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Glasscock School Blog

Would you like to get to know us better? Our blog is a great place to start. Browse in-depth features that discuss our rich variety of courses and esteemed instructors, as well as articles about our involvement in the Houston community.

Anderson-Clarke building in daytime
Sep 11 , 2017

A Message From Dean Mary McIntire: Hurricane

Our mission at the Glasscock School is to serve as a bridge between Rice University and the greater Houston community. We will not let a storm like Harvey sway us from that mission.

Young student observing eclipse with tools
Aug 20 , 2017

Great American Eclipse: Photography Tips

Are you planning to take pictures of the eclipse? Photographer Tom Flaherty offers some expert advice for this once-in-a-lifetime event.

Eclipse with ring of light around the moon
Aug 17 , 2017

Get Ready for the Eclipse of a Lifetime!

Houston will get about 70 percent totality on Aug. 21. Astrophysicist Christopher Johns-Krull offers some fascinating insight on this rare sky event.

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Aug 14 , 2017

Learning as a Way of Life: Embrace Reinvention

We live in a world in which exponential change has become the norm. Reinventing ourselves is essential to adapt and thrive, especially in times of great change.

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Aug 08 , 2017

Learning as a Way of Life: Foster Creativity

To survive in an era of great disruption, we need to be nimble, flexible, resilient and open to new experiences. But how do we accomplish this?

Metamorphosis of a butterfly
Aug 01 , 2017

Learning as a Way of Life: Reimagine the World

What does it take to thrive in a world of constant change? It’s a question we think about often at the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies.

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Jun 14 , 2017

How to Succeed in Class Before It Even Begins

You have made the decision to invest in yourself. Make the most of it by being intentional with your time.

Group discussing strategy
Mar 21 , 2017

Successful Communication Strategy: Five Elements

Strategy and strategic are two of the most overused words in business today. In relation to business communications, however, strategy has a very specific meaning.

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Feb 16 , 2017

Three Principles for Creating Positive Change

Leadership is a loaded word. It often implies power, authority, and a straight line toward a goal. In practice, there are few straight lines for those exercising leadership.

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Jan 17 , 2017

The Six Keys to Effective Emails

As the majority of your business writing is through email, you need to ensure that your emails communicate both your message and your “personal brand” effectively.

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