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Democracy and Disagreement
4 days ago

Democracy and Disagreement

Last spring, Elizabeth Barre, associate director of the Rice Center for Teaching Excellence and adjunct assistant professor of religion, taught “Democracy and Disagreement” at the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies at …
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Unconventional Wisdom: The Cooking Chemist
4 months ago

Unconventional Wisdom: The Cooking Chemist

After earning an undergraduate degree, she stayed on to complete her Ph.D. in chemistry, and then started teaching at Rice. A lifelong cook, Lu soon found a way to …
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Faculty Publications
6 months ago

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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CLEANING UP CONTAMINATED WATER
6 months ago

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
6 months ago

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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Syllabus: The Art of Telling Tales
6 months ago

Syllabus: The Art of Telling Tales

ENGL 401: Advanced Fiction Writing (Spring 2017) DEPARTMENT: English DESCRIPTION: Each student will design the entirety of an original novel in the genre of his or her choice and write the first …
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Bridging the Gender Gap in Computing Worlds
6 months ago

Bridging the Gender Gap in Computing Worlds

WHEN ALLISON HEATH ’04 WAS A SOPHOMORE at Rice, she received an email from Computer Science Professor Lydia Kavraki asking if she was interested in an undergraduate research opportunity …
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Unconventional Wisdom: The People Builder
6 months ago

Unconventional Wisdom: The People Builder

In her study of gender, diversity and discrimination, Hebl and her students mine the subtle, yet pervasive, ways in which people discriminate, as well as how individuals and organizations …
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A Bird’s-Eye View
9 months ago

A Bird’s-Eye View

Cin-Ty Lee arrives on campus before dawn. He does not head straight to his office, nor does he stop at the gym. Instead, for an hour or so, he …
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The Paleoanthropologist
2 years ago

The Paleoanthropologist

August “Gus” Costa spends a lot of time thinking about the past in innovative ways. As a paleoanthropologist, Costa studies “bones and stones,” artifacts that tell a story about the …
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