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Posts By Jennifer Latson

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The Future is Houston
2 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
2 months ago

Now Reading

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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Spring 2020: Faculty Books
7 months ago

Spring 2020: Faculty Books

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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Alumni: Now Reading
10 months ago

Alumni: Now Reading

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
1 year ago

Now Reading: Alumni Books

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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Author Q&A: Nishta Mehra
1 year ago

Author Q&A: Nishta Mehra

Brown White BlackAn American Family at the Intersection of Race, Gender, Sexuality, and ReligionNishta MehraPicador, 2019

Nishta Mehra ’05 is brown-skinned. Her wife, Jill Carroll ’94, is white. Their adopted …
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Joseph Campana’s “Book of LIFE”
1 year ago

Joseph Campana’s “Book of LIFE”

The Book of LIFEJoseph CampanaTupelo Press, 2019

In the opening poem of his latest collection, Rice English professor Joseph Campana describes an encounter with a box of crumbling LIFE magazines …
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Alumni Books
1 year ago

Alumni Books

Houston, Space City USARay ViatorTexas A&M University Press, 2019

Ever since 1965, when Houston began serving as Mission Control for NASA’s manned space flights, the city’s name has been the …
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Faculty Books
2 years ago

Faculty Books

The Flip:Epiphanies of Mind and the Future of KnowledgeJeffrey J. Kripal(Bellevue Literary press, 2019)

In 1858, Mark Twain had a vivid dream that his brother Henry was dead. A …
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Creativity Myths
2 years ago

Creativity Myths

Jing Zhou, photo by Tommy LaVerne

Creativity is Jing Zhou’s business. As the Mary Gibbs Jones Professor of Management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, Zhou studies the ways …
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