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Parks and Restoration
2 years 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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Syllabus: Film School
2 years ago

Syllabus: 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 years 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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Unconventional Wisdom: Carlos Jimenez
2 years ago

Unconventional Wisdom: Carlos Jimenez

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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Unconventional Wisdom: Josh Eyler
3 years ago

Unconventional Wisdom: Josh Eyler

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
3 years 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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Syllabus: 1,001 Nights
3 years ago

Syllabus: 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
3 years 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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Unconventional Wisdom: Marie Oden
3 years ago

Unconventional Wisdom: Marie Oden

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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