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Illustration by Darren Booth
The Experimentalist

Yousif Shamoo, Rice’s vice provost for research, in his own words...

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Illustration by Thumy Phan
A Prototyping Year Pays Off

A COVID-19 saliva test invented by Rice bioengineers paves the way for testing in low-reso...

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Rice Coffeehouse
Back at It

In normal times, Rice Coffeehouse is packed with students doing homework and chatting with...

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The No. 25 ranked soccer team celebrates its C-USA Championship win April 17, 2021, earning a spot in the NCAA Tournament. Photo by Tommy LaVergne
They Persisted

From classroom to competition, student athletes overcome challenges every day, but the spr...

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Rice Public Art
Art Aptitude

There’s a new way to tour the growing collection of Rice Public Art across campus, thanks ...

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Ice Caps
Syllabus: A Climate Change Toolbox

Fostering diversity and an intellectual environment, Rice University is a comprehensive re...

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Screenshot from Hello Hamlet 2021
To Thine Online Self Be True

Wiess Tabletop Theater’s parody of a Shakespeare classic has been reprised roughly every f...

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Sid Richardson College. Photo by Brandon Martin
New Sid on the Block

Under construction since 2019, the new residential college building welcomed Sidizens unde...

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Reader Response: Winter 2021

Our Winter 2021 issue launched online in late January and in print soon thereafter. Here i...

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An Engine of Opportunity

Over the course of its history, two positive ideals have defined the American experiment: ...

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Rooting For You

In the plant lover community, Maria Failla ’11 is best known for her successful podcast, “...

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Spain’s Camino de Santiago
Alumni Books: Q&A with Julie Gianelloni Connor

Alumni Books: Q&A with Julie Gianelloni Connor...

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We Don't Know - What Mars May Reveal About Earth's Beginnings

Planetary geologist Kirsten Siebach is part of the team operating the Perseverance rover o...

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Merinda Watkins-Martin ’91
Serving Up Success

Merinda Watkins-Martin ’91 and her husband, Reggie Martin, run Lemond Kitchen, a gourmet S...

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Powerlines during winter 2021 freeze
The Explainer: The Big Freeze

After an Arctic blast blew through Texas and nearby states in February, millions were left...

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Faculty Books
Now Reading: Faculty Books

Now Reading: Faculty Books...

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greenhouse gas
Catalyzing Change

Rice engineers are turning carbon monoxide (CO) directly into acetic acid — the widely use...

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Climate change toolbox
Syllabus: A Climate Change Toolbox

Through the study of Earth’s climate variations and how they affected human evolution and ...

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Books, Big Bend, Van Life and a Wedding

Excerpts from Owlmanac...

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Campus Scene: On the Way

A moment in time on campus...

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Photo by Tommy LaVergne
Planted in Place

From a seed of an idea, a major new addition to the Houston landscape has blossomed along ...

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Illustration by Israel Vargas
Imagined Worlds Made Real

An author and bioengineer explores real-life biomedical advances first imagined in the rea...

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Douglas Brinkley
Today's Lesson

Whether in a Rice classroom or via his work as a public scholar, U.S. presidential histori...

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Photo by Jeff Fitlow
Remembering Rothko

The Moody Center for the Arts celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Rothko Chapel....

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Spring 2021