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Winter 2019

On the Bookshelf: Winter 2019
2 years ago

On the Bookshelf: Winter 2019

Lamar’s Folly By Jeffrey Stuart Kerr ’79(Texas Tech University Press, 2017)

The year is 1835, and the Texas Revolution is in full swing. Edward Fontaine, secretary to Mirabeau Lamar, and his …
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Rice Announces $82M Research Initiative
2 years ago

Rice Announces $82M Research Initiative

Provost Marie Lynn Miranda said two recurring themes in the strategic planning process that produced Rice’s Vision for the Second Century, Second Decade (V2C2) were the need to establish globally …
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1,001 Nights
2 years ago

1,001 Nights

CLASS: Your Arabian NightsDEPARTMENT: First-Year Writing-Intensive SeminarDESCRIPTION: “The Arabian Nights” is one of the best known, yet least understood, literary masterpieces. It has been passed down orally and in writing, …
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A Bold Step
2 years ago

A Bold Step

When Lorena Gauthereau graduated from Rice in 2004, she headed off into the world armed with a bachelor’s degree in English and political science, but she and her parents were …
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A Composed Assignment
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A Composed Assignment

Students have traded textbooks for primary sources and traditional papers for creative assignments in an innovative history class, Fighting the Atlantic Slave Trade. This firsthand approach to learning inspired Martel …
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On the Mat
2 years ago

On the Mat

Timmy Quivers is dead. Party World Rasslin’ (PWR) commissioner Chris Monica is sorry to inform attendees of this fact during the Austin-based wrestling promotion’s first Houston show. “He was really …
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In Good Company
2 years ago

In Good Company

Rice is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), a group of 62 leading U.S. research universities that earn the majority of competitively awarded federal funding for academic …
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Grief’s Double Whammy
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Grief’s Double Whammy

Grief can cause inflammation that can kill, according to new research from the Rice lab of psychologist Chris Fagundes. Researchers conducted interviews and examined the blood of people whose spouses …
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Writing Home: Salutations Depuis Abidjan!
2 years ago

Writing Home: Salutations Depuis Abidjan!

Chethana Biliyar at the CAVA artisanal market in the Marcory neighborhood of Abidjan. Photo by Abbas Makke

I wake up in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, to a blast of heat and …
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