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Meet the Deans
2 weeks ago

Meet the Deans

This fall, five of our eight academic schools have new leadership — some who have moved across the country and others who have moved into more spacious offices in their …
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A Fish Tale
2 weeks ago

A Fish Tale

From a distance, the jaws of a parrotfish look much like the beak of its namesake bird. Kory Evans, an assistant professor of biosciences at Rice, invites a closer look …
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Lucky Students
4 months 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
4 months 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
6 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
9 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
1 year 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
1 year 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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