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Musical Care for Elderly Communities
4 months ago

Musical Care for Elderly Communities

Elderly patients at hospitals and retirement homes have been hit particularly hard by the effects of this global pandemic as they are among the most at-risk population. COVID-19 has also …
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Now Listening: #CORONACOVERS
5 months ago

Now Listening: #CORONACOVERS

Hand-holding is the last thing anyone should do during the COVID-19 pandemic, but a Shepherd School violin student won’t let social distancing stop her from doing what she does best.


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Wrestling’s Big Night
5 months ago

Wrestling’s Big Night

Almost a half-century has passed since photographer Geoff Winningham ’65, the Lynette S. Autrey Professor of Humanities and professor of visual arts, devoted his Friday nights to documenting the phenomenon …
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Greetings from Austin
11 months ago

Greetings from Austin

Photo by Drew Anthony Smith

After graduating with a degree in civil engineering, I moved to Detroit to work at General Motors. It was my first time being away from …
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Now Reading: Alumni Books
12 months ago

Now Reading: Alumni Books

King of the MississippiMike Freedman ’14Hogarth, 2019

In “King of the Mississippi,” Mike Freedman skewers the corporate culture of a fictional Houston management consultancy where two very different alpha male …
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Applause Welcome
12 months ago

Applause Welcome

Photo by The Morrisons

When Aubrey Ferguson Bergauer ’05 talks of “changing the narrative” at symphony orchestras, she espouses a philosophy that guided her recent turnaround of the California Symphony …
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Lunar Inspiration
12 months ago

Lunar Inspiration

Rare Robert Rauschenberg lithographs from 1969 and an unfinished series by Andy Warhol will be among the pieces on exhibit at Rice’s Moody Center through Dec. 21. The fall exhibition, “Moon …
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Alumni Books
1 year ago

Alumni Books

Houston, Space City USARay ViatorTexas A&M University Press, 2019

Ever since 1965, when Houston began serving as Mission Control for NASA’s manned space flights, the city’s name has been the …
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City Poet
1 year ago

City Poet

Photo by Danielle Chisler

Why does Houston need poetry? That’s a question Leslie Contreras Schwartz ’02, an editorial assistant in Rice’s Department of Bioengineering, is already answering in her new …
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