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NEWS 4/14/11 7:00pm

Jump start for solar car team

Eighty thousand dollars. That's how much the new Rice Solar Car Team estimates they will spend in their efforts to build an energy-efficient solar car that can sufficiently compete in a race against solar cars from other universities, which have multi-million dollar budgets. They will compete for the first time in Spring 2012 in the Shell Eco-Marathon.





NEWS 4/7/11 7:00pm

Photo: Paper Cranes

Brown College Master Steven Cox folds a crane in the Brown commons as part of a project by Agape Christian Ministries to assemble at least 1,000 paper cranes to send to Japan.




NEWS 4/7/11 7:00pm

RMC convenience store to open next fall

The Rice Memorial Center will replace 13th Street and Smoothie King with a convenience store during the summer, former Student Association President Selim Sheikh announced in Monday's SA meeting.


NEWS 4/7/11 7:00pm

Student to bike miles for charity

Talk about having a strong wheelpower. This summer, Baker College junior Matthew Nanes is embarking on a bike ride from Providence, R.I. to Seattle, Wash. to raise money and awareness for affordable housing.



NEWS 4/7/11 7:00pm

Students help RUPD catch serial bike thief

Rice University Police Sergeants Gary Spears and Clemente Rodriguez apprehended William Baisden Wednesday for breaking a trespass warning for Rice campus and on suspicion of stealing four bicycles in the past two to three days, according to Spears.






NEWS 3/31/11 7:00pm

Envision Grants fund student ideas

Leadership Rice's Envision Grants are awarded to students with ideas that benefit a community and facilitate leadership among Rice students. According to Leadership Rice Director Judy Le, this year's Envision grants fund four projects create a long lasting framework for leadership among students at Rice.


NEWS 3/31/11 7:00pm

Zhong designs phone of the future

Computer Science Professor Lin Zhong is one of several Rice faculty to receive a $450,000 National Science Foundation CAREER Award this year. All answers are paraphrased unless otherwise indicated.



NEWS 3/31/11 7:00pm

Ball studies cystic fibrosis

The National Science Foundation CAREER awards are awards given out to young faculty members who fulfill the NSF's criteria of excellence in both research and education, as well as their successful integration. The Thresher sat down with two of Rice's CAREER award recipients, Zachary Ball and Lin Zhong (see next article) to discuss the award, research and the future.