HOUSTON – (Jan. 16, 2020) – Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts will unveil its spring exhibition Jan. 24 with an opening reception for “Radical Revisionists: Contemporary African Artists Confronting Past and Present.”
HOUSTON – (Jan. 15, 2020) – The Senate is expected to approve the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement this week, and the deal stands to benefit all three countries, according to an expert at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. David A. Gantz, the Will Clayton Fellow in Trade and International Economics at the Baker Institute, is available to discuss this development and its implications.
Rice University researchers have identified a simpler way to rid water of cancer-causing pollutants and turn them into valuable chemicals.
HOUSTON – (Jan. 14, 2019) – Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager A.J. Hinch were fired by team owner Jim Crane Monday after Major League Baseball suspended them for a year each following an investigation that discovered Houston cheated using technology en route to winning the 2017 World Series. "Sports is a unique context where (fan) loyalty persists in spite of transgressions by the team or its players," said Anastasiya (Annie) Zavyalova, associate professor of strategic management at Rice University's Jones Graduate School of Business. "Considering the Astros' recent victory right after Hurricane Harvey, I expect Astros fans to continue to support the team in light of this scandal."
HOUSTON – (Jan. 14, 2020) – In celebration of the life of Martin Luther King Jr., Rice University's Black Male Leadership Initiative will host a vigil and program, “Keeping the Dream Alive,” at 6 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Rice Memorial Chapel.
HOUSTON – (Jan. 13, 2020) – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has become the first U.S. governor to announce his state will refuse to admit federal resettled refugees in 2020, citing the "broken" U.S. immigration system he said has put unfair pressure on border states.
HOUSTON – (Jan. 13, 2020) – Public health and anti-hunger advocates want an effective food assistance program for low-income Americans, but they disagree on several fundamental issues involved in tackling the problem, according to a new issue brief from the Center for Public Finance at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Rice University engineers have created a light-powered nanoparticle that could shrink the carbon footprint of syngas producers.
HOUSTON – (Jan. 7, 2020) – Andrei Kozyrev, who served as foreign minister of Russia from 1991 to 1996, will discuss his book, "The Firebird: The Elusive Fate of Russian Democracy," and current developments in Russia at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy Jan. 14.
Drug use among people arrested for nonviolent drug offenses should be treated primarily as a public health issue, according to drug policy experts at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition.
HOUSTON -- (Jan. 3, 2020) -- As tensions between the United States and Iran reach perilous levels, three experts in the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy are available to speak with media about the implications for the markets and geopolitics.
HOUSTON – (Jan. 2, 2020) – The United States could take preemptive military action if it gets sufficient warning that Iran or its proxy forces are planning further strikes on American interests in the Middle East, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said today. Joe Barnes, a foreign policy expert and the Bonner Means Baker Fellow at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is available to discuss this development and the state of U.S.-Iranian relations with the media.
Theoretical simulations at Rice University suggest structural maintenance of chromosome proteins coil not only around each other but also around the strands of DNA they help manipulate. These strands are formed into loops that regulate transcription and other cellular processes.