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Leading Change
2 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
2 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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Meet Provost DesRoches
2 months ago

Meet Provost 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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Bad Eggs and Good Apples
2 months ago

Bad Eggs and Good Apples

A third of the food produced around the globe goes to waste, but materials scientist Pulickel Ajayan and colleagues in Rice’s George R. Brown School of Engineering have developed a …
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We Don’t Know: How to Break Down “Forever Chemicals”
2 months ago

We Don’t Know: How to Break Down “Forever Chemicals”

I’m a chemical engineer and chemist by training, and I use those skills to find new ways to clean contaminated water. You can physically remove some pollutants with filters or …
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Survival Pedagogy
5 months ago

Survival Pedagogy

Each day begins when I rise from the bed, dress in the darkness of my bathroom, pull on my running shoes and try to compel my teenager into some form …
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The Hip-Hop Humanist
6 months ago

The Hip-Hop Humanist

As the Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities and a professor of religion, Anthony Pinn focuses on religion and culture, humanism and hip-hop culture. He is also the founding director …
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Class-in-Progress
7 months ago

Class-in-Progress



As the COVID-19 crisis plays out, Rice faculty have been proactively making the best of a difficult situation for their students — not to mention for themselves and their …
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Ventilator Takes Step Forward
7 months ago

Ventilator Takes Step Forward

Houston-based manufacturer Stewart & Stevenson LLC have signed a licensing agreement with Rice to produce an advanced version of the ApolloBVM ventilator, first prototyped by engineers and students at Rice’s Oshman …
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We Don’t Know: How Amyloid Beta Plaques Affect the Brain
7 months ago

We Don’t Know: How Amyloid Beta Plaques Affect the Brain

A lot of my work involves studying a biomolecule called the amyloid beta protein, which is one of a variety of things in the brain that we think lead to …
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