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  • Former Secretary of State James A. Baker III, the honorary chair of Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, presented Burundi humanitarian Marguerite Barankitse, founder of Maison Shalom (House of Peace), with the James A. Baker III Prize for Excellence in Leadership April 13.

    Humanitarian Marguerite Barankitse receives Baker Prize

    Former Secretary of State James A. Baker III, the honorary chair of Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, presented Burundi humanitarian Marguerite Barankitse, founder of Maison Shalom (House of Peace), with the James A. Baker III Prize for Excellence in Leadership April 13.

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  • 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? These were two of the research questions highlighted at an April 6 event showcasing the new Fondren Fellows Program, which engages Rice undergraduate and graduate students in working on library-focused research projects.

    Fondren Fellows Program showcases students’ research prowess

    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? These were two of the research questions highlighted at an April 6 event showcasing the new Fondren Fellows Program, which engages Rice undergraduate and graduate students in working on library-focused research projects.

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  • New research by management and organizational behavior experts at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business finds that gourmet food trucks in Houston cooperate extensively and engage in friendly competition to promote the group members’ excellence and uniqueness. The study, published in Administrative Science Quarterly, focuses on 41 food trucks in Houston, the fourth-most populous city in the United States.

    Houston’s gourmet food trucks cooperate, compete to elevate group’s prestige, Rice U. finds

    New research by management and organizational behavior experts at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business finds that gourmet food trucks in Houston cooperate extensively and engage in friendly competition to promote the group members’ excellence and uniqueness. The study, published in Administrative Science Quarterly, focuses on 41 food trucks in Houston, the fourth-most populous city in the United States.

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  • Microscopic probes developed at Rice simplify the process of measuring electrical activity in the cells of small living animals. The technique could revolutionize data-gathering for disease characterization and drug interactions.

    Nano-SPEARs gently measure electrical signals in small animals

    Microscopic probes developed at Rice simplify the process of measuring electrical activity in the cells of small living animals. The technique could revolutionize data-gathering for disease characterization and drug interactions.

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  • Although single-family detached homes constitute 61 percent of Houston’s housing stock, the number of multifamily properties and townhomes is growing at a faster rate and is consistent with Houstonians’ living preferences, according to a new report from Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research. However, the report noted, the area’s growth has eclipsed housing production and resulted in a tighter market.

    Multifamily and townhome housing growing to meet Houston needs

    Although single-family detached homes constitute 61 percent of Houston’s housing stock, the number of multifamily properties and townhomes is growing at a faster rate and is consistent with Houstonians’ living preferences, according to a new report from Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research. However, the report noted, the area’s growth has eclipsed housing production and resulted in a tighter market.

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  • Monica Czausz, a Lovett College senior pursuing her combined Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in organ performance, says the organ is her voice.

    Unconventional students at Rice 2017: Monica Czausz

    Monica Czausz, a Lovett College senior pursuing her combined Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in organ performance, says the organ is her voice.

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  • McMurtry College senior Mishi Jain is among the 62 college students from 54 U.S. colleges and universities who have been selected as 2017 Truman Scholars. The Truman Scholarship is the premier graduate scholarship for aspiring public service leaders in the United States.

    Senior Mishi Jain earns prestigious Truman Scholarship

    McMurtry College senior Mishi Jain is among the 62 college students from 54 U.S. colleges and universities who have been selected as 2017 Truman Scholars. The Truman Scholarship is the premier graduate scholarship for aspiring public service leaders in the United States.

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