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Houston Symphony presents "Musically Speaking with Andrés: Shostakovich's Symphony No. 12"

This intimate concert experience focuses on single works with commentary from Andrés Orozco-Estrada. The program explores the political upheaval of the Russian Revolution and its leader, Len


High Paid Presidents

The $1.5 million man: Rice University president among nation's highest paid private college leaders

By Clifford Pugh

Forget aiming to become a rock star or a professional athlete. Maybe those looking for a lucrative career should aim to be top dog at a private college or university. The Chronicle of Higher Ed ...


Dive In

City changing idea? Campaign to build Houston its own perfect swimming hole picks up steam

By Barbara Kuntz

It may sound like a chilly idea right now, but when Houston's temps start to rise again — and keep on rising — it sounds like a great idea. Houston Needs a Swimming Hole! Ye ...


Gray/Wawro Lecture Series: "When We Were Free to Be: Looking Back at a Children's Classic and the Difference It Made"

Rice University

Cultural historian Lori Rotskoff will discuss how a 1972 children's record, book and television special by actress and social activist Marlo Thomas, Free to Be, still speaks to families today.&


Hometown Glory

Owls rule: Rice University receives most admired honors in important new national rankings

By Barbara Kuntz

Rice University's School of Architecture is getting a lot of love these days. The undergraduate program is the recipient of the most-admired architecture department honors in the nation in ...


Rice Veterans in Business Association hosts "The Way Forward: U.S. Military, Business and Policy Interests in the Middle East"

Rice University

The Veterans in Business Association continues the Rice Veteran Leadership Series. Former Marine Commandant, General James Conway will discuss his insights into leadership and public service. A pan


Houston's History Mansion

Stately history: $4.15 million Houston mansion flaunts its very prestigious address and English style

By Barbara Kuntz

Editor's Note: Houston, the surrounding areas and beyond are loaded with must-have houses for sale in all shapes, sizes and price ranges. In this continuing series, CultureMap snoops through so ...


Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy Conference: "The Shale Revolution: What Do We Know Now and Where Are We Going?"

Rice University

Leading United States energy, economics and geology experts will gather at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy to discuss "The Shale Revolution: What Do We Know Now and Whe


Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy hosts "The Miracle of Leipzig"

Rice University

A special retrospective of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War will take place at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy Nov. 2. The pro


Play Ball!

More than $5 million and counting: Black-tie dinner tradition continues to raise big bucks for Rice athletics

By Shelby Hodge

Since its inception in 1984, "An Evening in Rice's Honour" has raised more than $5 million for scholarships and athletic programs at Rice University. That number was bumped up by $256 ...


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