For the third year in a row, Rice’s School of Social Sciences held STaRT@Rice, an innovative program that provides a snapshot of the research process coupled with professionalization training.
A new National Science Foundation-funded study by Rice University will examine whether design strategies aimed at improving civic engagement in stormwater infrastructure could help reduce catastrophic flooding.
On October 6, 2023, the School of Social Sciences will host the second Research Relay of the semester as part of the opening reception for this year’s STaRT@Rice program.
Fall 2023 Research Relays to Open with “Work and Society”
Dominic Boyer, a professor of anthropology in the School of Social Sciences at Rice University, has been elected to the executive board of the American Anthropological Association (AAA).
A new work of ethnographic fiction edited by Rice University anthropologist Ilana Gershon shares imaginary stories — inspired by real anthropological field work — of how people around the world coexist with monsters.
Rice University hosted the Society of Africanist Archaeologists 26th Biennial Meeting June 1-6, organized by Rice anthropologists Mary Prendergast and Jeffrey Fleisher. The conference is the world’s largest that focuses on African archaeology.
Livestock herders, or pastoralists, have been a part of African societies for many millennia. They are a major driver of local economies and a key part of cultural traditions throughout the continent. But how has their work developed and changed over time, and what lessons can be learned for our world today?
Susan McIntosh, the Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Anthropology, was celebrated April 18 for her 40-plus-year career at Rice.
A new medical device developed by Rice University students will help premature babies in developing countries receive life-saving oxygen without damaging their eyesight.
The National Science Foundation has awarded Graduate Research Fellowships to 32 current, incoming and former Rice students, and selected another six for honorable mention.
This fall, Rice professors Sonia Ryang and Ilana Gershon will ask Rice students a far-from-simple question — What is Love? — in their upcoming course of the same name, the latest offering in the Big Questions class series sponsored by the School of Humanities.
A new genetic study of medieval people who lived along the Indian Ocean coast of eastern Africa — an area often called the “Swahili coast” for its language and culture — revealed that they had both African and Persian ancestry.
An interactive sculpture paying tribute to African American history and the ongoing struggle for racial justice will be on display at Rice University throughout the month of March.
Three years after Rice anthropologists Cymene Howe and Dominic Boyer received worldwide media attention for hosting a funeral for Iceland's first major glacier lost to climate change, their project has inspired a Belgian performance artist to replace 1 ton of ice on the site of the former glacier.