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Summer 2016

Reader Response: Summer 2016
10 months ago

Reader Response: Summer 2016

RE: NIGHT OWL: POURING IT ON The article in the Summer 2016 issue on master sommelier David Keck of course reminded me of the article in the Summer 2007 …
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Wine Recs for Early Fall
12 months ago

Wine Recs for Early Fall

Domaine Hauvette’s Petra Rosé 2015: Made from biodynamically grown grapes in Provence, this beautiful dry rosé is fermented in concrete eggs and has amazing complexity, texture and length for …
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Day in the Life
12 months ago

Day in the Life

All-American senior Katherine Ip helped the Rice tennis team clinch its fourth consecutive C-USA championship last spring. Following some stellar postseason play in the NCAA Women’s Championship tournament, she vaulted …
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Summer School
12 months ago

Summer School

The trouble started with an unsettling sound every time our driver, Hugh, put his foot on the accelerator.

We were at least an hour from our destination, a remote …
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WRITING HOME: ¡Hola desde Quito! [Greetings from Quito]
12 months ago

WRITING HOME: ¡Hola desde Quito! [Greetings from Quito]

 

I AM WRITING YOU FROM QUITO — la mitad del mundo (the middle of the world) and the first city to be declared a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. After …
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Night Owl: Pouring It On
12 months ago

Night Owl: Pouring It On

Before pouring a glass of wine at Camerata, the intimate wine bar he co-founded in Houston in 2013, David Keck ’09 gives the glass a quick sniff. “This is Houston — our water …
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Olympic Owls

TWO FORMER RICE ATHLETES ARE headed to Rio for the 2016 Summer Olympics. Lennie Waite ’09 will compete in the grueling 3,000-meter steeplechase, representing Great Britain. Waite, a native of …
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Unconventional Wisdom: The Data Scientist
12 months ago

Unconventional Wisdom: The Data Scientist

Marie Lynn Miranda arrived in Houston one year ago to serve as Rice’s provost. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Duke with an A.B. in mathematics and a Ph.D. in …
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On the Bookshelf | Summer 2016
1 year ago

On the Bookshelf | Summer 2016

The Gray Rhino: How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore by Michele Wucker ’89 (St. Martin’s Press, 2016)

The provocative theory of Wucker’s latest …
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Reflections on the Revolution
1 year ago

Reflections on the Revolution

AM WRITING THIS COLUMN ON JULY 4th — the 240th anniversary of the formal adoption by the Continental Congress of the Declaration of Independence. It’s a magnificent document, a …
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