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1 hr ago | EurekAlert!

Rice chemist wins 'Nobel Prize of Cyprus'

Rice University organic chemist K.C. Nicolaou has earned three prestigious international honors, including the Nemitsas Prize, the highest honor a Cypriot scientist can receive and one of the most prestigious scientific awards in the European Union.


Related Topix: Chemistry, Science, World News, Cyprus, Middle East, Travel, Europe Travel, Cyprus Travel, Asia Travel, Beijing, China Travel, China Travel

5 hrs ago | RedOrbit

Scientists Win Race To Find Structure Of Rare...

Image Caption: This is a nematode from the Rice lab of biochemist Weiwei Zhong. Nematodes are favorite models of biological systems for their relative simplicity, their transparency and the ease with which scientists can manipulate their genetic sequences.


Related Topix: Biology, Science, Genetics, Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine

9 hrs ago | Houston Chronicle

New Rice University building 'reshapes' underdeveloped side of campus

The architects of the new building on Rice University's campus hoped the Anderson-Clarke Center for Continuing Studies would reshape an underutilized part of campus and also create a gateway to the rest of the city.


9 hrs ago | Religion News Service

Ferguson: Why atheists should care - and what they can do

This guest column is written by Dr. Anthony B. Pinn, the Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities and Professor of Religious Studies at Rice University and a leading scholar of black nontheism.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO

13 hrs ago | EurekAlert!

Rice physicist emerges as leader in quantum materials research

"Emergent" is a key concept in the work of Rice University theoretical physicist Andriy Nevidomskyy, and thanks to two prestigious new awards, it is also an apt description of his work.


Related Topix: Physics

Wed Aug 20, 2014


Biomedical science: Houston has lift-off

Houston is hiring: Rice University and the University of Houston are among the institutions looking to expand their staff thanks to generous funding.


Related Topix: Houston, TX, University of Houston, Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

New Scientist

Digital textbooks adapt to your level as you learn

TIRED of learning from a dusty old textbook? Try a book that learns from you. Students in Houston, Texas, are about to get their hands on the first digital schoolbooks that use artificial intelligence to personalise lessons.


Related Topix: Science, Computer Science, University of Pittsburgh, Science / Technology

Tue Aug 19, 2014

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Texas Gov. Perry turns himself in on felony charges

The longest-serving governor in Texas history was to turn himself in today on two felony charges of abuse of power.


Related Topix: Texas, Texas Government, Rick Perry, US Governors, Travis County, TX

Mon Aug 18, 2014


Worm virus details come to light

Rice University scientists have won a race to find the crystal structure of the first virus known to infect the most abundant animal on Earth.


Related Topix: Biology, Science, Baylor College of Medicine, Genetics, Medicine


The Paranormal & Religious Experience

Prof. Jeffrey Kripal of Rice University discussed comparative religions and various aspects of the paranormal.


Related Topix: UFO and Alien

Business Journal

UT ranks among world's best universities, tops in Texas, study says

UT was not the only Texas school to crack the Center for World-Class Universities' ranking.


Related Topix: Texas, Houston, TX, Texas A&M University, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

University Business

Baylor College of Medicine joins ecorpStim consortium

Physicians and scientists at Baylor College of Medicine will assist the research team-which includes scientists at neighboring Rice University, Houston, Texas, the Energy Safety Research Institute and Swansea University Swansea, United Kingdom, and University of Grenoble, Grenoble, France - in evaluating and furthering developments in delivery of ... (more)


Related Topix: Baylor College of Medicine, Neath and Port Talbot County, Wales, Swansea County, Wales, Carmarthenshire County, Wales, World News, Powys County, Wales, United Kingdom, France,

Fri Aug 15, 2014


23 Texas colleges make Princeton Reviews yearly college rankings

Rice University : Great financial aid Best-run colleges Best health services Students love these colleges Lots of race/class interaction Most LGBT-friendly Happiest schools Best quality of life Best western college University of Dallas : Most popular study abroad program This is a library? Most religious students Stone-cold sober schools Future ... (more)


Related Topix: Texas, Dallas, TX

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Rocky River Chamber welcomes new teachers from Rocky River, Lutheran West

Some of Rocky River's new teachers carry away gift bags provided by the Rocky River Chamber of Commerce during a welcome luncheon on Thursday.


Related Topix: Rocky River, OH, Stanford University

At Harvard, tiny robots - swarm' into shape

CAMBRIDGE -- When Harvard scientist Michael Rubenstein walks into the laboratory in the morning, he is greeted with a scene somewhere between a disco and the opening of a science fiction movie about a robot apocalypse.


Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Harvard University

Medical News Today

Association between US immigration and rise in smoking among Latinos and Asians

Immigration to the U.S. may result in increased smoking in Latino and Asian women, according to new research from sociologists at Rice University, Duke University and the University of Southern California.


Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Asian-American, Duke University, University of Southern California

Tue Aug 12, 2014


Moore quantum materials: Recipe for serendipity

Thanks to a $1.5 million innovation award from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Rice University physicist Emilia Morosan is embarking on a five-year quest to cook up a few unique compounds that have never been synthesized or explored.


Related Topix: Recipes, Physics, Science, Chemistry, Materials Science

Business Journal

Where are the women in Houston tech?

It's no secret that most jobs in the technology field are predominately held by men - and in Houston, it's no different.


Green Car Congress

Rice University lab study suggests foam may maximize enhanced oil recovery efforts

Results of a Rice University laboratory study suggests that using foam may maximize enhanced oil recovery .


Mon Aug 11, 2014

Houston Ballet Welcomes New Chief of Development Angie Lane

Houston Ballet has announced that Angela Lane has joined its senior management team as Chief Development Officer.


Related Topix: Arts, Ballet, Houston, TX