People, papers and presentations for Oct. 11, 2021
Following a scavenger hunt across campus, a big batch of brand-new Rice grad students refueled with gigantic slices of pizza and ice pops at the Sept. 23 orientation picnic hosted by the Graduate Student Association (GSA)
The Moody Foundation has granted Rice $100 million to build a transformative new student center designed by one of the world’s premiere architects and to create endowments supporting student opportunity and success, both as part of the center and in other areas of the university.
After a year spent studying remotely, Rice’s Graduate Student Association (GSA) knows the importance of reestablishing connections on campus — and creating a community for those first-year students just arriving.
The ‘incredible resource’ for three decades of Owls had to shut down during the pandemic.
With support from Rice’s Passport to Houston program, the Graduate Student Association gave away 50 tickets to the Aug. 6 Houston Astros game against the Minnesota Twins.
To study the subject adequately is ‘to study pretty much everything’
Rice computer scientists are sending RAMBO to rescue genomic researchers who sometimes wait days or weeks for search results from enormous DNA databases.
Rice’s second annual Juneteenth celebration will bring together professors across the university — from Computational and Applied Mathematics to Modern and Classical Literature and Cultures — for three panels exploring ideas and questions central to the meaning and promise of the important holiday.
Following a morning commencement ceremony that combined advanced degree and doctoral candidates of the Classes of 2020 and 2021, freshly minted Ph.D.s headed to the Graduate Commons outside Valhalla for the traditional hoodings by their advisers.
Rice University graduate student Angel Smith will get some extra help mastering Arabic thanks to a coveted scholarship from the Department of State and the prestigious Boren Fellowship.
Empathy is needed more than ever, said Nicholas Kristof, who encouraged two years of Rice University graduates to use their skill and kindness to make a difference, even if their actions only seem to be a “drop in the bucket.”
A series of setbacks didn’t deter this Rice grad student, who is soon to publish his second book.
The spatial data retrieved by Rice from the rare 1915 book is now available for free public use via Fondren Library's Woodson Research Center.