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Writing Home: Greetings from Austin
3 years ago

Writing Home: Greetings from Austin

Photo by Drew Anthony Smith

After graduating with a degree in civil engineering, I moved to Detroit to work at General Motors. It was my first time being away from …
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When You Wish Upon a Star
3 years ago

When You Wish Upon a Star

This article appeared originally in the Fall 2003 issue of Rice Sallyport and has been lightly edited.

Peggy Whitson, an adjunct assistant professor in Rice’s Department of Biochemistry and …
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A long road to a perfect launch
3 years ago

A long road to a perfect launch

For those of us who put in a substantial part of our careers in dreaming up the mission (it arose from a workshop 25 years ago), to getting it into …
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No Gravity? No Problem for Zero-G Eyewash
3 years ago

No Gravity? No Problem for Zero-G Eyewash

Most laboratories have an emergency eyewash station to help save lab workers’ eyes in the event of a mishap. But what about the International Space Station, one of the most …
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Triple Owl Flies High
3 years ago

Triple Owl Flies High

When Shannon Walker ’87 blasted off June 16 for a six-month stint aboard the International Space Station (ISS), she knew that keeping in touch with her husband and fellow astronaut, …
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Now Reading: Alumni Books – Spring 2019
3 years ago

Now Reading: Alumni Books – Spring 2019

Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs John Doerr ’73(Portfolio, 2018)

John Doerr, chairman of venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins, reveals how strategic …
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Rough & Tumble
3 years ago

Rough & Tumble

Stewart Morris Jr. ’71, founder of the Rice Rugby Football Club, pulls out a photo of himself and slides it across a conference room table in Herman Brown Hall. “I …
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It Takes a Role Model to Know One
3 years ago

It Takes a Role Model to Know One

Photo by Sara Stathas

Brandi Bridges ’07 doesn’t take the role models in her life lightly. “My dad was an engineer and my mom was a teacher — both were …
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Writing Home: Greetings from NYC
3 years ago

Writing Home: Greetings from NYC

Photo by Michael Nagin

My first day of work in New York City could have been the opening scene of a romantic comedy — I got on the uptown train …
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Bistro Love
3 years ago

Bistro Love

Photo by Todd Spoth

You may be able to thank Chapultepec Lupita, a popular Tex-Mex restaurant in Houston, for inspiring one of New Orleans’ top chefs.

In his years …
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