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Fall 2020

A Passion for Justice
2 weeks 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”
2 weeks 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
2 weeks 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
2 weeks 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
2 weeks ago

Reader Response: Summer 2020

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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
2 weeks 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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High Scores
2 weeks ago

High Scores

Germaine Franco ’84 had firmed up a full slate for 2020. As a much in-demand film composer, music producer and musician in Los Angeles, her roster is always lively — …
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Twenty in Their Twenties
2 weeks ago

Twenty in Their Twenties

These young alumni have a zillion different dreams, but one thing in common — being a Rice grad is never far from their hearts and minds. Ranging in class years …
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