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NEWS 10/27/11 7:00pm

$40 million updates

Football players may be next in line to benefit from a new building at Rice. A $40 million proposal for a new two-story football training facility at the south end of the stadium came out last week and is contingent on an approval from the Rice Board of Trustees as well as fundraising for the necessary money.

NEWS 10/27/11 7:00pm

On the electron superhighway

Forget cars racing along highways and start thinking electrons. Physics professor Rui-Rui Du and fourth year physics graduate student Ivan Knez have created and recently published on a topological insulator, described as an "electron superhighway". Their research is paving the way to the creation of topological insulator superconductor junctions and, eventually, quantum computers.

NEWS 10/27/11 7:00pm

Class ring changes start new era of ring traditions

In an attempt to get more students interested in Rice class rings, a student-initiated ring committee in conjunction with the Association of Rice Alumni implemented its first plans, including ring ambassadors, proposing college crests on rings and more senior-alumni events.

NEWS 10/27/11 7:00pm

Book explores American gay culture

After travelling across the United States of America collecting stories and photographs from gay men, photographer Scott Pasfield spoke at Rice University about his book of portraits, Gay in America.

NEWS 10/27/11 7:00pm

Across a variety of events, Families Weekend succeeds

Mosquitoes were not the only ones buzzing around campus this weekend. Oct. 20-23 marked Rice's annual Families Weekend. Over 2,200 families entered the hedges to participate in a variety of events, ranging from sitting in on classes to attending tailgates and even a 1920's-themed public party at Baker College, Baker Blues.

NEWS 10/19/11 7:00pm

Classes test SCALE-UP method

A new interactive teaching format known as SCALE-UP premiered in two Rice courses this semester and is set to expand to more classes next semester.

NEWS 10/19/11 7:00pm

Pub faces shutdown

Suffering from an ongoing financial decline since the drinking age in Texas changed from 18 to 21 in 1986, Willy's Pub is now close to going under.

NEWS 10/19/11 7:00pm

Academic Cup at Rice

Three Hanszen College seniors have begun developing an Academic Cup competition similar to the athletic competition provided by the President's Cup to encourage scholastic rivalry. Head Academic Fellows and seniors at Hanszen College Raymond Verm and Apoorv Bhargava and Hanszen college senior Travis San Pedro, think this idea will be instrumental in raising awareness of the fellows program campus wide.

NEWS 10/19/11 7:00pm

Seniors toast to 2012

Seniors reminisce about their time at Rice over food and drinks at the Senior Toast on Thursday, Oct. 13 in the Rice Gallery courtyard. More than 120 seniors donated $2,800 to the senior class gift. Senior were encouraged to donate $20.12 to honor this year's class.

NEWS 10/14/11 7:00pm

Rice students donate time, energy to Habit for Humanity

Rice University is sponsoring the construction of a house through Houston Habitat for Humanity in honor of Rice's Centennial celebration. The entire Rice community is working together to sponsor the project, and is trying to raise $65,000 by Feb. 2012. Six students from the Rice School of Architecture will design the Rice Centennial House with a design consultation from the Houston Habitat for Humanity. The house will be built over six weekends in March and April of next year. The project is intended to reinforce Rice's Culture of Care, as well as to unite students of different colleges with the surrounding community.