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Posts By Katharine Shilcutt

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Challenging the Narrative
1 month 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
8 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
8 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
8 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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Unearthing a Tragedy
8 months ago

Unearthing a Tragedy

What is convict leasing? Why do we know so little about it? The answers to these questions can be found in the Woodson Research Center’s Reginald Moore Sugar Land …
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The Founders
12 months ago

The Founders

Though he didn’t realize it at the time, Brock Wagner ’87 made Texas craft beer history in 1993 when he and Kevin Bartol ’81 started Saint Arnold Brewing Co. …
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Nice Wines Finish First
12 months ago

Nice Wines Finish First

Most of the year, Ryan Levy ’97 is traveling the world, heading to Greek islands such as Crete or Argentine wine-growing regions such as Mendoza in search of small, sustainable, …
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