People, papers and presentations

Rice University won two awards at the 2018 CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) District IV Accolades competition. Rice’s Initiative for Students won the highest honor for fundraising programs — the Gold award in the Platinum category for best practices in fundraising — and will automatically be entered into CASE’s international platinum competition. Development and Alumni Relations submitted the nomination for the effort, which ran from 2014 to 2017. NEST360° won the Bronze award in the category for projects and special events with a goal of raising funds for a specific purpose. NEST360° is an international team of engineers, doctors and global health experts from Rice, the University of Malawi, Northwestern University, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and 3rd Stone Design of San Rafael, Calif., with a visionary effort to end preventable newborn deaths in Africa. The awards were announced at the 2018 CASE District IV Conference in Fort Worth, Texas, March 25-27.

José Aranda, associate professor of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American studies and of English, presented “Which Side Am I On? The Conundrum of Racial Loyalty in the U.S. West” as part of “The Archival Encounters: A Symposium” March 21 at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.


About Matt Wilson

Matt Wilson is a senior editor in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.