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Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), also known as Shanghai Ranking, is one of the annual publications of world university rankings.
The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are a set of 24 awards for artistic and technical merit in the American film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership.
The ACT (originally an abbreviation of American College Testing) Name changed in 1996.
African Americans (also referred to as Black Americans or Afro-Americans) are an ethnic group of Americans with total or partial ancestry from any of the black racial groups of Africa.
The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is an American cinema chain founded in 1997 in Austin, Texas that is famous for its strict policy of requiring its audiences to maintain proper cinemagoing etiquette.
Albert T. Patrick (February 26, 1866 – February 11, 1940) was a lawyer who was convicted and sentenced to death at Sing Sing for the murder of his client William Marsh Rice.
Alberto R. Gonzales (born August 4, 1955) is an American lawyer who served as the 80th United States Attorney General, appointed in February 2005 by President George W. Bush, becoming the highest-ranking Hispanic American in executive government to date.
Allison J. Beckford (born 8 May 1979 in Westmoreland) is a Jamaican.
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences is one of the oldest learned societies in the United States of America.
American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end.
The American Philosophical Society (APS), founded in 1743 and located in Philadelphia, is an eminent scholarly organization of international reputation that promotes useful knowledge in the sciences and humanities through excellence in scholarly research, professional meetings, publications, library resources, and community outreach.
An amphitheatre or amphitheater is an open-air venue used for entertainment, performances, and sports.
Annise Danette Parker (born May 17, 1956) is an American politician who served as the 61st Mayor of Houston, Texas, from 2010 until 2016.
Anthony Michael Rendon (born June 6, 1990) is an American baseball third baseman for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball (MLB).
Applied science is the application of existing scientific knowledge to practical applications, like technology or inventions.
An artificial heart is a device that replaces the heart.
Asian Americans are Americans of Asian descent.
The Association of American Universities (AAU) is a binational organization of leading research universities devoted to maintaining a strong system of academic research and education.
The NRG Astrodome, also known as the Houston Astrodome or simply the Astrodome, is the world's first multi-purpose, domed sports stadium, located in Houston, Texas.
An astronaut or cosmonaut is a person trained by a human spaceflight program to command, pilot, or serve as a crew member of a spacecraft.
Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas, US, is a health sciences university.
Benjamin Abraham Braun (born November 25, 1953) is an American former men's college basketball coach.
Benjamin J. Rhodes (born November 14, 1977) is an American political adviser and former White House staff member who served as the Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications for U.S. President Barack Obama and as an adviser on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran.
Bert Tyrone Emanuel (born October 26, 1970) is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League.
The BioScience Research Collaborative (BRC) is a collaborative life science research building in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas.
A board of directors is a recognized group of people who jointly oversee the activities of an organization, which can be either a for-profit business, nonprofit organization, or a government agency.
Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ; jiu-jitsu brasileiro) is a martial art and combat sport system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting.
Brokeback Mountain is a 2005 American neo-Western romantic drama film directed by Ang Lee and produced by Diana Ossana and James Schamus.
Brutalist architecture flourished from 1951 to 1975, having descended from the modernist architectural movement of the early 20th century.
Richard Stephen "Bubba" Crosby (born August 11, 1976) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder who played with the Los Angeles Dodgers and the New York Yankees.
A business incubator is a company that helps new and startup companies to develop by providing services such as management training or office space.
Byzantine architecture is the architecture of the Byzantine Empire, also known as the Later Roman or Eastern Roman Empire.
The California Golden Bears are the athletic teams that represent the University of California, Berkeley.
Campus radio (also known as college radio, university radio or student radio) is a type of radio station that is run by the students of a college, university or other educational institution.
Candace Bushnell (born December 1, 1958) is an American author, journalist, and television producer.
Charles William Duncan Jr. (born September 9, 1926) is an American entrepreneur, administrator, and politician best known for serving as U.S. Secretary of Energy on the Cabinet of President Jimmy Carter from 1979 to 1981.
Chloroform, or trichloromethane, is an organic compound with formula CHCl3.
Classical music is art music produced or rooted in the traditions of Western culture, including both liturgical (religious) and secular music.
Conference USA (C-USA or CUSA) is a collegiate athletic conference whose current member institutions are located within the Southern United States.
The Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration (CONAHEC) (Consorcio para la Colaboración de la Educación Superior en América del Norte, Consortium pour la collaboration dans l'enseignement supérieur en Amérique du Nord) is a non-profit membership organization which advises and connects higher education institutions interested in establishing or strengthening academic collaborative programs in the North American region.
Founded in 1960 and published by Consumers Digest Communications, LLC, Consumers Digest is an American magazine.
The cosmic microwave background (CMB, CMBR) is electromagnetic radiation as a remnant from an early stage of the universe in Big Bang cosmology.
Courtney Hall (born August 26, 1968 in Los Angeles, California) is a former center and guard in the National Football League for the San Diego Chargers.
The CWTS Leiden Ranking is an annual global university ranking based exclusively on bibliometric indicators.
David Edward Bailiff (born May 26, 1958) is an American college football coach who was the head coach at Rice University in Houston, Texas from 2007 to 2017.
David Eagleman (born April 25, 1971) is an American writer and neuroscientist, teaching at Stanford University as an in the department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences.
David W. Leebron (born 1955) is the seventh president of Rice University.
The United States is estimated to have a population of 327,996,618 as of June 25, 2018, making it the third most populous country in the world.
Edgar Odell Lovett (April 14, 1871 – August 13, 1957) was an American educator and education administrator.
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.
Exxon Mobil Corporation, doing business as ExxonMobil, is an American multinational oil and gas corporation headquartered in Irving, Texas.
Fondren Library is the main library of Rice University in Houston, Texas.
Forbes is an American business magazine.
The Fortune 500 is an annual list compiled and published by Fortune magazine that ranks 500 of the largest United States corporations by total revenue for their respective fiscal years.
Frank Beall Ryan (born July 12, 1936) is a retired American football quarterback in the National Football League who played for the Los Angeles Rams (1958–1961), Cleveland Browns (1962–1968) and Washington Redskins (1969–1970).
Fraternities and sororities, or Greek letter organizations (GLOs) (collectively referred to as "Greek life") are social organizations at colleges and universities.
Fred Chase Koch (September 23, 1900 – November 17, 1967) was an American chemical engineer and entrepreneur who founded the oil refinery firm that later became Koch Industries, a privately held company which, under the principal ownership and leadership of Koch's sons, Charles and David, is listed by Forbes, as of 2015, as the second-largest privately held company in the United States.
Frederick Morgan "Fred" Hansen (born December 29, 1940 in Cuero, Texas) is an American former athlete who competed mainly in the pole vault.
The Fulbright Program, including the Fulbright–Hays Program, is one of several United States Cultural Exchange Programs whose goal is to improve intercultural relations, cultural diplomacy, and intercultural competence between the people of the United States and other countries through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills.
A fullerene is a molecule of carbon in the form of a hollow sphere, ellipsoid, tube, and many other shapes.
Oluwafunmilayo Kemi Jimoh, commonly known as Funmi Jimoh, (born May 29, 1984 in Seattle, Washington) is an American long jumper, who competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics.
George Prescott Bush (born April 24, 1976) is an American attorney, former U.S. Navy Reserve officer, real estate investor, and politician who serves as the Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office.
George Rufus Brown (May 12, 1898 – January 22, 1983) was a prominent Houston entrepreneur.
The George R. Brown School of Engineering is an academic school at Rice University in Houston, Texas.
Goodbye to a River is a book by John Graves, published in 1960.
The G8, reformatted as G7 from 2014 due to the suspension of Russia's participation, was an inter-governmental political forum from 1997 until 2014, with the participation of some major industrialized countries in the world, that viewed themselves as democracies.
Guggenheim Fellowships are grants that have been awarded annually since 1925 by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation to those "who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts".
Halliburton is an American multinational corporation.
Halloween or Hallowe'en (a contraction of All Hallows' Evening), also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows' Eve, or All Saints' Eve, is a celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day.
Harold Solomon (nicknamed the "Human Backboard"; born September 17, 1952) is an American former professional tennis player whose career was during the 1970s and 1980s.
Hermann Park is a urban park in Houston, Texas, situated at the southern end of the Museum District.
Hispanic Americans and Latino Americans (Estadounidenses hispanos) are people in the United States who are descendants of people from countries of Latin America and Spain.
Houston is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Texas and the fourth most populous city in the United States, with a census-estimated 2017 population of 2.312 million within a land area of.
The Houston Astros are an American professional baseball team based in Houston, Texas.
The Houston Chronicle is the largest daily newspaper in Houston, Texas, United States.
The Houston Independent School District (HISD) is the largest public school system in Texas, and the seventh-largest in the United States.
The Houston Museum District is an association of 19 museums, galleries, cultural centers and community organizations located in Houston, Texas, dedicated to promoting art, science, history and culture.
The Houston Museum of Natural Science (abbreviated as HMNS) is a science museum located on the northern border of Hermann Park in Houston, Texas, United States.
The Houston Zoo is a zoological park located within Hermann Park in Houston, Texas, United States.
The Houston–Rice rivalry is a crosstown college rivalry between the Houston Cougars of the University of Houston and Rice Owls of Rice University.
Howard Robard Hughes Jr. (December 24, 1905 – April 5, 1976) was an American business magnate, investor, record-setting pilot, film director, and philanthropist, known during his lifetime as one of the most financially successful individuals in the world.
Humble Oil and Refining Co. was founded in 1911 in Humble, Texas.
Foreign students are those who travel to a country different from their own for the purpose of tertiary study.
The James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, also known as the Baker Institute, is an American think tank on the campus of Rice University in Houston, Texas.
James Addison Baker Sr. (aka Captain James A. Baker. – City of Houston. – (Adobe Acrobat *.PDF document). – Retrieved: 2008-07-11 January 10, 1857 – August 2, 1941) was an American attorney and banker in Houston, Texas.
James Addison Baker III (born April 28, 1930) is an American attorney and political figure.
James Byron Casey (born September 22, 1984) is a former American football tight end and fullback and current tight ends coach for the Houston Cougars.
Jarett Juma Porter Dillard (born December 21, 1985) is an American lawyer and former American football wide receiver of the National Football League.
Jeffrey Warren Niemann (born February 28, 1983) is an American former professional baseball starting pitcher.
Jesse Holman Jones (April 5, 1874June 1, 1956) was a Democratic politician and entrepreneur from Houston, Texas.
Located on a 285-acre wooded campus, The Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business is the business school of Rice University in Houston, Texas.
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is a federally funded research and development center and NASA field center in Pasadena, California, United States, with large portions of the campus in La Cañada Flintridge, California.
Joseph Cain Savery (born November 4, 1985) is an American former professional baseball pitcher.
John Angel (November 1, 1881 – October 16, 1960) was a British-born sculptor, architectural and ecclesiastical sculptor, medallist and lecturer.
John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963.
John Alexander Graves III (August 6, 1920 – July 31, 2013) was an American writer known for his book Goodbye to a River.
John Paul Kline, Jr. (born September 6, 1947) is an American politician who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from from 2003 to 2017.
The Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (JSC) is the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Manned Spacecraft Center, where human spaceflight training, research, and flight control are conducted.
José Luis Cruz Jr. (born April 19, 1974), is a retired Major League Baseball outfielder.
Joshua Ryan Henry Earnest, nytimes.com, August 26, 2012; accessed August 12, 2016.
Joyce Carol Oates (born June 16, 1938) is an American writer.
Justin Cronin (born 1962) is an American author.
KBLT-LP, usually referred to by its former callsign and still-current branding KTRU (stylized as ktru), is the college radio station of Rice University, a private university in south-central Houston, Texas, United States.
Kindergarten (from German, literally meaning 'garden for the children') is a preschool educational approach based on playing, singing, practical activities such as drawing, and social interaction as part of the transition from home to school.
Kiplinger's Personal Finance (KIP-ling-ers) is an American personal finance magazine published by Kiplinger since 1947.
KXNG is a non commercial radio station serving the Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area.
William Lance Berkman (born February 10, 1976), nicknamed "Big Puma", is an American former professional baseball outfielder and first baseman.
Lawrence Alexander Izzo (born September 26, 1974) is a retired American football linebacker and special teamer.
Larry Jeff McMurtry (born June 3, 1936) is an American novelist, essayist, bookseller, and screenwriter whose work is predominantly set in either the Old West or in contemporary Texas.
Leopold Victor "Leo" Rucka (August 18, 1931 – January 4, 2016) was an American professional football player who played Linebacker/Center for the San Francisco 49ers during the 1956 NFL season.
LGBT, or GLBT, is an initialism that stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender.
This is a list of people who have served as mayor of the city of Houston in the U.S. state of Texas.
The Nobel Prizes (Nobelpriset, Nobelprisen) are prizes awarded annually by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Swedish Academy, the Karolinska Institutet, and the Norwegian Nobel Committee to individuals and organizations who make outstanding contributions in the fields of chemistry, physics, literature, peace, and physiology or medicine.
Luke Michael Willson (born January 15, 1990) is a Canadian professional American football tight end for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL).
The Lynn R. Lowrey Arboretum is an arboretum located throughout the campus of Rice University in Houston, Texas.
Major League Baseball (MLB) is a professional baseball organization, the oldest of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada.
The first-year player draft is Major League Baseball's primary mechanism for assigning amateur baseball players from high schools, colleges, and other amateur baseball clubs to its teams.
The Marching Owl Band (aka The MOB or the Blues Band of South Main) is the Rice University "marching band" in the sense that it is the official ensemble that performs during football games, some basketball games, parades, and other public events.
The Marshall Scholarship is a postgraduate scholarship for "intellectually distinguished young Americans their country's future leaders" to study at any university in the United Kingdom.
The interdisciplinary field of materials science, also commonly termed materials science and engineering is the design and discovery of new materials, particularly solids.
Matriculation is the formal process of entering a university, or of becoming eligible to enter by fulfilling certain academic requirements such as a matriculation examination.
METRORail is the light rail system in Houston, Texas (USA).
Michael Heizer (born 1944) is a contemporary artist specializing in large-scale and site-specific sculptures.
Mid-Infrared Technologies for Health and the Environment (MIRTHE) is an Engineering Research Center (ERC) funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the United States.
Miller Outdoor Theatre is an outdoor theater for the performing arts in Houston, Texas.
Money is a magazine that is published by Meredith Corporation.
Nanotechnology ("nanotech") is manipulation of matter on an atomic, molecular, and supramolecular scale.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research.
The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) is an American nonprofit, non-governmental organization.
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a United States nonprofit, non-governmental organization.
Founded in 1976, the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) is an organization of private US colleges and universities.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a non-profit organization which regulates athletes of 1,281 institutions and conferences.
The National Humanities Center (NHC) is an independent institute for advanced study in the humanities.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is a United States government agency that supports fundamental research and education in all the non-medical fields of science and engineering.
Native Americans, also known as American Indians, Indians, Indigenous Americans and other terms, are the indigenous peoples of the United States.
NCAA Division I (D-I) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in the United States.
New Orleans (. Merriam-Webster.; La Nouvelle-Orléans) is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana.
The New Orleans Bowl, officially the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl for sponsorship purposes, is an NCAA-sanctioned post-season college football bowl game that has been played annually at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans since 2001.
The Nobel Prize (Swedish definite form, singular: Nobelpriset; Nobelprisen) is a set of six annual international awards bestowed in several categories by Swedish and Norwegian institutions in recognition of academic, cultural, or scientific advances.
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry (Nobelpriset i kemi) is awarded annually by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences to scientists in the various fields of chemistry.
NRG Park (formerly Reliant Park and Astrodomain) is a complex in Houston, Texas, USA, named after the energy company NRG Energy.
NRG Stadium (pronounced as N-R-G Stadium), formerly Reliant Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium, in Houston, Texas, United States.
Orenthial James Brigance (born September 29, 1969) is a former football linebacker who played in the Canadian Football League (CFL) and the National Football League (NFL).
Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) is a consortium of American universities headquartered in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, with an office in Washington, D.C., and staff at several other locations across the country.
The modern Olympic Games or Olympics (Jeux olympiques) are leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions.
Open access (OA) refers to research outputs which are distributed online and free of cost or other barriers, and possibly with the addition of a Creative Commons license to promote reuse.
Open educational resources (OER) are freely accessible, openly licensed text, media, and other digital assets that are useful for teaching, learning, and assessing as well as for research purposes.
The open-source model is a decentralized software-development model that encourages open collaboration.
OpenStax (formerly OpenStax College) is a nonprofit ed-tech initiative based at Rice University.
OpenStax CNX, formerly called Connexions, is a global repository of educational content provided by volunteers.
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to space science: Space science encompasses all of the scientific disciplines that involve space exploration and study natural phenomena and physical bodies occurring in outer space, such as space medicine and astrobiology.
Oxbridge is a portmanteau of "Oxford" and "Cambridge"; the two oldest, most prestigious, and consistently most highly-ranked universities in the United Kingdom.
Peggy Annette Whitson (born February 9, 1960) is an American biochemistry researcher, retired NASA astronaut, and former NASA Chief Astronaut.
Penguin Books is a British publishing house.
Philip Gregory Humber (born December 21, 1982) is an American former professional baseball pitcher.
Powtawche Valerino is an American mechanical engineer at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Princeton University is a private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey.
Private universities are typically not operated by governments, although many receive tax breaks, public student loans, and grants.
The Pulitzer Prize is an award for achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States.
QS World University Rankings is an annual publication of university rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).
In architecture, a quadrangle (or colloquially, a quad) is a space or courtyard, usually rectangular (square or oblong) in plan, the sides of which are entirely or mainly occupied by parts of a large building (or several smaller buildings).
Ralph Adams Cram (December 16, 1863 – September 22, 1942) was a prolific and influential American architect of collegiate and ecclesiastical buildings, often in the Gothic Revival style.
Reckling Park is the baseball stadium at Rice University in Houston, Texas, USA.
Research I university is a category that the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education uses to indicate universities in the United States that engage in extensive research activity.
A residential college is a division of a university that places academic activity in a community setting of students and faculty, usually at a residence and with shared meals, the college having a degree of autonomy and a federated relationship with the overall university.
Rice University contains eleven residential colleges which function as the primary housing, dining, and social organizations for undergraduate students.
Yale University has a system of fourteen residential colleges with which all Yale undergraduate students and many faculty are affiliated.
The Rhodes Scholarship, named after the Anglo-South African mining magnate and politician Cecil John Rhodes, is an international postgraduate award for students to study at the University of Oxford.
The Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship is an entrepreneurship program at Rice University in Houston, Texas, United States.
The Rice Institute Computer, also known as the Rice Computer or R1, was a 54-bit tagged architecture, section "II.", "PREVIOUS WORK" digital computer built during 1958–1961 (partially operational beginning in 1959) on the campus of Rice University, Houston, Texas, United States.
Rice University athletic teams are known as the Rice Owls.
The Rice Owls baseball team is the interscholastic baseball team representing Rice University in Houston, Texas, United States.
The Rice Owls football team represents Rice University in NCAA Division I college football.
The Rice Owls men's basketball program is the intercollegiate men's basketball program of Rice University.
Rice Stadium is an American football stadium located on the Rice University campus in Houston, Texas.
Rice Track/Soccer Stadium is a stadium in Houston, Texas.
The Rice University School of Architecture is an undergraduate and graduate institution for the built environment at Rice University in Houston, Texas.
The School of Humanities at Rice University in Houston, in the U.S. state of Texas allows students to choose from ten academic departments including art history, classical studies, English, French studies, German studies, Hispanic studies, history, philosophy, religious studies, and visual and dramatic arts.
Rice School of Social Sciences is the smallest of the main divisions on the Rice University campus, but it serves the largest number of undergraduates, with over a third of Rice undergraduates choosing a major in the social sciences.
Rice Village is a shopping district in Houston, Texas, United States.
Richard Errett Smalley (June 6, 1943 – October 28, 2005) was the Gene and Norman Hackerman Professor of Chemistry and a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Rice University, in Houston, Texas.
Robert Floyd Curl Jr. (born August 23, 1933) is a University Professor Emeritus, Pitzer–Schlumberger Professor of Natural Sciences Emeritus, and Professor of Chemistry Emeritus at Rice University.
Robert Woodrow Wilson (born January 10, 1936) is an American astronomer, 1978 Nobel laureate in physics, who with Arno Allan Penzias discovered in 1964 the cosmic microwave background radiation (CMB).
Rowing, often referred to as crew in the United States, is a sport whose origins reach back to Ancient Egyptian times.
Stephen Malcolm Gillis (December 28, 1940 – October 4, 2015) was an American academic.
The Saint Arnold Brewing Company is a brewery in Houston, Texas, USA, named after a patron saint of brewing, Saint Arnulf of Metz.
Sammy the Owl is the official mascot for the Rice Owls of Rice University.
The SAT is a standardized test widely used for college admissions in the United States.
A scramble band - also known as a scatter band - is a particular type of field-performing marching band with distinct characteristics that set it apart from other common forms of marching bands; most notably, scramble bands do not normally march.
Sex and the City is a collection of essays by Candace Bushnell based on her and her friends' lifestyles.
Shaving cream or shaving foam is a frothy cosmetic cream applied to body hair, usually facial hair, to facilitate shaving.
The Shepherd School of Music is a music school located on the campus of Rice University in Houston, Texas.
Sid Williams Richardson (May 25, 1891 – September 30, 1959) was a Texas businessman and philanthropist known for his association with the city of Fort Worth.
Silicon Valley (abbreviated as SV) is a region in the southern San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California, referring to the Santa Clara Valley, which serves as the global center for high technology, venture capital, innovation, and social media.
The Southeastern Universities Research Association (SURA) is a consortium of 63 universities in the United States and 1 in Canada.
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) is one of the six regional accreditation organizations recognized by the United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
The Southwest Conference (SWC) was an NCAA Division I college athletic conference in the United States that existed from 1914 to 1996.
Stanford University (officially Leland Stanford Junior University, colloquially the Farm) is a private research university in Stanford, California.
Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and the most populous city in the Nordic countries; 952,058 people live in the municipality, approximately 1.5 million in the urban area, and 2.3 million in the metropolitan area.
Student orientation or new student orientation (often encapsulated into an Orientation week, Frosh Week, Welcome Week (or Freshers' Week) is a period before the start of an academic year at a university or tertiary institutions. A variety of events are held to orient and welcome new students during this period. The name of the period varies by country. Although usually described as a week, the length of this period varies widely from university to university and country to country, ranging from about three days to a month or even more (e.g. four or five weeks, depending on program, at Chalmers). The length of the week is often affected by each university's tradition as well as financial and physical constraints. During this period, students participate in a wide range of social activities.
A student publication is a media outlet such as a newspaper, magazine, television show, or radio station produced by students at an educational institution.
A student television station is a television station run by university, high or middle school students that primarily airs school/university news and in many cases, student-produced soap operas, entertainment shows, and other programming.
The Sun Belt Conference is a collegiate athletic conference that has been affiliated with the NCAA's Division I since 1976.
Super Bowl VIII was an American football game between the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Minnesota Vikings and the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Miami Dolphins to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 1973 season.
The Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies at Rice University offers the Houston community the opportunity to study personal and professional areas of interest.
Texas (Texas or Tejas) is the second largest state in the United States by both area and population.
The Texas Medical Center (TMC) is a medical district and neighborhood in south-central Houston, Texas, immediately south of the Museum District and west of Texas State Highway 288.
The Daily Beast is an American news and opinion website focused on politics and pop culture.
The Princeton Review is a college admission services company offering test preparation services, tutoring and admissions resources, online courses, and books published by Random House.
The Rice School (La Escuela Rice) is a K-8 school (the school serves grades kindergarten through 8) in Houston, Texas.
The Rice Thresher is the weekly student newspaper of Rice University in Houston, Texas.
Thomas H. Cruikshank was chairman and CEO of Halliburton Energy Services from 1989 to 1995.
The Thomas J. Watson Fellowship is a grant that enables graduating seniors to pursue a year of independent study outside the United States.
Times Higher Education (THE), formerly The Times Higher Education Supplement (THES), is a weekly magazine based in London, reporting specifically on news and issues related to higher education.
Times Higher Education World University Rankings is an annual publication of university rankings by ''Times Higher Education (THE)'' magazine.
Thomas Francis "Tommy" Kramer (born March 7, 1955) is an American former professional football player who was a quarterback in the NFL from 1977 to 1990.
Anthony Michael Cingrani (born July 5, 1989) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB).
Travel + Leisure is a travel magazine based in New York City, New York.
Tudor Fieldhouse is multi-purpose arena in Houston, Texas.
U.S. News & World Report is an American media company that publishes news, opinion, consumer advice, rankings, and analysis.
The Universities Research Association, Inc. (URA) is a consortium of over 90 leading research-oriented universities primarily in the United States, with members also in Canada, Japan, Italy, and the United Kingdom.
The University of Cambridge (informally Cambridge University)The corporate title of the university is The Chancellor, Masters, and Scholars of the University of Cambridge.
The University of Houston System is a state university system in Texas, comprising four separate and distinct universities.
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), also known as UNC Greensboro, is a public coeducational and Research university in Greensboro, North Carolina, United States and is a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina system.
The University of Pennsylvania (commonly known as Penn or UPenn) is a private Ivy League research university located in University City section of West Philadelphia.
The University of Texas Press (or UT Press) is a university press that is part of the University of Texas at Austin.
The University of Tulsa (TU) is a private research university located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States.
An urban area is a human settlement with high population density and infrastructure of built environment.
The Utah Jazz are an American professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The V-12 Navy College Training Program was designed to supplement the force of commissioned officers in the United States Navy during World War II.
Wade Daniel Townsend (born February 22, 1983) is a professional baseball pitcher, twice selected as a first-round Major League Draft pick out of Rice University.
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington or D.C., is the capital of the United States of America.
Water polo is a competitive team sport played in the water between two teams.
"We choose to go to the Moon" is the famous tagline of a speech about the effort to reach the Moon delivered by President John F. Kennedy to a large crowd gathered at Rice Stadium in Houston, Texas on September 12, 1962.
West University Place, often called West University or West U for short, is a city located in the U.S. state of Texas within the metropolitan area and southwestern Harris County.
The Western Athletic Conference (WAC) is an American collegiate athletic conference formed on July 27, 1962 and affiliated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I. The WAC covers a broad expanse of the western United States, with member institutions located in Arizona, California, New Mexico, Utah, and Washington, along with the "non-western" states of Missouri and Illinois (traditionally associated with the Midwest), as well as Texas (traditionally associated with the Southwest).
White Americans are Americans who are descendants from any of the white racial groups of Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa, or in census statistics, those who self-report as white based on having majority-white ancestry.
The Wiess School of Natural Sciences is an academic school at Rice University in Houston, Texas.
William Marsh Rice (March 14, 1816 – September 23, 1900) was an American businessman who bequeathed his fortune to found Rice University in Houston, Texas.
William Pettus Hobby Jr. (born January 19, 1932) is an American Democratic politician who served a record eighteen years as the 37th Lieutenant Governor of Texas.
The Women's Basketball Invitational (WBI) is a women's college basketball tournament created in 2009 by Sport Tours.
Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856 – February 3, 1924) was an American statesman and academic who served as the 28th President of the United States from 1913 to 1921.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
Zipcar is an American car-sharing company and a subsidiary of Avis Budget Group.
The 2003 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament was held May 30 through June 23,.
The 2006 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament was held from June 2 through June 26,.
The 2007 NBA draft was held on June 28, 2007 at the WaMu Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.
The 2007 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament was held from June 1 to 24,.
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