Winter 2016
2 years ago

Abstract | Winter 2016

 Texas Ranch Yields Ancient Reef

When you survey the cliffs overlooking the Llano River in Central Texas, it’s hard to imagine that they were underwater a half-billion years ago and …
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