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Editor’s Note: Read at Your Own Pace
4 years ago

Editor’s Note: Read at Your Own Pace

Because I live in an apartment just five blocks from campus, I walk to work. My daily commute begins on Wroxton Court and ambles south along Ashby Street. After a …
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Excerpt: The World As It Is
4 years ago

Excerpt: The World As It Is

Below is the full first chapter of Ben Rhodes’ personal memoir of his White House years. In advance of his visit to Houston last November, where Rhodes attended the 25th …
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The Education of Ben Rhodes
4 years ago

The Education of Ben Rhodes

Despite double majoring in English and political science, and then earning an MFA in creative writing from NYU prior to working in politics, Rhodes never cared much for the political …
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Faculty Books: Winter 2019
4 years ago

Faculty Books: Winter 2019

The Astronaut Maker: How One Mysterious Engineer Ran Human Spaceflight for a Generation By Michael Cassutt (Chicago Review Press, 2018)

George Abbey’s rise through the ranks at NASA, from …
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We Don’t Know: How Heart Valve Disease Starts
4 years ago

We Don’t Know: How Heart Valve Disease Starts

Illustration by Alex Eben Meyer

One of the big problems in my field is that the early stages of heart valve disease are a mystery. Even people who have regular …
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La Calisto’s Modern Allure
4 years ago

La Calisto’s Modern Allure

Last fall, the Shepherd School of Music’s Opera Studies Department and Chamber Orchestra presented “La Calisto,” Francesco Cavalli’s exploration of impossible love and postwar apocalypse. It was the first production …
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Good Form
4 years ago

Good Form

When a prestigious design competition pitted their startup architecture firm against some of the biggest names in the field, Michelle LaFoe ’89 and Isaac Campbell ’89 found a way to …
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Burt McMurtry: A True Philanthropist
4 years ago

Burt McMurtry: A True Philanthropist

It’s an understatement to say that Burt McMurtry ’56, who passed away Sept. 2, 2018, left a lasting impact on Rice.

At the heart of the McMurtry legacy is a …
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Campus Scene: Wise Trees
4 years ago

Campus Scene: Wise Trees

Photo by Tommy LaVergne

As students make their way across campus, Rice’s 4,000-plus trees provide welcome shade when it’s hot and a shower of golden hues as cooler months ensue. …
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Distraction Actions
4 years ago

Distraction Actions

Photo: Unsplash

Rice researchers examined the relationship between people who use multiple digital devices at once (known as media multitaskers) and how they perceive people they have never previously met. …
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