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Abstract | Spring 2016
3 years ago

Abstract | Spring 2016

THE ROSS ICE SHELF’S HISTORIC LESSONS

  • The Ross Ice Shelf, almost as large as France, is the world’s largest ice shelf.
  • Scientists, including Rice oceanographer John Anderson, …
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Common Ground
3 years ago

Common Ground

Rice’s graduate students have a new place to relax and socialize, thanks to a renovation adjacent to Keck Hall. The Graduate Student Outdoor Commons features picnic tables and benches; …
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Writing Home: Greetings from Hanoi!
3 years ago

Writing Home: Greetings from Hanoi!

Xin chào tù Hà Nôi!

It’s been almost a year since the hot and humid June day when I arrived in Hanoi for a stint as a Luce Scholar. …
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Syllabus: Monster Mashup
3 years ago

Syllabus: Monster Mashup

BIOC/HUMA 368 Monster: Conceiving and Misconceiving the Monstrous in Fiction and Art, in Medicine and the Biosciences (Spring 2016)

DEPARTMENT BioSciences and Humanities

DESCRIPTION Monsters …
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Caught Looking
3 years ago

Caught Looking

Duplantier_vs_Arizona600pxIt became something of a distraction at Reckling Park this season. Every time John Duplantier ’17 was scheduled to pitch, a parade of scouts lined up for the best seats. With Major League Baseball’s draft looming, representatives from big league teams around the country wanted a good look at the fireball pitcher.

Even more distracting than their seat selection was the synchronized scouting routine they performed during games. In unrehearsed unison, they brandished radar guns like the ones used in highway patrol, repurposed to track pitching speed. The “Reckling Park speed trap” reinforced what their trained eyes had already told them: Duplantier has the strength, aptitude and confidence to pitch professionally, and maybe even at the elite level in the major leagues.  Read More

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The Forever Business
3 years ago

The Forever Business

We are in a time when skepticism about higher education is widespread. One area that has sparked steady criticism over the last decade is how universities spend their endowments. …
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Unconventional Wisdom: The Historian
3 years ago

Unconventional Wisdom: The Historian

Alex Byrd ’90 knows Rice better than a lot of professors. Coming to the university from Houston’s historically black Jack Yates High School, Byrd wasn’t sure how he’d fit …
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Figaro!
3 years ago

Figaro!

In November, the Shepherd School of Music’s opera department and Chamber Orchestra presented Gioachino Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville,” a 19th-century comic opera that took on a 1990s twist. The …
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Athletics: A Day in the Life

Senior Taylor Armstrong’s Mondays are not like your Mondays. The standout swimmer has set a Rice record in the 200 backstroke while working on a double major. Last fall, the …
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Family Court
3 years ago

Family Court

Maybe Zach Wright ’16 should find a banquet to attend every night before a Rice football game. Less than 24 hours after attending the Oct. 23 ceremony in which his mother …
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