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Faculty Books: Spring 2018
6 months ago

Faculty Books: Spring 2018

Varieties of African American Religious Experience: Toward a Comparative Black Theology by Anthony B. Pinn (Fortress Press, 2017)

Theologians have long overlooked the non-Christian varieties of African-American religious experience. …
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In The Zone
6 months ago

In The Zone

Antonio Merlo is the soundtrack that plays at every Rice club water polo game. His voice reverberates above the frenetic splashing of legs and arms. It carries over cheering …
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The Life of Facts
6 months ago

The Life of Facts

On Jan. 20, 2017, Donald Trump took an oath of office and was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. The crowds, according to White House staff, …
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The Jefferson Paradox
8 months ago

The Jefferson Paradox

John Boles ’65, the William P. Hobby Professor of History, could not have had a more distinguished and influential career at Rice. Since joining the history department in 1981, he …
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Faculty Books: The Runaway Species
8 months ago

Faculty Books: The Runaway Species

The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes the World by Anthony Brandt and David Eagleman (Catapult, 2017)

David Eagleman ’93, a Stanford neuroscientist, and Anthony Brandt, professor of composition …
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Unconventional Wisdom: The Health Researcher
8 months ago

Unconventional Wisdom: The Health Researcher

Since joining Rice’s Department of Sociology in 2002, Bridget Gorman, professor of sociology, department chair and magister of Will Rice College, has seen the department grow from seven tenure-track …
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Performing Proust
8 months ago

Performing Proust

The Moody Center for the Arts served as the incubator for a course that paired students and faculty with one of Houston’s innovators in musical performance, Da Camera. Making …
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Faculty Books: The Cinema of the Soviet Thaw
8 months ago

Faculty Books: The Cinema of the Soviet Thaw

The Cinema of the Soviet Thaw: Space, Materiality, Movement by Lida Oukaderova (Indiana University Press, 2017)

Russian culture changed dramatically after Joseph Stalin died and Nikita Khrushchev came …
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Democracy and Disagreement
11 months ago

Democracy and Disagreement

Last spring, Elizabeth Barre, associate director of the Rice Center for Teaching Excellence and adjunct assistant professor of religion, taught “Democracy and Disagreement” at the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies at …
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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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