Renowned firm selected for Rice Academic Quadrangle redesign
Following a thoughtful search for a design partner that included an invitational competition in the summer of 2022, design work is underway to significantly reimagine Rice University’s Academic Quadrangle.
People are more critical of government when family and friends are hit by natural disasters
Whether they’re personally struck by or spared from natural disasters, people are more likely to distrust the government when their family and friends are victims, according to new research from Rice University.
Rice Business ranks in top 10 for consulting, finance and more
Rice Business is in the top 10 in eight categories in the Princeton Review’s newly released specialty business school rankings for 2023.
Molecular machines could treat fungal infections
Rice scientists show that light-activated nanoscale drills can kill pathogenic fungi.
Two Rice University professors elected AAAS fellows
Rice University professors Thomas Killian and Marek Kimmel are elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a distinction that honors scientists, engineers and innovators whose efforts on behalf of science and its applications are scientifically or socially distinguished.
Persistence is crucial in the classroom, new reports from Kinder Institute’s HERC show
Possessing lots of persistence leads to better academic outcomes for Houston Independent School District students, according to a newly released series of reports from the Houston Education Research Consortium (HERC), a research center within Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research.
Rice lab uncovers dynamics behind protein crucial in breast cancer
Just as a puppeteer moves a puppet by manipulating its strings, estrogen receptors, which play a crucial role in breast cancer, work in similar ways when they facilitate the interaction between hormones and DNA, according to Rice scientists.
Chinese prefer Europeans to Americans, but the feeling isn’t mutual
People in China have more favorable opinions of Europeans than Americans, but the feeling is not mutual, according to a new study from researchers at Rice University, the National University of Singapore and the University of British Columbia.
Balancing spousal loss and career is a one-two punch for health of widowed individuals
Coping with the loss of a spouse while dealing with the 9-to-5 grind can take a serious toll on the health of widows or widowers, according to new research from the Biobehavioral Mechanisms Explaining Disparities Lab (BMED) at Rice University.
Kory Evans wins NSF CAREER Award
Kory Evans, an assistant professor of biosciences at Rice University, has won a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award to study shape change in the skull of spiny ray-fin fishes across their evolutionary history.
Researchers can ‘see’ crystals perform their dance moves
Rice University researchers already knew the atoms in perovskites react favorably to light. Now they’ve seen precisely how the atoms move when the 2D materials are excited with light. Their study this week in Nature Physics details the first direct measurement of structural dynamics under light-induced excitation in 2D perovskites.
Volcano-like rupture could have caused magnetar slowdown
In October 2020, a highly magnetic neutron star called SGR 1935+2154 abruptly began spinning more slowly. In a Nature Astronomy study this month, Rice University astrophysicist Matthew Baring and colleagues showed the magnetar’s rotational slowdown could have been caused by a volcano-like rupture near its magnetic pole.
Rice scientists’ discovery could lead to new Alzheimer’s therapies
A new approach to the study of amyloid-beta, a peptide associated with Alzheimer’s disease, has led Rice University scientists to findings that could have a significant impact on the understanding and potential treatment of the disease.
Rice Business’ online MBA program rises in US News rankings
MBA@Rice, the online program at Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business, climbed higher in four categories in the latest edition of U.S News & World Report’s Best Online Programs rankings out today.
Naomi Halas named University Professor
Rice University has promoted nanotechnology pioneer Naomi Halas to its highest academic rank, University Professor. Halas, a 33-year member of Rice’s faculty, becomes only the 10th person and second woman to earn the title in Rice’s 111-year history.