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Not Up for Debate
4 months ago

Not Up for Debate

This spring, Rice seniors teamed up to finish second at the National Parliamentary Tournament of Excellence (NPTE) at the University of Nevada, Reno. 

Debate team captain Sonia Torres ’19 and …
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Physics for America
4 months ago

Physics for America

Jack Replinger photo courtesy of Teach For America, Memphis

 “Astrophysics was really cool, but I realized working in a lab wasn’t going to be for me,” said Jack Replinger ’07, …
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Joseph Campana’s “Book of LIFE”
4 months ago

Joseph Campana’s “Book of LIFE”

The Book of LIFEJoseph CampanaTupelo Press, 2019

In the opening poem of his latest collection, Rice English professor Joseph Campana describes an encounter with a box of crumbling LIFE magazines …
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Holy Forking Shirtballs
4 months ago

Holy Forking Shirtballs

If you’re a fan of NBC’s “The Good Place,” you know curse words are cutely censored in the show’s heaven-like utopia. You may not be aware, however, that you’re laughing …
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Cajuns, Crime Labs and Trivia Champs
4 months ago

Cajuns, Crime Labs and Trivia Champs

Illustration by Zohar Lazar Class of 1951

I discovered that Tom Eubank (BA) and I were born in the same hospital in Port Arthur, Texas, a few months apart. When …
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Breakthrough in Bioprinting
4 months ago

Breakthrough in Bioprinting

In the lab of Rice bioengineer Jordan Miller, a tiny teardrop-shaped air sac expands and contracts in a steady rhythm. Blood flows through a shroud of vessels surrounding it. Though …
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A Wireless Solution
4 months ago

A Wireless Solution

For their capstone design project, a team of electrical and computer engineering majors developed an instrument to gather signals from a patient’s brain and transmit them wirelessly to a computer …
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Parks and Restoration
4 months ago

Parks and Restoration

Photo by Allyn West

It’s a little wild place in the city. The 155-acre Houston Arboretum & Nature Center beckons visitors to a natural sanctuary in the middle of Houston. …
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Greetings from New Delhi
4 months ago

Greetings from New Delhi

Photos by Abhishek Bali

It’s 6 p.m. My colleague picks me up from a meeting at the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, and we head to Old Delhi to …
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Alumni Books
4 months ago

Alumni Books

Houston, Space City USARay ViatorTexas A&M University Press, 2019

Ever since 1965, when Houston began serving as Mission Control for NASA’s manned space flights, the city’s name has been the …
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