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Now Reading: Alumni Books
3 months ago

Now Reading: Alumni Books

A Haven in the Sun Five Stories of Bird Life and Its Future on the Texas Coast

B.C. Robison ’88 Texas Tech University Press, 2020 

More than 480 species of …
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Alumni Books: Q&A with Julie Gianelloni Connor
5 months ago

Alumni Books: Q&A with Julie Gianelloni Connor

Savoring the Camino de Santiago: It’s the Pilgrimage, Not the Hike Julie Gianelloni Connor ’73 Bayou City Press, 2020

Seekers of spiritual enlightenment have walked Spain’s Camino de Santiago for centuries, starting …
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Alumni Books: Spring 2021
5 months ago

Alumni Books: Spring 2021

Keith Haring’s Line: Race and the Performance of Desire Ricardo Montez ’97  Duke University Press, 2020

The work of pop artist Keith Haring, who began his career drawing chalk figures on …
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Star Turn
8 months ago

Star Turn

The most polarizing character on Netflix’s hit reality show “Indian Matchmaking,” Houston lawyer Aparna Shewakramani ’07 has inspired legions of admirers — and legions more who love to hate her. …
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Faculty Books: Winter 2021
8 months ago

Faculty Books: Winter 2021

Memorial Bryan Washington Riverhead Books, 2020

At 27, Bryan Washington has been called a lit world wunderkind. His debut short story collection, “Lot,” came out in 2019 to rave reviews and was …
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The Future is Houston
11 months ago

The Future is Houston

Step aside, New York City: Houston represents the true future of America. 

That’s the conclusion Rice sociologist Stephen L. Klineberg presents in “Prophetic City: Houston on the Cusp of a …
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Now Reading: Alumni Books – Fall 2020
11 months ago

Now Reading: Alumni Books – Fall 2020

Fluxus Forms

Scores, Multiples, and the Eternal Network Natilee Harren ’05 University of Chicago Press, 2020

It was one of the most revolutionary artistic movements of the 1960s: A rejection of …
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Faculty Books: Spring 2020
1 year ago

Faculty Books: Spring 2020

Joy at Work Organizing Your Professional Life Marie Kondo and Scott Sonenshein Little, Brown Spark, 2020

Clutter can be more than a distraction — it can suck the life out …
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Now Reading: Alumni Books – Winter 2020
2 years ago

Now Reading: Alumni Books – Winter 2020

Becoming Transnational Youth Workers: Independent Mexican Teenage Migrants and Pathways of Survival and Social Mobility Isabel Martinez ’96 Rutgers University Press, 2019

Even before a record number of unaccompanied children crossed the U.S.-Mexico …
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Now Reading: Alumni Books – Fall 2019
2 years ago

Now Reading: Alumni Books – Fall 2019

King of the MississippiMike Freedman ’14Hogarth, 2019

In “King of the Mississippi,” Mike Freedman skewers the corporate culture of a fictional Houston management consultancy where two very different alpha male …
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