With publicly-funded state universities eliminating diversity, equity and inclusion as part of the hiring process, and proposed legislation targeted at other DEI policies in higher education, private institutions have an opportunity—and an obligation—to respond, Ruth J. Simmons said at the Kinder Institute Forum on Wednesday at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
The National Science Foundation has awarded Graduate Research Fellowships to 32 current, incoming and former Rice students, and selected another six for honorable mention.
Rice mourns passing of Manik Talwani Apr. 17, 2023
Rice is mourning the death of Manik Talwani, professor emeritus in the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences.
Physicists find unusual waves in nickel-based magnet Apr. 17, 2023
Rice physicists and collaborators have discovered “spin exciton” excitations can ripple through a nickel-based magnet as a coherent wave.
At the Fall National College Media Convention, the nation’s largest gathering of college journalists and advisers, the Rice Thresher staff earned a podium position in the “Best of Show” category — reminiscent of a David vs. Goliath achievement.
The Rice baseball team celebrated Vamos Búhos day April 16 at Reckling Park before and during the Owls’ matchup with the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
People, papers and presentations for April 17, 2023 Apr. 17, 2023
Last month, Il Pirata Records released “DO NOT LAMENT,” the recording debut of Shepherd School alum Rebecca Scout Nelson, a vocalist and baroque violinist. Richie Hawley, a professor of clarinet at the Shepherd School, is president of the record label.
Lab Notes for April 17, 2023 Apr. 17, 2023
Rice U. lab develops sustainable chemical synthesis tool; Julian West derives alcohol products from epoxides
Expert examines structural racism Apr. 17, 2023
Heather McGhee, visiting lecturer in urban studies at the City University of New York, discussed themes from her new book “The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together” March 29 at McMurtry Auditorium. The renowned public policy expert examined structural racism as the driver of inequality — not just for people of color, but for everyone.
Pioneering space scientist Alexander Dessler, who taught at Rice University for 30 years after founding the first university department dedicated to the study of space science at the height of the U.S.-Soviet space race, died April 9 at age 94.
Team OR Lights captured the top prize at this year’s Huff OEDK Engineering Design Showcase, presented annually by Rice University’s George R. Brown School of Engineering and Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen (OEDK).
Rice University faculty and staff gathered April 11 to learn more and provide feedback regarding the proposed Academic Quadrangle redesign.
The George R. Brown School of Engineering Design Showcase and Poster Competition, coordinated by Rice’s Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen (OEDK), kicked off April 13 with remarks from President Reginald DesRoches — in which he announced the event will now be known as the Huff OEDK Engineering Design Showcase
Alison Bashford , a scientia professor of history at the University of New South Wales in Sydney and director of the Laureate Centre for History and Population, will present a lecture about the Julian Huxley papers’ influence on her new book April 24 at Rice’s Fondren Library, where the papers are housed.
Former president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Richard Fisher will discuss economic uncertainty and prospects for growth at an April 19 event hosted by Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.