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From Slavery to Freedom — and Back Again
6 months ago

From Slavery to Freedom — and Back Again

In “Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America” (Oxford University Press, 2019), Rice historian Caleb McDaniel brings to light the astonishing story of Henrietta Wood, a …
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NEST 360 receives $68M grant
6 months ago

NEST 360 receives $68M grant

NEST360°, a multi-institutional team of health experts, has received $68 million to fund the first phase of an eight-year project to cut newborn deaths in sub-Saharan hospitals by half. “Today, …
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A Warning From Iceland
6 months ago

A Warning From Iceland

Last August, after a chilly two-hour hike up rocky terrain on an Icelandic shield volcano, Associate Professor Cymene Howe and Professor Dominic Boyer joined nearly 100 others, including children, to …
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A Stinging Rebuke
10 months ago

A Stinging Rebuke

While collecting data from live oak trees in the world’s largest medical center, Rice evolutionary ecologists have discovered huge quantities of one of North America’s most venomous caterpillars.

Live oak …
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The Philosopher Engineer
10 months ago

The Philosopher Engineer

Illustration by Adam Cruft

A pioneer in the field of digital signal processing, the recipient of multiple teaching awards and an early advocate for the use of technology in teaching …
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When Words Fail
10 months ago

When Words Fail

Susan Hoffius / Photo by Tommy LaVergne

For Susan Hoffius, an English as a second language teacher at the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies, her stroke started as an intense migraine. After …
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Now Reading: Faculty Books
10 months ago

Now Reading: Faculty Books

Levee Paul OtrembaFour Way Books, 2019

Paul Otremba’s third collection of poems, “Levee,” was published posthumously in September. An assistant professor of creative writing at Rice, Otremba died of cancer in …
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Fracture Fix
10 months ago

Fracture Fix

Last academic year, Rice seniors in the Brown School of Engineering set out to help doctors simplify the process of repairing fractured long bones in an arm or leg by …
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Ozone on the Rocks
10 months ago

Ozone on the Rocks

In the lab of geochemist Laurence Yeung, Rice researchers are studying ancient gas bubbles trapped inside polar ice to measure preindustrial- era ozone levels. The innovative technique marks a breakthrough …
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We Don’t Know: How to Add the Sense of Touch to Prosthetic Devices
10 months ago

We Don’t Know: How to Add the Sense of Touch to Prosthetic Devices

Illustration by Alex Eben Meyer

There are lots of sophisticated prosthetic devices on the market for people who have lost limbs, but no matter how well they replicate the intricate …
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