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Star Turn
4 weeks ago

Star Turn

The most polarizing character on Netflix’s hit reality show “Indian Matchmaking,” Houston lawyer Aparna Shewakramani ’07 has inspired legions of admirers — and legions more who love to hate her. …
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Theater Life, Fried Chicken and Photography
4 weeks ago

Theater Life, Fried Chicken and Photography

1960s “I retired from Jacobs U. in 2005. I had helped found this university during the period of 1998–2005. It opened its doors Sept. 1, 2001, just days before 9/11. …
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Current Policy
1 month ago

Current Policy

Mishal Thadani ’12 left Houston to advance his energy career. He knew the path — use the Rice network, climb the ranks in oil and gas, sit back and drink Shiners.


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Writing Home: Saludos Desde Argentina
1 month ago

Writing Home: Saludos Desde Argentina

Greetings from Argentina

The lingering smell of smoke on my clothes used to be a nuisance. Now, it reminds me of laughter and good times, cooking lamb over an open fire and …
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The Changemaker
1 month ago

The Changemaker

After a day spent drilling for soil samples on the slope of Mount Meru, a dormant volcano in Tanzania, Rice professor Cin-Ty Lee heard a soulful tune drifting across the …
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Solving the Vaccine Puzzle
1 month ago

Solving the Vaccine Puzzle

Barney S. Graham and William C. “Bill” Gruber met in 1971 as Rice freshmen.  Graham, a farm boy from Kansas, and Gruber, from what was then the outskirts of Houston, …
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Doha Aboul-Fotouh ’15
5 months ago

Doha Aboul-Fotouh ’15

What is most striking about Doha Aboul-Fotouh is her profound sense of gratitude. When asked about her experiences as an English major, her studies at Baylor College of Medicine, her pediatric residency, …
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Justin Onwenu ’18
5 months ago

Justin Onwenu ’18

When the wail of sirens signals disaster, most people run for cover. But for Justin Onwenu, the sound of an alarm means it’s time to roll up his sleeves and …
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Warbirds, Speeches and Animatronics
5 months ago

Warbirds, Speeches and Animatronics

1950s What a pleasant surprise to meet and chat with Anne Bray Berling ’47 (BA). … Like everyone else at Rice, I knew who Hubert Bray 1918 (PhD) [her father] …
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Suffrage Pioneer
5 months ago

Suffrage Pioneer

On a frigid Monday in early 1919, Elizabeth Green Kalb ’16 dressed herself head-to-toe in white before leaving her room at the National Woman’s Party (NWP) headquarters. It would have …
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