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Talking History
4 weeks 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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Safety Onstage
4 weeks 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
4 weeks 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
4 weeks 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
4 weeks 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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Faculty Books: Winter 2021
4 weeks ago

Faculty Books: Winter 2021

Memorial Bryan Washington Riverhead Books, 2020

At 27, Bryan Washington has been called a lit world wunderkind. His debut short story collection, “Lot,” came out in 2019 to rave reviews and was …
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Unconventional Wisdom: Kirsten Ostherr
4 weeks ago

Unconventional Wisdom: Kirsten Ostherr

As the Gladys Louise Fox Professor of English, Kirsten Ostherr works at the intersection of media, health and technology. She is also the chair of Rice’s English department and the …
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Leading Change
5 months ago

Leading Change

Alexander Byrd ’90 has been appointed Rice’s first vice provost for diversity, equity and inclusion. President David Leebron and Provost Reginald DesRoches created the position in June as part of …
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The Future is Houston
5 months ago

The Future is Houston

Step aside, New York City: Houston represents the true future of America. 

That’s the conclusion Rice sociologist Stephen L. Klineberg presents in “Prophetic City: Houston on the Cusp of a …
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Unconventional Wisdom: Reginald DesRoches
5 months ago

Unconventional Wisdom: Reginald DesRoches

From the start of his tenure as Rice University provost, Reginald DesRoches has been challenged in ways no higher education administrator could anticipate. Having accepted the job last December, the …
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