Rice Unconventional Wisdom

Current News

Rice historian earns national book prize
Caleb McDaniel, an assistant professor of history and a scholar of the 19th-century United States, received the 2014 Merle Curti Award for the "best book in American intellectual history" from the Organization of American Historians (OAH). »
A legend talks life in theater and the arts
The life and times of Robert Wilson, one of the world's foremost theater and visual artists, took center stage in the Rice Media Center during the School of Humanities' 2014 Campbell Lecture Series March 26-28.  »
3 seniors awarded Watson and Zeff fellowships
Colleen Fugate and Heather Olson have been awarded a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship for 2014-2015 and will receive $28,000 each for a year of world travel and independent study. Senior Ana Builes received the Roy and Hazel Zeff Fellowship, which also supports a year of world travel and independent study. »
Rice grad student deciphers 1,800-year-old letter from Egyptian soldier
A newly deciphered 1,800-year-old letter from an Egyptian solider serving in a Roman legion in Europe to his family back home shows striking similarities to what some soldiers may be feeling here and now.Rice Religious Studies graduate student Grant Adamson took up the task in 2011 when he was assigned the papyrus to work on during a summer institute hosted at Brigham Young University (BYU). »
Rice student receives national award for social activism
Colleen Fugate, a Duncan College senior, was honored this month as one of the Sociologists for Women in Society's (SWS) 2014 Undergraduate Social Activism Award winners. Fugate is one of three students who received the award at the SWS Winter Meeting Feb. 6-9 in Nashville, Tenn. »
Rice art historian earns book prize
Joseph Manca, the Nina J. Cullinan Professor of Art and Art History, has been selected to receive the Foundation for Landscape Studies' 2014 John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize for his book "George Washington's Eye: Landscape, Architecture and Design at Mount Vernon." »
Rice conference to explore making films about history
The new documentary film "Alligator-Horses" and the art of making films about history will be the topic of a conference at Rice University March 21-22. »
Campbell Lecture Series March 26-28 to feature director and playwright Robert Wilson
Robert Wilson, the Texas-born director and playwright who is considered among the world's foremost theater and visual artists, will headline Rice University's Campbell Lecture Series March 26-28. »
'Women of Rice' project shines light on Rice women past and present
Thirty-five students in Abigail Rosas' Introduction to the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality course last fall found themselves playing the role of institutional historians. Their charge: Collect on video the oral histories of Rice University women - faculty, administrators and alumnae. »
Lessons in Argentinian history
Dean Nicolas Shumway commemorates the 20th anniversary of his book’s Spanish-language edition and the third edition will be published this fall, with more than 50,000 copies sold in Argentina. »
[First] [Previous] [Next] [Last]