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President Reginald Des Roches
Our Research Future

A letter from President Reginald DesRoches...

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Photosynthesis
The Environmental Lawyer

Environmental lawyer and author Jim Blackburn wears many hats for Rice. He’s a professor i...

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A pop-up prairie garden in the shadow of Rice’s Shepherd School of Music and adjacent to the Turrell Skyspace intends to exemplify what Houston’s future landscape could look like.
Back to the Garden

On the Rice University campus, “Prairie Plots” is a living installation incorporating more...

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Cin-Ty Lee's drawings of birds seen on Rice's campus
Campus Scene: Migratory Birds

Cin-Ty Lee, the Harry Carothers Wiess Professor of Geology, has turned his lifelong passio...

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Book: Frequently Asked Questions About the Universe
Now Reading: Alumni Books

Daniel Whiteson and Jorge Cham love questions just as much as — or maybe more than — answe...

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By the Numbers photo by Jeff Fitlow
By the Numbers

A snapshot of Rice research accomplishments in 2021...

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Photo of Bryan Hassin by Jeff Fitlow
A Force Multiplier

Rice alumnus Bryan Hassin combines technology, dedication and passion in his fight against...

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Julian Cooper’s research focuses on a more sustainable future for thermosets.
Scalable, Economical — and Recyclable

Research by a Rice alumnus focuses on a more sustainable future for thermosets....

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Erica Ollmann Saphire Photo by Jenny Siegwart
Good Work in the World

Erica Ollmann Saphire studies viruses and immune molecules to develop life-saving therapie...

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Dornith Doherty. “Acacia” Digital chromogenic lenticular photograph (detail), 58 x 38.5 inche
Seeds of Life

Artist Dornith Doherty finds beauty and optimism in the layers of catastrophe and preserva...

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Books pictured: Confronting Climate Gridlock and Sex, Sea, and Self
Now Reading: Faculty Books

We review recent books by Daniel Cohan, civil and environmental engineer, and Jacqueline C...

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A Rather Intelligent Helmet

Rice faculty to develop 3D-printed ‘smart helmets’ for the military....

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These vials contain drug-producing beads that can be implanted with minimally invasive surgery to deliver continuous, high doses of interleukin-2.
A New Way to Shrink Cancer Tumors

Rice bioengineers have shown they can eradicate advanced-stage ovarian and colorectal canc...

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Hope Accelerator

The new Center for Translational Neural Prosthetics and Interfaces brings together scienti...

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Illustration by Alex Eben Meyer
Toward 2030

Rice announces ambitious carbon neutral goal supported by initiatives in endowment, facul...

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Members of Team Stroke Risk Samantha Fuentes, Nick Glaze and Josue Casco-Rodriguez. Photo by Brandon Martin
Every 40 Seconds

A model for predicting recurrent strokes wins Rice's 2022 Data to Knowledge (D2K) res...

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Digital Solutions for Social Good

The creative RiceApps club releases three new useful products....

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Reed Corum, Rebecca Franklin, Victoria Kong and David Ikejiani
OEDK Team Prototypes Safer Intubation Device

Rice engineering team’s wireless video laryngoscope may aid airway managers....

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Photo by Alese Pickering
In An Entrepreneurial Class

In February 2022, the Office of the Provost and the Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Entrep...

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Syllabus: Brewery as Classroom

Rice students are using an inquiry-based learning framework to help solve practical proble...

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Illustration by Paddy Mills
Project & Prototype

Welcome to our first-ever research issue. For the past several years, our team has publish...

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Illustration by Dan Page
Energy in Transition

Rice is leveraging its core research strengths in engineering and science — and its locati...

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Illustration by Katy Lemay
Living Voyages

A massive digital resource on the Atlantic and inter-American slave trade finds a home-bas...

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Illustration by Chloe Niclas
Flood of Emotions

Two Rice faculty — Rachel Kimbro, dean of social sciences and professor of sociology, and ...

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Photo by Jeff Fitlow
In Pursuit of Big Questions

The research enterprise at Rice University is far-reaching, complex, ambitious — and avail...

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