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Posts By Mariana Najera

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A Piece of Home
2 months ago

A Piece of Home

Jasmine Manansala, Brown CollegeI brought my Build-A-Bear teddy bear, Petal, with me. She was a present for my sixth birthday. Since she’s wearing a set of my baby clothes, …
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Syllabus: Drama is Life
2 months ago

Syllabus: Drama is Life

Co-teachers Joseph Campana, the Alan Dugald McKillop Professor of English, and Christina Keefe, director of the Rice Theatre Program, are combining their complementary scholarly approaches to the wide world of …
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Sid Rises
2 months ago

Sid Rises

First opened in 1971, Sid Richardson College has been the tallest building on campus for almost 50 years. Plans for reconstructing Sid Rich have been in the works for years, …
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Film School
5 months ago

Film School

“Film societies were part of this wonderfully porous boundary between doing something for fun and expansion and enjoyment, and learning something as part of our formal education,” Brennan said. Her …
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Alumni Books
7 months ago

Alumni Books

Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs John Doerr ’73(Portfolio, 2018)

John Doerr, chairman of venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins, reveals how strategic …
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Syllabus: Greek Tragedy
7 months ago

Syllabus: Greek Tragedy

CLAS 302:Greek TragedyDepartment: Classical and European StudiesDescription:Students read tragedies by Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides as well as criticism of tragedy by Aristophanes, Plato and Aristotle. They learn how ancient tragedies …
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Podcasts and Perspectives
10 months ago

Podcasts and Perspectives

“Tête-à-Tête” is a new podcast series created by Rice Architecture, featuring conversations between architecture students and renowned and unconventional figures from the field of architecture.

Listen to the entire …
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On the Bookshelf: Winter 2019
10 months ago

On the Bookshelf: Winter 2019

Lamar’s Folly By Jeffrey Stuart Kerr ’79(Texas Tech University Press, 2017)

The year is 1835, and the Texas Revolution is in full swing. Edward Fontaine, secretary to Mirabeau Lamar, and his …
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1,001 Nights
10 months ago

1,001 Nights

CLASS: Your Arabian NightsDEPARTMENT: First-Year Writing-Intensive SeminarDESCRIPTION: “The Arabian Nights” is one of the best known, yet least understood, literary masterpieces. It has been passed down orally and in writing, …
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DAY In The Life: Marissa Topolski
1 year ago

DAY In The Life: Marissa Topolski

Sport: Women’s soccer Hometown: Mount Laurel, N.J. College: McMurtry Major: Cognitive sciences with a business minor Coach: Nicky Adams

Whether she’s traveling with the soccer team, training for a track meet or prepping …
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