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Posts By Amy McCaig

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Being an Effective Ally
2 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
2 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
6 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!
11 months 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
11 months 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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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Streetlights and Crime: A Mystery
2 years ago

Streetlights and Crime: A Mystery

Higher concentrations of streetlights do not guarantee fewer nonviolent crimes in Houston neighborhoods, according to a new report from Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research.

The researchers compared 2015 crime …
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Children’s Asthma and Poor Neighborhoods
3 years ago

Children’s Asthma and Poor Neighborhoods

RICE RESEARCHERS recently found that of the more than 12,000 children in Houston who have asthma, the chronic disease of airways in the lungs is more prevalent among African-American …
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