People, papers and presentations

Los Alamos National Laboratory has awarded Qimiao Si the Ulam Scholarship, an annual award that enables a noted scientist to spend a year carrying out research at Los Alamos’ Center for Nonlinear Studies. Si, the Harry C. and Olga K. Wiess Professor of Physics and Astronomy and director of the Rice Center for Quantum Materials, will spend a portion of the 2018-2019 academic year interacting with Los Alamos colleagues on research in the areas of strongly correlated electron physics and quantum criticality.

Jenny Brydon, senior manager for international programs and advising in the Office of International Students and Scholars, is chair of the Houston Forum for Advisors to Internationals, which supports universities, colleges and institutes from the Houston area, Gulf Coast and College Station regions that have international students, researchers and faculty. Brydon led a well-attended meeting at the Culinary Institute April 20 that helped more than 100 international education professionals. Government officials who conducted training sessions during the meeting included the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program, Social Security Administration and Texas Department of Public Safety.

Luis Duno-Gottberg, associate professor of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American studies, presented “Orden Malandro: The State within the State and the Evangelical Order in a Venezuelan Prison” as part of an international symposium March 29 at the University of Pittsburgh titled “John Beverly: The Urgency of Latin Americanism in Times of Conflictive Globalization.”


About Matt Wilson

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