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  • New research from Rice University could make it easier for engineers to harness the power of light-capturing nanomaterials to boost the efficiency and reduce the costs of photovoltaic solar cells.

    Rice finding could lead to cheap, efficient metal-based solar cells

    New research from Rice University could make it easier for engineers to harness the power of light-capturing nanomaterials to boost the efficiency and reduce the costs of photovoltaic solar cells.

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  • Rice will not participate in this year's best-place-to-work survey because of a procedural change requiring that businesses provide email addresses for all employees.

    Rice won’t take part in best-place-to-work survey

    Rice will not participate in this year's best-place-to-work survey because of a procedural change requiring that businesses provide email addresses for all employees.

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  • When senior Claire Uke broke Regina Cavanaugh’s ’87 29-year-old Rice record in the shot put at the 2015 C-USA Indoor Championships, her mind was in another place.

    Record-breaker: Claire Uke

    When senior Claire Uke broke Regina Cavanaugh’s ’87 29-year-old Rice record in the shot put at the 2015 C-USA Indoor Championships, her mind was in another place.

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  • Timothy Morton holds the Rita Shea Guffey Chair in English at Rice, where he also is the director of English undergraduate studies. Since coming to Rice in 2012, Morton has been building programs in ecological theory, energy and sustainability. He is the author of many books, including “Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology After the End of the World” (2013) and blogs daily at www.ecologywithoutnature.blogspot.com.

    Unconventional wisdom: The philosopher

    Timothy Morton holds the Rita Shea Guffey Chair in English at Rice, where he also is the director of English undergraduate studies. Since coming to Rice in 2012, Morton has been building programs in ecological theory, energy and sustainability. He is the author of many books, including “Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology After the End of the World” (2013) and blogs daily at www.ecologywithoutnature.blogspot.com.

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  • President David Leebron and senior administrators dished up cool treats so that Rice employees could create their own sundaes with toppings provided at the annual Ice Cream Social hosted by the Staff Advisory Committee July 16.

    Sweet treats

    President David Leebron and senior administrators dished up cool treats so that Rice employees could create their own sundaes with toppings provided at the annual Ice Cream Social hosted by the Staff Advisory Committee July 16.

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  • For the past six years in July, Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business has turned into a two-week hub for talented leaders in public K-12 schools who are eager to learn about applying management and leadership concepts to their organizations. New this year, the Rice University Education Entrepreneurship Program invited a group of district central-office teams from the Houston area for the inaugural, one-day Senior Leader Summer Institute.

    REEP convenes Houston-area education leaders

    For the past six years in July, Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business has turned into a two-week hub for talented leaders in public K-12 schools who are eager to learn about applying management and leadership concepts to their organizations. New this year, the Rice University Education Entrepreneurship Program invited a group of district central-office teams from the Houston area for the inaugural, one-day Senior Leader Summer Institute.

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  • By comparing and analyzing the signals of individual neurons in animals undergoing behavioral tests, neuroscientists at Rice University, Baylor College of Medicine, the University of Geneva and University of Rochester have deciphered the code that the brain uses to make the most of its inherently "noisy" neuronal circuits.

    Neuroscientists decipher brain’s noisy code

    By comparing and analyzing the signals of individual neurons in animals undergoing behavioral tests, neuroscientists at Rice University, Baylor College of Medicine, the University of Geneva and University of Rochester have deciphered the code that the brain uses to make the most of its inherently "noisy" neuronal circuits.

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