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Movie Review: The Brilliance of Mr. Turner

Brandon Judell | Posted 12.06.2014 | Arts
Brandon Judell

Friday morning, on an M7 bus heading for the New York Film Festival critics' screening of Mike Leigh's Mr. Turner, I was sitting quite contentedly, reading the latest international literary sensation, Karl Ove Knausgaard's autobiographical novel My Struggle Book 1.

Interior Of Deadly Volcano To Be Mapped

Reuters | Posted 09.23.2014 | Science

By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - A series of explosions set off by a team of scientists were expected to rattle Washington stat...

This Invention That Uses Aquarium Pumps Could Save 178,000 Babies Each Year

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 03.26.2014 | Impact

A new invention uses fish tank aquarium pumps to save the lives of babies in the developing world. In an effort to battle the high cost of medical...

The Global Search for Education: Shepherd Sound

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.28.2014 | Arts
C. M. Rubin

"Musicians are all human, that is, we all have issues and things we want to improve but we also have the same goal, and that is to be the best we can...

U.S. Racial Gap Widens, Prospects for Reconciliation dim

David Briggs | Posted 02.18.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

Sixty years after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a "separate but equal" doctrine that reinforced segregation, almost a quarter of Americans say it is okay to have a nation where the races are separate as long as they have equal opportunities.

And This Is How You Turn An Art Gallery Into A Giant, Enchanted Disco Ball

Posted 11.21.2013 | Arts

Art has an uncanny ability to wedge itself between fantasy and reality, creating a space where the fruits of the imagination can be experienced and to...

WATCH: 4'9" Running Back Makes College Debut

Posted 10.28.2013 | Sports

After working for three years as part of the scouting team for Rice University, walk-on running back Jayson Carter finally got the chance to record h...

Disrupting College 2.0

Dr. Carol E. Quillen | Posted 12.08.2013 | College
Dr. Carol E. Quillen

New technologies offer unprecedented opportunities to redefine our role in addressing the range of challenges that we as human beings face. It is our obligation to take up this call for the benefit of our students and our world.

You're Most Likely To Be Obese If..

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 06.14.2013 | Black Voices

Seventy-two percent of African-American children are raised in single-parent households, according to the most recent figures from the Centers for Dis...

Living in a Diaper Desert

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 01.15.2013 | Parents
Joanne Goldblum

Much attention has been focused on changing food deserts for the sake of the nation's health. Let's not forget, though, that good food is not the only thing a child needs. No community will be a healthy place for a child to grow up until all a baby's basic needs are accessible and affordable.

11 Students Hospitalized After 'Night Of Decadence'

Posted 10.29.2012 | College

Eleven Rice University students were hospitalized this weekend with symptoms of alcohol poisoning during an event called "Night Of Decadence," a schoo...

Five Ways To Get More Travel From Your Small Budget

Kay Rodriguez | Posted 11.29.2012 | Travel
Kay Rodriguez

When I'm graced with the opportunity to visit somewhere really unique or exotic, I often have to find ways to get around and things to do that are low-cost.

Top 10 Colleges for Budding Entrepreneurs

Unigo | Posted 11.01.2012 | College
Unigo

We're showcasing the colleges across the country that, according to students, have built exemplary entrepreneurship programs.

UCLA Set To Open Season Against Rice

AP | CHRIS DUNCAN | Posted 10.29.2012 | Sports

HOUSTON (AP) — Klein Kubiak and Corey Frazier, one a receiver, the other a safety, have been facing each at Rice practice every day since 2010. ...

Isaac Wreaking Havoc On Gulf Oil Industry

Reuters | Posted 10.29.2012 | Business

* Producers curtail 93 pct of US Gulf of Mexico oil output * Isaac approaches Louisiana at hurricane strength * Experts ...

Gone Too Soon

Susanne Mentzer | Posted 10.13.2012 | Arts
Susanne Mentzer

Opera fans know of the early deaths of established singers like Kathleen Ferrier, Loraine Hunt Lieberson -- the James Deans -- -but they may never know of these promising artists.

Voluntourism Amid Beauty In Guatemala

Kay Rodriguez | Posted 09.08.2012 | Travel
Kay Rodriguez

From my volunteering experiences in Guatemala, the most valuable lesson I took away is that learning by helping others is truly a priceless reward.

WATCH: Energy, Stored In Spray Paint

Posted 06.29.2012 | Technology

When this correspondent told a coworker that researchers at Rice University had developed a paintable battery, his response was to sharpie an Eveready...

A Summer Of Travel, Writing And Learning

Kay Rodriguez | Posted 06.25.2012 | Travel
Kay Rodriguez

I didn't want my nerves to distract me from my experiences abroad, so on a whim, I bought myself a journal and challenged myself to write, every day, for the next 100 days. Writing every day will help me to capture moments during my travels that I hope to remember for years to come -- little happenings that make a world of difference.

Pregnant Professor Hit By Car, Child Dies Next Day

The Huffington Post | Gregory Kristof | Posted 06.23.2012 | College

Jennifer Young, a Rice University Math professor and pregnant mother, was hit and killed by a car as she crossed the street on Tuesday. Her baby, who ...

Turrell's 'Twilight Epiphany' Lights Up The Night

Posted 06.21.2012 | Arts

Even the most spectacular works of art have trouble measuring up to the beauty of a majestic sunset. James Turrell decided against pitting the two exp...

Study: What Charities Need To Know About How Politics Affects Giving

Nonprofit Quarterly | Posted 06.05.2012 | Impact

An upcoming article in the International Journal of Research in Marketing: Special Issue on Consumer Identities describes how a potential donor’s po...

Rice University Student Columnist Compares 'Period Sex' To Shark Week, Bloodbaths, Airplane Food

Dan Reimold | Posted 06.06.2012 | Home
Dan Reimold

The Rice Thresher is currently earning some shock-and-eww attention for a column in Thursday's issue that provides advice and perspectives on sexual a...

From Students to Startups: Rebellion Photonics Founder and CEO Allison Lami Sawyer

Women 2.0 | Posted 05.21.2012 | Technology
Women 2.0

Universities are a prime breeding ground for cutting edge technology, and, in the best cases, entrepreneurs can find ready and willing prototypes that have stood the test of research and benefit from thousands of dollars of grant funding already put to use.

The 15 Geekiest Colleges

Posted 02.21.2012 | College

Not every college is tailored toward the student who grew up wearing sweater vests and obsessing over their new TI-83 calculator. However, there a...