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When Seconds Count
9 months ago

When Seconds Count

What if you could cut 10 seconds off the response time of that ambulance — the one responding to a family member’s or friend’s emergency? A team of Rice data …
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Faculty Books and Music
9 months ago

Faculty Books and Music

Giedion and America: Repositioning the History of Modern Architecture  Reto Geiser gta Verlag, 2018

While other intellectuals emigrated from Europe to America on the eve of World War II, driven into exile …
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From Slavery to Freedom — and Back Again
9 months ago

From Slavery to Freedom — and Back Again

In “Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America” (Oxford University Press, 2019), Rice historian Caleb McDaniel brings to light the astonishing story of Henrietta Wood, a …
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Electric Dream
9 months ago

Electric Dream

A group of Rice students who share passions for expressing personal style and dreaming up creative concepts, 6100Main is nonhierarchical and open to anyone. Members rely on virtual and in-person …
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NEST 360 receives $68M grant
9 months ago

NEST 360 receives $68M grant

NEST360°, a multi-institutional team of health experts, has received $68 million to fund the first phase of an eight-year project to cut newborn deaths in sub-Saharan hospitals by half. “Today, …
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A Warning From Iceland
9 months ago

A Warning From Iceland

Last August, after a chilly two-hour hike up rocky terrain on an Icelandic shield volcano, Associate Professor Cymene Howe and Professor Dominic Boyer joined nearly 100 others, including children, to …
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A Stinging Rebuke
1 year ago

A Stinging Rebuke

While collecting data from live oak trees in the world’s largest medical center, Rice evolutionary ecologists have discovered huge quantities of one of North America’s most venomous caterpillars.

Live oak …
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The Philosopher Engineer
1 year ago

The Philosopher Engineer

Illustration by Adam Cruft

A pioneer in the field of digital signal processing, the recipient of multiple teaching awards and an early advocate for the use of technology in teaching …
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Beyond the Buzzword
1 year ago

Beyond the Buzzword

In a sunny McNair Hall conference room, Ruth Oh Reitmeier ’92 and a Rice student sit facing each other at a long conference table. The setting is austere, but the …
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When Words Fail
1 year ago

When Words Fail

Susan Hoffius / Photo by Tommy LaVergne

For Susan Hoffius, an English as a second language teacher at the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies, her stroke started as an intense migraine. After …
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