Rice University

Health |
November 23, 2016

Out of Africa

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.

The Wanderer |
August 29, 2012

Houston: James Turrell’s Skyspace

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…

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November 1, 2011

Rice is Better Than Harvard

Kiplinger private school rankings say the state's most prestigious university is also the third best academic value in the country.

Books |
June 30, 2010

Justin Cronin

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…

Health |
February 1, 2010

The Rice Stuff

Why the proposed merger between Baylor College of Medicine and my alma mater could turn out to be a bad prescription.

Reporter |
June 30, 1997

Puzzling

A cryptic puzzle you’ll utter no cross words about.

Feature |
April 30, 1994

Black Like Them

During the days of segregation, a young graduate of all-white Rice University managed to become a professor at all-black Texas Southern University.