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The Teachers’ Teacher
2 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
2 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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1,001 Nights
2 months ago

1,001 Nights

CLASS: Your Arabian NightsDEPARTMENT: First-Year Writing-Intensive SeminarDESCRIPTION: “The Arabian Nights” is one of the best known, yet least understood, literary masterpieces. It has been passed down orally and in writing, …
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A Composed Assignment
2 months ago

A Composed Assignment

Students have traded textbooks for primary sources and traditional papers for creative assignments in an innovative history class, Fighting the Atlantic Slave Trade. This firsthand approach to learning inspired Martel …
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The Idea Engineer
6 months ago

The Idea Engineer

Since 2008, Oden has served as director of the Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen (OEDK) — Rice’s engineering prototyping powerhouse. More than 1,300 students per year and dozens of courses …
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Hurricane History
6 months ago

Hurricane History

The goal of the Harvey Memories Project is to build an open-access digital repository to collect, preserve and publish community-contributed memories of the storm in multiple formats, including photos …
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Faculty Books: Fall 2018
6 months ago

Faculty Books: Fall 2018

The Continuous City: Fourteen Essays on Architecture and Urbanization By Lars Lerup (Park Books, 2018)

The need to redefine the concept of a city, and to find solutions in architecture …
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Nonstop From D.C.
6 months ago

Nonstop From D.C.

One of the joys of being a professor is seeing students turn their academic focus into a career path after graduation. Faculty (and staff, too) provide those first letters …
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To Protect Trees, Protect Lemurs
6 months ago

To Protect Trees, Protect Lemurs

A study by Rice ecologists illustrates how saving lemurs may also be key to saving Madagascar’s largest trees. “Not only are we facing the loss of these unique, charismatic …
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