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Texas singer-songwriter Vince Bell shares writing and recovery insights with Rice students
The 15 students in Burke Nixon's first-year writing-intensive seminar, Medical Humanities: Literature, Medicine, and the Practice of empathy, were in for a rare treat on a Monday in late October. »
Shannon LaBove: Rice University's great debater
“I’m not playing with you today,” says Shannon LaBove, and her deadpan tone suggests she means it. She’s sitting in what’s known as the trophy room, the headquarters of Rice University’s George R. Brown Forensics Society, where cases full of prizes and medals from tournaments past line the walls. »
Rice panel to examine the rise of populist movements
A panel of Rice University faculty members will examine the recent rise of populist movements in constitutional democracies in Europe and the United States at the university's Baker Institute for Public Policy November 29. »
Cinema and media studies and engineering design expand course offerings
Rice is expanding its course offerings in both engineering design and cinema and media studies as it prepares to offer minors in each field of study next year. The Faculty Senate approved the new minors at its October 5 meeting, and students can begin pursuing each in fall 2017. »
Lecturer Tish Stringer's recent film 'Not Lost! Linocut Printing with Artemio Rodriguez' to air on PBS
Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts Lectuer Tish Stringer’s recent film Not Lost! Linocut Printing with Artemio Rodriguez, will air on Texas PBS stations this month on The Territory, the longest running showcase of independent film on television. »
Art history students' Eternal City impressions on display at Herring Hall
 In mid-May, an experiential art history course took a group of 12 Rice students on a three-week exploration of Rome, the Italian capital whose history spans more than 2,500 years. The students’ experiences in images and words are now on display in “Rome 2016: A HART in the World Student Exhibition” in Herring Hall’s first-floor gallery walkway.    »
Religious 'free thinkers' as old as the country, but becoming the new norm
Anthony Pinn knows better than most how religion affects day-to-day life in America, even though he does not believe in God himself. His research has traced religious themes in hip-hop and politics, expanded on religion's impact within the African-American community and how it affects human sexuality. »
Professor Marcia Brennan received the 2015 Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Research Center Book Prize
Brennan received the 2015 Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Research Center Book Prize for her book, "Painting Gender, Constructing Theory: The Alfred Stieglitz Circle and American Formalist Aesthetics," MIT Press, 2001. »
Chao Center's Liu Distinguished Visitor Series to feature American Buddhist scholar-monk Bhikkhu Bondi
American Buddhist scholar-monk Bhikkhu Bodhi will explore the deep connections within the web of problems ranging from poverty to climate change that confront the global community today as part of the Chao Center for Asian Studies’ Liu Distinguished Visitor Series at Rice University Nov. 14. »
Rice and the Menil partner to probe questions of cultural heritage
More than 100 art historians, archaeologists and museum professionals representing 30 different museums and universities from across the country and as far as Italy gathered at the Menil Collection and Rice University Oct. 17-19 for the Collaborative Futures for Museum Collections: Antiquities, Provenance and Cultural Heritage conference. »
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