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Fall 2019

Cycling for a Cure
3 weeks ago

Cycling for a Cure

Sudha Yellapantula didn’t even like riding bikes before she signed up to raise money for pediatric cancer research in the 2019 Great Cycle Challenge USA. “I never enjoyed biking, but I …
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A Stinging Rebuke
3 weeks ago

A Stinging Rebuke

While collecting data from live oak trees in the world’s largest medical center, Rice evolutionary ecologists have discovered huge quantities of one of North America’s most venomous caterpillars.

Live oak …
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Back of the Mind
3 weeks ago

Back of the Mind

It’s the type of play only a coach would remember.

The Army defense comes with a “cat” blitz. Aston Walter, Rice’s running back, recognizes the look, blocks the oncoming …
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Reader Response: Fall 2019
4 weeks ago

Reader Response: Fall 2019

Dear Editor:

I’ve long been a space enthusiast. It probably began when my father took me out in our front yard one night when I was 7 years old. He …
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Scene: Fall 2019
4 weeks ago

Scene: Fall 2019

09.23.2019 // Brown College powderpuff football practice // Founder’s CourtPhoto by Brandon Martin

The Philosopher Engineer
4 weeks ago

The Philosopher Engineer

Illustration by Adam Cruft

A pioneer in the field of digital signal processing, the recipient of multiple teaching awards and an early advocate for the use of technology in teaching …
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Now Reading: Alumni Books
1 month 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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The DNA Detective
1 month ago

The DNA Detective

Colleen Fitzpatrick at home in Fountain Valley, California. Photo by Rozette Rago

Colleen Fitzpatrick ’76 grew up surrounded by living history. “I was very close to all of my grandparents,” …
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Dickie Kerr’s Legacy
1 month ago

Dickie Kerr’s Legacy

Dickie Kerr of the Chicago White Sox,  pictured in October 1919, coached Owls baseball in 1928 for less than three months. Photo by APA/Getty Images

In the annals of Rice
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Classnotes: Keeping Cool and Catching Up
1 month ago

Classnotes: Keeping Cool and Catching Up

1960s“In spring and summer 1965, I typically spent all night working on the Rice computer with Joel Cyprus ’58 (BA and BS, 1959; MS, 1961; PhD, 1963), Algernon ‘Algy’ Badger …
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