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48 min ago | New Scientist

Mississippi dams aren't to blame for flood risks

Maybe the Mississippi river delta isn't doomed after all. Upstream dams on the rivers that run through the delta were thought to be starving it of the sediment it needs to stay above sea level but now it seems there's enough sand to feed the delta for centuries to come.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Flood, University of South Carolina, South Carolina, Science / Technology

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Rice engineering students' projects helps Special Olympics gymnast go for gold

Rice University engineering students got a chance to show their stuff on Saturday, from flight apps to biomedical creations, a showcase on campus featured inventions made by the students.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Inventions

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Architect Online

Rice University Demolishing the 1969 "Art Barn"

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Online education resources gain footing in colleges via open textbooks

College student Caitlin Ryen works two jobs to support herself and pay tuition at South Florida Community College.


Thu Apr 17, 2014

Oil and Gas Investor

Tall City Exploration Appoints Marziani As CFO

"Michael's strategic business and financial acumen, discipline and leadership is instrumental to Tall City's long-term growth," said "Tall City is a high growth Permian-focused E&P company with a premiere asset base and an established and well-regarded management team.


Washington Times

Rice students work to bring deft touch to amputees

When picking up a delicate egg, they can't instinctively modulate how hard they're gripping it.


Related Topix: Texas, Inventions

Business Journal

Number of uninsured Texans has declined, but many still left out of the health care loop

A Rice University Baker Institute for Public Policy survey said that there were fewer uninsured adults in Texas following the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.


Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, Medicaid


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