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NEWS 9/28/11 7:00pm

Photo: South Cafe opens its doors

South Servery cafe is open for lunch. The cafe is aimed at being another place for graduate students and faculty to eat, offering servery food for purchase.


NEWS 9/28/11 7:00pm

Professor receives National Medal of Science

Coming from an immigrant family who was the first to go to college, computer and applied mathematics professor Richard Tapia never planned on winning any awards – especially one of the most prestigious in the country. Now, he is scheduled to receive he National Medal of Science from President Barack Obama in October.


NEWS 9/28/11 7:00pm

SA institutes class ring tradition

For students looking to represent all their Rice experiences in one memento, Rice offers a small and portable option: class rings. A group of students, faculty and administrators are collaborating on a project to solidify class ring traditions at Rice and encourage more students to purchase class rings.




NEWS 9/28/11 7:00pm

Recycled art exhibit opens

Over the next month, many students might be surprised to recognize their old belongings reconstructed and reinvented as new art. On Sept. 29, the Matchbox Gallery opened "Repurposed," a modern art exhibit displaying works of recycled materials and images.



NEWS 9/28/11 7:00pm

New online marketplace launches

A new online service called "OwlList" will provide a Craigslist-like system for classified ads in a centralized network for the Rice community to buy and sell everything from textbooks to housing to furniture to tutoring.


NEWS 9/28/11 7:00pm

RUPD Police Blotter

The following items were reported to the Rice University Police Department for the period Sept. 21 – 27.



NEWS 9/22/11 7:00pm

Student works to become Marine

Like any student nearing graduation, Lovett College junior Bianca Bealessio was contemplating what she would do with her chemical engineering major. To her, there were not many options. She could make money in industry – like the major oil companies – or she could make more money in industry. Neither option held much pull on her.


NEWS 9/22/11 7:00pm

Rice students design new Menil addition

The Menil Collection — a world class museum located five minutes from campus — has offered Rice University architecture students an opportunity to go beyond just being students, with a commissioned piece to build a cafe.


NEWS 9/22/11 7:00pm

Sid Rich's '80s party is a success with no transports or fire alarms

Bright colors and spandex abounded on campus last Saturday when around 2,000 students attended Sid Richardson College's annual '80s party. Typically one of the year's most popular public parties, Sid '80s again featured the live '80s cover band Molly & the Ringwalds, who played in the college's commons for the duration of the event.



NEWS 9/22/11 7:00pm

Language courses remodeled

Foreign languages at Rice are getting a makeover. Because Rice students are behind in language study compared with other universities, 100-level language courses will now meet for five hours per week instead of three.