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Off the Kuff
HERO repeal petitions announcement today
The city's controversial HERO ordinance prohibits discrimination based on federally recognized groups such as race and age, but also extends those rights to sexual orientation and gender identity.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
The Crisis in Black Homeownership
In 2005, three years before the Great Recession, the median black household had a net worth of $12,124 .
Wed Jul 23, 2014
U.S. scientists to map interior of Mount St. Helens volcano
A series of explosions set off by a team of scientists were expected to rattle Washington state's Mount St. Helens on Wednesday as researchers map the interior of the volcano, whose 1980 eruption was the deadliest in U.S. history.
New report ranks University of Texas among top 30 universities in the world
Longhorns have a new reason to put their horns up this summer. According to a new study, the University of Texas at Austin is among the best universities in the country and the world.
New Space Race? US Eyes Asteroids as Other Nations Shoot for the Moon
In 1962 that President John F. Kennedy delivered the now-famous line in a speech at Rice University in Texas: "We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard."
Exit Polling to Return Amid High-Profile Gubernatorial Contest
Paul Beckham and Gary Giffen leave Zilker Elementary School in Austin after casting ballots for the primary election on March 4. Two years ago, a consortium of news outlets that conducts nationwide exit polls during every November election announced it was scaling back efforts in Texas and 18 other states.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Quantum Materials Appoints Advisory Committee, Directors
Quantum dot maker Quantum Materials Corp. recently created a scientific advisory board and named two outside executives to its board of directors.
African-American homeownership increasingly less stable and more risky
A new study from sociologists at Rice University and Cornell University found that African-Americans are 45 percent more likely than whites to switch from owning their homes to renting them.... While historical barriers that excluded Black America from the homeowner market for decades have crumbled, there are signs that emerging types of racial ... (more)
Neal F. Lane: "Investments in Basic Research are just that: Investments "
Written testimony for the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing "The Federal Research Portfolio: Capitalizing on Investments in R&D" held on July 17, 2014 On Thursday, July 17, four science experts served as witnesses at the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing, "The Federal ... (more)
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Annals Of Internal Medicine
My Kind of Medicine
Love, death, grief - some of life's most memorable experiences - are witnessed every day in the halls of hospitals everywhere, but they are seldom captured in stories written by medical students who are busy putting in long hours studying and doing clerkships.
Carbyne morphs when stretched
Carbyne turns from a metal to a semiconductor when stretched, according to calculations by Rice University scientists.
Powerful new sensor identfies molecules containing fewer than 20 atoms
Rice's SECARS molecular sensor contains an optical amplifier made of four gold discs arranged in a diamond-shaped pattern.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
Rice scientist part of study to map Mount St. Helens' depths
Mount St. Helens erupted on July 22, 1980. Now, geophysicists are planning to use explosions to map the volcano's interior.
Detroit's Pewabic Pottery: a treasure trove of tiles, pottery, and history
Located in downtown Detroit, Michigan, the Pewabic Pottery was founded in 1903 during the Arts and Crafts Movement.
2014: A costly election year
With control of the Legislature hanging in the balance, the cost of the battle for Texas Senate District 10 in North Texas is soaring, and likely to get a lot more expensive.
Medical News Today
Researchers apply predictive powers to transmembrane protein folding
Rice University scientists have succeeded in analyzing transmembrane protein folding in the same way they study the proteins' free-floating, globular cousins.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
The gale force of Garry Winogrand
Other photographers' images can recall aspects of Garry Winogrand's: the improvisatory, agnostic spirit; the braiding together of velocity and curiosity; the gravitational pull of the street.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Syncing for Success: The Second Annual Development and Finance Symposium
At the second Development and Finance Symposium , the balance between finance and development attendees was nearly equal , showing that both departments were more eager and keen to sync-up than ever.
Broadway's Wesley Taylor to Teach Master Classes in Houston & Dallas this Month
Straight From New York Series is thrilled to bring another master class to Houston and Dallas.