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University Relations

 

Great universities need — and help to create — great communities, and the reverse is also true. For nearly a century, Rice University has enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship with the Greater Houston community, one that Rice’s University Relations team works to preserve and enhance. Collaborating closely with local organizations and individuals, we communicate Rice’s plans and priorities to our Houston neighbors while also striving to understand what’s most important to them and share that perspective with university leaders. Such efforts play a pivotal role in helping Rice fulfill its own mission, but to us, it’s more than that — it’s being a good neighbor. 

Community updates


Community

From construction updates to neighborhood news, get the inside scoop on what’s happening at Rice.

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 Event planning


Event Planning

Planning an event? Our staff has the tools and know-how to assist Rice’s broad community. From providing access to campus facilities to offering displays that work in any setting, University Relations can make your next big event a success.

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  Student ambassadors 

Student Ambassadors

Rice Student Ambassadors serve as hosts to dignitaries and provide campus tours to school children and community organizations visiting Rice University. Find out how these students can help with your next event.

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  Welcome Center 

Welcome Center

Centrally located in the nation’s fourth-largest city, Rice University is recognized as one of the nation’s leading universities. To find out why, to plan a campus visit, or to request permission to film or photograph at Rice, please visit our Welcome Center, either online or in person.

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Public Events Calendar

open Sign up for Welcome, an email listing of public events at Rice


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Time Event
March 24 through September 23 Approved...Not! - Comic Arts Teaching and Study Workshop
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Visual and Dramatic Arts
May 03 through June 10 ArCH Texas Student Biennial submission
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Architecture
May 24
8:30 AM
Development of Novel Therapies through Fragment Based Drug Discovery
Open to the Public
Sponsor: John S. Dunn Gulf Coast Consortium for Chemical Genomics
May 24
4:00 PM
ECE Seminar Series: Learning Large Graphs from Compressed and Subsampled Data, Gautam Dasarathy
Open to the Public
Speaker: Gautam Dasarathy
Sponsor: Electrical and Computer Engineering
May 25
10:00 AM
Structural Studies On Natural Product Biosynthesis And Natural Product Structure Determination Method Development
Open to the Public
Speaker: Lu Han
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
May 25
1:00 PM
Artist Reception: Dorin Azérad
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Public Art
May 25
2:30 PM
NeuroX: Mini-Symposium 2016
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Electrical and Computer Engineering
May 26
7:00 PM
Rice Cinema to host 10th Annual Houston Palestine Film Festival
Open to the Public / Admission Charge
Sponsor: Rice Cinema
May 26
ECE Photonics Seminar: Photon, Electron and Ion Management in Artificial Photosynthesis: Realizing Efficient Renewable Energy to Fuel Conversion, Dr. Ke Sun
Open to the Public
Speaker: Ke Sun
Sponsor: Electrical and Computer Engineering
May 27
8:00 AM
Development and Characterization of Titanium Compound Nanostructures
Open to the Public
Speaker: Zhou Zhou
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
May 27
2:00 PM
Synthesis and Characterization of Three Dimensional Nanostructures Based on Interconnected Carbon Nanomaterials
Open to the Public
Speaker: Ryota Koizumi
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
May 27
7:00 PM
Rice Cinema to host 10th Annual Houston Palestine Film Festival - Director in attendance!
Open to the Public / Admission Charge
Sponsor: Rice Cinema
May 28
4:00 PM
Rice Cinema to host 10th Annual Houston Palestine Film Festival
Open to the Public / Admission Charge
Sponsor: Rice Cinema
May 28
7:00 PM
Rice Cinema to host 10th Annual Houston Palestine Film Festival
Open to the Public / Admission Charge
Sponsor: Rice Cinema
May 31
9:00 AM
Prevention and control of corrosion-induced asphaltene deposition
Open to the Public
Speaker: Chi-An Sung
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
May 31
3:30 PM
Modeling of Asphaltene Precipitation and Deposition
Open to the Public
Speaker: Ali AlHammadi
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
June 03
12:00 PM
How Might Obamacare Change in 2017?
Open to the Public / Registration Required / Admission Charge
Sponsor: James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy
June 03
12:00 PM
A novel negative-feedback mechanism in which IQGAP1-associated actin filaments mediate the structure and dynamics of basal membranous comaprtments
Open to the Public
Speaker: Edward Samson
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
June 10
11:30 AM
Rice Global E&C Forum Roundtable
Open to the Public / Registration Required / Admission Charge
Speaker: Peter Lovie
Sponsor: Rice Global Forum
June 13 through June 14 Application of Automated Microscopy and Image Informatics to Cancer Research
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Gulf Coast Consortia
June 13
6:00 PM
Owl Interns Migrate to Washington: An Alumni Welcome
Open to the Public / Registration Required
Sponsor: Master of Global Affairs