In his 1912 inaugural address, Rice University president Edgar Odell Lovett set forth an ambitious vision, proclaiming, “The new institution … aspires to university standing of the highest grade… For the present it is proposed to assign no upper limit to its educational endeavor.”
Rice has followed Lovett’s vision even as it has transformed over the years. As a leading research university with a distinctive commitment to undergraduate education, Rice continues to aspire to pathbreaking research, unsurpassed teaching and contributions to the betterment of the world.
The James Turrell “Twilight Epiphany” Skyspace (2012) at the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion at Rice University
New Zealand Announcement
March 19, 2019
The return from spring break is for many of our students both a joyous and stressful time as they enter the final weeks of the spring semester. This year, however, spring break was marked by the news of the vicious attack on Muslims at their Friday prayers at two mosques in New Zealand, which left fifty dead and many others injured.