Rice University to announce new institute May 16

MEDIA ADVISORY

David Ruth
713-348-6327
david@rice.edu

Jeff Falk
713-348-6775
jfalk@rice.edu

Rice University to announce new institute May 16

HOUSTON – (May 15, 2013) – More than 20 representatives of different religions in the Houston area will join Rice University officials onstage May 16 to celebrate the establishment of a new institute to study and advance religious tolerance and understanding. The Rice administration will thank the donors whose multimillion-dollar gift made the institute possible.

Who:               Rice University leadership and Houston community leaders.

What:             Event celebrating the launch of a new institute at Rice University.

When:             Thursday, May 16, from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Where:           Rice University, Baker Hall, Doré Commons, 6100 Main St.

Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at jfalk@rice.edu or 713-348-6775.

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Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,708 undergraduates and 2,374 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice has been ranked No. 1 for best quality of life multiple times by the Princeton Review and No. 2 for “best value” among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to http://tinyurl.com/AboutRiceU.

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