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Winter 2020

And You’re Done!
6 months ago

And You’re Done!

On Dec. 9, 2019, Rice held its first-ever December convocation ceremony to honor graduates who completed their degrees after the summer or fall semester. The event took place in Stude …
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The Artful Architect
6 months ago

The Artful Architect

As an architect, art and architectural historian, and interdisciplinary scholar, Fabiola López-Durán has guided many students to a deeper understanding of the overlapping influences of art, architecture, politics and the …
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Not Too Good to Be KTRU
6 months ago

Not Too Good to Be KTRU

Rice’s student-run radio station regained its former call sign in August after an eight-year hiatus. Harrison Lorenzen, the KTRU operations director, spearheaded the $10,000 buyback after the station that originally …
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Building and Rebuilding Rice
6 months ago

Building and Rebuilding Rice

Just after the holiday break, faculty and staff moved into the new Patricia Lipoma Kraft ’87 and Jonathan A. Kraft Hall for Social Sciences, and in a few weeks we’ll …
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We Don’t Know: The Health Effects of Legalizing Marijuana
6 months ago

We Don’t Know: The Health Effects of Legalizing Marijuana

As more states legalize marijuana consumption and sales, it creates a major challenge for public health researchers. We don’t know what the full effects of legalization will be or the …
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Being an Effective Ally
6 months ago

Being an Effective Ally

Male allies can play a powerful role in combating chauvinistic behavior toward women, but they can also unintentionally contribute to sexism, a recent study found. “Helping or Hurting? Understanding Women’s …
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When Seconds Count
6 months ago

When Seconds Count

What if you could cut 10 seconds off the response time of that ambulance — the one responding to a family member’s or friend’s emergency? A team of Rice data …
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Faculty Books and Music
6 months ago

Faculty Books and Music

Giedion and America: Repositioning the History of Modern Architecture  Reto Geiser gta Verlag, 2018

While other intellectuals emigrated from Europe to America on the eve of World War II, driven into exile …
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Life Lessons
6 months ago

Life Lessons

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Nicholas Kristof is set to be the commencement speaker for the Class of 2020 this spring. During a long career, the New York Times columnist has …
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From Slavery to Freedom — and Back Again
6 months ago

From Slavery to Freedom — and Back Again

In “Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America” (Oxford University Press, 2019), Rice historian Caleb McDaniel brings to light the astonishing story of Henrietta Wood, a …
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