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Fall 2019

Applause Welcome
1 month 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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Beyond the Buzzword
1 month ago

Beyond the Buzzword

In a sunny McNair Hall conference room, Ruth Oh Reitmeier ’92 and a Rice student sit facing each other at a long conference table. The setting is austere, but the …
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When Words Fail
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When Words Fail

Susan Hoffius / Photo by Tommy LaVergne

For Susan Hoffius, an English as a second language teacher at the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies, her stroke started as an intense migraine. After …
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Now Reading: Faculty Books
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Now Reading: Faculty Books

Levee Paul OtrembaFour Way Books, 2019

Paul Otremba’s third collection of poems, “Levee,” was published posthumously in September. An assistant professor of creative writing at Rice, Otremba died of cancer in …
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Myth, Power, Value
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Myth, Power, Value

Aside from Sammy the Owl, Edgar Odell Lovett and William Marsh Rice himself, few names are more synonymous with Rice than Gilbert Cuthbertson. Affectionately known as “Doc C,” the longtime …
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Fracture Fix
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Fracture Fix

Last academic year, Rice seniors in the Brown School of Engineering set out to help doctors simplify the process of repairing fractured long bones in an arm or leg by …
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Lunar Inspiration
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Lunar Inspiration

Rare Robert Rauschenberg lithographs from 1969 and an unfinished series by Andy Warhol will be among the pieces on exhibit at Rice’s Moody Center through Dec. 21. The fall exhibition, “Moon …
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Ozone on the Rocks
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Ozone on the Rocks

In the lab of geochemist Laurence Yeung, Rice researchers are studying ancient gas bubbles trapped inside polar ice to measure preindustrial- era ozone levels. The innovative technique marks a breakthrough …
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We Don’t Know: How to Add the Sense of Touch to Prosthetic Devices
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We Don’t Know: How to Add the Sense of Touch to Prosthetic Devices

Illustration by Alex Eben Meyer

There are lots of sophisticated prosthetic devices on the market for people who have lost limbs, but no matter how well they replicate the intricate …
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I’m a Nerd About … Yarn Crafts
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I’m a Nerd About … Yarn Crafts

Leenah Abojaib / Photo by Tommy LaVergne

With the growing availability of inexpensive, mass-produced items from big-box stores and online retailers, some might assume that handmade goods are falling by …
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