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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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Rice’s Newest Hall of Famers
10 months ago

Rice’s Newest Hall of Famers

Michael Harris ’05, Morris Almond ’07 and Pat Krieger ’82, a trio of high-scoring basketball players, and Jim Bevan, head coach of the women’s cross-country and track and field …
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Dragonfly Ecology
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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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Studying Harvey’s Environmental Wake
10 months ago

Studying Harvey’s Environmental Wake

Rice scientists will research the short- and long-term impact of extreme flooding in and around Houston during Hurricane Harvey with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

A …
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A Practical Guide to Flood Recovery
10 months ago

A Practical Guide to Flood Recovery

For those who have unexpectedly flooded, realize that you have just been through trauma. You may have lost things that meant a lot to you. This is not the time …
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On the Bookshelf: Fall 2017
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On the Bookshelf: Fall 2017

The Old and the Lost: Collected Stories

Glenn Blake ’79 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016)

In “The Old and the Lost,” the title of one of the stories …
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Crafting Suspense
10 months ago

Crafting Suspense

Over the last 23 years and 19 books, Jeff Abbott ’85 has mastered the art of writing a thriller. He’s kept readers captivated as they follow his popular series’ …
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