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Rice 360° Institute picked as one of eight semifinalists vying for $100 million MacArthur prize

The MacArthur Foundation has identified eight semifinalists in a new competition designed to find the best proposal to solve a global problem. Chosen from over 1,900 proposals, the Rice 360° Institute joins seven other semifinalists vying for the opportunity to address a major world challenge and a $100 million prize.

Rice 360 MacArthur Semifinalist

Rice's Baker Institute ranked No.4 in the world for university-affiliated think tanks

For the third year in a row, Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy is ranked in the top five for university-affiliated think tanks worldwide; it also maintains its No. 2 ranking among the world's energy- and resource-policy think tanks.

Baker Institute

Rice Professor and Presidential Historian Douglas Brinkley gets national coverage

Douglas Brinkley is a CNN Correspondent and Presidential Historian who has been featured in numerous articles throughout the year; this Houston Chronicle article quotes him discussing the transition of power from former President Obama to President Trump, and how this compares to previous elections.

Douglas Brinkey