Recent Submissions

  • Challenges and Considerations Related to Studying Dementia in Blacks/African Americans 

    Ighodaro, Eseosa T.; Nelson, Peter T.; Kukull, Walter A.; Schmitt, Frederick A.; Abner, Erin L.; Caban-Holt, Allison; Bardach, Shoshana H.; Hord, Derrick C.; Glover, Crystal M.; Jicha, Gregory A.; Van Eldik, Linda J.; Byrd, Alexander X.; Fernander, Anita (2017)
    Blacks/African Americans have been reported to be ∼2–4 times more likely to develop clinical Alzheimer’s disease (AD) compared to Whites. Unfortunately, study design challenges (e.g., recruitment bias), racism, mistrust ...
  • Shimmering Magic: Cross-cultural Explorations of the Aesthetic, Moral, and Mystical Significance of Reflecting and Deflecting Shine 

    Romberg, Raquel; Fanger, Claire (2017)
    This introduction lays basic theoretical groundwork that helps tie together these different articles on ritual uses of shimmer. Contributors examine not only how contemporary technologies of mass production (tinfoil, plastic ...
  • Who Cares Who Made the Map? La Carta del Cantino and its anonymous maker 

    Metcalf, Alida C. (2017)
    This paper explores the authorship of the anonymous La Carta del Cantino through an analysis of design signatures. Using high resolution digital copies of charts in ArcGIS, La Carta del Cantino is compared to contemporaneous ...
  • Do Surgical Trials Meet the Scientific Standards for Clinical Trials? 

    Wenner, Danielle M.; Brody, Baruch A.; Jarman, Anna F.; Kolman, Jacob M.; Wray, Nelda P.; Ashton, Carol M. (2012)
    Unlike medications, the dissemination of surgical procedures into practice is not regulated. Before marketing, pharmaceutical products are required to be shown safe and efficacious in comparative clinical trials that use ...
  • Trust and privacy in the context of user-generated health data 

    Ostherr, Kirsten; Borodina, Svetlana; Bracken, Rachel Conrad; Lotterman, Charles; Storer, Eliot; Williams, Brandon (2017)
    This study identifies and explores evolving concepts of trust and privacy in the context of user-generated health data. We define “user-generated health data” as data captured through devices or software (whether purpose ...
  • Death in the Digital Age: A Systematic Review of Information and Communication Technologies in End-of-Life Care 

    Ostherr, Kirsten; Killoran, Peter; Shegog, Ross; Bruera, Eduardo (2016)
    Background: End-of-life (EOL) communication plays a critical role in ensuring that patients receive care concordant with their wishes and experience high quality of life. As the baby boomer population ages, scalable models ...
  • Doubly distributing special obligations: what professional practice can learn from parenting 

    Tilburt, Jon; Brody, Baruch (2016)
    A traditional ethic of medicine asserts that physicians have special obligations to individual patients with whom they have a clinical relationship. Contemporary trends in US healthcare financing like bundled payments seem ...
  • Complicating Medieval Anti-Semitism: The Role of Class in Two Tales of Christian Violence against Jews 

    Wolfthal, Diane (2016)
    Miri Rubin justly concluded that “most remaining traces” of medieval atrocities against Jews “represent the position of Christian authorities—chroniclers, preachers, town officials—who were almost always writing in defence ...
  • Literatura Periférica: Challenging São Paulo’s Cultural Segregation 

    Paula, Leonora Souza (2016)
    In this article, I discuss how the works produced by authors identified with the twenty-first-century literary movement known as Literatura Periférica respond to and intervene in São Paulo’s excluding pattern of culture ...
  • Paradoxical Infrastructures: Ruins, Retrofit, and Risk 

    Howe, Cymene; Lockrem, Jessica; Appel, Hannah; Hackett, Edward; Boyer, Dominic; Hall, Randal; Schneider-Mayerson, Matthew; Pope, Albert; Gupta, Akhil; Rodwell, Elizabeth; Ballestero, Andrea; Durbin, Trevor; el-Dahdah, Farès; Long, Elizabeth; Mody, Cyrus (2015)
    In recent years, a dramatic increase in the study of infrastructure has occurred in the social sciences and humanities, following upon foundational work in the physical sciences, architecture, planning, information science, ...
  • Drilling Down: Can Historians Operationalize Koselleck’s Stratigraphical Times? 

    Zammito, John (2015)
    According to Reinhart Koselleck, in every moment a congeries of “temporal strata” are effectively co-present, but not necessarily coherent, hence the “simultaneity of the nonsimultaneous.” Contrast this with the notion of ...
  • A biography of Walter Widrig 

    Widrig, Walter M.
    Walter Widrig is Professor of Art History Emeritus at Rice University. He came to the University in 1969 from the University of St. Thomas, and was chair of the Department of Art and Art History at Rice from 1982-1985. ...
  • A biography of Linda Neagley 

    Neagley, Linda Elaine
    Linda Neagley is an Associate Professor of Art History and was appointed chair of the Department of Art and Art History at Rice University in 2013. Professor Neagley’s areas of expertise and research interest include Late ...
  • A biography of Joseph Manca 

    Manca, Joseph, 1956-
    Joseph Manca is the Nina J. Cullinan Professor of Art and Art History at Rice University. He began teaching at Rice in 1989, and served as chair of the Department of Art and Art History from 2004-2009. During the period ...
  • A biography of William A Camfield 

    Camfield, William A.
    William Camfield is Joseph and Joanna N. Mullen Professor of Art History Emeritus at Rice University. He came to the University in 1969 from the University of St. Thomas and was chair of the Department of Art and Art History ...
  • A biography of Philip Oliver-Smith 

    Oliver-Smith, Philip
    Philip Oliver-Smith was a professor of Art History at Rice University. He came to the University in 1969 from the University of St. Thomas. Professor Oliver-Smith’s areas of expertise and research interest included ancient ...
  • A biography of Katherine Brown 

    Brown, Katherine T.
    Katherine Tsanoff Brown was the first art history instructor at Rice University’s newly-established Department of Art and Art History, arriving in 1963. She had entered the Rice Institute as a student at the age of 15, ...

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