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Fall 2021

Hello, Class of 2025!
2 months ago

Hello, Class of 2025!

They weren’t the first class to matriculate during a pandemic, but they are the largest. With over 1,200 students, the Class of 2025 is already breaking records.

Selected …
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The Truth Is Right Here
2 months ago

The Truth Is Right Here

Does your family have a UFO story?

Mine does. My grandfather was a pilot in the U.S. Air Force from 1955 to 1958. One day while flying, he saw a …
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Building a Better Bee
2 months ago

Building a Better Bee

If natural selection had run its course, Dan Weaver ’81 would not have joined his family’s beekeeping business, let alone become the first apiarist to rear a new breed of disease-tolerant …
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The Hidden Impact of COVID-19
2 months ago

The Hidden Impact of COVID-19

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, deaths attributed to many other health conditions — Alzheimer’s, heart disease, cancer and diabetes, for example — have killed far more Americans …
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An Ergonomist and an Athlete
2 months ago

An Ergonomist and an Athlete

It’s no surprise to anyone who knows Ariana “Ari” Ince ’11 that she is now an Olympian.

“I always knew that I was capable of making it to the Olympics. …
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Classnotes: Tunnels, a Python and a Pergola
2 months ago

Classnotes: Tunnels, a Python and a Pergola

1950s “We pre-med students needed good grades to get into med school, and we had to compete with older WWII veterans and each other. Rice buildings were connected by utility tunnels, which we …
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From Mech Lab to Maxfield Hall
2 months ago

From Mech Lab to Maxfield Hall

The transformation of the Mechanical Laboratory, one of the first buildings constructed on the Rice campus, into Maxfield Hall is complete.

The interior has been reconfigured to include two new …
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Meet the Deans
2 months ago

Meet the Deans

This fall, five of our eight academic schools have new leadership — some who have moved across the country and others who have moved into more spacious offices in their …
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Editor’s Note: And … We’re Back
2 months ago

Editor’s Note: And … We’re Back

In late September, most Rice classes returned to an in-person format after beginning the semester online due to surging rates of the COVID-19 delta variant within the community and region. …
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Under the Skin
2 months ago

Under the Skin

The discovery of insulin 100 years ago at the University of Toronto transformed Type 1 diabetes from a merciless executioner into a manageable disease. Insulin shots allow millions of Type 1 diabetics to …
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