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Did the Governor of Colorado Lose Pikes Peak in a Football Bet?

Brian Cronin | Posted 09.04.2015 | Sports
Brian Cronin

This is a common tradition. But in 1938, did the Governors of Texas and Colorado take this tradition to the next level? Did they actually bet national landmarks on the results of a football game?

New Technology Is Designed To Keep Babies Safe From the Dangers of Hot Cars

Ingrid Prueher | Posted 08.01.2015 | Technology
Ingrid Prueher

Whether you're tired, stressed or sleep deprived, technology can help remind you that you've left your most precious cargo behind and keep your little one safe. Lifesaving technology like this has become a necessity in today's hectic world.

The Global Search for Education: A Global Education for All

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.14.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

In an inter-connected global world, every child should have the opportunity for a high quality international education. Current and future generations will be better prepared if they are "world citizens" that are able to study, live and work internationally.

The NFL is at it, Again!

Phyllis Sudman | Posted 06.25.2015 | Impact
Phyllis Sudman

We want to hear more positive football stories because they restore our faith in humanity (and maybe in the NFL). However, these particular stories also reveal a very serious problem. How is our medical system missing these potentially-fatal heart conditions in our young athletes?

Life-Saving Invention Could Keep Babies Safe From Hot Car Tragedies

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.03.2015 | Parents

Each year, an average of 38 children die from heat-related causes after being left alone in cars, according to research from child safety organization...

Hip-Hop and Religion With Bun B and Professor Pinn

Azeem Khan | Posted 05.05.2015 | Entertainment
Azeem Khan

Hip Hop and religion are not two things that seem to have much of a connection to each other to the average person. Professor Anthony Pinn of Rice University has based 20+ years on it though.

Rice University Student Turns His Dorm Room Into A Ball Pit

College Candy | Posted 01.21.2015 | College

By now, you’ve probably heard every reason ever to come back to a guy’s room. From watching a movie to checking out his fish tank, the opportuniti...

The 20 Colleges With The Friendliest Students

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Svokos | Posted 12.22.2014 | College

Legend has it college is where you forge lifelong friendships, but that doesn't mean everyone at each school is naturally open, caring and uncompetiti...

Movie Review: The Brilliance of Mr. Turner

Brandon Judell | Posted 12.06.2014 | Arts
Brandon Judell

Friday morning, on an M7 bus heading for the New York Film Festival critics' screening of Mike Leigh's Mr. Turner, I was sitting quite contentedly, reading the latest international literary sensation, Karl Ove Knausgaard's autobiographical novel My Struggle Book 1.

Interior Of Deadly Volcano To Be Mapped

Reuters | Posted 09.23.2014 | Science

By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - A series of explosions set off by a team of scientists were expected to rattle Washington stat...

This Invention That Uses Aquarium Pumps Could Save 178,000 Babies Each Year

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 03.26.2014 | Impact

A new invention uses fish tank aquarium pumps to save the lives of babies in the developing world. In an effort to battle the high cost of medical...

The Global Search for Education: Shepherd Sound

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.28.2014 | Arts
C. M. Rubin

"Musicians are all human, that is, we all have issues and things we want to improve but we also have the same goal, and that is to be the best we can...

U.S. Racial Gap Widens, Prospects for Reconciliation dim

David Briggs | Posted 02.18.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

Sixty years after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a "separate but equal" doctrine that reinforced segregation, almost a quarter of Americans say it is okay to have a nation where the races are separate as long as they have equal opportunities.

And This Is How You Turn An Art Gallery Into A Giant, Enchanted Disco Ball

Posted 11.21.2013 | Arts

Art has an uncanny ability to wedge itself between fantasy and reality, creating a space where the fruits of the imagination can be experienced and to...

WATCH: 4'9" Running Back Makes College Debut

Posted 10.28.2013 | Sports

After working for three years as part of the scouting team for Rice University, walk-on running back Jayson Carter finally got the chance to record h...

Disrupting College 2.0

Dr. Carol E. Quillen | Posted 12.08.2013 | College
Dr. Carol E. Quillen

New technologies offer unprecedented opportunities to redefine our role in addressing the range of challenges that we as human beings face. It is our obligation to take up this call for the benefit of our students and our world.

You're Most Likely To Be Obese If..

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 06.14.2013 | Black Voices

Seventy-two percent of African-American children are raised in single-parent households, according to the most recent figures from the Centers for Dis...

Living in a Diaper Desert

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 01.15.2013 | Parents
Joanne Goldblum

Much attention has been focused on changing food deserts for the sake of the nation's health. Let's not forget, though, that good food is not the only thing a child needs. No community will be a healthy place for a child to grow up until all a baby's basic needs are accessible and affordable.

11 Students Hospitalized After 'Night Of Decadence'

Posted 10.29.2012 | College

Eleven Rice University students were hospitalized this weekend with symptoms of alcohol poisoning during an event called "Night Of Decadence," a schoo...

Five Ways To Get More Travel From Your Small Budget

Kay Rodriguez | Posted 11.29.2012 | Travel
Kay Rodriguez

When I'm graced with the opportunity to visit somewhere really unique or exotic, I often have to find ways to get around and things to do that are low-cost.

Top 10 Colleges for Budding Entrepreneurs

Unigo | Posted 11.01.2012 | College

We're showcasing the colleges across the country that, according to students, have built exemplary entrepreneurship programs.

UCLA Set To Open Season Against Rice

AP | CHRIS DUNCAN | Posted 10.29.2012 | Sports

HOUSTON (AP) — Klein Kubiak and Corey Frazier, one a receiver, the other a safety, have been facing each at Rice practice every day since 2010. ...

Isaac Wreaking Havoc On Gulf Oil Industry

Reuters | Posted 10.29.2012 | Business

* Producers curtail 93 pct of US Gulf of Mexico oil output * Isaac approaches Louisiana at hurricane strength * Experts ...

Gone Too Soon

Susanne Mentzer | Posted 10.13.2012 | Arts
Susanne Mentzer

Opera fans know of the early deaths of established singers like Kathleen Ferrier, Loraine Hunt Lieberson -- the James Deans -- -but they may never know of these promising artists.

Voluntourism Amid Beauty In Guatemala

Kay Rodriguez | Posted 09.08.2012 | Travel
Kay Rodriguez

From my volunteering experiences in Guatemala, the most valuable lesson I took away is that learning by helping others is truly a priceless reward.