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Courage and Luck
2 years ago

Courage and Luck

NGUYA GIA TUONG

On April 29, 1975, Nguya heard a coded message on the American Radio Service station: “The temperature in Saigon is 105 degrees and rising.” His American friends had told …
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A Voice for Houston’s Refugees
2 years ago

A Voice for Houston’s Refugees

Yehuda Sharim is the Aubrey ’42 and Sylvia Farb Postdoctoral Fellow in Jewish Studies and a scholar at the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice. A native of Israel …
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A Decade of Refugee Partnership

Since 2006, an organization founded by Rice students has been working with Houston’s refugee youth to help them improve their language skills, assimilate into the American educational system, and plan …
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Lost at Sea
2 years ago

Lost at Sea

In the desperate days after the fall of Saigon, Vu Thanh Thuy didn’t know how she’d survive — or whether she wanted to.

She felt like dying when she watched her parents and siblings leave …
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