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Winter 2018

Faculty Books: The Runaway Species
7 months ago

Faculty Books: The Runaway Species

The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes the World by Anthony Brandt and David Eagleman (Catapult, 2017)

David Eagleman ’93, a Stanford neuroscientist, and Anthony Brandt, professor of composition …
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MacArthur Foundation Gives $15 Million for NEST360°
7 months ago

MacArthur Foundation Gives $15 Million for NEST360°

NEST360°, an international team of engineers, doctors and global health experts, has won $15 million through the MacArthur Foundation’s inaugural 100&Change competition. Four finalists from a field of more …
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Unconventional Wisdom: The Health Researcher
7 months ago

Unconventional Wisdom: The Health Researcher

Since joining Rice’s Department of Sociology in 2002, Bridget Gorman, professor of sociology, department chair and magister of Will Rice College, has seen the department grow from seven tenure-track …
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Syllabus: Narratives for Change
7 months ago

Syllabus: Narratives for Change

This new interdisciplinary course featured faculty experts who mentored teams of students working on issue advocacy. The course provided an overview of and training in how to affect public …
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Team Ogwumike
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Team Ogwumike

In 2015, the Houston Chronicle named Erica Ogwumike its high school player of the year in a story that dubbed her and her sisters — Olivia, Chiney and Nneka …
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Virtual Historian
7 months ago

Virtual Historian

The National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opened to acclaim Sept. 24, 2016, houses thousands of rare and valuable artifacts, ranging from Harriet Tubman’s hymnal to …
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Early Warming System
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Early Warming System

Scientists from Rice and Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi’s Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies have found clues in long-dead reefs about the way Earth’s oceans may respond …
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Building the Future
7 months ago

Building the Future

Rice University engineers are using 3-D printers to turn structures that have until now existed primarily in theory into strong, light and durable materials with complex, repeating patterns. The …
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Performing Proust
7 months ago

Performing Proust

The Moody Center for the Arts served as the incubator for a course that paired students and faculty with one of Houston’s innovators in musical performance, Da Camera. Making …
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Let It Snow
7 months ago

Let It Snow

Come rain, come snow. Rice’s campus and the city had a taste — and then some — of both in 2017. Students, faculty and staff were surprised with this …
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