Art and music aficionados alike flocked to the Moody Center for the Arts Nov. 19 for an afternoon of live performances and original compositions by Shepherd School of Music students, each piece created in response to the Moody’s current fall exhibition.
Rice historian Douglas Brinkley is once again a Grammy nominee. Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor of Humanities, will be up for awards in two categories at the Feb. 5 ceremony in Los Angeles.
Renowned author and journalist Masha Gessen led two consecutive nights of thought-provoking, wide-ranging discussions Nov. 7-8 at Rice as the latest speaker in the School of Humanities Campbell Lecture Series.
Nanxiu Qian, professor of Chinese literature in the School of Humanities, died Nov. 16 after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was 75.
This Halloween, the Rice Memorial Center (RMC) transformed into a smorgasbord of board game-themed displays.
Excited children and their families from surrounding communities were welcomed to Rice campus Oct. 29 for Project Pumpkin, the university’s annual event full of Halloween crafts and fun for all ages.
This year’s Owl Together festivities kicked off with the annual Rice Faculty Keynote Lecture Oct. 28. Douglas Brinkley, the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Professor in Humanities and author of “American Moonshot,” spoke to alumni in Tudor Fieldhouse about John F. Kennedy and the race to space of the 1960s, just a few weeks after the 60th anniversary of JFK’s famous speech at Rice Stadium in 1962.
It’s the fifth semester of the Humanities NOW lecture series, started by associate dean of undergraduate programs and special projects Fay Yarbrough ’97 to highlight the wide array of expertise within Rice’s humanities faculty by enlisting them to lead thoughtful conversations with students, faculty and staff about their work and their perspectives
Rice University will host the Fall 2022 Black Leadership Across Campuses (BLAC) symposium in Farnsworth Pavilion Oct. 28 and 29. The symposium will be the first in a series of conferences addressing a wide range of themes that explore the mission and cultural worlds framed by historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs).
The latest project led by noted Houston-based artist Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton, former Houston poet laureate and current artist in residence at the Rice University Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning (CERCL), opens to the public at the Moody Center for the Arts Oct. 27. An opening reception will take place at the Moody from 6 to 8 p.m. that evening.
As part of the multiday inauguration celebration in his honor, Rice President Reginald DesRoches invited both undergraduate and graduate students to mark the occasion at a pair of receptions Oct. 21.
Rice University celebrated the latest chapter in its storied history Oct. 22 as Reginald DesRoches was formally inaugurated as the school’s eighth president in its 110-year history during an historic, sun-kissed investiture ceremony.
On the sunny fall morning of Oct. 21, Rice President Reginald DesRoches was formally summoned to his inauguration as the university’s eighth president. It was an occasion calling for more pomp and circumstance than could be packed into a simple email, phone call or text message.
Oct. 20, the first day of inauguration ceremonies for Rice President Reginald DesRoches, university faculty and staff were invited to come together in celebration of the occasion.
Rice University English professor and acclaimed author Kiese Laymon has been awarded a MacArthur Fellowship, the prestigious honor popularly known as the “genius grant.”