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Intrexon Appoints Former Ernst & Young CEO James S. Turley to Board of Directors

Intrexon Corporation , a leader in synthetic biology, today announced the appointment of James S. Turley to its Board of Directors, effective April 16. Mr. Turley will occupy the board seat vacated by Thomas Reed, Ph.D., Founder and Chief Science Officer of Intrexon.


Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Entrepreneurs Of Austin: Alamo Drafthouse

Sometimes things don't turn out how we expect them to. Just ask Alamo Drafthouse owner, Tim League .


Related Topix: Bakersfield, CA, Oscars

The Beaumont Enterprise

Rice's Art Barn torn down

The final demolition of the Rice University's Martel Center or "Art Barn," at Rice University began Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Houston.


Related Topix: Entertainment

Tulane business competition winner goes on to win $44,000 in Rice University contest in Texas

The winner of the $25,000 top prize at the Tulane Business Model Competition last week also has landed a handful of wins, totaling $44,000 in cash, at the larger Rice University Business Plan Competition in Houston.


Related Topix: Texas, Science / Technology, NASA

Houston Chronicle

Acceptance rates for Texas universities

Ranked by lowest acceptance rate, this is the percentage of students accepted at major Texas colleges, according to U.S. News & World Report .



Survey: Percent of uninsured Texans has declined since September 2013

The percentage of uninsured adults ages 18 to 64 in Texas declined from 24.8 to 23.5 between September 2013 and March 2014, according to a report released today by Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Episcopal Health Foundation.


Related Topix: Texas, Health Insurance, Health, Baylor College of Medicine, Medicaid, Health Care Policy

Off the Kuff

City issues One Bin RFPs

Mayor Annise Parker today announced the issuance of a Request for Proposals and creation of an advisory committee for the One Bin for All waste management and diversion project.


Related Topix: South Houston, TX, Baylor College of Medicine, University of Houston, Texas Southern University

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Rice University students create balancing device for Special Olympian

The Special Olympics are about to become even more special for one little girl, and it's all thanks to a group of Rice University students.


Related Topix: Family, Kids


Study: It Takes Effort to Turn Creativity Into Profit

If companies fail to integrate creativity and innovation into their business, they could be preventing themselves from reaching their full potential, according to a study from Rice University , the University of Edinburgh and Brunel University.



SHSU takes second straight TIPA title

"The truth about being a journalist is about being both fast and having the ability to write fast," Department of Mass Communication chair Jean , Ph.D., said.


Related Topix: Texas

Mon Apr 14, 2014


SNC and Houston Airport System combine forces

In a joint news conference held on April 10 at the Rice University Space Institute, Sierra Nevada Corporation and the Houston Airport System announced plans to possibly combine the Houston-based spaceport and SNC's Dream Chaser, a spacecraft that can land at the spaceport directly from low-Earth orbit.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA

Japan Festival showcases Houston's cultural interactivity

Houston's 20th Japan festival started just after noon Saturday April 12, with welcoming speeches and performances of Taiko and dances by students of Japanese culture in local schools.


Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home

City Paper

ToDo ToDay: Bun B, Odonis Odonis, and Passover at BLT Steak

For rap star Bun B , "trill" is a way of life. As UGK, he and fellow Port Arthur, Texas, native Pimp C have treated it as a tao since the release of their 1992 debut, Too Hard to Swallow .


Related Topix: Bun B, Rap, Life, Holidays, Passover, U.G.K., Port Arthur, TX

Sun Apr 13, 2014


1,000 walk Houston streets to raise money for breast cancer research

Walkers along Montrose Blvd during the 2nd leg of the Avon Walks for Breast Cancer Houston.


Related Topix: Houston, TX

Sat Apr 12, 2014

From Here to Mars: Senate Testimony of Astronaut Leroy Chiao

Leroy Chiao is a former NASA astronaut and commander of the International Space Station.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Space, Baylor College of Medicine

St. Petersburg Times

Largo hospital's Clearwater facility will be latest in trend of standalone ERs

When Largo Medical Center executives wielded golden shovels this week to break ground for a standalone emergency room on one of Clearwater's busiest thoroughfares, they were mirroring a national trend: hospitals carving out highly profitable ER niches in each other's territory.


Related Topix: Clearwater, FL, Largo, FL, Florida, Safety Harbor, FL

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Student ideas come to life in the Design Kitchen

The Design Kitchen is an engineering design facility for undergraduate students from all engineering disciplines at Rice University in Houston Texas.


Chemical & Engineering News

Tohru Fukuyama's Correction Crisis

Last November, Tohru Fukuyama got the kind of e-mail that every principal investigator dreads.


Related Topix: Chemistry, Science

Medical News Today

Research targets Parkinson's, Huntington's, other proteasomal diseases

Synthetic genetic circuitry created by researchers at Rice University is helping them see, for the first time, how to regulate cell mechanisms that degrade the misfolded proteins implicated in Parkinson's, Huntington's and other diseases.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biochemistry, Biology, Science, Cell Biology, Tetracycline (generic), Sumycin

Thu Apr 10, 2014

RF Globalnet

Rebar Technique Strengthens Case For Graphene

Carbon nanotubes are reinforcing bars that make two-dimensional graphene much easier to handle in a new hybrid material grown by researchers at Rice University.


Related Topix: Chemistry