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  Rice University - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rice students are locally known for being somewhat geeky and highly insulated from the outside world; hence the expression: "Rice students never leave the hedges," referring to the plantings that both surround the campus and line the academic quad.
The original charter of Rice Institute dictated that the university admit and educate, tuition-free, "the white inhabitants of Houston, and the state of Texas." In 1963, the governing board of Rice University filed a lawsuit to allow Rice to modify its charter to admit students of all races and to charge tuition.
Rice Stadium seats 72,000 (more than the total number of alumni) and was the site of Super Bowl VIII and a speech by John F. Kennedy on September 12, 1962 in which he challenged the nation to send a man to the moon by the end of the decade.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rice_University   (5062 words)

 Rice University - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rice University was founded by William Marsh Rice in 1892 and was originally named "The William Marsh Rice Institute for the Advancement of Letters, Science, and Art".
Rice professors Robert Curl and Richard Smalley received the Nobel Prize in 1996 in chemistry for their discovery of fullerenes.
Rice participates in NCAA Division I-A athletics and is part of the Western Athletic Conference.
www.encyclopedia-online.info /Rice_University   (509 words)

Rice University, the University of Houston, Texas Southern University, the University of Houston-Downtown, Texas State University, the University of Houston - Victoria, the Houston Community College System, the San Jacinto Junior College System and the Houston Independent District (HISD), comprise the Rice-Houston Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (Rice-Houston AGEP) Program.
Rice University, in Houston, Texas, is a small, private university with approximately 2700 undergraduate and 1400 graduate students.
Twenty Rice faculty are members of the National Academy of Sciences and/or the National Academy of Engineering.
rgs.rice.edu /Grad/agep   (314 words)

 Center for Excellence and Equity in Education - Homepage
"Appointments to the rank of University Professor are reserved for exceptionally eminent faculty whose experience and interests suit them for a broad role in the intellectual life of the university," Rice President David Leebron said.
He also serves as Rice's associate director of graduate studies and director of the university's Center for Excellence and Equity in Education.
He is the director of the university's Alliances for Graduate Education in the Professoriate Program, which is funded by the National Science Foundation.
ceee.rice.edu   (520 words)

 Rice University, Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies
Welcome to the Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies at Rice University, offering personal and professional development opportunities to the general public.
As the leading university continuing education program in Houston, Continuing Studies represents the best in academic scholarship and expertise.
Rice's fall personal development courses are now available for registration.
scs.rice.edu   (236 words)

 rice university continuing education and rice university continuing education resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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BM, magna cum laude, Rice University; MM, Boston University..
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 Department of Bioengineering
The Rice University Department of Bioengineering is a top-tier teaching and research institution with a faculty committed to excellence in education, interdisciplinary, basic and translational research.
Key to our success as an international leader in bioengineering is capitalizing on Rice’s central location, which promotes the development of long-term strategic partnerships with industry, academic, and government institutions.
Rice is situated in the midst of one of the largest, most diverse cities in the nation.
bioe.rice.edu   (395 words)

 Rice Quantum Institute   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In August, 1999, Rice University opened the Carbon Nanotechnology Laboratory (CNL) on the newly rennovated third floor of the Space Sciences building.
Its main focus is on single-wall fullerene nanotubes, since their very high degree of structural perfection results in superior properties, and this molecular aspect permits their true chemical manipulation.
Smalley's group, there are seven other groups in three departments at Rice whose activities are partially involved in the CNL.
rqi.rice.edu /research/areas/carbon/carbon.php   (336 words)

 Rice University | Explore Rice
Rice's emergency management plan addresses the university's response to catastrophic events that affect personal safety and ongoing operations.
In the event of an emergency, Rice will communicate with the university community, parents, and the public through news media, websites, and telephone hot lines.
The nature and extent of the emergency will be assessed by university administrators, and implementation of the Emergency Management Plan will be under the direction of the university president.
explore.rice.edu /explore/Emergency.asp   (142 words)

 Rice University || Association of Rice Alumni
This site is intended as a clearinghouse for volunteer opportunities at Rice, and seeks to reconnect and engage alumni, Rice parents, and friends of the university in meaningful volunteer opportunities related to Rice.
Rice's greatest asset is Rice people, and there are a number of ways for volunteers to get involved in the life of the Rice community by serving as a resource to the university and its various organizations, to current students, and to one another.
This quarterly program recognizes alumni who give meaningful donations of time and energy to Rice and highlights organizations that engage our alumni and strengthen their relationships with the university.
alumni.rice.edu /volunteer.html   (277 words)

At Rice, theoretical work in this area includes analytical and computer modeling of solar-wind magnetosphere coupling, magnetospheric structure, electromagnetic wave-particle interactions, acceleration and transport of relativistic electrons, magnetospheric convection (plasma circulation) and its coupling to the ionosphere, and associated effects including auroral emissions from all magnetized planets and pulsar-like (spin-periodic) emissions from Jupiter.
We also have research programs in thunderstorm electricity, the global atmospheric electrical circuit, climate modeling, and Earth systems science -- the study of the Earth as a complex evolving biological, chemical, and physical system.
Magnetic field lines and surfaces of constant plasma pressure in Earth's magnetosphere, calculated using the RCM-Friction code (a version of the Rice Convection Model which has been merged with a magnetohydrodynamic equilibrium code).
www.physics.rice.edu /sp.cfm   (192 words)

 The Galileo Project | Galileo | Patrons | Medici Family
He founded the Accademia della Crusca, a body charged with the promotion of the Tuscan language (which has become the standard Italian of today), the Accademia del Disegno (Academy of Design), renewed the university of Pisa, and conquered Siena and Lucca.
Ferdinand appointed Galileo to the professorship of mathematics at the university of Pisa in 1588.
In the year of his accession, Ferdinand married Christina of Lorraine (1565-1637), who was the grand daughter of Catherine de' Medici, Queen of France.
es.rice.edu /ES/humsoc/Galileo/People/medici.html   (1482 words)

 Education Certification
Rice University seeks to attract talented and creative individuals who will play leadership roles in revitalizing both the theory and the practice of American education at the secondary level (Grades 8-12).
Increasing public concern about the quality of American schools has recently provoked a flurry of reforms which are changing both the teaching and curricula of the traditional secondary school.
The Rice teaching program offers an opportunity for a wide range of gifted individuals to acquire the skills necessary to teach young people in a manner which is exciting, relevant, and profoundly rewarding.
education.rice.edu   (124 words)

 Rice University | News & Media
But marketing and whimsy weren't what motivated the team of engineers, physicists and chemists from Rice's Laboratory for Nanophotonics (LANP) to make rice-shaped particles of gold and iron oxide.
Rice's scientists plan to capitalize on this by attaching grains of nanorice to scanning probe microscopes.
By moving the grains next to proteins and unmapped features on the surfaces of cells, they hope to get a far clearer picture than what's available with current technology.
media.rice.edu /media/NewsBot.asp?MODE=VIEW&ID=8323   (741 words)

 Rice History Department:History Department
The Rice University History Department understands its function to be twofold: to create knowledge about the past through research and to disseminate historical knowledge through publishing and teaching.
Underlying these functions is the conviction that by confronting the past in a serious way we will broaden understanding of the universals of the human condition and deepen understanding of the local and personal.
To find out more about the opportunities in history at Rice explore the links on the left.
history.rice.edu   (144 words)

 The Rice MBA - Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management
The Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship was formed to provide a network and resources for development of start-up technology businesses arising from Rice students, faculty, researchers, and alumni.
Researchers from Rice University developed an applied statistics model to determine optimal pricing for one product category at an automotive aftermarket retailer that projected an increase of $613,000 in annual gross profits for the company.
Oscar Neuhaus Lecture Series features important and influential figures in business education, providing students, the Rice community, and the public an opportunity to hear their views about business and management trends and issues.
jonesgsm.rice.edu   (890 words)

 FE&P: Facilities Engineering and Planning: Rice Recycles
  Rice was able to claim the title of state and Conference USA champs for RecycleMania 2006.  To learn more, click here.
  Rice Recycles and the Student Recycling Council recently completed a cell phone recycling campaign, and due to popular demand we will continue to collect cell phones for recycling.  If you have a cell phone that you would like to recycle, please email Richard Johnson for details.
  The Student Recycling Council will provide shoe recycling for the Rice campus during the 05-06 academic year.  Shoe recycling bins are located in the laundry rooms of each residential college, as well as the locker rooms at Autry Gym.  For more information, email Dayna Fondell or Guyton Durnin.
recycle.rice.edu   (368 words)

 Rice University: Live Webcasts & Archives
Rice webcasts are a joint project by Rice's Information Technology department, Office of Public Affairs, and Fondren Library.
All featured presenters have signed the Rice University Broadcast Media Release.
Questions and comments regarding Rice University webcasts and this website can be sent to the Webcast team.
webcast.rice.edu   (176 words)

 Linguistics at Rice University
The Rice Linguistics Department is the home of an active community of scholars with a wide range of interests.
Linguistics faculty have been present in various departments at Rice since the early 1960's, and the B.A. program in Linguistics was established in 1968.
The current rigorous intellectual climate, coupled with high-powered faculty and graduate students pursuing cutting-edge research in a diverse variety of areas, ensures that Rice Linguistics will remain a vibrant community of scholars and a world-class department for years to come.
linguistics.rice.edu   (323 words)

 Rice Space Institute   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The mission of the Rice Space Institute is to"Make the Universe Smaller" by interdisciplinary research and education at all levels, charting the course for the next generation of peaceful uses of space.
The Rice community is invited to join the RSI mailserver; others the RSI-associates mailserver.
David Black, President of the Universities Space Research Association and Visiting Scientist at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, TX George Fox, University of Houston Department of Biology and Biochemistry
space.rice.edu   (587 words)

 Rice University | Prospective Students
Rice University is located at 6100 Main Street, Houston, TX 77005.
If you enter using Rice campus entrances #1 and #2 off of Main Street, you will be looking directly at Lovett Hall, home of the Rice Welcome Center and home to the Office of Admission.
Stay on Rice Boulevard until it becomes Sunset.
futureowls.rice.edu /futureowls/Driving_Directions.asp   (520 words)

 Economics Department, Rice University
The Economics Department at Rice invites you to meet our outstanding faculty and discover their research, and to learn about our undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. programs.
Research projects are also in coordination with Rice's esteemed Baker Institute for Public Policy, including recent studies of energy policies around the world and tax reform in the United States.
D. program admits 6-10 students per year, and is designed to equip students with the theoretical and empirical skills necessary to enter research careers in academia, business and government.
www.ruf.rice.edu /~econ   (179 words)

Rice students now have a reason to hop the hedges!
The first of which is the SA Course Guide, an on-line compilation of student-submitted course reviews that may help you during your class shopping.
Also, we have the SA eCoop, which is a virtual bulletin board for used textbooks that help student seller and buyers connect at Rice.
sa.rice.edu   (431 words)

 Connexions - Sharing Knowledge and Building Communities
In 2003 Davide Rocchesso was searching the Internet for signal processing content and browsing sites that talked about free publishing and Creative Commons when he discovered Connexions.
Davide, an associate professor of Computer Science at the University of Verona, Italy, decided that Connexions was where he wanted to publish material for his classes.
Several advantages of Connexions appealed to Davide, including the availability of MathML for formulas and equations, the ability to include various types of media, the ease of generating PDF files for printing, the possibility to build on someone else’s content, and the joy of sharing.
cnx.rice.edu   (305 words)

 TheSpaceRace.com - Documents - JFK Speech - Sept. 12, 1962
The growth of our science and education will be enriched by new knowledge of our universe and environment, by new techniques of learning and mapping and observation, by new tools and computers for industry, medicine, the home as well as the school.
I am delighted that this university is playing a part in putting a man on the moon as part of a great national effort of the United States of America.
Pitzer, President of the University, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, Governor Price Daniel of Texas, Representative Albert Thomas of Texas, Senator Alexander Wiley of Wisconsin, Representative George P. Miller of California, James E. Webb, Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration., David E. Bell, Director of the Bureau of the Budget.
www.thespacerace.com /documents/jfkspeech2.php   (1708 words)

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