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Houston, through the eyes of children
Nearly half a century ago, Geoff Winningham ’65 found his place in the world by focusing on photography. Since 1969, he’s been imparting his artistic passion to his students at Rice, where he is the Lynette S. Autrey Professor of Humanities and teaches photography. »
Rice's Humanities Research Center to take spatial humanities to the next level on campus
In recent years, American historians, literary theorists, archaeologists and other scholars have found a new way to re-examine such real and fictional places as Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s view during the battle of Gettysburg or the villages around Salem, Mass., at the time of the witch trials using geographic information systems (GIS). »
Campbell Lecture Series to feature prominent LGBT historian, author George Chauncey
George Chauncey, a professor at Yale University, author and one of the nation's foremost experts on American LGBT history, will headline the Campbell Lecture Series April 3-5. »
Historian Brinkley wins Grammy
Rice University history professor Douglas Brinkley won a Grammy Award Feb. 12 in the Large Jazz Ensemble category for producing the Ted Nash Big Band album “President Suite: Eight Variations on Freedom.” »
Rice Theatre in collaboration with the Moody Center for the Arts to present 'Proof' March 1-5, 2017
Rice University Theatre Program and the Moody Center for the Arts will present "Proof" by David Auburn, winner of both the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play in 2001. »
Trump's executive order pits Muslims against Christians
Professor Ussama Makdisi contributed an commentary to the Dallas Morning News regarding Donald Trump's imposed ban on refugees.  Read more>> »
Rice Media Center's 'Willful Wondering' exhibit a dreamland
“Willful Wondering,” a new exhibit by Pennsylvania artist Patricia Bellan-Gillen in the Rice Media Center Gallery, invites guests to explore a dreamland while being fully awake. »
Rice U. lecture series to explore creativity
Three national experts on creativity, innovation and psychology will discuss “Creativity Up Close” as part of a new free public lecture series at Rice University Jan. 24, Feb. 28 and March 21. »
Is humanism really humane?
Cary Wolfe, the Bruce and Elizabeth Dunlevie Professor of English, is interviewed about his views on humanism. The New York Times, http://nyti.ms/2i8Xbtz. »
Chao Center's Liu Distinguished Visitor Series at Rice to highlight Taiwan's National Palace Museum
Two scholars and museum curators will discuss the history and impact of Taiwan’s National Palace Museum as part of the Chao Center for Asian Studies’ Liu Distinguished Visitor Series at Rice University Jan. 11. The museum has a permanent collection of nearly 700,000 pieces of ancient Chinese imperial artifacts and artworks — one of the largest collections of its type in the world. »
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