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Out of Africa

Nov 23, 2016 By Mimi Swartz

Winning the MacArthur “genius grant” was a career highlight for Rice professor Rebecca Richards-Kortum. But it was a visit to Malawi that changed her life.

5 Takeaways From Bun B’s Reddit AMA

Apr 1, 2015 By Dan Solomon

The patron saint of Houston hip-hop took to Reddit to answer questions from fans about his Rice course, religion, Houston restaurants, what’s hot in Texas hip-hop, and more. Here are some of the highlights. 

Elephant Walk

Jan 20, 2013 By Robert Draper

Jim Baker’s boyhood home, take in Robert Mosbacher’s old stomping grounds, and see the Houstonian suite where George Bush slept!

Houston: James Turrell’s Skyspace

Aug 29, 2012 By Jordan Breal

During a recent trip to Houston, I decided to make an early-bird dinner reservation so I could get over to the Rice University campus in time for the evening viewing of James Turrell's Light Epiphany. Open since June, the site-specific "skyspace" was commissioned to mark the university's centennial. The pyramidal structure has been outfitted with LED lights that Turrell has programmed to change in particular sequences—one just before sunrise, one just after sunset—in accordance with the solar calendar. Seeing as how the sun always sets on time, I didn't want to be late. As I hurried toward the structure (located next to the Shepherd School of Music), my first thought was that it looked like some sort of futuristic hover craft. I handed over the email confirmation I'd printed out (though free, reservations are required for the sunset show) and fell in line with the other visitors. Heading up the white staircase embedded in the structure's grassy slope, I felt like Roy at the end of Close Encounters of the Third Kind as he walked, willingly, up the ramp and into the mother ship.

Justin Cronin

Jun 30, 2010 By Mike Shea

The 47-year-old Rice University professor has taken a hard left turn in his writing career, following up his acclaimed literary novel The Summer Guest (2004) with the just-published The Passage, volume one of a near-future sci-fi trilogy populated by violent vampires (not the dreamy romantics we’ve seen of late) and…

The Rice Stuff

Feb 1, 2010 By Paul Burka

Why the proposed merger between Baylor College of Medicine and my alma mater could turn out to be a bad prescription.

Bill Broyles, as Ever, at War

Mar 1, 2002 By Gary Cartwright

Baytown wunderkind. Officer in Vietnam. Founding editor of this magazine. A-list screen writer. With a resume this stellar, you'd think he'd be satisfied. Not even close.

Puzzling

Jun 30, 1997 By Anne Dingus

A cryptic puzzle you’ll utter no cross words about.

Black Like Them

Apr 30, 1994 By Pat Carr

During the days of segregation, a young graduate of all-white Rice University managed to become a professor at all-black Texas Southern University.