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Summer 2019

A Guide to Life After Rice
4 months ago

A Guide to Life After Rice

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CAREERThe transition from Rice undergrad to postcollege life requires stamina, determination, optimism, a heavy dose of critical thinking and all of the skills that a Rice education bestows. …
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Moonshots and Curiosity
4 months ago

Moonshots and Curiosity

Illustration by Paddy Mills

Farragut State Park, Idaho, at the 1969 Boy Scout Jamboree. Like so many people, I remember exactly where I was when Neil Armstrong stepped onto the …
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We Don’t Know: How to Predict Earthquakes
4 months ago

We Don’t Know: How to Predict Earthquakes

As a geologist, I study the mechanics of earthquakes. Right now, we have a good sense of how quakes happen — we know how the continental plates are moving in …
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Not Up for Debate
4 months ago

Not Up for Debate

This spring, Rice seniors teamed up to finish second at the National Parliamentary Tournament of Excellence (NPTE) at the University of Nevada, Reno. 

Debate team captain Sonia Torres ’19 and …
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Physics for America
4 months ago

Physics for America

Jack Replinger photo courtesy of Teach For America, Memphis

 “Astrophysics was really cool, but I realized working in a lab wasn’t going to be for me,” said Jack Replinger ’07, …
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Joseph Campana’s “Book of LIFE”
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Joseph Campana’s “Book of LIFE”

The Book of LIFEJoseph CampanaTupelo Press, 2019

In the opening poem of his latest collection, Rice English professor Joseph Campana describes an encounter with a box of crumbling LIFE magazines …
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Holy Forking Shirtballs
4 months ago

Holy Forking Shirtballs

If you’re a fan of NBC’s “The Good Place,” you know curse words are cutely censored in the show’s heaven-like utopia. You may not be aware, however, that you’re laughing …
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American Moonshot
4 months ago

American Moonshot

American MoonshotJohn F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race Douglas BrinkleyHarper, 2019

In 1961, President John F. Kennedy pledged to put a man on the moon before the …
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Cajuns, Crime Labs and Trivia Champs
4 months ago

Cajuns, Crime Labs and Trivia Champs

Illustration by Zohar Lazar Class of 1951

I discovered that Tom Eubank (BA) and I were born in the same hospital in Port Arthur, Texas, a few months apart. When …
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Breakthrough in Bioprinting
4 months ago

Breakthrough in Bioprinting

In the lab of Rice bioengineer Jordan Miller, a tiny teardrop-shaped air sac expands and contracts in a steady rhythm. Blood flows through a shroud of vessels surrounding it. Though …
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