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Undercover Eater
1 year ago

Undercover Eater

Alison Cook doesn’t make reservations. When the award-winning restaurant critic needs to book a table in advance, she lets her dining companions make reservations in their own names — …
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Glorious Food
1 year ago

Glorious Food

“Food, Glorious Food,” a song from the 1960s musical “Oliver!,” somehow remains deeply entrenched in my memory. It still seems incongruously joyous in the context of depicting Dickens’ Victorian …
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Eating Italian, Family Style
1 year ago

Eating Italian, Family Style

Going out with Frankie B. Mandola ’69 could be an arduous task for those who knew him well.

“When you walked down the street with him or entered …
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Unconventional Wisdom: The Cooking Chemist
1 year ago

Unconventional Wisdom: The Cooking Chemist

After earning an undergraduate degree, she stayed on to complete her Ph.D. in chemistry, and then started teaching at Rice. A lifelong cook, Lu soon found a way to …
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Night Owl: Stargazer
2 years ago

Night Owl: Stargazer

RICK FIENBERG ’78 HAS A DAY JOB as press officer for the American Astronomical Society (AAS) in Boston. But on Fridays, when the sun goes down, he’s long gone …
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This Authentic Life
2 years ago

This Authentic Life

MAKING MUSIC

After training as an architect at Rice, Mary Jane “MJ” Kwan ’10 joined a firm in Beijing, where she helped build large projects. Today, she’s still a …
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Bringing Grammy Home
2 years ago

Bringing Grammy Home

AS A MEMBER OF CELLIST YO-YO MA’S SILK ROAD Ensemble, Shawn Conley ’05 took home a 2017 Grammy Award for “Best World Music Album.” The album, “Sing Me Home” …
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Writing Home: Greetings from Seoul
2 years ago

Writing Home: Greetings from Seoul

By Trey O’Neill ’10

DURING MY SECOND week living here in Seoul, I ate a tuna’s eye the size of a gumball because my new Korean colleagues insisted …
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Educating for a World of Change
2 years ago

Educating for a World of Change

AS A LIFELONG TRAVELER to countries around the world, I often provide students with the following advice: “Travel as soon as you have the time and money, because two …
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Bridging the Gender Gap in Computing Worlds
2 years ago

Bridging the Gender Gap in Computing Worlds

WHEN ALLISON HEATH ’04 WAS A SOPHOMORE at Rice, she received an email from Computer Science Professor Lydia Kavraki asking if she was interested in an undergraduate research opportunity …
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