Gnosticism is a countercultural spirituality that forever changed the practice of Christianity. This is the premise of a new book by April DeConick, the Isla Carroll and Percy E. Turner Professor of Biblical Studies at Rice and chair of the Department of Religion.
Rice’s Timothy Morton, a philosopher and the Rita Shea Guffey Chair in English, was included among the TheBestSchools.org’s listing of “The 50 Most Influential Living Philosophers.”
HOUSTON – (Aug. 24, 2016) – Lawyer and historian Talmage Boston will discuss insights from his new book, “Cross-Examining History: A Lawyer Gets Answers From the Experts About Our Presidents,” at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy Aug. 31.
Two English professors -- Rice’s Helena Michie and The Ohio State University’s Robyn Warhol -- spent 17 years researching, interpreting and – just as importantly, according to them – misinterpreting the life and times of Sir George Scharf, the founding director of the National Portrait Gallery in
The Owls will visit Cuba Nov. 23-Dec. 4 for an academic, cultural and athletic experience.
For a week in mid-July, 15 secondary school teachers from the Houston Independent School District gathered at Rice’s Humanities Building for a new seminar on the beginnings and nature of early black life in the Americas.
Rice has received a gift of more than $4.1 million from the estate of the late Samuel W. and Goldye Marian Spain to the university’s Program in Jewish Studies and the Shepherd School of Music.