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The Philosopher Engineer
4 weeks 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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Beyond the Buzzword
1 month ago

Beyond the Buzzword

In a sunny McNair Hall conference room, Ruth Oh Reitmeier ’92 and a Rice student sit facing each other at a long conference table. The setting is austere, but the …
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Fracture Fix
1 month 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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The Classroom Clinician
4 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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
4 months 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
6 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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