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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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In Good Company
4 months ago

In Good Company

Rice is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), a group of 62 leading U.S. research universities that earn the majority of competitively awarded federal funding for academic …
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Grief’s Double Whammy
4 months ago

Grief’s Double Whammy

Grief can cause inflammation that can kill, according to new research from the Rice lab of psychologist Chris Fagundes. Researchers conducted interviews and examined the blood of people whose spouses …
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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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Faculty Books: Fall 2018
8 months ago

Faculty Books: Fall 2018

The Continuous City: Fourteen Essays on Architecture and Urbanization By Lars Lerup (Park Books, 2018)

The need to redefine the concept of a city, and to find solutions in architecture …
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To Protect Trees, Protect Lemurs
8 months ago

To Protect Trees, Protect Lemurs

A study by Rice ecologists illustrates how saving lemurs may also be key to saving Madagascar’s largest trees. “Not only are we facing the loss of these unique, charismatic …
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Shopping Impulse? Reflect First.
8 months ago

Shopping Impulse? Reflect First.

Consumers who reflected on their recently used personal belongings experienced less desire for an unexpectedly encountered product, were less likely to buy impulsively and expressed a lower willingness to …
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How Effective Will the H3N2 Flu Vaccine Be?
8 months ago

How Effective Will the H3N2 Flu Vaccine Be?

A study by Rice bioengineers and physicists predicts that this fall’s flu vaccine — a new H3N2 formulation for the first time since 2015 — will be about as effective …
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Is There Life Beyond Earth?
8 months ago

Is There Life Beyond Earth?

Is there life anywhere else other than Earth, either now or in the past? When I was a graduate student some 20–30 years ago, that was really just a …
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