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Tiny Acts of Kindness
4 weeks ago

Tiny Acts of Kindness

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt our lives and cause hardship and suffering in our communities, we want to call attention to the generosity of spirit that this crisis …
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A Changed World
1 month ago

A Changed World

It seems a world ago, not just three months, that I wrote my last column in this magazine about Kraft Hall and how new buildings reflect the ever-increasing scope and …
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The DNA Zoo
1 month ago

The DNA Zoo

A visit to the Houston Zoo is never complete without seeing the Asian elephants. Methai, Tupelo, Shanti, Tess, Thai, Tucker and Duncan are all members of the zoo’s herd. Between the sunbathing, …
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Wrestling’s Big Night
1 month ago

Wrestling’s Big Night

Almost a half-century has passed since photographer Geoff Winningham ’65, the Lynette S. Autrey Professor of Humanities and professor of visual arts, devoted his Friday nights to documenting the phenomenon …
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Where Students Become Family
4 months ago

Where Students Become Family

RAs. For anyone who didn’t attend Rice, those letters often bring to mind an upperclassman whose job it is to police the hallways and catch fellow students in the act …
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Love & Law
4 months ago

Love & Law

It was summer 1986 in Waco, Texas, when Charles Spain ’81 walked into the family law class he was taking at Baylor University, fuming. 

Earlier that morning, the U.S. Supreme …
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Antarctic Journal
4 months ago

Antarctic Journal

Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier is enormous, remote, starkly beautiful — and a focal point for global sea level rise predictions. Since 2018, under the auspices of the International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration, eight …
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The DNA Detective
8 months 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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Beyond the Buzzword
8 months 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
8 months ago

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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