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Posts By Katharine Shilcutt

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Parks and Restoration
1 month ago

Parks and Restoration

Photo by Allyn West

It’s a little wild place in the city. The 155-acre Houston Arboretum & Nature Center beckons visitors to a natural sanctuary in the middle of Houston. …
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City Poet
1 month ago

City Poet

Why does Houston need poetry? That’s a question Leslie Contreras Schwartz ’02, an editorial assistant in Rice’s Department of Bioengineering, is already answering in her new capacity as Houston’s poet …
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Mentorship Magic
2 months ago

Mentorship Magic

Illustration by Daniel Fishel

This fall, Alex Hwang ’19 will head to the University of Cambridge for one year of graduate study as a recipient of the prestigious Churchill Scholarship. …
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Challenging the Narrative
4 months ago

Challenging the Narrative

Illustration by Monica Obaga

Last February, Rice students on the newly formed IncreasingAfrican Presence in Academia committee organized a wide-ranging and well-attended discussion on Western misconceptions about Africa.

“There’s …
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Festival of Light
6 months ago

Festival of Light

Photo by Jeff Fitlow

Rice marked the first night of Hanukkah with latkes, jelly-filled sufganiyot and a blowtorch, which President David Leebron used to light the first candle of a …
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The Teachers’ Teacher
6 months ago

The Teachers’ Teacher

Illustration by Adam Cruft

In his first book, “How Humans Learn: The Science and Stories Behind Effective College Teaching” (West Virginia University Press, 2018), Eyler identifies five broad themes — …
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A Composed Assignment
6 months ago

A Composed Assignment

Students have traded textbooks for primary sources and traditional papers for creative assignments in an innovative history class, Fighting the Atlantic Slave Trade. This firsthand approach to learning inspired Martel …
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Hurricane History
11 months ago

Hurricane History

The goal of the Harvey Memories Project is to build an open-access digital repository to collect, preserve and publish community-contributed memories of the storm in multiple formats, including photos …
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An Artful Season
11 months ago

An Artful Season

An artist whose acclaimed works are the product of cross-disciplinary collaborations with scientists, engineers, musicians, architects and programmers is taking over the Moody Center for the Arts this fall.


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Syllabus: Tracing City Histories
11 months ago

Syllabus: Tracing City Histories

More than 7 billion people live on our planet at this moment. Slightly half of those people live in cities, and that number is rising by the day. “By …
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