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Winter 2021

Talking History
3 months ago

Talking History

Some of the most visible work done by Rice’s Task Force on Slavery, Segregation and Racial Injustice since its formation in June 2019 is a new podcast, which illuminates work that’s …
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Of Capabilities and Possibilities
3 months ago

Of Capabilities and Possibilities

While I write this at a difficult and dangerous time with 17 million diagnosed cases of COVID-19 in the United States and over 300,000 deaths, we are beginning to see …
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Adaptable
3 months ago

Adaptable

On Sept. 16, 2020, we set up camp near the Coffeehouse in the Ley Student Center and asked 15 random students if they would be willing to let photographer Tommy …
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Syllabus: Election 2020
3 months ago

Syllabus: Election 2020

CLASS: POLI 420, Election Systems DEPARTMENTS: Political Science, Computer Science and Psychological Sciences

In last fall’s Election Systems course (cross-listed as COMP 435 and PSYC 420), the COVID-19 pandemic and …
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The Statue Dilemma
3 months ago

The Statue Dilemma

Every day at 6 p.m. since Aug. 31, Shifa Rahman ’22 and classmates have gathered in the Academic Quad to call for the removal of the founder’s statue. Participants sit …
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Safety Onstage
3 months ago

Safety Onstage

Keeping musicians safe while they’re onstage during the pandemic may require more than just social distancing, according to a study of exhaled aerosols conducted by Rice engineers and musicians from the …
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Testing the Water
3 months ago

Testing the Water

Rice engineers and statisticians have worked for months to help the city of Houston monitor the spread of COVID-19 through traces of the coronavirus found in wastewater treatment plants.

Because the virus responsible …
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Stage and Screen
3 months ago

Stage and Screen

The Shepherd School’s Opera Department and Chamber Orchestra presented their first virtual opera, “Der Kaiser von Atlantis,” (“The Emperor of Atlantis”) Oct. 29 and 30. The only opera written by …
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Carina Close-Up
3 months ago

Carina Close-Up

An adaptive optics camera at the Gemini South telescope in Chile has provided astronomers with images as clear as those taken from a telescope in orbit.

The camera corrects for …
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Star Turn
3 months ago

Star Turn

The most polarizing character on Netflix’s hit reality show “Indian Matchmaking,” Houston lawyer Aparna Shewakramani ’07 has inspired legions of admirers — and legions more who love to hate her. …
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