Published February 25, 2016


Since 2011, a unique student club has worked to increase the number of veterans enrolled in Rice’s MBA programs — not only by fundraising for scholarships, but also by bringing in national leaders and literary luminaries to spotlight their efforts.
by Michael Hardy ’06   photos by Tommy LaVergne  |  Rice Magazine 
Published February 25, 2016

Lost at Sea

How “boat people” fleeing the aftermath of the Vietnam War discovered safe haven in Houston — and how their stories found a home at Rice.
words jennifer latson   images tommy lavergne, vu thanh thuy  infographics tanyia johnson | Rice Magazine
Published February 25, 2016


A new project that documents the lives andexperiences of Houston’s immigrant communities joins an established, student-founded nonprofit to ramp up Rice’s outreach to this burgeoning population.
Ryan Holeywell | Rice Magazine
Published October 29, 2015

Time Travel

by JOHN BOLES ’65                             photos by TOMMY LAVERGNE

Historian John Boles ’65, the William Pettus Hobby Professor, reflects on his long experience of leading the Association of Rice Alumni’s Traveling Owls in the footsteps of explorers Lewis and Clark.
Rice Magazine
Published October 29, 2015



Behind all those media montages on late-night television is a search and retrieval company founded by Rice alumnus Rakesh Agrawal ’97. But there’s more to the platform than political commentary and comedy shows.
Rice Magazine
Published October 29, 2015

The Inner Cosmos

interview by Rachel Fairbank illustrations by Stuart Briers

Following in the footsteps of Carl Sagan and Neil deGrasse Tyson, neuroscientist David Eagleman ‘93 is taking to the airwaves to teach his favorite subjext — the brain,
| Rice Magazine
Published October 29, 2015


by Amanda Swennes

Many Rice students study abroad through established university exchange programs or pursue international internships or service-learning courses. A few coveted fellowships also offer students the opportunity to write their own ticket for a potentially life-changing experience abroad. This fall, we contacted two students and one alumna who did just that with funding provided by the Dr. John E. Parish Fellowship for Summer Travel, the Goliard Scholarship and the Amici di Via Gabina Traveling Fellowship. The recipients were selected based on their answers to a deceptively simple question: If you had the money and time, where would you go and what would you do?
Rice Magazine
Published October 28, 2015

REMEMBERING President Emeritus Malcolm Gillis (1940-2015)

by President David W. Leebron

Rice Magazine
Published August 18, 2015

Summer A to Z

Sammy’s summer tour of Rice’s campus includes an alphabet of cool activities, experiences and events. 

Sammy’s summer tour of Rice’s campus includes an alphabet of cool activities, experiences and events.
BY Jade Boyd // Lynn Gosnell // Mijin Han ’15 // Patrick Kurp // Carrie Obenland Owens // Tracey Rhoades // Jenny Rozelle ’00 // Ted Walker // Kelly Weinersmith // Mike Williams // Scott Egan PHOTOS + IMAGES Jeff Fitlow // Tommy Lavergne // Tanyia Johnson
Published June 9, 2015


Sabrina Toppa ’13 spent a year interviewing migrant taxi drivers in Africa, the Middle East and South Asia on Rice’s Zeff Fellowship. Now, she’s steering that experience toward a career in journalism.
WORDS and IMAGES Sabrina Toppa
Published June 9, 2015

Home Sweet Campus

For the many alumni who look back sentimentally on their years at Rice, the beautiful 300-acre campus was like a home away from home. But for a small number of young people, Rice really has been “home.”
Jenny West Rozelle ’00
Published June 5, 2015


Rice’s Program in Writing and Communication is everywhere on campus, helping faculty and students alike become better

How do you reimagine writing instruction at one of the country’s top universities? A few years ago, Rice faculty began asking how they could improve an outmoded and scattered approach to teaching writing. The result? A growing, evolving and innovative communications program that reaches students at every stage of their scholarly growth — and helps prepare them for what comes after they graduate.
by lynn gosnell
Published February 10, 2015

Better Births

words Andrew Faught photos Tommy LaVergne

<p class="p1"> <b>Tyan Parker Dominguez &rsquo;93 studies the impact of psychosocial pressures &mdash; like racism &mdash; on African-American women&rsquo;s pregnancies and births.</b></p>
Published February 10, 2015

Economics' New Course

Interview by Franz Brotzen ’80 Photos Tommy LaVergne

<p class="p1"> <b>Antonio Merlo, the George A. Peterkin Professor of Economics, joined Rice last summer. As the new chairman, he was charged with expanding and improving the department. With 200 undergraduates majoring in economics (the largest undergraduate major at Rice) and about 40 doctoral students, these changes are certainly in the spotlight. One of Merlo&rsquo;s innovations is the Rice Initiative for the Study of Economics, or RISE. We sat down recently with Merlo to learn about RISE, plans for the department to build a specialty in applied economics, his loyalty to Italian soccer and why he is &ldquo;a big believer in hitting the ground running.&rdquo; Highlights from the interview, edited for clarity and space, follow.</b></p>
Published February 10, 2015

Sight and Sound


Published November 14, 2014

Superbugs' Super Foe

Physician Barbara Murray '69

Published November 14, 2014

In Search of Black Ice

photos and story by Ulyana Horodyskyj '07

Published October 23, 2014

Kids' Camp

Student-run Camp Kesem welcomes children of cancer patients to its inaugural summer camp.