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Abstract | Spring 2016
5 years ago

Abstract | Spring 2016

THE ROSS ICE SHELF’S HISTORIC LESSONS

  • The Ross Ice Shelf, almost as large as France, is the world’s largest ice shelf.
  • Scientists, including Rice oceanographer John Anderson, …
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Unconventional Wisdom: Alex Byrd
5 years ago

Unconventional Wisdom: Alex Byrd

Alex Byrd ’90 knows Rice better than a lot of professors. Coming to the university from Houston’s historically black Jack Yates High School, Byrd wasn’t sure how he’d fit …
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Abstract | Winter 2016
5 years ago

Abstract | Winter 2016

 Texas Ranch Yields Ancient Reef

When you survey the cliffs overlooking the Llano River in Central Texas, it’s hard to imagine that they were underwater a half-billion years ago and …
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A Voice for Houston’s Refugees
5 years ago

A Voice for Houston’s Refugees

Yehuda Sharim is the Aubrey ’42 and Sylvia Farb Postdoctoral Fellow in Jewish Studies and a scholar at the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice. A native of Israel …
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Unconventional Wisdom: August Costa
6 years ago

Unconventional Wisdom: August Costa

August “Gus” Costa spends a lot of time thinking about the past in innovative ways. As a paleoanthropologist, Costa studies “bones and stones,” artifacts that tell a story about the …
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History on Tape
7 years ago

History on Tape

AT 740 PAGES, “THE NIXON TAPES” IS A FASCINATING TOME OF POLITICAL REVELATION, containing the transcriptions of 3,700 hours of private conversations Nixon had in the White House between …
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