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    Professor Kirsten Ostherr
    Professor Ostherr teaches film and media studies, focusing on ephemeral film and historical and contemporary visualizations of health and disease in photography, film, television, animation, advertising, and medical imaging. She publishes articles on medical animation in the 1920s, health education films of the postwar period, narrative medicine and biocultures, ethical issues in the film Philadelphia, and corporate publicity films, as well as on art film, documentary, and science fiction film.

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  • Brooke Bullock wins multiple awards for her senior thesis.

    Brooke Bullock wins multiple awards for her senior thesis.
    Congratulations to English major Brooke Bullock who has swept the awards at the Rice Undergraduate Research Symposium! For her Senior Thesis, Brooke has won the HRC prize & the School of Humanities first place prize. Under the supervision of Dr. Ellard, Brooke has produced a magnificent digital edition and translation of an Old English text which you can view on her website: Leechbook III.
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    Online Application    • How to Apply

    The application period for admission starting in Fall 2014 has ended. In September 2014 we will begin accepting applications for admission in Fall 2015. Contact our Graduate Coordinator Kristina McDonald at kmcdon@rice.edu if you have questions about the application process.