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Rice senior named Luce Scholar

Cyrus Ghaznavi '17, a biological science and policy studies double major, is one of 18 Luce Scholars for 2017-18. Ghaznavi was nominated by Rice and was selected from 161 nominees. He is the fourth consecutive Rice nominee to be named a Luce Scholar. The fellowship program is designed to promote understanding of Asia among future leaders through language immersion and professional opportunities.

Luce Scholarship recipient Cyrus Ghaznavi

Rice's Moody Center for the Arts opens

Rice's newest facility, the Moody Center for the Arts, officially opened its doors on February 24. The Moody Center for the Arts bridges Rice and the vibrant cultural community of Houston while serving as a space for innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Moody Center for the Arts

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