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Posts By Lynn Gosnell

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Improv & Tradition
1 year ago

Improv & Tradition

Danny Kamins, photo by Tommy LaVergne

As in daily life, improvisation in jazz means the spontaneous invention of something new. To the audience, this think-on-your-feet creativity may sound effortless — …
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Failing Better
1 year ago

Failing Better

Photo by Jeff Fitlow

What do a giraffe feeder, an IV drip and a robotic arm have in common? They’re all recent Rice engineering design projects that were tested and …
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Mixing It Up
1 year ago

Mixing It Up

Alison Weaver, photo by Tommy LaVergne

What makes a painting by 17th-century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer distinctly recognizable? The intimate settings? The natural light and shadows? The exquisite details?


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Nature’s Language
1 year ago

Nature’s Language

Sideways to the Sun (2019) | Through May 18, 2019 | Commissioned by the Moody Center for the Arts, Rice University | Photo by Nash Baker

In the massive …
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Read at Your Own Pace
1 year ago

Read at Your Own Pace

Because I live in an apartment just five blocks from campus, I walk to work. My daily commute begins on Wroxton Court and ambles south along Ashby Street. After a …
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The Idea Engineer
2 years ago

The Idea Engineer

Since 2008, Oden has served as director of the Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen (OEDK) — Rice’s engineering prototyping powerhouse. More than 1,300 students per year and dozens of courses …
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An Issue for All Seasons

Like most of our quarterly magazines, this one combines long-term planning and pure serendipity. Last winter, we put out a call for nominations for our very first “20 under 30” …
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Summer Refreshments
2 years ago

Summer Refreshments

Aguas Frescas

Literally “fresh waters,” these fruit-forward, colorful drinks are commonly available in Mexican restaurants and some grocery stores. Popular flavors include cantaloupe, mango and watermelon. And when the …
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Cold Brew Is Red Hot
2 years ago

Cold Brew Is Red Hot

Nine years after earning his MBA at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, Chris Campbell ’01 and co-founder Steve Williams teamed up to create Chameleon Cold-Brew in Austin. Cold-brew coffee’s …
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