Rice sociologist Stephen Klineberg’s portrait of Houston focuses on the busts, not the booms—and still remains optimistic.
The device they've designed has piqued the interest of government officials and large manufacturers hoping to address the coronavirus crisis.
A Rice University professor's recent breakthrough may mean that a science fictional scenario is within reach.
The show has traveled to the likes of Texas A&M, Baylor, and Texas Tech.
The former president held a conversation with former Secretary of State James A. Baker III, with whom he found much common ground.
At Rice University, there's a little less meat in the dining halls because the chefs have embraced plant-based meat substitutes, including their own version of vegan barbecue brisket.
Prepare your plate for "plant-based" meat.
A second-generation Owl argues that his alma mater should consider returning to the days of free tuition.
Winning the MacArthur “genius grant” was a career highlight for Rice professor Rebecca Richards-Kortum. But it was a visit to Malawi that changed her life.
One of the course's main directives would be to curb sexual assault and rape.
What can an anarchist from Iceland teach America about politics? More than some might think.
The patron saint of Houston hip-hop took to Reddit to answer questions from fans about his Rice course, religion, Houston restaurants, what’s hot in Texas hip-hop, and more. Here are some of the highlights.
The veteran rapper won’t perform his music at Rice for any amount of money. School is for teaching.
A few of our brainiest school’s most brazen assaults on common sense, good taste, and sacred Collies.
By The Daily Beast. We already knew they were great.
This week marks Rice's 100th year as an institution of higher education. Here are five of the school's defining moments.
Jim Baker’s boyhood home, take in Robert Mosbacher’s old stomping grounds, and see the Houstonian suite where George Bush slept!
During a recent trip to Houston, I decided to make an early-bird dinner reservation so I could get over to the Rice University campus in time for the evening viewing of James Turrell's Light Epiphany. Open since June, the site-specific "skyspace" was commissioned to mark the university's centennial. The pyramidal structure has been outfitted with LED lights that Turrell has programmed to change in particular sequences—one just before sunrise, one just after sunset—in accordance with the solar calendar. Seeing as how the sun always sets on time, I didn't want to be late. As I hurried toward the structure (located next to the Shepherd School of Music), my first thought was that it looked like some sort of futuristic hover craft. I handed over the email confirmation I'd printed out (though free, reservations are required for the sunset show) and fell in line with the other visitors. Heading up the white staircase embedded in the structure's grassy slope, I felt like Roy at the end of Close Encounters of the Third Kind as he walked, willingly, up the ramp and into the mother ship.
Matthew Feldman jogged a 6-minute, 33-second mile while juggling five balls last Friday, setting a world record in the hybrid sport known as 'joggling.'
A Tyler man says he invented the technology that laid the groundwork for the web, Frito sales are on the rise, and Rice could help offer open-source textbooks.
Kiplinger private school rankings say the state's most prestigious university is also the third best academic value in the country.
When the Rice MOB marches, stodginess scatters.
The 47-year-old Rice University professor has taken a hard left turn in his writing career, following up his acclaimed literary novel The Summer Guest (2004) with the just-published The Passage, volume one of a near-future sci-fi trilogy populated by violent vampires (not the dreamy romantics we’ve seen of late) and…
Why the proposed merger between Baylor College of Medicine and my alma mater could turn out to be a bad prescription.
The founders of the Alamo Drafthouse chat about how the indie movie theater got its start.
Baytown wunderkind. Officer in Vietnam. Founding editor of this magazine. A-list screen writer. With a resume this stellar, you'd think he'd be satisfied. Not even close.
A cryptic puzzle you’ll utter no cross words about.
During the days of segregation, a young graduate of all-white Rice University managed to become a professor at all-black Texas Southern University.
The weirdest student demonstration ever.