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A long road to a perfect launch
2 years ago

A long road to a perfect launch

For those of us who put in a substantial part of our careers in dreaming up the mission (it arose from a workshop 25 years ago), to getting it into …
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No Gravity? No Problem for Zero-G Eyewash
2 years ago

No Gravity? No Problem for Zero-G Eyewash

Most laboratories have an emergency eyewash station to help save lab workers’ eyes in the event of a mishap. But what about the International Space Station, one of the most …
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A Guide to Life After Rice
2 years ago

A Guide to Life After Rice

CAREERThe transition from Rice undergrad to postcollege life requires stamina, determination, optimism, a heavy dose of critical thinking and all of the skills that a Rice education bestows. READ MORE


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Writing Home: Greetings from New Delhi
2 years ago

Writing Home: Greetings from New Delhi

Photos by Abhishek Bali

It’s 6 p.m. My colleague picks me up from a meeting at the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, and we head to Old Delhi to …
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And They’re Off
2 years ago

And They’re Off

This May, we asked 11 graduating seniors, one from each residential college, to sit for a portrait and reflect on their time at Rice. As they thought about memorable classes, …
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Readers Respond: Summer 2019
2 years ago

Readers Respond: Summer 2019

Dear Editor:

I just happened to thumb through the Spring 2019 issue [“Bistro Love,” Page 43] and said to my wife, Laura, “Hey, our son is in this magazine!” Most …
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Readers Respond: Spring 2019
2 years ago

Readers Respond: Spring 2019

Dear Editor:

I found the latest Rice Magazine most interesting. I was particularly interested in the extensive article about the Baker Institute. I have admired Mr. Baker’s many contributions to …
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Homework: Variations on a Theme
2 years ago

Homework: Variations on a Theme

By  •  Spring 2019, Features

Classical musicians have mined the form of themes and variations to create enduring works of imagination. As a listener, think of Beethoven’s 33 Variations on a Waltz by Anton Diabelli, …
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Faculty Books: Winter 2019
2 years ago

Faculty Books: Winter 2019

The Astronaut Maker: How One Mysterious Engineer Ran Human Spaceflight for a Generation By Michael Cassutt (Chicago Review Press, 2018)

George Abbey’s rise through the ranks at NASA, from …
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