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Summer 2021

Alternative Activism
4 months ago

Alternative Activism

Of the 85 students who participated in one of 11 Alternative Spring Break programs this year, all of which were virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Anvita Kandru and Christa …
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Opening Doors
4 months ago

Opening Doors

To say Gilda Barabino ’86 wears a lot of hats is a gross understatement — she’s more like a one-woman haberdashery. After earning her Ph.D. in chemical engineering at Rice, …
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Pandemic’s Paradox
4 months ago

Pandemic’s Paradox

By  •  Summer 2021, Features

In response, we received a glimpse into a year that “shocked our understanding of almost every aspect of our lives,” as Baker College magisters Luis and Angela Duno-Gottberg said. “It …
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Locked In, Locked Out
4 months ago

Locked In, Locked Out

For Adria Baker, executive director of the Office of International Students and Scholars, the pandemic wreaked “a year of frustration and hardship” for Rice’s international students. The impact of the …
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Meeting the Moment
4 months ago

Meeting the Moment

Admissions, Virtually Online outreach reaches new and potential students.

One of the most significant changes to my work and that of the Office of Admission was having to reimagine our …
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Pharmacy’s Front Line
4 months ago

Pharmacy’s Front Line

I was in my final few months as a pharmacy resident at UT Southwestern Medical Center when we started to hear about the coronavirus. At first, we were told not …
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Rallying the Public
4 months ago

Rallying the Public

After graduating from Rice with a degree in civil engineering, Philip Huang ’82 earned an M.D. from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and a Master of Public Health …
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Speaking for Science
4 months ago

Speaking for Science

Physician and research scientist Peter Hotez has been a loud and trusted international voice during the COVID-19 pandemic, pulling from his decades of expertise in vaccine development and neglected tropical diseases. …
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Possible Futures
4 months ago

Possible Futures

By  •  Summer 2021, Features

Three Predictions Pandemic-era changes that may last

The academic teleconference is here to stay. I see a lot of academic business meetings and small-scale academic events continuing online for the …
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What Mattered
4 months ago

What Mattered

A Collective Intelligence

More than anything else, this experience has taught us the value of presence. For me, the pandemic really reaffirmed a lot of what I already knew …
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