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Faculty Books: Winter 2021
4 weeks ago

Faculty Books: Winter 2021

Memorial Bryan Washington Riverhead Books, 2020

At 27, Bryan Washington has been called a lit world wunderkind. His debut short story collection, “Lot,” came out in 2019 to rave reviews and was …
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I’m a Nerd About … Analog Film
1 month ago

I’m a Nerd About … Analog Film

For the past three years, Konstantin Georgiev has worked as a film archivist at Rice Cinema, where he has learned to repair, preserve and digitize analog films — reels, slides …
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Now Reading: Alumni Books – Fall 2020
5 months ago

Now Reading: Alumni Books – Fall 2020

Fluxus Forms

Scores, Multiples, and the Eternal Network Natilee Harren ’05 University of Chicago Press, 2020

It was one of the most revolutionary artistic movements of the 1960s: A rejection of …
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Musical Care for Elderly Communities
9 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
10 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
10 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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Writing Home: Greetings from Austin
1 year ago

Writing Home: 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 – Fall 2019
1 year ago

Now Reading: Alumni Books – Fall 2019

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
1 year 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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