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SPRING 2021

Books, Big Bend, Van Life and a Wedding
6 months ago

Books, Big Bend, Van Life and a Wedding

1950s “Ginger Purington Bernhard ’59 (BA; PhD, 1971) and her colleague, Roswitha Wagner, wife of Harrison Wagner ’58 (BA), are awaiting publication of ‘The Ima Hogg Diaries: Love and the Great War, …
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Syllabus: A Climate Change Toolbox
6 months ago

Syllabus: A Climate Change Toolbox

Through the study of Earth’s climate variations and how they affected human evolution and history, this course helps students judge the anomalous character of recent climate change, establish its anthropogenic …
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Art Aptitude
6 months ago

Art Aptitude

There’s a new way to tour the growing collection of Rice Public Art across campus, thanks to a student-designed app. The Rice Public Art app is an interactive guide to …
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They Persisted
6 months ago

They Persisted

From classroom to competition, student athletes overcome challenges every day, but the spring 2021 season introduced them to unprecedented obstacles. Between COVID-19 testing protocols and distancing measures, Rice Owls pivoted …
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To Thine Online Self Be True
6 months ago

To Thine Online Self Be True

Wiess Tabletop Theater’s parody of a Shakespeare classic has been reprised roughly every four years since 1967, and though it has always been revised by each new generation to keep …
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Imagined Worlds Made Real
6 months ago

Imagined Worlds Made Real

“Tea, Earl Grey, Hot.”

A few computer chirps later and the tea materialized according to the orders of Captain Picard on the USS Enterprise. While “Star Trek” visions of advanced …
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Planted in Place
6 months ago

Planted in Place

In mid-September, Houstonians craving time away from home set out for an island southeast of downtown adorned with hibiscus and firecracker plants, Brazilian grape trees and Mexican skutch maples (a …
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Catalyzing Change
6 months ago

Catalyzing Change

Rice engineers are turning carbon monoxide (CO) directly into acetic acid — the widely used chemical agent that gives vinegar its tang — with a continuous catalytic reactor that can use …
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Now Reading: Faculty Books
6 months ago

Now Reading: Faculty Books

By  •  SPRING 2021

John S. Chase — The Chase Residence David Heymann ’82 and Stephen Fox ’73 University of Texas Press, 2020

Modern architect John Saunders Chase Jr. was ahead of his time …
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