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Keeping the Beat
2 months ago

Keeping the Beat

In November, Rice’s South Asian a cappella group, Basmati Beats, brought home a trophy for the first time in the group’s six-year history. They earned third place out of six …
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Cycling for a Cure
6 months ago

Cycling for a Cure

Sudha Yellapantula didn’t even like riding bikes before she signed up to raise money for pediatric cancer research in the 2019 Great Cycle Challenge USA. “I never enjoyed biking, but I …
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A Stinging Rebuke
6 months ago

A Stinging Rebuke

While collecting data from live oak trees in the world’s largest medical center, Rice evolutionary ecologists have discovered huge quantities of one of North America’s most venomous caterpillars.

Live oak …
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Back of the Mind
6 months ago

Back of the Mind

It’s the type of play only a coach would remember.

The Army defense comes with a “cat” blitz. Aston Walter, Rice’s running back, recognizes the look, blocks the oncoming …
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Greetings from Austin
6 months ago

Greetings from Austin

Photo by Drew Anthony Smith

After graduating with a degree in civil engineering, I moved to Detroit to work at General Motors. It was my first time being away from …
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Scene: Fall 2019
6 months ago

Scene: Fall 2019

09.23.2019 // Brown College powderpuff football practice // Founder’s CourtPhoto by Brandon Martin

The Philosopher Engineer
6 months ago

The Philosopher Engineer

Illustration by Adam Cruft

A pioneer in the field of digital signal processing, the recipient of multiple teaching awards and an early advocate for the use of technology in teaching …
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Now Reading: Alumni Books
6 months ago

Now Reading: Alumni Books

King of the MississippiMike Freedman ’14Hogarth, 2019

In “King of the Mississippi,” Mike Freedman skewers the corporate culture of a fictional Houston management consultancy where two very different alpha male …
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Dickie Kerr’s Legacy
6 months ago

Dickie Kerr’s Legacy

Dickie Kerr of the Chicago White Sox,  pictured in October 1919, coached Owls baseball in 1928 for less than three months. Photo by APA/Getty Images

In the annals of Rice
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Classnotes: Keeping Cool and Catching Up
6 months ago

Classnotes: Keeping Cool and Catching Up

1960s“In spring and summer 1965, I typically spent all night working on the Rice computer with Joel Cyprus ’58 (BA and BS, 1959; MS, 1961; PhD, 1963), Algernon ‘Algy’ Badger …
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