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Spring 2017

Night Owl: Stargazer
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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
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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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Artful Opening
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Artful Opening

ON FEB. 24, RICE celebrated the opening of the Moody Center for the Arts, a 50,000-square-foot space designed to foster interdisciplinary collaboration through the arts. “The Moody is an …
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Excerpt: Light, Dark & In-Between
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Excerpt: Light, Dark & In-Between

Rice student Erika Lynn Schumacher ’19 shares an excerpt of her fictional work in progress. In Spring 2017, Schumacher was a student in Justin Cronin’s fiction writing class. Her novel centers on …
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A Diabetic View
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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
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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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This Authentic Life
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This Authentic Life

MAKING MUSIC

After training as an architect at Rice, Mary Jane “MJ” Kwan ’10 joined a firm in Beijing, where she helped build large projects. Today, she’s still a …
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CLEANING UP CONTAMINATED WATER
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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
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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
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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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