A group of 16 secondary school teachers and administrators from Houston-area schools and six incoming Houston-area Rice students gathered in a classroom at Rice’s BioScience Research Collaborative in late July for a lecture on the “New Negro Renaissance” of the 1920s. Sometimes called the Harlem Renaissance, the era was defined by a fully nationwide uptick in black cultural production that saw the rise of jazz, the launch of the literary careers of Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston, among others, and a new sense of black identity and pride.
A new photo exhibit at the Tokyo Metropolitan Central Library, “Pacific Pitch: U.S.-Japan Baseball Diplomacy,” charts the history of the two countries’ shared national pastime from its introduction to Japan at the end of the 19th century to the present day. Rice’s Sayuri Guthrie Shimizu served as co-curator of the exhibit, which was curated by the Meridian International Center in Washington, D.C., with support from the U.S.
The American Academy in Berlin has named Ussama Makdisi a Berlin Prize Fellow, an honor which includes a semesterlong fellowship in Berlin. Makdisi, the Arab-American Educational Foundation Professor of Arab Studies in History and professor of history, will spend spring 2018 studying sectarianism in the modern Middle East.
What began as an assignment in Sonia Ryang’s Asian studies seminar in the fall to draft an academic journal-quality article on an Asia-related topic has led to the creation of the Rice Asian Studies Review, a journal with articles authored by Rice undergraduates and published by members of the Rice Asian Studies Organization.
In a new book spanning more than 640 pages, Rice’s eminent scholar of the American South, John Boles ’65, takes a fresh, nuanced look at one of America’s most talented, enigmatic and complex Founding Fathers, Thomas Jefferson.
Students in the School of Humanities and School of Social Sciences’ joint Health, Humanism and Society Scholars program shared the research projects they’ve worked on this academic year by giving oral and poster presentations at a reception held at the Humanities Building April 17.
Should Fondren Library offer treadmill desks, standing desks, bike desks or some other form of furniture that offers an alternative to just sitting? How do Rice scholars approach copyright agreements that they typically sign before publishing a book or article?
At a time when debates over immigration and refugees are dominating the headlines, a new book by Rice’s Gisela Heffes explores the fragile, fraught interaction between those on the inside and those on the outside.
A late winter sun shone brightly on the new Moody Center for the Arts building and on the enthusiastic crowd gathered on the center’s front terrace and lawn for the Feb. 24 dedication ceremony and ribbon-cutting. The 50,000-square-foot, $30 million center will serve as an internationally focused arts institution.