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Rice University is a private research university located in Houston, Texas.
Rice University is a private research university located in Houston, Texas.

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The Sunken Continent: Zealandia could hold the answers to past climate. 

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Happy National Moon Day! See photos here: http://ow.ly/Lsq830dNcu9

Rice's connection with NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration goes back to the beginning of the US Space Program. Following JFK's inspirational "Moon Shot" speech at Rice stadium, Rice established the country’s first space science department in 1963 and opened its Space Science and Technology building in 1966.

A sizeable number of NASA scientists and engineers, particularly at the NASA's Johnson Space Center, have come from Rice. Rice scientists helped develop the space helmets worn on the first moon landing. To date, fourteen astronauts are Rice University graduates, including NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson ’85, who served as the first female commander of the International Space Station. Rice also welcomed Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman to travel in space, as our commencement speaker last year. 
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A new study from Rice University School of Social Sciences finds that there are more children living in high-poverty neighborhoods following the Great Recession— a troubling shift because children in these neighborhoods are a year behind academically. 

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We are sad to share that John Freeman, Rice professor emeritus and research professor of physics and astronomy and first director of the Master of Liberal Studies program at the Rice University - Glasscock School of Continuing Studies, has passed away. Freeman, a space weather expert, designed experiments for Apollo which earned him the NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement and the Apollo Achievement Award. http://ow.ly/Xivh30dKJ9c
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Restoring sight and sound— http://ow.ly/yU3E30dINjw

As a part of a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency - DARPA initiative, Rice Electrical & Computer Engineering is building a FlatScope to provide an alternate path for sight and sound to be delivered directly to the brain.

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Join Rice 360 Institute for Global Health for a Facebook Live from Malawi! On July 18, the incredible Rice 360° team will be answering your questions about their work in the global health field and serving communities in low-resource settings. Click here for more info: http://ow.ly/XmQ430dHvKh
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Meet some of the amazing chefs who are leading Rice University Housing and Dining's food revolution in the new issue of Rice Magazine! Click here: http://ow.ly/ajoU30dGNxq

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Campus Photographer Corner: See Rice University through the eyes of our roving campus photographers. http://ow.ly/iuHS30dDpqS
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A new book by two Rice University Social Science professors examines voter participation in the US | The American Nonvoter— http://ow.ly/bjtG30dC3Me

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“Drug policy is a critical issue at the federal, state and local levels” — http://ow.ly/fqBJ30dBnzz
The James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy has received a $3 million gift from the Glassell Family Foundation to endow a fellow in drug policy and advance the research of the institute’s Drug Policy Program.
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