Brittany Utting, an assistant professor of architecture at Rice, has received a MacDowell Fellowship for Architecture. While in residency in Sspring 2024, she will work on an ongoing research project titled “Deep Geologies” that examines the relationship between resource extraction and the built environment. This project positions geology as a critical framework for design thinking, relating architecture to a complex infrastructure of capital, energy and material, Utting said. Through writing and drawings, the project will speculate on emerging spatial practices of environmental research and terrestrial care, she said.
Laszlo Tihanyi, the William Alexander Kirkland Professor of Strategic Management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, has been appointed editor liaison for the Academy of Management’s portfolio of journals. Tihanyi was previously the editor of the Academy of Management Journal.