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Editor’s Note: Winter 2020
4 months ago

Editor’s Note: Winter 2020

We’re so fortunate in this issue to feature the writing, photography, research and artistic skills of several Rice alumni and staff from across the university. Who better to bring to light …
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Alumni: Now Reading
4 months ago

Alumni: Now Reading

Becoming Transnational Youth Workers: Independent Mexican Teenage Migrants and Pathways of Survival and Social Mobility Isabel Martinez ’96 Rutgers University Press, 2019

Even before a record number of unaccompanied children crossed the U.S.-Mexico …
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Classnotes: Excerpts from Owlmanac
4 months ago

Classnotes: Excerpts from Owlmanac

1950s “One of our classmates, Jack Hudgins ’51 (BA, 1952), recently competed in the 2019 National Senior Games in Albuquerque, N.M. Jack competed in the 90–94 age group as he …
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Full Theater
4 months ago

Full Theater

Juan Sebastian Cruz ’16 literally bounced onto the stage in this season’s production of “The Winter’s Tale” at the Alley Theatre. Portraying a 7-year-old Prince Mamillius, he skipped, jumped and rolled …
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Keeping the Beat
4 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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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