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Teaching

The Classroom Clinician
2 days ago

The Classroom Clinician

Illustration by Adam Cruft

A licensed clinical psychologist, D. Colette Nicolaou’s academic pursuits are as varied as her teaching style. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania …
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Holy Forking Shirtballs
4 days ago

Holy Forking Shirtballs

If you’re a fan of NBC’s “The Good Place,” you know curse words are cutely censored in the show’s heaven-like utopia. You may not be aware, however, that you’re laughing …
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American Moonshot
4 days ago

American Moonshot

American MoonshotJohn F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race Douglas BrinkleyHarper, 2019

In 1961, President John F. Kennedy pledged to put a man on the moon before the …
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Breakthrough in Bioprinting
4 days ago

Breakthrough in Bioprinting

In the lab of Rice bioengineer Jordan Miller, a tiny teardrop-shaped air sac expands and contracts in a steady rhythm. Blood flows through a shroud of vessels surrounding it. Though …
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Parks and Restoration
4 days ago

Parks and Restoration

Photo by Allyn West

It’s a little wild place in the city. The 155-acre Houston Arboretum & Nature Center beckons visitors to a natural sanctuary in the middle of Houston. …
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Film School
5 days ago

Film School

“Film societies were part of this wonderfully porous boundary between doing something for fun and expansion and enjoyment, and learning something as part of our formal education,” Brennan said. Her …
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Picturing Life
2 months ago

Picturing Life

Paul Hester’s light blue 1992 Volvo has a license plate that says “LOOK.” It’s the philosophy Hester,  now professor emeritus of photography, has been following since he fell in love …
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The Builder in the Blue Studio
2 months ago

The Builder in the Blue Studio

Illustration by Adam Cruft

As a professor of architecture, Carlos Jimenez has collected an impressive list of accolades, including Rice’s 2013 George R. Brown Award for Superior Teaching, DesignIntelligence’s 2013 …
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The Teachers’ Teacher
5 months ago

The Teachers’ Teacher

Illustration by Adam Cruft

In his first book, “How Humans Learn: The Science and Stories Behind Effective College Teaching” (West Virginia University Press, 2018), Eyler identifies five broad themes — …
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Rice Announces $82M Research Initiative
5 months ago

Rice Announces $82M Research Initiative

Provost Marie Lynn Miranda said two recurring themes in the strategic planning process that produced Rice’s Vision for the Second Century, Second Decade (V2C2) were the need to establish globally …
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