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The DNA Detective
6 months ago

The DNA Detective

Colleen Fitzpatrick at home in Fountain Valley, California. Photo by Rozette Rago

Colleen Fitzpatrick ’76 grew up surrounded by living history. “I was very close to all of my grandparents,” …
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Dickie Kerr’s Legacy
6 months ago

Dickie Kerr’s Legacy

Dickie Kerr of the Chicago White Sox,  pictured in October 1919, coached Owls baseball in 1928 for less than three months. Photo by APA/Getty Images

In the annals of Rice
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Classnotes: Keeping Cool and Catching Up
6 months ago

Classnotes: Keeping Cool and Catching Up

1960s“In spring and summer 1965, I typically spent all night working on the Rice computer with Joel Cyprus ’58 (BA and BS, 1959; MS, 1961; PhD, 1963), Algernon ‘Algy’ Badger …
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Applause Welcome
6 months ago

Applause Welcome

Photo by The Morrisons

When Aubrey Ferguson Bergauer ’05 talks of “changing the narrative” at symphony orchestras, she espouses a philosophy that guided her recent turnaround of the California Symphony …
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Myth, Power, Value
6 months ago

Myth, Power, Value

Aside from Sammy the Owl, Edgar Odell Lovett and William Marsh Rice himself, few names are more synonymous with Rice than Gilbert Cuthbertson. Affectionately known as “Doc C,” the longtime …
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Sid Rises
6 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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When You Wish Upon a Star
9 months ago

When You Wish Upon a Star

This article appeared originally in the Fall 2003 issue of Rice Sallyport and has been lightly edited.

Peggy Whitson, an adjunct assistant professor in Rice’s Department of Biochemistry and …
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A long road to a perfect launch
9 months 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
9 months 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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Triple Owl Flies High
9 months ago

Triple Owl Flies High

When Shannon Walker ’87 blasted off June 16 for a six-month stint aboard the International Space Station (ISS), she knew that keeping in touch with her husband and fellow astronaut, …
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