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Flex Space
2 months ago

Flex Space

Rice might look very different this fall, but new temporary structures are making it possible for campus life to continue safely. The structures, which include four Provisional Campus Facilities (PCFs) …
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Welcome, New Owls!
2 months ago

Welcome, New Owls!

23,455 freshmen applicants

11% admit rate

1,047 new students

993 first-time freshmen

54 transfer students

932 U.S. students

TOP STATES Texas (418) …
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Feeding the Classes
2 months ago

Feeding the Classes

COVID-19 has affected every aspect of how Rice operates, and feeding its students has been a challenge of gastronomical proportion. With a consistent ranking of best college food in the …
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Leading Change
2 months ago

Leading Change

Alexander Byrd ’90 has been appointed Rice’s first vice provost for diversity, equity and inclusion. President David Leebron and Provost Reginald DesRoches created the position in June as part of …
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The Future is Houston
2 months ago

The Future is Houston

Step aside, New York City: Houston represents the true future of America. 

That’s the conclusion Rice sociologist Stephen L. Klineberg presents in “Prophetic City: Houston on the Cusp of a …
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Meet Provost DesRoches
2 months ago

Meet Provost DesRoches

From the start of his tenure as Rice University provost, Reginald DesRoches has been challenged in ways no higher education administrator could anticipate. Having accepted the job last December, the …
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Bad Eggs and Good Apples
2 months ago

Bad Eggs and Good Apples

A third of the food produced around the globe goes to waste, but materials scientist Pulickel Ajayan and colleagues in Rice’s George R. Brown School of Engineering have developed a …
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Syllabus: Is This The End?
2 months ago

Syllabus: Is This The End?

HUMA 124: Is This the End? A Big Questions Course

DEPARTMENT: Modern and Classical Literatures and Cultures

DESCRIPTION: Is this the end? The end of our planet, truth, certainty? Taught from a global …
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Warbirds, Speeches and Animatronics
2 months ago

Warbirds, Speeches and Animatronics

1950s What a pleasant surprise to meet and chat with Anne Bray Berling ’47 (BA). … Like everyone else at Rice, I knew who Hubert Bray 1918 (PhD) [her father] …
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Suffrage Pioneer
2 months ago

Suffrage Pioneer

On a frigid Monday in early 1919, Elizabeth Green Kalb ’16 dressed herself head-to-toe in white before leaving her room at the National Woman’s Party (NWP) headquarters. It would have …
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