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History

Gifted & Black: Setting the Stage For Change

1940s During the 1940s, Rice begins an expansion built on its science and engineering prowess, nurtured by federal grants in the post-World War II era. The institute’s financial footing …
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Unconventional Wisdom: The Storyteller
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Unconventional Wisdom: The Storyteller

LISA BALABANLILAR

Taking the long way to academia When I was a head resident fellow at McMurtry College, the adult team would host events and tell hilarious stories …
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Family Album: Closing the Book on a Half-Century Project
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Family Album: Closing the Book on a Half-Century Project

In February 2016, the history department at Rice hosted seven leading historians from around the country to address the topic “Jefferson Davis’s America: New Perspectives on the Mid-Nineteenth-Century United States.” The occasion …
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Unconventional Wisdom: The Historian
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Unconventional Wisdom: The Historian

Alex Byrd ’90 knows Rice better than a lot of professors. Coming to the university from Houston’s historically black Jack Yates High School, Byrd wasn’t sure how he’d fit …
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