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I Heart This Shirt
2 weeks ago

I Heart This Shirt

 

There’s no need to don uncomfortable smartwatches or chest straps to monitor your heart if your comfy shirt can do a better job. 

That’s the idea behind “smart clothing” …
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The Hidden Impact of COVID-19
2 weeks ago

The Hidden Impact of COVID-19

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, deaths attributed to many other health conditions — Alzheimer’s, heart disease, cancer and diabetes, for example — have killed far more Americans …
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From Mech Lab to Maxfield Hall
2 weeks ago

From Mech Lab to Maxfield Hall

The transformation of the Mechanical Laboratory, one of the first buildings constructed on the Rice campus, into Maxfield Hall is complete.

The interior has been reconfigured to include two new …
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Meet the Deans
2 weeks ago

Meet the Deans

This fall, five of our eight academic schools have new leadership — some who have moved across the country and others who have moved into more spacious offices in their …
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Under the Skin
2 weeks ago

Under the Skin

The discovery of insulin 100 years ago at the University of Toronto transformed Type 1 diabetes from a merciless executioner into a manageable disease. Insulin shots allow millions of Type 1 diabetics to …
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The Explainer: Kirstin R.W. Matthews
2 weeks ago

The Explainer: Kirstin R.W. Matthews

Kirstin R.W. Matthews studies regulation and ethical issues associated with emerging biotechnology, including vaccines, stem cells and genomic medicine. We asked her to explain what factors lie behind vaccine hesitancy …
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Leading Resilient Employees
2 weeks ago

Leading Resilient Employees

Thanks to 2020, employees across every industry are all too familiar with unexpected situations — but can their capacity for workplace resiliency be enhanced? 

Turns out it can. Rice’s Danielle …
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The Peripatetic: Chasing the Molecules of Nature
2 weeks ago

The Peripatetic: Chasing the Molecules of Nature

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The Peripatetic: Chasing the Molecules of Nature Author: K.C. Nicolaou

 

Like a highly reactive molecule, K.C. Nicolaou is strongly attracted to the discipline of chemistry. And …
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A Fish Tale
2 weeks ago

A Fish Tale

From a distance, the jaws of a parrotfish look much like the beak of its namesake bird. Kory Evans, an assistant professor of biosciences at Rice, invites a closer look …
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Reading, Writing, Reflecting on Racism
4 weeks ago

Reading, Writing, Reflecting on Racism

As director of athletics, recreation and lifetime fitness, Joe Karlgaard has an outsized influence on the student-athlete experience at Rice. In addition to leading 16 intercollegiate programs, providing strategic leadership …
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