The senior editor of Texas Monthly, a popular American magazine about life in contemporary Texas and read by one out of seven Texas adults, came to Rice to reflect on his time as a Hanszenite and his thoughts on the presidential campaign of Governor Rick Perry.
Music labels and illicit Internet activity arrived at common ground April 12. Both Internet security consultant Ankit Fadia and CEO of Music World Entertainment Mathew Knowles, Beyonce's father, spoke at the Jones School, giving advice on their respective careers.
Engineers without Borders founder Bernard Amadei, a professor of civil engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder, came to Rice as the first guest in the President's Lecture Series to talk about engineering for the poorest 90 percent of the world."The kind of engineering I'm going to talk about focuses on the needs of 5 billion people," Amadei said. "Five billion people whose job is to stay alive."
George McLendon, Rice's new provost, sat down with the Thresher to talk about his past, the current state of affairs and his plans for the future.McLendon came to Rice after serving as the Dean of Trinity College of Arts and Sciences at Duke University. He is a well-known researcher, entrepreneur and administrator and comes to Rice as a native of Texas.
John Doerr (Lovett '73), a venture capitalist whose gift made the opening of the Rice Center for Engineering Leadership last year possible, returned to campus a week ago to share some career advice with students at RCEL. "Rice engineering students are well known for their excellent technical education," RCEL Director Mark Embree said. "However, we haven't consciously challenged our students to develop the other essential skills that will enable them to make their greatest possible mark on the world."
Jim Leach, a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Iowa and chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), gave a speech at Herring Hall on Nov. 4 about the importance of civility in a democratic society to students. Leach prefaced his speech with a short history lesson about the founding of the United States and the values that it was founded upon.
Hungry for research? Rice's first-ever Research Mixer spiced things up with representatives from more than 40 labs manning booths alongside $2,000 worth of food from Thai Village.The research mixer, held Oct. 7 at 6 p.m. on the Central Quad, was a joint operation between the Student Association and the Graduate Student Association, organized by SA President Selim Sheikh and GSA President Corinne Allen.