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Spring 2018

How To Negotiate
5 months ago

How To Negotiate

One strategy that works is to get angry — but not too angry, say researchers. Displaying a moderate amount of anger during a negotiation process is perceived as being …
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Woodson Turns 50
5 months ago

Woodson Turns 50

At the heart of Fondren Library, the Woodson Research Center Special Collections and Archives is a treasure trove of artifacts, including rare photos, documents and memorabilia that range from …
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Perennial Pathways
5 months ago

Perennial Pathways

in full bloom across Rice’s campus are always a welcome sight and a sure sign that spring has sprung. This year’s bounty of color — from varying shades of …
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On the Bookshelf
5 months ago

On the Bookshelf

The Which Way Tree Elizabeth Crook ’82 (Little, Brown and Company, 2018)

It’s an early morning in Civil War-era Texas when 6-year-old Samantha is mauled by a panther. She …
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Q&A: Anna Meriano
5 months ago

Q&A: Anna Meriano

Anna Meriano ’13 may do most of her work in a classroom as a tutor and part-time creative writing teacher, but she can certainly write her way around a …
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The Universe Re-Imagined
5 months ago

The Universe Re-Imagined

What possible correlation is there among poet Paul Scheerbart (1863–1915), architect Bruno Taut (1880–1938), painters Hilma af Klint (1862–1944) and Blinky Palermo (1943–1977), and musicians Sun Ra (1914–1993) and …
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Rice’s Village
5 months ago

Rice’s Village

The Wednesday after Thanksgiving, hundreds of Houstonians gathered alongside a cappella groups outfitted in Santa hats in front of the Rice Village Christmas tree. They’d come for the Village’s first …
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Faculty Books: Four Houses
5 months ago

Faculty Books: Four Houses

Houses are as perfect as the architects who design them — which is to say, never quite perfect. William Cannady, the award-winning Houston-born architect who has taught at the …
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We Don’t Know: How to Engineer Large Organisms
5 months ago

We Don’t Know: How to Engineer Large Organisms

Synthetic biology is really an engineering discipline, but what we can’t do right now is engineer large organisms. What if we could create a snake to go into rubble …
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Syllabus: Reality-World Learning
5 months ago

Syllabus: Reality-World Learning

In 2013, “Survivor” became the longest-running reality competition series on television. The show, anchored by seemingly ageless host Jeff Probst, continues to attract new audiences every year — and …
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