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Spring 2019

I’m a Nerd About: Plant-based Cooking
1 year ago

I’m a Nerd About: Plant-based Cooking

Photo by Jeff Fitlow

Elana Margosis ’19 dreams  of flan. But her reveries feature no milk or eggs. Margosis is working out the recipe for a vegan dessert in her …
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Win By Win
1 year ago

Win By Win

Head coach Tina Langley began her pregame speech with a familiar mantra: “Do not make this game bigger than it is.” It’s a sentiment she had repeated countless times this …
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Syllabus: Greek Tragedy
1 year ago

Syllabus: Greek Tragedy

CLAS 302:Greek TragedyDepartment: Classical and European StudiesDescription:Students read tragedies by Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides as well as criticism of tragedy by Aristophanes, Plato and Aristotle. They learn how ancient tragedies …
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Time and Tempo
1 year ago

Time and Tempo

Photo by Tommy LaVergne

Baker College junior Nina Pitts has been playing the cello since the age of 5, but never received advice like what she heard from …
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Creativity Myths
1 year ago

Creativity Myths

Jing Zhou, photo by Tommy LaVerne

Creativity is Jing Zhou’s business. As the Mary Gibbs Jones Professor of Management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, Zhou studies the ways …
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Improv & Tradition
1 year ago

Improv & Tradition

Danny Kamins, photo by Tommy LaVergne

As in daily life, improvisation in jazz means the spontaneous invention of something new. To the audience, this think-on-your-feet creativity may sound effortless — …
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Failing Better
1 year ago

Failing Better

Photo by Jeff Fitlow

What do a giraffe feeder, an IV drip and a robotic arm have in common? They’re all recent Rice engineering design projects that were tested and …
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Homework: Variations on a Theme
1 year ago

Homework: Variations on a Theme

By  •  Spring 2019, Features

Classical musicians have mined the form of themes and variations to create enduring works of imagination. As a listener, think of Beethoven’s 33 Variations on a Waltz by Anton Diabelli, …
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Everyday Creativity
1 year ago

Everyday Creativity

A playwright, lyricist and psychologist, James C. Kaufman’s professional and creative work explains why creativity matters — particularly why we should care about it, measure it and nurture it. For …
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Creativity Killers
1 year ago

Creativity Killers

The internet is packed with artful pictures superimposed with concise, insightful quotes about creativity from Teresa Amabile, a creativity scholar at Harvard Business School. One of the best — “One …
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