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NEWS 10/12/11 7:00pm

Centennial Celebration

Rice hosted its semiannual Town Hall meeting in the Shepherd School of Music's Stude Concert Hall on Wednesday morning. An audience comprised largely of faculty and staff filled the auditorium to listen to President David Leebron make a special presentation in celebration of Rice Day and the university's 99th birthday.

NEWS 10/12/11 7:00pm

Centennial seeks Rice stories

With 100 years of history, the community of Rice University has many tales to tell. In an effort to capture that history, the Centennial Campaign is encouraging anyone with a connection to Rice to share their story through videos, pictures and in words.

NEWS 10/12/11 7:00pm

Families weekend arrives

Rice University is gearing up to host an expected 1,500 friends and family members of Rice students beginning Thursday, October 20. Jennifer Harding, Director of Reunion Programs and Special Events, in conjunction with the Student Steering Committee, led by Student Association External Vice President, Sanjula Jain, has worked diligently to plan this year's Rice Families Weekend 2011.

NEWS 10/6/11 7:00pm

Girls on Top: Student artists' classwork on display

Saints. A penguin. A pig. Spot these in the still-lifes created by six female students in ARTS 323, the Intermediate Studio Drawing I class taught by Karin Broker from the Visual and Dramatic Arts Department. The students' artwork opened on display on Oct. 5 and will stay up until Dec. 15 in their art show titled "Girls on Top," which will be held in the Mezzanine Gallery on the top floor of the Rice Media Center.

NEWS 10/6/11 7:00pm

Jones junior combines food and color palettes

While many Rice students are still trying to avoid the "Freshman 15," one student is going above and beyond to promote healthy eating habits. Rice Health Advisor and Jones College junior Chris Keller is introducing a new initiative in nutrition called Eat the Rainbow, which encourages students to incorporate foods of every color of the rainbow into their diet.

NEWS 10/6/11 7:00pm

Obama's spiritual advisor visits Rice

The Baker Institute hosted Reverend Jim Wallis, the president and CEO of Sojourners magazine and a spiritual advisor to President Obama, on Thursday, Sept. 29. In front of an audience of students, faculty, staff and general public, Wallis discussed the roles faith and morals play in politics and democracy.

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.