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Fall 2020

Warbirds, Speeches and Animatronics
3 months ago

Warbirds, Speeches and Animatronics

1950s What a pleasant surprise to meet and chat with Anne Bray Berling ’47 (BA). … Like everyone else at Rice, I knew who Hubert Bray 1918 (PhD) [her father] …
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Suffrage Pioneer
3 months ago

Suffrage Pioneer

On a frigid Monday in early 1919, Elizabeth Green Kalb ’16 dressed herself head-to-toe in white before leaving her room at the National Woman’s Party (NWP) headquarters. It would have …
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A Passion for Justice
3 months ago

A Passion for Justice

As a student, Elizabeth Baird Saenger’s ’64 desire to support underserved members of her community was apparent. The daughter of Elizabeth Hill ’40 and Raleigh William Baird Jr. ’38, Saenger …
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We Don’t Know: How to Break Down “Forever Chemicals”
3 months ago

We Don’t Know: How to Break Down “Forever Chemicals”

I’m a chemical engineer and chemist by training, and I use those skills to find new ways to clean contaminated water. You can physically remove some pollutants with filters or …
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I’m a Nerd About Gaming
3 months ago

I’m a Nerd About Gaming

When he was 3 years old, Jaylen Carr’s parents gave him a Nintendo GameCube and the Super Smash Bros. Melee game for Christmas. “And that was just the impetus of everything …
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Now Reading
3 months ago

Now Reading

Fluxus Forms

Scores, Multiples, and the Eternal Network Natilee Harren ’05 University of Chicago Press, 2020

It was one of the most revolutionary artistic movements of the 1960s: A rejection of …
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The Vital Role of Student Leadership

As I write this, the Rice campus has been open to students for the fall semester for a month, plus a week of orientation. We are in hybrid mode, giving …
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Reader Response: Summer 2020
3 months ago

Reader Response: Summer 2020

Kudos

78% of readers say that Rice Magazine helps them stay connected to Rice University.

“I’m an alumna and I just wanted to say that the July issue is my favorite ever. …
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We’ve Been Here Before
3 months ago

We’ve Been Here Before

By August, the disease had reached Philadelphia. But James Hutchinson, the city’s physician of the port, refused to close the port to refugees. Hutchinson believed that the disease was being …
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