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Lucky Students
3 weeks ago

Lucky Students

Academia was never originally part of James DeNicco’s life plans. But as the recent winner of the George R. Brown Prize for Excellence in Teaching, the highest award from the …
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Alternative Activism
3 weeks ago

Alternative Activism

Of the 85 students who participated in one of 11 Alternative Spring Break programs this year, all of which were virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Anvita Kandru and Christa …
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Today’s Lesson
3 months ago

Today’s Lesson

Douglas Brinkley the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities, is that rare academic who is equally comfortable in the classroom and the national newsroom — a popular professor, public intellectual, …
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Unconventional Wisdom: Kirsten Ostherr
6 months ago

Unconventional Wisdom: Kirsten Ostherr

As the Gladys Louise Fox Professor of English, Kirsten Ostherr works at the intersection of media, health and technology. She is also the chair of Rice’s English department and the …
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Leading Change
10 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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Unconventional Wisdom: Reginald DesRoches
10 months ago

Unconventional Wisdom: Reginald 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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Survival Pedagogy
1 year 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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Unconventional Wisdom: Anthony Pinn
1 year ago

Unconventional Wisdom: Anthony Pinn

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
1 year 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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Campus Scene: Then and Now
1 year ago

Campus Scene: Then and Now

Julia Casbarian ’20 photographed Rice campus landmarks and layered them with historical images of the same locations. The resulting images show “how Rice has both changed and remained the same …
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