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Posts By Katharine Shilcutt

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A Harvest of Kindness
4 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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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From Slavery to Freedom — and Back Again
8 months ago

From Slavery to Freedom — and Back Again

In “Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America” (Oxford University Press, 2019), Rice historian Caleb McDaniel brings to light the astonishing story of Henrietta Wood, a …
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Cycling for a Cure
11 months ago

Cycling for a Cure

Sudha Yellapantula didn’t even like riding bikes before she signed up to raise money for pediatric cancer research in the 2019 Great Cycle Challenge USA. “I never enjoyed biking, but I …
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Lunar Inspiration
12 months ago

Lunar Inspiration

Rare Robert Rauschenberg lithographs from 1969 and an unfinished series by Andy Warhol will be among the pieces on exhibit at Rice’s Moody Center through Dec. 21. The fall exhibition, “Moon …
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Transforming Experience
12 months ago

Transforming Experience

Students from Rice’s Black Male Leadership Initiative (BMLI) ended their five-day cultural excursion to Atlanta this past May on an unexpected high note: A surprise encounter with Congressman John Lewis …
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Parks and Restoration
1 year 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 year ago

City Poet

Photo by Danielle Chisler

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 …
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