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Rice Professor named National Academy of Inventors fellow

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Richard Baraniuk was one of 175 academic inventors this year, and 757 total, to receive this award.

Richard Baraniuk

Rice joins American Talent Initiative as a founding member

This new organization of 30 selective institutions will help enroll talented low- and moderate-income students at institutions with high graduation rates

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6 Rice students selected for New York Philharmonic Global Fellowship Program

Rice is the first conservatory program to partner with the New York Philharmonic's Global Academy Fellowship program creating opportunities for music students to train and play among professional musicians.

6 Shepherd School students participate at NY Philharmonic

Rice Professor Randall Hulet wins the Walther Award for his work in Physics

The award is presented to one recipient per year for their influence and innovations in the field of quantum optics and atomic atomic physics.

Rice Professor Hulet wins Walther Award