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The Rice year in review

Rice: Year in review

Rice faculty wins NEH grant to study Chocktaws in the Civil War

Fay Yarbrough, associate professor of history, won a prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant to study the Choctaw Nation's involvement in the Civil War. The Choctaws sided with the Confederacy, an unexpected alliance which Yarbrough will continue to research with the support of the NEH grant.

Rice faculty wins NEH grant

NEST360° wins $15 million in 100&Change finals

As one of four finalists from a field of more than 1,900 applicants, Rice's NEST360° won $15 million in the MacArthur Foundation's 100&Change competition. The prize will help NEST360° continue to scale low-cost neonatal technologies across Africa with the goal of saving 500,000 newborn lives each year.

NEST360° wins $15 million in 100&Change finals

Humanities faculty wins Arlt award

Associate professor of art history and classical studies, John Hopkins, is the winner of this year's Arlt Award in the Humanities. Hopkins is a leading scholar on Roman Architecture and co-directs an ongoing excavation within the 2,000-year-old Horrea Agrippiana, an ancient Roman warehouse steps from the Roman Forum.

Humanities faculty wins Arlt award