Featured Stories – Rice University News & Media https://news.rice.edu Fri, 20 Dec 2019 21:10:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://news-network.rice.edu/?v=5.1.4 How do silt and sand differ when going with the flow? https://news.rice.edu/2019/12/16/how-do-silt-and-sand-differ-when-going-with-the-flow-2/ Mon, 16 Dec 2019 20:00:38 +0000 https://news.rice.edu/?p=129440 Sand and silt in rivers dramatically change their means of transport at a sharp boundary between grain sizes, regardless of how fast the river flows.
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https://news.rice.edu/files/2019/12/1124_SEDIMENT-B.jpgRice University postdoctoral researcher Hongbo Ma holds sand from the Mississippi River, left, and silt from China’s Yellow River. Ma led a study that showed particle size controls how sediment moves in flowing rivers changes dramatically when the grains are about 150 microns in size. (Credit: Rice University)
DesRoches named new Rice University provost https://news.rice.edu/2019/12/13/desroches-named-new-rice-university-provost/ Fri, 13 Dec 2019 14:58:13 +0000 https://news.rice.edu/?p=129358 'Deeply honored' engineering dean Reginald DesRoches will assume the university's top academic leadership post July 1.
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Deadly superbugs destroyed by molecular drills https://news.rice.edu/2019/12/12/deadly-superbugs-destroyed-by-molecular-drills-2/ Thu, 12 Dec 2019 17:34:19 +0000 https://news.rice.edu/?p=129337 Motorized molecules drill through and kill bacteria, then revive them to be attacked by drugs the bacteria previously resisted.
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https://news.rice.edu/files/2019/12/1216_BACTERIA-B.jpgAn illustration shows how motorized nanomachines triggered by light drill into bacteria, making a path for antibiotics. Experiments showed the bacteria became susceptible again to the antibiotic meropenem, to which it had developed resistance. (Credit: Don Thushara Galbadage/Biola University)
Rice Coffeehouse celebrates 30 years of caffeinating and caring https://news.rice.edu/2019/12/09/rice-coffeehouse-celebrates-30-years-of-caffeinating-and-caring/ Mon, 09 Dec 2019 15:23:41 +0000 https://news.rice.edu/?p=129196 ‘We put our whole heart into every cup of coffee.’
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https://news.rice.edu/files/2019/12/191204_Coffehouse_Fitlow_038-50.jpgRice Coffeehouse celebrated its 30th anniversary Dec. 3.(Photo by Jeff Fitlow)
Rice University launches bold climate change initiative with Shell https://news.rice.edu/2019/12/09/rice-university-launches-bold-climate-change-initiative-with-shell-2/ Mon, 09 Dec 2019 14:00:58 +0000 https://news.rice.edu/?p=129173 Rice University has launched Carbon Hub, a climate change research initiative to fundamentally change how the world uses hydrocarbons.
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https://news.rice.edu/files/2019/12/1209_HUB-b.jpgRice University has launched Carbon Hub, a climate change research initiative to fundamentally change how the world uses hydrocarbons.
World’s third-largest comics festival will provide showcase for VADA professors https://news.rice.edu/2019/12/05/worlds-third-largest-comics-festival-will-provide-showcase-for-vada-professors/ Thu, 05 Dec 2019 16:29:14 +0000 https://news.rice.edu/?p=129012 Huberman and Sperandio will shine their spotlight on two all-but-forgotten artists in Angoulême next year.
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https://news.rice.edu/files/2019/12/191015_comic-books-go-to-france_Martin.jpgVADA professors Brian Huberman and Christopher Sperandio in an editing bay at the Rice Media Center
Climate prompts change at Rice https://news.rice.edu/2019/12/03/climate-prompts-change-at-rice/ Tue, 03 Dec 2019 16:15:22 +0000 https://news.rice.edu/?p=128963 A new task force eyes way to coordinate environmental initiatives and research as only Rice can.
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https://news.rice.edu/files/2019/12/1209_ENVIRONMENT-B.jpgRice campus flooding during Hurricane Harvey
Breathing? Thank volcanoes, tectonics and bacteria https://news.rice.edu/2019/12/02/breathing-thank-volcanoes-tectonics-and-bacteria-2/ Mon, 02 Dec 2019 16:00:53 +0000 https://news.rice.edu/?p=128901 Rice geoscientists' study points to one cause for several mysteries linked to breathable oxygen: volcanic eruptions.
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https://news.rice.edu/files/2019/11/1129_OXYGEN-b.jpgThe evolution of life as depicted in a mural at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California.
Glasscock unveils ‘spectacular’ LeWitt wall drawings https://news.rice.edu/2019/11/22/glasscock-unveils-spectacular-lewitt-wall-drawings/ Fri, 22 Nov 2019 16:19:03 +0000 https://news.rice.edu/?p=128697 The Nov. 18 ‘Solebration’ at the School of Continuing Studies celebrated the importance of art and ideas.
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https://news.rice.edu/files/2019/11/191118_sol-lewitt_martin-30.MP4.08_33_10_04.Still001.pngSol LeWitt's "Wall Drawing #1115" in the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies
Houston Folk Music Archive hosts full house at Rice Media Center https://news.rice.edu/2019/11/21/houston-folk-music-archive-rice-media-center-vince-bell/ Thu, 21 Nov 2019 16:13:44 +0000 https://news.rice.edu/?p=128646 Houston’s folk music community reflects on 50 years of Anderson Fair.
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https://news.rice.edu/files/2019/11/IMG_1551s.jpgHouston Folk Music Archive hosts full house at Rice Media Center
Contemporary African art featured in Moody’s spring exhibition https://news.rice.edu/2019/11/15/contemporary-african-art-featured-in-moodys-spring-exhibition/ Fri, 15 Nov 2019 15:09:30 +0000 https://news.rice.edu/?p=128501 Race, representation and the long-term effects of colonialization will be deliberated when 10 contemporary African artists are showcased this spring.
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https://news.rice.edu/files/2019/11/3.jpgAdama Delphine Fawundu, Passageways #3, Secrets, Traditions, Spoken and Unspoken Truths or Not, 2017. Archival pigment on paper. Courtesy of the artist
‘What is there to risk if we actually try to change’ our approach to liberal education? https://news.rice.edu/2019/11/14/what-is-there-to-risk-if-we-actually-try-to-change-our-approach-to-liberal-education/ Thu, 14 Nov 2019 21:23:24 +0000 https://news.rice.edu/?p=128494 Social historian Earl Lewis calls for a more holistic and humanistic education in this year's Campbell Lecture Series.
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Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist announced as Rice’s 2020 commencement speaker https://news.rice.edu/2019/11/13/nicholas-kristof-pulitzer-prize-winning-columnist-announced-as-rices-2020-commencement-speaker-2/ Wed, 13 Nov 2019 20:49:11 +0000 https://news.rice.edu/?p=128431 New York Times columnist and international correspondent Nicholas Kristof is renowned for his advocacy of human rights and social justice.
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‘The Women of Rice’ spotlights accomplished alumnae in new Fondren exhibit https://news.rice.edu/2019/11/13/the-women-of-rice-spotlights-accomplished-alumnae-in-new-fondren-exhibit/ Wed, 13 Nov 2019 16:16:20 +0000 https://news.rice.edu/?p=128396 A scrupulously researched new poster series in Fondren Library illuminates the ongoing achievements of Rice alumnae.
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https://news.rice.edu/files/2019/11/IMG_1402.jpgA new series of posters in the main corridor of Fondren Library illuminates the ongoing achievements of Rice alumnae. (Photos by Katharine Shilcutt)
How your scar or birthmark can affect your job interview https://news.rice.edu/2019/11/13/how-your-scar-or-birthmark-can-affect-your-job-interview-2/ Wed, 13 Nov 2019 16:12:05 +0000 https://news.rice.edu/?p=128398 If you’re interviewing for a job and you have a mole on your face, new research indicates you might want to say something about it – right away.
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Stalled weather patterns will get bigger due to climate change https://news.rice.edu/2019/11/12/stalled-weather-patterns-will-get-bigger-due-to-climate-change-2/ Tue, 12 Nov 2019 20:33:08 +0000 https://news.rice.edu/?p=128360 Climate change will increase the size of stalled high-pressure systems that can cause heat waves, droughts and other extreme weather.
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https://news.rice.edu/files/2019/11/1112_CLIMATE-b.jpgRice University researchers Ebrahim Nabizadeh (seated) and Pedram Hassanzadeh
New study shows how male allies can combat sexism — or contribute to it https://news.rice.edu/2019/11/11/new-study-shows-how-male-allies-can-combat-sexism-or-contribute-to-it/ Mon, 11 Nov 2019 16:23:30 +0000 https://news.rice.edu/?p=128316 Male allies can play a powerful role in combating chauvinistic behavior toward women but they can also unintentionally contribute to sexism.
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https://news.rice.edu/files/2019/11/DSCF1614.jpgEden King. Photo by Jeff Fitlow.
LeWitt wall drawings come to life at Glasscock School https://news.rice.edu/2019/11/08/lewitt-wall-drawings-come-to-life-at-glasscock-school/ Fri, 08 Nov 2019 15:33:15 +0000 https://news.rice.edu/?p=128272 Continuing Studies continues the legacy of an artist who changed the notion of public art.
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https://news.rice.edu/files/2019/11/IMG_1390s.jpgThe sunny Dean’s Commons inside Rice’s Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies was abuzz with activity Nov. 4 in preparation for installations of two Sol LeWitt wall drawings, “Wall Drawing #1115,” recently gifted to Rice Public Art by H. Russell Pitman ‘58, and “Wall Drawing #869A,” a long-term loan from the Estate of Sol LeWitt.
Rice tapped by Army for cutting-edge communications research https://news.rice.edu/2019/11/04/rice-tapped-by-army-for-cutting-edge-communications-research/ Mon, 04 Nov 2019 22:04:08 +0000 https://news.rice.edu/?p=128203 The five-year cooperative agreement provides $30 million for research to enable advanced materials and next-generation networks.
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https://news.rice.edu/files/2019/11/1103_ARL-b.jpgARL Director Phil Perconti speaks with Rice VP for Research Yousif Shamoo
Black and Latino Americans more likely than whites to support teaching creationism https://news.rice.edu/2019/10/31/rice-news-release-black-and-latino-americans-more-likely-than-whites-to-support-teaching-creationism/ Thu, 31 Oct 2019 16:54:34 +0000 https://news.rice.edu/?p=128090 Putting creationism in the curricula finds strong support from black and Latino Americans, partially explained by religion.
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Cocktail proves toxic to leukemia cells https://news.rice.edu/2019/10/31/cocktail-proves-toxic-to-leukemia-cells-2/ Thu, 31 Oct 2019 14:52:16 +0000 https://news.rice.edu/?p=128072 Drugs that affect mitochondria may be the best weapons yet to fight acute myeloid leukemia, offering a path to personalized therapy.
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https://news.rice.edu/files/2019/10/1104_LEUKEMIA-B.jpgRice University bioscientists Natasha Kirienko, left, and Svetlana Panina found a cocktail of cancer-fighting mitocan molecules and a glycolytic inhibitor is effective at fighting acute myeloid leukemia. The discovery could lead to better personalized treatment of the disease. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)
Even ‘Goldilocks’ exoplanets need a well-behaved star https://news.rice.edu/2019/10/31/even-goldilocks-exoplanets-need-a-well-behaved-star-2/ Thu, 31 Oct 2019 14:00:35 +0000 https://news.rice.edu/?p=128059 Rice scientists model the "weather" on a star impacts exoplanets to see if even those in 'habitable' zones could suffer from solar storms.
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Rehabilitated screech owls released on Rice campus https://news.rice.edu/2019/10/28/screech-owls-released-by-the-houston-spcas-wildlife-center-of-texas/ Mon, 28 Oct 2019 16:45:13 +0000 https://news.rice.edu/?p=127888 At dusk on Oct. 25, the trio took flight as they returned to the wild near Rice University’s Moody Center for the Arts.
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Soft double gyroids are unique, but imperfect, crystals https://news.rice.edu/2019/10/28/soft-double-gyroids-are-unique-but-imperfect-crystals-2/ Mon, 28 Oct 2019 16:00:38 +0000 https://news.rice.edu/?p=127870 Rice engineers analyze soft double gyroids and find their crystalline forms are not quite perfect.
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https://news.rice.edu/files/2019/10/0930_GYROID-B.jpgRice engineers analyzed soft double gyroids and found their crystalline forms are not perfect. Gyroids interact with light and sound waves and promise nanoscale materials with novel properties.
Glasscock School partners with Houston to provide continuing education to city employees https://news.rice.edu/2019/10/25/glasscock-school-partners-with-houston-to-provide-continuing-education-to-city-employees/ Fri, 25 Oct 2019 16:21:06 +0000 https://news.rice.edu/?p=127811 Rice's Glasscock School of Continuing Studies is now one of Houston’s select partner institutions for providing career development opportunities and continuing education for city employees.
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Owl athletes among nation’s best in the classroom https://news.rice.edu/2019/10/24/owl-athletes-among-nations-best-in-the-classroom/ Thu, 24 Oct 2019 20:37:39 +0000 https://news.rice.edu/?p=127804 Rice's women student athletes tied for the national lead in one set of the most recent Division I graduation success data released by the NCAA, and seven Owls teams received perfect marks in the classroom. 
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https://news.rice.edu/files/2019/10/Women-student-athletes.jpgRice's women student athletes tied for the national lead in one set of the most recent Division I graduation success data released by the NCAA, and seven Owls teams received perfect marks in the classroom. 
Early development revealed in a dish https://news.rice.edu/2019/10/17/embryos-early-development-revealed-in-a-dish-2/ Thu, 17 Oct 2019 14:21:21 +0000 https://news.rice.edu/?p=127654 Rice bioscientists develop a method to observe patterns of early embryonic development, during which ectodermal cells diverge toward their fates.
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https://news.rice.edu/files/2019/10/0923_ECTODERM-B.jpgRice University graduate student George Britton checks embryonic cell colonies in assays that employ micropatterned plates to manipulate their development. Britton and his mentor, Rice bioscientist Aryeh Warmflash, are interested in the cell patterning that takes place in embryos during early development. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)
Hurricane Harvey redux: Art inspired by storm will “Flow” through downtown park https://news.rice.edu/2019/10/16/hurricane-harvey-redux-art-inspired-by-storm-will-flow-through-downtown-park/ Wed, 16 Oct 2019 16:43:02 +0000 https://news.rice.edu/?p=127598 Buffalo Bayou’s banks will become a canvas for Allison Hunter’s newest piece Nov. 9.
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https://news.rice.edu/files/2019/10/Flow_in_progress_stairs_wide.jpgVADA professor Allison Hunter spent this summer testing her new project, "Flow," at Sesquicentennial Park. (Photos courtesy of Allison Hunter)
Remembering David Ruth: The man behind Rice’s national media relations success https://news.rice.edu/2019/10/15/remembering-david-ruth-the-man-behind-rices-national-media-relations-success/ Tue, 15 Oct 2019 17:45:35 +0000 https://news.rice.edu/?p=127580 No single person has had a bigger impact on Rice University's growing news media footprint than David Ruth.
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https://news.rice.edu/files/2019/10/David-b.jpgDavid Ruth stands with the podium used by President John F. Kennedy during his "We choose to go to the moon" speech in Rice Stadium. Photo by Jeff Fitlow.
Rice’s unconventional approach to big questions attracts diplomat-turned-scholar https://news.rice.edu/2019/10/14/rices-unconventional-approach-to-big-questions-attracts-diplomat-turned-scholar/ Mon, 14 Oct 2019 18:42:51 +0000 https://news.rice.edu/?p=127342 "'Unconventional wisdom' is what brought me here," said Azizou Atte-oudeyi.
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https://news.rice.edu/files/2019/10/191011_-Bongmba_fitlow_019s.jpg"'Unconventional wisdom' is what brought me here," said Atte-oudeyi. (Photo by Jeff Fitlow)
Rice introduces Center for African and African American Studies https://news.rice.edu/2019/10/14/rice-introduces-center-for-african-and-african-american-studies/ Mon, 14 Oct 2019 14:37:50 +0000 https://news.rice.edu/?p=127473 CAAAS will provide a unique hub for conversations about race, identity and more.
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Water + air + electricity = hydrogen peroxide https://news.rice.edu/2019/10/10/water-air-electricity-hydrogen-peroxide-2/ Thu, 10 Oct 2019 18:00:37 +0000 https://news.rice.edu/?p=127400 A reactor developed by Rice engineers produces pure hydrogen peroxide solutions from water, air and energy.
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https://news.rice.edu/files/2019/10/1015_PEROXIDE-B2.jpgA reactor developed by Rice University engineers produces pure hydrogen peroxide solutions from water, air and energy.
‘Smell the fresh plants and just relax’: Rice officially plants its holistic garden https://news.rice.edu/2019/10/09/rice-officially-plants-its-holistic-garden/ Wed, 09 Oct 2019 14:53:32 +0000 https://news.rice.edu/?p=127344 A formal dedication ceremony welcomed the Betty and Jacob Friedman Holistic Garden to campus.
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https://news.rice.edu/files/2019/10/DSCF4158.jpgBob Novak and his current gardening students led tours of the garden following the dedication ceremony. (Photo by Jeff Fitlow)
Rescued owls will be released at Rice days before Halloween https://news.rice.edu/2019/10/08/rescued-owls-will-be-released-at-rice-days-before-halloween-2/ Tue, 08 Oct 2019 19:24:27 +0000 https://news.rice.edu/?p=127327 Houston SPCA rehabilitated the severely injured owl found on campus last spring.
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https://news.rice.edu/files/2019/10/Owl01.jpgAn injured owl rescued at Rice will be released back into his natural habitat along with two new friends Oct. 25. (Photo courtesy of Houston SPCA Wildlife Center of Texas)
Bacteria trapped — and terminated — by graphene filter https://news.rice.edu/2019/10/07/bacteria-trapped-and-terminated-by-graphene-filter-2/ Mon, 07 Oct 2019 14:21:32 +0000 https://news.rice.edu/?p=127237 Rice chemists transform their laser-induced graphene into an air filter that traps pathogens and kills them with a small blast of electricity.
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https://news.rice.edu/files/2019/10/1007_FILTER-B.jpgSeen in an electron microscope image, micron-scale sheets of graphene created at Rice University form a two-layer air filter that traps pathogens and then kills them with a modest burst of electricity. (Credit: Tour Group/Rice University)
Newborn baby deaths in Africa targeted in $68M initiative https://news.rice.edu/2019/10/03/newborn-baby-deaths-in-africa-targeted-in-68m-initiative-2/ Thu, 03 Oct 2019 23:01:37 +0000 https://news.rice.edu/?p=127202 A new global health initiative with Rice University roots could save the lives of hundreds of thousands of babies.
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https://news.rice.edu/files/2019/10/1003_NEST360-b.jpgNEST360 logo over African sunset
International symposium on black feminism coming to Rice Oct. 17-19 https://news.rice.edu/2019/09/30/international-symposium-on-black-feminism-coming-to-rice-oct-17-19/ Mon, 30 Sep 2019 13:58:04 +0000 https://news.rice.edu/?p=127065 Humanities will host scholars from U.S. and France to examine how globalization has shaped black women’s idea of self.
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https://news.rice.edu/files/2019/09/Symposium-flyer-crop.jpg“Can We Talk About Black Feminisms in a French (Post-)imperial Context?”, Oct. 17-19, Founders Room, Lovett Hall, free and open to the public.
Malawi study confirms lasting impact of life-saving technology https://news.rice.edu/2019/09/20/malawi-study-confirms-lasting-impact-of-life-saving-technology-2/ Fri, 20 Sep 2019 13:28:36 +0000 https://news.rice.edu/?p=126813 A new study finds Malawi made sustained improvements in the survival of babies with respiratory illness by adopting CPAP nationwide.
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https://news.rice.edu/files/2019/09/0920_MALAWI-b.jpgpremature baby undergoing treatment
Emerging artist series ‘Off the Wall’ is on at Brochstein Pavilion https://news.rice.edu/2019/09/19/emerging-artist-series-off-the-wall-is-on-at-brochstein-pavilion/ Thu, 19 Sep 2019 14:16:50 +0000 https://news.rice.edu/?p=126763 Harold Mendez and a team of Rice students installed his new work this week, the first in Rice Public Art’s new “Off the Wall” series.
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https://news.rice.edu/files/2019/09/190917_Vada_Fitlow_0386.jpgRice students working at the Moody Center for the Arts helped Harold Mendez install his new piece in Brochstein Pavilion. (Photos by Jeff Fitlow)
Rice volleyball team makes history with upset of No. 3 Texas https://news.rice.edu/2019/09/19/rice-volleyball-team-makes-history-with-upset-of-no-3-texas/ Thu, 19 Sep 2019 13:20:48 +0000 https://news.rice.edu/?p=126775 The Rice volleyball team defeated third-ranked Texas in five sets Wednesday, a match witnessed by a record-breaking crowd at Tudor Fieldhouse.
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Nano bulb lights novel path https://news.rice.edu/2019/09/18/nano-bulb-lights-novel-path-2/ Wed, 18 Sep 2019 19:12:20 +0000 https://news.rice.edu/?p=126755 Rice engineers have created nanoscale selective thermal emitters, incandescent light sources with two or more elements.
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https://news.rice.edu/files/2019/09/0916_THERMAL-B.jpgAn artist's representation of nanoscale thermal emitters
College chefs ask homesick students for family recipes https://news.rice.edu/2019/09/18/college-chefs-ask-homesick-students-for-family-recipes/ Wed, 18 Sep 2019 17:10:18 +0000 https://news.rice.edu/?p=126688 Rice serveries are redefining home-cooked meals with a new student-submitted recipe campaign.
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https://news.rice.edu/files/2019/09/190906_-theater_fitlow_050.jpg"Mom's Jamaican curry" was the dish Mikayla Hurley submitted for the Taste of Home campaign to recreate. (Photos by Jeff Fitlow)
Moving pictures: Rare films recovered from Rice Media Center https://news.rice.edu/2019/09/13/moving-pictures-rare-films-recovered-from-rice-media-center/ Fri, 13 Sep 2019 18:32:42 +0000 https://news.rice.edu/?p=126629 Student projects, faculty documentaries and more preserved by cross-departmental archiving project.
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https://news.rice.edu/files/2019/09/20190830_film-archive_Martin-19.jpgThe projection booth of the Rice Cinema is equipped to show film and video across a wide array of formats. (Photo by Brandon Martin)
JFK’s legacy inspires next wave of ‘moonshots’ https://news.rice.edu/2019/09/13/jfks-legacy-inspires-next-wave-of-moonshots/ Fri, 13 Sep 2019 18:18:35 +0000 https://news.rice.edu/?p=126624 NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and Rice professor and author Douglas Brinkley headlined a look at the moon race and John F. Kennedy's legacy on Sept. 12.
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https://news.rice.edu/files/2019/09/0916_SPACE-B.jpgDouglas Brinkley
Rice Architecture’s total package https://news.rice.edu/2019/09/12/rice-architectures-total-package/ Thu, 12 Sep 2019 14:13:58 +0000 https://news.rice.edu/?p=126529 Rice Architecture's Totalization Studio is in the spotlight with a new book about the program by its director, architect Troy Schaum.
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Rice ranks among top 20 national universities, still best in Texas https://news.rice.edu/2019/09/09/rice-ranks-among-top-20-national-universities-still-best-in-texas/ Mon, 09 Sep 2019 14:30:43 +0000 https://news.rice.edu/?p=126399 US News survey also rates Rice in top 10 list for teaching undergraduates Rice University continues to rank among the top 20 national universities in...
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Rice’s Lydia Kavraki to lead Ken Kennedy Institute https://news.rice.edu/2019/09/03/rices-lydia-kavraki-to-lead-ken-kennedy-institute/ Tue, 03 Sep 2019 20:06:48 +0000 https://news.rice.edu/?p=126276 Rice University computer scientist Lydia Kavraki has been named director of Rice's Ken Kennedy Institute.
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https://news.rice.edu/files/2019/09/0903_KAVRAKI-b.jpgLydia Kavraki
Freshman swimmer won’t let disability stop her from making a splash https://news.rice.edu/2019/09/03/freshman-swimmer-wont-let-disability-stop-her-from-making-a-splash/ Tue, 03 Sep 2019 18:39:52 +0000 https://news.rice.edu/?p=126271 Freshman swimmer Ahalya Lettenberger has barely finished her first week of college classes, but she already has a good reason for an excused absence in September:  She’s going for gold.
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Rice reactor turns greenhouse gas into pure liquid fuel https://news.rice.edu/2019/09/03/rice-reactor-turns-greenhouse-gas-into-pure-liquid-fuel-2/ Tue, 03 Sep 2019 11:00:39 +0000 https://news.rice.edu/?p=126209 An electrocatalysis reactor built at Rice recycles carbon dioxide to produce pure liquid fuel solutions using electricity.
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https://news.rice.edu/files/2019/09/0722_FUEL-B.jpgThis schematic shows the electrolyzer developed at Rice University to reduce carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, to valuable fuels. At left is a catalyst that selects for carbon dioxide and reduces it to a negatively charged formate, which is pulled through a gas diffusion layer (GDL) and the anion exchange membrane (AEM) into the central electrolyte. At the right, an oxygen evolution reaction (OER) catalyst generates positive protons from water and sends them through the cation exchange membrane (CEM). The ions recombine into formic acid or other products that are carried out of the system by deionized (DI) water and gas. Illustration by Chuan Xia and Demin Liu
‘Sweet Taste of Liberty:’ How a former slave fought and won her day in court https://news.rice.edu/2019/08/30/sweet-taste-of-liberty-how-a-former-slave-fought-and-won-her-day-in-court/ Fri, 30 Aug 2019 15:31:22 +0000 https://news.rice.edu/?p=126159 Caleb McDaniel’s newest book shows historic connections between slavery and convict labor.
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https://news.rice.edu/files/2019/08/Sweet_Taste.jpgA new book from Rice history professor Caleb McDaniel presents the previously little-known story of Henrietta Wood.