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Flex Space
3 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!
3 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
3 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
3 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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Doha Aboul-Fotouh ’15
3 months ago

Doha Aboul-Fotouh ’15

What is most striking about Doha Aboul-Fotouh is her profound sense of gratitude. When asked about her experiences as an English major, her studies at Baylor College of Medicine, her pediatric residency, …
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The Future is Houston
3 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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Unconventional Wisdom: Reginald DesRoches
3 months ago

Unconventional Wisdom: Reginald 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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Justin Onwenu ’18
3 months ago

Justin Onwenu ’18

When the wail of sirens signals disaster, most people run for cover. But for Justin Onwenu, the sound of an alarm means it’s time to roll up his sleeves and …
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Bad Eggs and Good Apples
3 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?
3 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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