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Pandemic’s Paradox
3 weeks ago

Pandemic’s Paradox

By  •  Summer 2021, Features

In response, we received a glimpse into a year that “shocked our understanding of almost every aspect of our lives,” as Baker College magisters Luis and Angela Duno-Gottberg said. “It …
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Locked In, Locked Out
3 weeks ago

Locked In, Locked Out

For Adria Baker, executive director of the Office of International Students and Scholars, the pandemic wreaked “a year of frustration and hardship” for Rice’s international students. The impact of the …
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Meeting the Moment
3 weeks ago

Meeting the Moment

Admissions, Virtually Online outreach reaches new and potential students.

One of the most significant changes to my work and that of the Office of Admission was having to reimagine our …
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Pharmacy’s Front Line
3 weeks ago

Pharmacy’s Front Line

I was in my final few months as a pharmacy resident at UT Southwestern Medical Center when we started to hear about the coronavirus. At first, we were told not …
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Rallying the Public
3 weeks ago

Rallying the Public

After graduating from Rice with a degree in civil engineering, Philip Huang ’82 earned an M.D. from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and a Master of Public Health …
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Speaking for Science
3 weeks ago

Speaking for Science

Physician and research scientist Peter Hotez has been a loud and trusted international voice during the COVID-19 pandemic, pulling from his decades of expertise in vaccine development and neglected tropical diseases. …
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Possible Futures
3 weeks ago

Possible Futures

By  •  Summer 2021, Features

Three Predictions Pandemic-era changes that may last

The academic teleconference is here to stay. I see a lot of academic business meetings and small-scale academic events continuing online for the …
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What Mattered
3 weeks ago

What Mattered

A Collective Intelligence

More than anything else, this experience has taught us the value of presence. For me, the pandemic really reaffirmed a lot of what I already knew …
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Grads at Last
3 weeks ago

Grads at Last

By  •  Summer 2021, Features

Some things were the same; some were different. In May, a joyful community of students, parents, faculty and guests gathered in person to celebrate our graduates — yet, in a …
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Imagined Worlds Made Real
3 months ago

Imagined Worlds Made Real

“Tea, Earl Grey, Hot.”

A few computer chirps later and the tea materialized according to the orders of Captain Picard on the USS Enterprise. While “Star Trek” visions of advanced …
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