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  • Lân : Feriene Steaten
  • Stêd : houston
  • ôfkoarting : WMRU
  • oprjochte : 1912
  • studinten (ca..) : 7000
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Rice Universiteit is in partikuliere ynstelling dy't oprjochte waard yn 1912.

Ynskriuwjild foar in Rice Universiteit binne $45,000 (Aprox.).

Rice Universiteit, leit yn it hert fan Houston fan Museum District, biedt in dynamyske studintelibben yn de naasje syn fjirde-grutste stêd. De Rice Coffeehouse, Valhalla Pub en Willy fan Cafe binne allegear learling-rinne ynstellings oanbiede op-campus iten en drinken. Foardat stappen foet op kampus, alle studinten binne tawiisd oan ien fan 11 residential colleges, dêr't se bliuwe leden sels as se beslute om ôf kampus. De wenkearnen kolleezjes soargje húsfesting, dining, en akademysk en sosjale foarfallen. De Rice Owls boast 14 Palestra NCAA Division I athletic ploegen en binne bekend om harren sterke honkbal programma. Studinten krije fergees tickets nei alle Varsity athletic foarfallen.

Rice besteat út acht skoallen, ynklusyf de Skoalle fan Sosjale Wittenskippen, Skoalle fan de Geasteswittenskippen en Wiess Skoalle fan Natuerlike Wittenskippen. Syn graduate skoallen binne de tige ranked Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business and George R. Brown Skoalle fan Engineering. Rice hat ek in goed-beskôge Skoalle fan Arsjitektuer en de Hoeder Skoalle fan Music. Rice is thús oan de James A. Baker III Ynstitút foar Iepenbier Policy, in nonpartisan tinktank, dy't biedt coursework, staazjeplakken en lêzings. When a private detective found Rice’s stolen owl mascot at rival school Texas A&M in 1917, Hy stjoerde in ynmekoar setten berjocht werom nei Rice studinten litten se witte dat “sammy” wie OK, sa jaan fan in namme op 'e skoalle fan mascotte.

skoallen / Colleges / Departments / kursussen / fakulteiten

School of Architecture

Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies

  • Master of Liberal Studies
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)

George R. Brown Skoalle fan Engineering

  • Bioengineering
  • Gemysk en Biomolecular Engineering
  • Sivile en miljeutechnyk
  • Computational and Applied Mathematics
  • Komputer wittenskip
  • Elektryske en Computer Engineering
  • Materials Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Statistyk

School of Humanities

  • Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations
  • Keunstskiednis
  • Center for Critical and Cultural Theory
  • Center for Languages & Intercultural Communication
  • Center for the Study of Women, gender, and Sexuality
  • Chao Center for Asian Studies
  • Classical and European Studies
  • Ingelsk
  • Skiednis
  • Humanities Research Center
  • Joadske Studies
  • Medieval and Early Modern Studies
  • Filosofy
  • Polityk, Wet, and Social Thought
  • Poverty, Justice and Human Capabilities
  • Leauwe
  • Spaansk, Portuguese, and Latin American Studies
  • Visual and Dramatic Arts

Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business

  • Rice Education Entrepreneurship Program
  • Rice Executive Education
  • Rice MBA
  • Rice MBA for Executives
  • Rice MBA for Professionals
  • Ph.D. in Business

The Shepherd School of Music

Wiess School of Natural Sciences

  • BioSciences
  • Gemy
  • Earth Science
  • Kinesiology
  • Wiskunde
  • Natuerkunde en Astronomy

Skoalle of Sosjale Wittenskippen

  • antropology
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • ekonomy
  • Hobby Center for the Study of Texas
  • Kinder Institute for Urban Research
  • Taalkunde
  • Managerial Studies
  • Policy Studies
  • Politike Wittenskippen
  • psychology
  • Shell Center for Sustainability
  • Social Science Research Institute
  • sosjology
  • Sport Management

Interdisciplinary and Other Academic Programs

  • Air Force Science
  • Applied Physics Program
  • Beyond Traditional Borders Initiative
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Computational Science and Engineering
  • Education Certification
  • Environmental Programs
  • Leadership Rice
  • military Science
  • naval Science
  • Neuroscience (Minor) Programma
  • Professional Masters Program in Science
  • Professional Masters Program in Engineering
  • Rice Education Entrepreneurship Program (REEP)
  • Rice Theatre Program


Yn 1911 the cornerstone was laid for the Institute’s first building, the Administration Building, now known as Lovett Hall in honor of the founding president. Yn septimber 23, 1912, the anniversary of William Marsh Rice’s murder, de William Marsh Rice Institute for the Advancement of Letters, Wittenskip, and Art began course work. 48 male and 29 female students were enrolled, paying no tuition, with classes taught by a dozen faculty. Unusual for the time, Rice accepted coeducational admissions.

Administration Building, Rice Institute, houston, texas (postcard, circa 1912-1924)

Three weeks after opening, a spectacular international academic festival was held in celebration, bringing Rice to the attention of the entire academic world. Fjouwer jier letter, at the first commencement ceremony, 35 bachelor’s degrees and one master’s degree were awarded. That year, the student body voted to adopt the Honor System, dy't noch hieltyd bestiet hjoed. The first doctorate was conferred in 1918 on mathematicianHubert Evelyn Bray.

Yn de Twadde Wrâldkriich, Rice Institute was one of 131 colleges en universiteiten lanlik dy't naam diel oan 'e V-12 Navy College Training Program dy't oanbean studinten in paad nei in Navy kommisje.

The Founder’s Memorial Statue, a bronze statue of a seated William Marsh Rice, holding the original plans for the campus, was dedicated in 1930, and installed in the central academic quad, facing Lovett Hall. The statue was crafted by John Angel.[21] The residential college system proposed by President Lovett was adopted in 1958, with the East Hall residence becoming Baker College, South Hall residence becomingWill Rice College, West Hall becoming Hanszen College, and the temporary Wiess Hall becoming Wiess College.

Yn 1959, the Rice Institute Computer went online. 1960 saw Rice Institute formally renamed William Marsh Rice University. Rice acted as a temporary intermediary in the transfer of land between Humble Oil and Refining Company and NASA, for the creation of NASA’s Manned Spacecraft Center (now called Johnson Space Center) yn 1962. President John F. Kennedy then made a speech at Rice Stadium reiterating that the United States intended to reach the moon before the end of the decade of the 1960s, en “to become the world’s leading space-faring nation”. The relationship of NASA with Rice University and the city of Houston has remained strong to the present day.

The original charter of Rice Institute dictated that the university admit and educate, tuition-free, “the white inhabitants of Houston, and the state of Texas”. Yn 1963, the governing board of Rice University filed a lawsuit to allow the university to modify its charter to admit students of all races and to charge tuition. Yn 1964, Rice officially amended the university charter to desegregate its graduate and undergraduate divisions. The Trustees of Rice University prevailed in a lawsuit to void the racial language in the trust in 1966. Rice began charging tuition for the first time in 1965. Yn itselde jier, Rice launched a $33 miljoen ($248 miljoen) development campaign. $43 miljoen ($262 miljoen) was raised by its conclusion in 1970. Yn 1974, two new schools were founded at Rice, the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management and the Shepherd School of Music. The Brown Foundation Challenge, a fund-raising program designed to encourage annual gifts, was launched in 1976 and ended in 1996 having raised $185 miljoen ($279 miljoen). The Rice School of Social Sciences was founded in 1979.

On-campus housing was exclusively for men for the first forty years. Jones College was the first women’s residence on the Rice campus, followed by Brown College. According to legend, the women’s colleges were purposefully situated at the opposite end of campus from the existing men’s colleges as a way of preserving campus propriety, which was greatly valued by Edgar Odell Lovett, who did not even allow benches to be installed on campus, fearing that theymight lead to co-fraternization of the sexes”. The path linking the north colleges to the center of campus was given the tongue-in-cheek name ofVirgin’s Walk”. Individual colleges became coeducational between 1973 en 1987, with the single-sex floors of colleges that had them becoming co-ed by 2006. By then, several new residential colleges had been built on campus to handle the university’s growth, including Lovett College, Sid Richardson College, and Martel College.

The Economic Summit of Industrialized Nations was held at Rice in 1990. Yn 1993, the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy was created. Yn 1997, the Edythe Bates Old Grand Organ and Recital Hall and the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology, omdoopt yn 2005 for the late Nobel Prize winner and Rice professor Richard E. Smalley, were dedicated at Rice. Yn 1999, the Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology was created. The Rice Owls baseball team was ranked #1 in the nation for the first time in that year (1999), holding the top spot for eight weeks.

Yn 2003, the Owls won their first national championship in baseball, which was the first for the university in any team sport, beating Southwest Missouri State in the opening game and then the University of Texas and Stanford University twice each en route to the title. Yn 2008, President David Leebron issued a ten-point plan titledVision for the Second Centuryoutlining plans to increase research funding, strengthen existing programs, and increase collaboration. The plan has brought about another wave of campus constructions, including the erection the newly renamed BioScience Research Collaborative building (intended to foster collaboration with the adjacent Texas Medical Center), a new recreational center and the renovated Autry Court basketball stadium, and the addition of two new residential colleges, Duncan College and McMurtry College.

Beginning in late 2008, the university considered a merger with Baylor College of Medicine, though the merger was ultimately rejected in 2010. Select Rice undergraduates are currently guaranteed admission to Baylor College of Medicine upon graduation as part of the Rice/Baylor Medical Scholars program. According to History Professor John Bolesrecent book University Builder: Edgar Odell Lovett and the Founding of the Rice Institute, the first president’s original vision for the university included hopes for future medical and law schools.

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