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A Changed World
3 months ago

A Changed World

It seems a world ago, not just three months, that I wrote my last column in this magazine about Kraft Hall and how new buildings reflect the ever-increasing scope and …
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Building and Rebuilding Rice
6 months ago

Building and Rebuilding Rice

Just after the holiday break, faculty and staff moved into the new Patricia Lipoma Kraft ’87 and Jonathan A. Kraft Hall for Social Sciences, and in a few weeks we’ll …
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Inventing the Future, Assessing the Past
10 months ago

Inventing the Future, Assessing the Past

Illustration by Paddy Mills

In 1963, Dennis Gabor, a Hungarian who had fled the Nazis and immigrated to Britain, published “Inventing the Future,” a book that contained his most famous …
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Moonshots and Curiosity
1 year ago

Moonshots and Curiosity

Illustration by Paddy Mills

Farragut State Park, Idaho, at the 1969 Boy Scout Jamboree. Like so many people, I remember exactly where I was when Neil Armstrong stepped onto the …
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Creativity: The Foundation of Human Progress
1 year ago

Creativity: The Foundation of Human Progress

Illustration by Paddy Mills

Much of this issue is dedicated to creativity. What may be striking to some readers, but not surprising to those of us inside the university, …
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What Happens at Rice … Doesn’t Stay at Rice
1 year ago

What Happens at Rice … Doesn’t Stay at Rice

Just after Thanksgiving, we hosted a gala celebration of the 25th anniversary of Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. The celebratory evening was capped off by a conversation between former …
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The Rice Investment
2 years ago

The Rice Investment

Six years ago, we celebrated the centennial of the opening of Rice University. There was a great deal to celebrate. This included not only all we had achieved over …
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Town Hall
2 years ago

Town Hall

Town Hall meetings to discuss campus issues and challenges, announce university initiatives and goals, and celebrate Rice’s accomplishments, including individual achievements of staff and faculty. This April, Leebron spoke …
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700&Change
2 years ago

700&Change

Rick Smalley, one of Rice’s Nobel Prize winners, famously said, “Be a scientist, save the world.” One of the absolute privileges of being president of a research university of …
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On Disaster and Resilience
3 years ago

On Disaster and Resilience

Each disaster has its own unique footprint. For a hurricane, it will depend on the exact path of the storm, its strength in terms of wind velocity, its speed …
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