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Unconventional Wisdom: Harvey’s Conduit of Calm
1 year ago

Unconventional Wisdom: Harvey’s Conduit of Calm

John Hutchinson has witnessed many of Rice’s evolutions and challenges since he joined the chemistry department in 1983. Now, as dean of undergraduates, he has helped usher the students …
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Democracy and Disagreement
1 year ago

Democracy and Disagreement

Last spring, Elizabeth Barre, associate director of the Rice Center for Teaching Excellence and adjunct assistant professor of religion, taught “Democracy and Disagreement” at the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies at …
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Storm Stories: Special Delivery
1 year ago

Storm Stories: Special Delivery

After the first wave of Harvey flooding receded, the news reported that dams on the west side of town could overflow and cause additional flooding. While our Westbury neighborhood home …
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Storm Stories: The Meal Brigade
1 year ago

Storm Stories: The Meal Brigade

Matthew Wettergreen ’08 watched the flooding from Hurricane Harvey through binoculars from the 23rd story of the Midtown Houston apartment building he shares with his wife, event management consultant Claudia …
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Unconventional Wisdom: The Cooking Chemist
1 year ago

Unconventional Wisdom: The Cooking Chemist

After earning an undergraduate degree, she stayed on to complete her Ph.D. in chemistry, and then started teaching at Rice. A lifelong cook, Lu soon found a way to …
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Vespertine Awakenings
2 years ago

Vespertine Awakenings

AFTER A WEEKLONG residency sponsored by Rice Public Art, the Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre premiered “Vespertine Awakenings” Feb. 27 at the James Turrell Skyspace. The performance was part of …
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Faculty Publications
2 years ago

Faculty Publications

Love Among the Archives Writing the Lives of Sir George Scharf, Victorian Bachelor

by Helena Michie and Robyn Warhol (Edinburgh University Press, 2015)

WHAT SHE FIRST LEARNED …
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CLEANING UP CONTAMINATED WATER
2 years ago

CLEANING UP CONTAMINATED WATER

SIX YEARS AFTER THE FUKUSHIMA nuclear disaster, hundreds of thousands of tons of contaminated water are still stored on site, too “hot” to flush into the ocean. Cleaning up …
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It’s a Wasp-Eat-Wasp World
2 years ago

It’s a Wasp-Eat-Wasp World

Evolutionary biologists at Rice discovered a new wasp species that feeds on other wasps.

GALL WASPS INFEST OAK TREES for shelter and sustenance, but their wasp enemy has …
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Children’s Asthma and Poor Neighborhoods
2 years ago

Children’s Asthma and Poor Neighborhoods

RICE RESEARCHERS recently found that of the more than 12,000 children in Houston who have asthma, the chronic disease of airways in the lungs is more prevalent among African-American …
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