Rice U. students engineer socks for on-the-go neuropathy treatment
A wearable electrical-stimulation and vibration-therapy system designed by Rice University engineering students might be just what the doctor ordered for people experiencing foot pain and balance loss due to diabetic neuropathy.
Energy experts to discuss effects of OPEC+ production cuts on gas prices
A panel of energy industry experts will discuss OPEC+ moving to cut production and other factors that will determine the global oil market’s future in an April 18 event at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Undergraduates present policy solutions for prizes
The Baker Institute Student Forum hosted its annual undergraduate public policy conference April 8.
New report highlights resiliency of women refugees
Women refugees tend to be seen as vulnerable, but a new collaborative report shows their resilience in the face of unequal resources.
Houston Grand Opera’s Patrick Summers to lead Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra in final concert of the season
Rice University’s Shepherd School Contemporary Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra will wrap up their 2022-2023 performing seasons with concerts on April 19 and 21, respectively. Both concerts will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Stude Concert Hall.
Rice Theatre senior show kicking off VADA’s end-of-year activities
Rice Theatre’s “Small Mouth Sounds”— a play entirely produced, staffed and performed by this year’s senior cohort, a first in the program’s history — is set for April 14-16 at Hamman Hall.
Rice U. engineering students aim to shed better light on surgeries
A team of Rice University engineering students designed a tunable lighting system that would allow surgeons to better illuminate their working area without having to handle equipment or wear headlamps.
Rice U.’s KTRU presents Outdoor Show celebrating Texas talent April 15
For the last 30 years, KTRU-LP 96.1 FM, Rice University’s student-run radio station, has hosted a springtime music festival on the tree-lined campus that’s always free and open to the public. Its 31st annual Outdoor Show on April 15 will once again take place all afternoon and into the evening on the grassy Central Quad off Alumni Drive, featuring a diverse and talented array of Texas acts.
CIA director to speak at Rice U. on foreign policy
CIA Director William Burns will discuss Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, China’s aggressive posturing, Iran’s nuclear enrichment and other pressing foreign policy issues April 11 at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
¿Hablar español o no? How speaking Spanish on the campaign trail helps some political candidates but hurts others
Speaking Spanish on the campaign trail may seem like a good way to connect with some voters, but new research from Rice University finds it can actually hurt the chances of Hispanic candidates who aren’t native speakers.
Strong ultralight material could aid energy storage, carbon capture
Rice U. materials scientists and collaborators at the University of Maryland showed that fine-tuning interlayer interactions in a class of 2D polymers can determine the materials’ loss or retention of desirable mechanical properties in multilayer or bulk form.
Rice U. energy experts available to discuss OPEC+ oil production cut
Saudi Arabia and other OPEC+ oil producers have announced production cuts that will result in rising gas prices and continued friction in U.S.-Saudi relations, according to experts from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Ocean warming intensifies viral outbreaks within corals
A groundbreaking three-year study has found evidence that ocean warming can trigger outbreaks of viruses that attack the symbiotic algae inside corals.
A 21st-century remedy for missed meds
Rice lab’s next-level encapsulation technology for drugs and vaccines could solve a $100 billion problem.
Baker Institute report: How do influencers get taxed?
Social media influencers can earn hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars each year. But how are those earnings taxed? A new brief explains what rules apply to influencers and how authorities can improve compliance.