People, papers and presentations

University Representative Y. Ping Sun participated in a panel discussion on “Women in C-Suites” at Amegy Bank’s Women’s Initiative luncheon Oct. 30.

The Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship won the Outstanding Contributions to Advance the Discipline of Entrepreneurship Award at the 2013 Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers Conference hosted by the University of Missouri-Kansas City Oct. 24-26. The award is presented to the member program that “best represents a center dedicated to advancing, promoting and supporting entrepreneurship education as a field of study, teaching and outreach to one or a variety of communities.” The Rice Alliance is Rice’s nationally ranked initiative devoted to the support of entrepreneurship. It was formed as a strategic alliance of three schools at Rice: the George R. Brown School of Engineering, the Wiess School of Natural Sciences and the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business.

Rice Centennial Grove in Hermann Park was honored by Keep Houston Beautiful with a Certificate of Recognition at the 29th annual Keep Houston Beautiful Mayor’s Proud Partners Awards Luncheon Oct. 28. The awards honor those who clean, plant, recycle, educate and otherwise beautify the city of Houston.

Elaine Howard Ecklund, the Herbert S. Autrey Chair and Professor of Sociology, co-director of the Boniuk Institute for the Study and Advancement of Religious Tolerance and director of Rice’s Religion and Public Life Program, moderated “The Religious Responses to Human Trafficking” Oct. 24 in Duncan Hall’s McMurtry Auditorium. The event included remarks from two scholars, Kimberly Hoang of Boston College and Richard Flory of the University of Southern California, regarding human and sex trafficking and how religious groups and institutions respond to these activities.




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