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  • Landowners who depend on sales of water and disposal services in the oil field may oppose plans by oil and gas companies to save money by recycling the water from their fracking operations. A new issue brief by an expert in the Center for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy explores the economic and legal realities that will influence the conversation between these two parties and, ideally, inform potential business-side and legal resolutions to conflicts over water-recycling issues.

    Recycling water produced during development of Texas oil fields threatens landowners’ profits

    Landowners who depend on sales of water and disposal services in the oil field may oppose plans by oil and gas companies to save money by recycling the water from their fracking operations. A new issue brief by an expert in the Center for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy explores the economic and legal realities that will influence the conversation between these two parties and, ideally, inform potential business-side and legal resolutions to conflicts over water-recycling issues.

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  • A new committee has been appointed to study the ongoing safety issues related to transportation on campus.

    New committee studying mobility safety on campus

    A new committee has been appointed to study the ongoing safety issues related to transportation on campus.

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  • Rice geochemist Clint Miller is part of an international team of scientists that is collecting the first sediment samples ever drilled from Greece's Gulf of Corinth, an active continental rift where Earth's crust expands and thins.

    Rice scientist ready to study first cores from active continental rift

    Rice geochemist Clint Miller is part of an international team of scientists that is collecting the first sediment samples ever drilled from Greece's Gulf of Corinth, an active continental rift where Earth's crust expands and thins.

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  • Rice University researchers employ microfluidic devices to show how and why dispersants are able to break up deposits of asphaltene that hinder the flow of crude oil in wellheads and pipelines.

    Microfluidics probe ‘cholesterol’ of the oil industry

    Rice University researchers employ microfluidic devices to show how and why dispersants are able to break up deposits of asphaltene that hinder the flow of crude oil in wellheads and pipelines.

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  • A Rice study has found negative correlation between flexibility and modularity in the brain. Understanding how they interact is essential to the advance of neuroscience, the researchers said. Flexibility allows for better performance on complex tasks, and modularity allows proficiency on simple tasks.

    Tangled up in gray

    A Rice study has found negative correlation between flexibility and modularity in the brain. Understanding how they interact is essential to the advance of neuroscience, the researchers said. Flexibility allows for better performance on complex tasks, and modularity allows proficiency on simple tasks.

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  • Scholars and artists from across the United States and from the University of London gathered at Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts Oct. 14 to present research and art that seek to explore the nature of “health.” The gathering marked the Rice Department of Art History’s first interdisciplinary graduate conference, “Vital Constitutions: The Appearance of ‘Health’ in History.”

    Art history conference explores ‘health’

    Scholars and artists from across the United States and from the University of London gathered at Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts Oct. 14 to present research and art that seek to explore the nature of “health.” The gathering marked the Rice Department of Art History’s first interdisciplinary graduate conference, “Vital Constitutions: The Appearance of ‘Health’ in History.”

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  • In recent years, enrollment for Korean language classes at Rice has doubled to more than 100 students per semester. A key driver, according to Rice Lecturer of Korean Jayoung Song, is South Korea's export of pop culture, fueled by the popularity of Korean pop (K-pop) music and videos on YouTube and serialized TV K-dramas.

    Korean language program at Rice gets a boost from SK Innovation

    In recent years, enrollment for Korean language classes at Rice has doubled to more than 100 students per semester. A key driver, according to Rice Lecturer of Korean Jayoung Song, is South Korea's export of pop culture, fueled by the popularity of Korean pop (K-pop) music and videos on YouTube and serialized TV K-dramas.

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