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A Murder, a Mystery and a Vision
2 months ago

A Murder, a Mystery and a Vision

The plan was simple enough: Slip mercury pills into the victim’s meals, forge a will and, after the poison did its work, split the cash. Once the body was …
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Hurricane History
2 months ago

Hurricane History

The goal of the Harvey Memories Project is to build an open-access digital repository to collect, preserve and publish community-contributed memories of the storm in multiple formats, including photos …
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Unearthing a Tragedy
2 months ago

Unearthing a Tragedy

What is convict leasing? Why do we know so little about it? The answers to these questions can be found in the Woodson Research Center’s Reginald Moore Sugar Land …
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The Jefferson Paradox
10 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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The MOB’s Crazy Uncle
10 months ago

The MOB’s Crazy Uncle

John “Grungy” Gladu has been a fixture of Rice’s Marching Owl Band since he joined in 1973. To some MOBsters, this means he has become an essential part …
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Virtual Historian
10 months ago

Virtual Historian

The National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opened to acclaim Sept. 24, 2016, houses thousands of rare and valuable artifacts, ranging from Harriet Tubman’s hymnal to …
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Gifted & Black: Setting the Stage For Change

1940s During the 1940s, Rice begins an expansion built on its science and engineering prowess, nurtured by federal grants in the post-World War II era. The institute’s financial footing …
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Unconventional Wisdom: The Storyteller
2 years ago

Unconventional Wisdom: The Storyteller

LISA BALABANLILAR

Taking the long way to academia When I was a head resident fellow at McMurtry College, the adult team would host events and tell hilarious stories …
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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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Unconventional Wisdom: The Historian
2 years ago

Unconventional Wisdom: The Historian

Alex Byrd ’90 knows Rice better than a lot of professors. Coming to the university from Houston’s historically black Jack Yates High School, Byrd wasn’t sure how he’d fit …
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