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We Don’t Know: How to Engineer Large Organisms
7 months ago

We Don’t Know: How to Engineer Large Organisms

Synthetic biology is really an engineering discipline, but what we can’t do right now is engineer large organisms. What if we could create a snake to go into rubble …
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Faculty Books: Spring 2018
7 months ago

Faculty Books: Spring 2018

Varieties of African American Religious Experience: Toward a Comparative Black Theology by Anthony B. Pinn (Fortress Press, 2017)

Theologians have long overlooked the non-Christian varieties of African-American religious experience. …
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In The Zone
8 months ago

In The Zone

Antonio Merlo is the soundtrack that plays at every Rice club water polo game. His voice reverberates above the frenetic splashing of legs and arms. It carries over cheering …
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The Life of Facts
8 months ago

The Life of Facts

On Jan. 20, 2017, Donald Trump took an oath of office and was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. The crowds, according to White House staff, …
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We Don’t Know
10 months ago

We Don’t Know

At Rice, one of the country’s most recognized research and teaching institutions, we talk a lot about what we know — our scholarly expertise and the brilliant faculty, staff …
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Climate Change Increased Likelihood and Intensity of Hurricane Harvey
10 months ago

Climate Change Increased Likelihood and Intensity of Hurricane Harvey

A team of scientists from World Weather Attribution, including researchers from Rice and other institutions in the United States and Europe, have found that human-caused climate change made the record …
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Ready! Headset! Go!
10 months ago

Ready! Headset! Go!

On a Friday morning in early November, a group of 12 Rice undergraduates in Jayoung Song’s second-year Korean language class took out their smartphones, opened the YouTube app and …
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Hometown Texas
10 months ago

Hometown Texas

For three decades, Peter Brown has taught photography classes in Rice’s continuing education program, inspiring hundreds of students along the way. For the past quarter century, he has been …
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The Jefferson Paradox
10 months ago

The Jefferson Paradox

John Boles ’65, the William P. Hobby Professor of History, could not have had a more distinguished and influential career at Rice. Since joining the history department in 1981, he …
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Faculty Books: The Runaway Species
10 months ago

Faculty Books: The Runaway Species

The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes the World by Anthony Brandt and David Eagleman (Catapult, 2017)

David Eagleman ’93, a Stanford neuroscientist, and Anthony Brandt, professor of composition …
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