Who knew Rice University has underground tunnels?

David Ruth

Rice University’s weekly centennial videos run through Oct. 12

Thinking wisely when the Rice Institute was to be built, the designers and engineers who broke ground on the campus at 6100 Main St. incorporated underground tunnels to provide a variety of facility services to what became Rice University’s 300-acre campus. Today, 100 years later, the tunnels span 2.5 miles and serve 50 buildings.

Working with Centennial Historian Melissa Kean, video producer Brandon Martin explores the underworld of Rice University. To learn more about Rice’s history, visit Kean’s blog at www.ricehistorycorner.com.

To help celebrate the university’s centennial Oct. 12, Rice University is producing weekly videos exploring the school’s unique history.

The video, available on YouTube at http://youtu.be/9MjYiiT9lZE, is also available to media in high quality and without music for editing purposes. For higher-quality video, contact David Ruth, director of national media relations at Rice, at david@rice.edu or 713-348-6327.


About Patrick McLaughlin

Patrick McLaughlin is a news assistant in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs. Patrick is responsible for production of the daily newsletter Dateline Rice and maintaining databases of metrics of mentions of Rice in the news media.