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Posts By Katharine Shilcutt

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Beer Bike Returns
3 months ago

Beer Bike Returns

Beer Bike has been an iconic tradition and core part of the Rice identity since 1957. Last year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Beer Bike was canceled for the first …
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World Builder
3 months ago

World Builder

Taylor Crain ’21 came to Rice to tell stories and build worlds. That’s what she did as an English major — and now for a living at Electronic Arts (EA). The …
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Art Aptitude
5 months ago

Art Aptitude

There’s a new way to tour the growing collection of Rice Public Art across campus, thanks to a student-designed app. The Rice Public Art app is an interactive guide to …
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Remembering Rothko
5 months ago

Remembering Rothko

Founded by John and Dominique de Menil and opened in 1971, the Rothko Chapel houses 14 of artist Mark Rothko’s famously color-saturated pieces and is one of Houston’s most iconic …
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Talking History
8 months ago

Talking History

Some of the most visible work done by Rice’s Task Force on Slavery, Segregation and Racial Injustice since its formation in June 2019 is a new podcast, which illuminates work that’s …
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Leading Change
11 months ago

Leading Change

Alexander Byrd ’90 has been appointed Rice’s first vice provost for diversity, equity and inclusion. President David Leebron and Provost Reginald DesRoches created the position in June as part of …
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A Harvest of Kindness
1 year ago

A Harvest of Kindness

Since summer 2018, the Betty and Jacob Friedman Holistic Garden has been a space where members of the Rice community can gather to plant, prune and pick a variety of …
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The Other Ellis Island
1 year ago

The Other Ellis Island

Most of the 10,000 Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe who arrived as part of the Galveston Movement between 1907 and 1914 fanned out across Texas and the rest of the …
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Big Beginning
1 year ago

Big Beginning

Filled with rich illustrations, “The Big Bang Book” presents the mystery of how the universe began in a way that’s easy for anyone to understand. It’s a project that was particularly …
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Taking Responsibility for Climate Change
1 year ago

Taking Responsibility for Climate Change

We can’t think our way out of a climate crisis without first learning to feel our way out.

That’s the premise of a new show on BBC’s Radio 4 from …
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