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Posts By Amy McCaig

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Now Listening: #CORONACOVERS
5 months ago

Now Listening: #CORONACOVERS

Hand-holding is the last thing anyone should do during the COVID-19 pandemic, but a Shepherd School violin student won’t let social distancing stop her from doing what she does best.


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Rice Dedicates Kraft Hall
5 months ago

Rice Dedicates Kraft Hall

On a sunny February day, members of the Rice community gathered to dedicate the newly constructed Patricia Lipoma Kraft ’87 and Jonathan A. Kraft Hall for Social Sciences.

The building’s …
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Being an Effective Ally
8 months ago

Being an Effective Ally

Male allies can play a powerful role in combating chauvinistic behavior toward women, but they can also unintentionally contribute to sexism, a recent study found. “Helping or Hurting? Understanding Women’s …
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A Warning From Iceland
8 months ago

A Warning From Iceland

Last August, after a chilly two-hour hike up rocky terrain on an Icelandic shield volcano, Associate Professor Cymene Howe and Professor Dominic Boyer joined nearly 100 others, including children, to …
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Myth, Power, Value
12 months ago

Myth, Power, Value

Aside from Sammy the Owl, Edgar Odell Lovett and William Marsh Rice himself, few names are more synonymous with Rice than Gilbert Cuthbertson. Affectionately known as “Doc C,” the longtime …
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Attention, Drivers!
1 year ago

Attention, Drivers!

Automated cars are becoming more common, but they still require drivers to react to dangers that aren’t detected by an automated system. New research from Rice and Texas Tech University …
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Time and Tempo
1 year ago

Time and Tempo

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Baker College junior Nina Pitts has been playing the cello since the age of 5, but never received advice like what she heard from …
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La Calisto’s Modern Allure
2 years ago

La Calisto’s Modern Allure

Last fall, the Shepherd School of Music’s Opera Studies Department and Chamber Orchestra presented “La Calisto,” Francesco Cavalli’s exploration of impossible love and postwar apocalypse. It was the first production …
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Distraction Actions
2 years ago

Distraction Actions

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Rice researchers examined the relationship between people who use multiple digital devices at once (known as media multitaskers) and how they perceive people they have never previously met. …
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Grief’s Double Whammy
2 years ago

Grief’s Double Whammy

Grief can cause inflammation that can kill, according to new research from the Rice lab of psychologist Chris Fagundes. Researchers conducted interviews and examined the blood of people whose spouses …
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