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NEST360 enters Phase Two of mission to reduce infant mortality

(02/14/24 4:18am)

NEST360 — The Newborn Essential Solutions and Technologies — has entered phase two of its mission to reduce infant mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa, gaining $65 million in funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, ELMA Philanthropies, the Children’s Investment Fund and others. NEST360 is a multi-institutional partnership that works in conjunction with Rice360, Rice’s Institute for Global Health Technologies.










Rice astronomer and colleagues discover newborn stars

(01/11/23 3:13am)

Rice University professor Megan Reiter and her colleagues discovered a previously undetected cluster of newborn stars some 7,500 light years away from Earth. The discovery, published in the December issue of Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, was made possible through observations by the James Webb Space Telescope.



Rice undergrads, alumni celebrate HACER 50th anniversary

(11/09/22 6:31am)

The Hispanic Association for Cultural Enrichment at Rice celebrated its 50th anniversary this past Saturday. The celebration included a gala with speakers such as Germaine Franco, an Academy-Award nominated Rice alumna and composer of the “Encanto” soundtrack, and Dr. Richard Tapia, the University Professor of Rice, who was awarded the National Medal of Science in 2011.





Rice, NASA extend Space Act Agreement, prepare for 60th-anniversary

(08/31/22 4:24am)

This past week, Rice and NASA extended the Space Act Agreement in a continued effort to promote relations between the university and the space administration. The SAA, which was initially established in 2012, marks a continued collaboration to provide joint research opportunities, general STEM engagement and other educational opportunities to undergraduate students and faculty.