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Summer 2021

An Evolving Community
2 months ago

An Evolving Community

The term “university” is generally derived from the fuller Latin designation of “universitas magistrorum et scholarium,” meaning a “community of teachers and scholars.” Indeed, that notion of community as intimately …
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Coming Into His Own
2 months ago

Coming Into His Own

On paper, Brandon Mack ’06 has worked in the Office of Admission at Rice for 11 years, where he is currently an associate director. But he has been contributing to …
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Editor’s Note: Let’s Hang Out
3 months ago

Editor’s Note: Let’s Hang Out

After a brief deluge on a recent weekday evening, the skies cleared, the temperature dropped and our thoughts turned to sitting outdoors and having a beer at the newly reopened …
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High Water
3 months ago

High Water

City officials have a new tool for planning and responding to flooding at hospitals and other critical facilities on the watersheds of Brays, Sims, Hunting and White Oak bayous. Built …
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Lucky Students
3 months ago

Lucky Students

Academia was never originally part of James DeNicco’s life plans. But as the recent winner of the George R. Brown Prize for Excellence in Teaching, the highest award from the …
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Syllabus: The Science Behind the Scenes
3 months ago

Syllabus: The Science Behind the Scenes

CHEM 176 The Chemistry of Art

Department Chemistry

Description Students learn about the chemistry of the materials and methods used to create, conserve and authenticate art objects. Topics include sculpture, painting, …
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Chip Test
3 months ago

Chip Test

COVID-19 can be diagnosed in 55 minutes or less with the help of programmed magnetic nanobeads and a diagnostic tool that plugs into an off-the-shelf cellphone. The Rice lab of …
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Sounds Like
3 months ago

Sounds Like

For computer science students with a passion for solving health problems, the COVID-19 pandemic served as an opportunity to pursue a data research project aimed at improving a globally significant health crisis. Seniors …
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Beer Bike Returns
3 months ago

Beer Bike Returns

Beer Bike has been an iconic tradition and core part of the Rice identity since 1957. Last year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Beer Bike was canceled for the first …
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World Builder
3 months ago

World Builder

Taylor Crain ’21 came to Rice to tell stories and build worlds. That’s what she did as an English major — and now for a living at Electronic Arts (EA). The …
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