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Alumni

Gifted and Black: An Alumni Community Grows

1996 The Association of Rice University Black Alumni (ARUBA) is established. The volunteer-led alumni group strives to stimulate intellectual and social participation, encourage contributions to the university’s ongoing efforts …
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On the Bookshelf | Fall 2016
2 years ago

On the Bookshelf | Fall 2016

True Faith and Allegiance: A Story of Service and Sacrifice in War and Peace Alberto R. Gonzales ’79 (Nelson Books, 2016)

The former U.S. attorney general’s autobiography …
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Night Owl: Emergency Calls
2 years ago

Night Owl: Emergency Calls

IT’S SAFE TO SAY ANDI TENNER ’01 isn’t stuck in a daily routine. Her days vary so much that she has a hard time even making dinner plans. “The only thing …
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Wine Recs for Early Fall
2 years ago

Wine Recs for Early Fall

Domaine Hauvette’s Petra Rosé 2015: Made from biodynamically grown grapes in Provence, this beautiful dry rosé is fermented in concrete eggs and has amazing complexity, texture and length for …
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WRITING HOME: ¡Hola desde Quito! [Greetings from Quito]
2 years ago

WRITING HOME: ¡Hola desde Quito! [Greetings from Quito]

 

I AM WRITING YOU FROM QUITO — la mitad del mundo (the middle of the world) and the first city to be declared a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. After …
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Night Owl: Pouring It On
2 years ago

Night Owl: Pouring It On

Before pouring a glass of wine at Camerata, the intimate wine bar he co-founded in Houston in 2013, David Keck ’09 gives the glass a quick sniff. “This is Houston — our water …
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On the Bookshelf | Summer 2016
2 years ago

On the Bookshelf | Summer 2016

The Gray Rhino: How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore by Michele Wucker ’89 (St. Martin’s Press, 2016)

The provocative theory of Wucker’s latest …
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Lighter Than Air
2 years ago

Lighter Than Air

“ONCE YOU HAVE TASTED FLIGHT, YOU WILL FOREVER WALK THE EARTH WITH YOUR EYES TURNED SKYWARD, FOR THERE YOU HAVE BEEN, AND THERE YOU WILL ALWAYS LONG TO RETURN.”  — …
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Family Album: Closing the Book on a Half-Century Project
2 years ago

Family Album: Closing the Book on a Half-Century Project

In February 2016, the history department at Rice hosted seven leading historians from around the country to address the topic “Jefferson Davis’s America: New Perspectives on the Mid-Nineteenth-Century United States.” The occasion …
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She Runs
2 years ago

She Runs

“The Devil is in Derartu. Today very, very not strong.”

Stretching at the base of Mount Entoto, 8,500 feet above sea level, I caught my breath after lagging behind Banchi …
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