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Reader Response: Spring 2017
5 months ago

Reader Response: Spring 2017

I loved the Spring 2017 issue’s article on “Mapping the Questions.” I studied history as an undergrad at Rice, and I’ve always been fascinated by maps; this article really …
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Night Owl: Stargazer
7 months ago

Night Owl: Stargazer

RICK FIENBERG ’78 HAS A DAY JOB as press officer for the American Astronomical Society (AAS) in Boston. But on Fridays, when the sun goes down, he’s long gone …
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Vespertine Awakenings
7 months ago

Vespertine Awakenings

AFTER A WEEKLONG residency sponsored by Rice Public Art, the Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre premiered “Vespertine Awakenings” Feb. 27 at the James Turrell Skyspace. The performance was part of …
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A Diabetic View
7 months ago

A Diabetic View

A set of snap-together glasses designed by students at Rice lets people with diabetes see into the future and know that without proper care, the future does not look …
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Faculty Publications
7 months ago

Faculty Publications

Love Among the Archives Writing the Lives of Sir George Scharf, Victorian Bachelor

by Helena Michie and Robyn Warhol (Edinburgh University Press, 2015)

WHAT SHE FIRST LEARNED …
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CLEANING UP CONTAMINATED WATER
7 months ago

CLEANING UP CONTAMINATED WATER

SIX YEARS AFTER THE FUKUSHIMA nuclear disaster, hundreds of thousands of tons of contaminated water are still stored on site, too “hot” to flush into the ocean. Cleaning up …
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It’s a Wasp-Eat-Wasp World
7 months ago

It’s a Wasp-Eat-Wasp World

Evolutionary biologists at Rice discovered a new wasp species that feeds on other wasps.

GALL WASPS INFEST OAK TREES for shelter and sustenance, but their wasp enemy has …
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Children’s Asthma and Poor Neighborhoods
7 months ago

Children’s Asthma and Poor Neighborhoods

RICE RESEARCHERS recently found that of the more than 12,000 children in Houston who have asthma, the chronic disease of airways in the lungs is more prevalent among African-American …
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Bringing Grammy Home
7 months ago

Bringing Grammy Home

AS A MEMBER OF CELLIST YO-YO MA’S SILK ROAD Ensemble, Shawn Conley ’05 took home a 2017 Grammy Award for “Best World Music Album.” The album, “Sing Me Home” …
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Writing Home: Greetings from Seoul
7 months ago

Writing Home: Greetings from Seoul

By Trey O’Neill ’10

DURING MY SECOND week living here in Seoul, I ate a tuna’s eye the size of a gumball because my new Korean colleagues insisted …
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