To mark the 50th anniversary of a pair of momentous occasions in Rice history, six trailblazing Owls were honored at the First Black Student-Athletes Celebration Sept. 16 at the Ion.
In addition to the football team’s 33-21 victory over the University of Louisiana at Lafayette — which snapped the Ragin’ Cajuns’ nation-best 15-game winning streak — the Rice volleyball and soccer teams notched triumphs of their own.
Rice statisticians Katherine Ensor and Loren Hopkins and civil and environmental engineer Lauren Stadler are co-authors of a commentary in Nature Medicine that issues an urgent call to scale up wastewater monitoring to detect early signs of disease.
Melodie French, an assistant professor of Earth, environmental and planetary sciences, has won the 2022 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Mineral and Rock Physics Early Career Award.
Eduardo Salas , the Allyn R. and Gladys M. Cline Professor and chair of Rice’s Department of Psychological Sciences, was a finalist for the 2022 George R. Terry Book Award for his manuscript, “Teams That Work: The Seven Drivers of Team Effectiveness.”
A paper co-authored by postdoctoral research associate Mohammad Salehi and President Reginald DesRoches, a professor of civil and environmental engineering and of mechanical engineering, was selected as the featured article for a recent volume of the journal Engineering Structures.
Alyssa Cahoy, a senior Health Sciences student in the Department of Kinesiology, won the Morehouse College Project Imhotep Public Health Leadership Award during her summer internship at the Atlanta program.
Kunal Sachdeva, assistant professor of finance at the Jones Graduate School of Business, and his team won second place and $10,000 Canadian dollars (about $7,770) in the International Centre for Pension Management’s 2022 Call for Research for their paper titled “The Real Effects of Environmental Activist Investing.”
A paper by Rice physicist Edison Liang and colleagues titled “A scintillator attenuation spectrometer for intense gamma-rays” is featured on the cover of the June 2022 issue of Review of Scientific Instruments.
Rice runner Grace Forbes has been named Conference USA’s 2021-22 Michael L. Slive Female Athlete of the Year, the league announced June 30.
Rice swimmer Ahalya Lettenberger won a bronze medal in the 400-meter freestyle S7 during the World Para Swimming Championships last week in Madeira, Portugal.
Rice will officially join the American Athletic Conference for competition in the 2023-24 academic year, the university and league has announced.
Zaochen Ye, a research scientist in the lab of Rice physicist Frank Geurts, received a prestigious Merit Award during the virtual annual users’ meeting of the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider and Alternating Gradient Synchrotron at Brookhaven National Laboratory held June 7-10.
Grace Forbes’ second-place finish in the 10,000 meters led a contingent of five Rice athletes at the NCAA outdoor track and field championships this week in Eugene, Oregon.
Rice track and field athletes Grace Forbes (10,000 meters), Erna Gunnarsdottir (shot put), James McNaney (javelin), Tara Simpson-Sullivan (hammer throw) and Alex Slinkman (pole vault) qualified for the NCAA Championships with their performances at the NCAA West Prelims May 25-28 in Fayetteville, Arkansas