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Life Lessons
5 months ago

Life Lessons

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Nicholas Kristof is set to be the commencement speaker for the Class of 2020 this spring. During a long career, the New York Times columnist has …
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From Slavery to Freedom — and Back Again
5 months ago

From Slavery to Freedom — and Back Again

In “Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America” (Oxford University Press, 2019), Rice historian Caleb McDaniel brings to light the astonishing story of Henrietta Wood, a …
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Electric Dream
5 months ago

Electric Dream

A group of Rice students who share passions for expressing personal style and dreaming up creative concepts, 6100Main is nonhierarchical and open to anyone. Members rely on virtual and in-person …
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Birds of a Feather
5 months ago

Birds of a Feather

The first thing you notice when approaching the practice gym at the rear of Tudor Fieldhouse is the “smack” of serve after serve reverberating off the walls and into the …
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Syllabus: Literary Dystopias
5 months ago

Syllabus: Literary Dystopias

ENGL 269/ENST 265: Science Fiction and the Environment DEPARTMENT: English/Environmental Studies DESCRIPTION: This course examines the ways that science fiction challenges ideas about nature, culture, society and politics.

Students in the …
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NEST 360 receives $68M grant
5 months ago

NEST 360 receives $68M grant

NEST360°, a multi-institutional team of health experts, has received $68 million to fund the first phase of an eight-year project to cut newborn deaths in sub-Saharan hospitals by half. “Today, …
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A Warning From Iceland
5 months ago

A Warning From Iceland

Last August, after a chilly two-hour hike up rocky terrain on an Icelandic shield volcano, Associate Professor Cymene Howe and Professor Dominic Boyer joined nearly 100 others, including children, to …
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Editor’s Note: Winter 2020
5 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
5 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
5 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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