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Alumni Networks

The Office of Alumni Relations, in partnership with departments and units from across campus and dedicated volunteers, supports alumni networks that help advance the mission and goals of Rice University. Alumni networks work to connect alumni who share similar interests and passions.

Amici di via Gabina

Amici di via Gabina alumni and friends participated in the excavation of two suburban villas and a Late Antique granary/barn east from the center of Rome. The goal of this research, directed by Walter Widrig and Philip Oliver-Smith, was to shed light on the economic and social changes that took place from the Republic through the Imperial Era in the immediate area of the ancient Via Gabina. Rice was the sponsor of the project and with Walter Widrig holds the copyright to research materials.

The records from the excavations consisting of notebooks, catalogues, plans and drawings are all available to the public as archival materials of Rice University's Fondren Library. Copies of many of these items are also kept in the Library of the British School at Rome.

Alumni and friends who participated in this program will receive periodic email communications, be invited to attend an annual reunion gathering and participate in philanthropic endeavors to help support the Amici di via Gabina Traveling Fellowship.

Website: http://viagabina.rice.edu

For more information, please contact Natalye Appel, Via Gabina Class of ’79, ’80, ’82, at natalye@appelarchitects.com.

Praying Rice Owls

The Praying Rice Owls are a group of Christians who pray for the University and the whole Rice community. We are alumni, students, faculty and staff members, parents, ministry leaders and friends of the University. The PRO's sponsor the annual Homecoming Prayer Breakfast, a time of fellowship and of unified prayer. We stay connected throughout the year via e-mail updates.

To be added to the e-mail list, please email Ryn Bowers ’64 at rynb@alumni.rice.edu.

Special Event: "Oxbridge" - The C.S. Lewis Summer Institute at Oxford and Cambridge

The Praying Rice Owls have arranged for a group discount for anyone wanting join us in attending the C. S. Lewis Summer Institute at Oxford and Cambridge this summer.  The dates of the conference are July 24 through August 3, 2017.  Information about the conference is available on the C.S. Lewis Foundation website.   

To secure a place at the conference, please register and pay your tuition online. This site gives members of our group and their friends a special early-bird discount greater than any discount available on the regular registration page.  Please register and pay before January 17 to receive the best price. 

Please note that this is not a tour and in not operated or supported by the Office of Alumni Relations and the Traveling Owls.  Each participant is responsible for arranging his or her own flights to and from England and for booking his or her own accommodations, either in the residential colleges at the universities or elsewhere.  Information about accommodations can be found on the Foundation website.

Please direct any questions to Ryn Bowers (rynb@alumni.rice.edu) and invite your friends to join the Praying Rice Owls.  See you in England!

Religion and Public Life Program

The Religion and Public Life Program (RPLP) conducts research, trains scholars, and offers programs that advance dialogue about religion in the public sphere. The program is directed by Autrey Professor of Sociology Elaine Howard Ecklund.

There are a number of ways that alumni can get involved with RPLP. Alumni are invited to join our listserv by clicking “Stay up to Date” on the RPLP homepage at rplp.rice.edu. You will receive invitations to events and updates on our research.

If you would like to support our program by making a financial contribution, please contact Laura Welch Fitch, director of development in the School of Social Sciences, at laurawelchfitch@rice.edu or 713-348-4482.

Website: rplp.rice.edu
Twitter: @RiceRPLP
Facebook: facebook.com/religionandpubliclifeprogram

For more information, please contact Hayley Hemstreet, RPLP program manager, at hjh2@rice.edu or 713-348-3974.

Rice University Chemistry Alumni

The Rice University Chemistry Alumni group aims to establish a professional network of alumni who wish to remain connected to the department. Through this network, we hope to celebrate the accomplishments of our alumni and to unite them with others in their field. We also hope to invite our alumni to return to Rice to assist our current students by presenting seminars, mentoring students, hosting internships and participating in important departmental events and milestones.

If you would like to support our program by making a financial contribution, please contact Jerry Haus, director of development in the Wiess School of Natural Sciences, at jerry.haus@rice.edu or 713-348-4268.

Website: www.chemistry.rice.edu. Select the “Alumni/Friends” tab to take our survey about how you would like to get involved.
Facebook: facebook.com/ricechemistry
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/groups?gid=6677045

For more information, please contact Sabra Helton, academic program administrator, at sabra@rice.edu or 713-348-2906.

Rice School of Architecture Alumni

The Rice School of Architecture (RSA) Alumni Group seeks to connect a growing global network of RSA postgraduates in a number of ways.

For alumni interested in learning more about professional opportunities, please join our LinkedIn group where members and the RSA will post exclusive job opportunities. We also invite you to have a direct impact on current students by signing-up for our Rice Architecture Mentoring Program (RAMP). Through RAMP, alumni serve as mentors and provide RSA students with shadowing and externship opportunities. Alumni may also stay in touch with our network by subscribing to our newsletter, and by submitting information for inclusion. We do regularly update our Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram handles with exciting alumni accomplishments, regional events and lectures at the school.

If you are interested in supporting our efforts by making a financial contribution, please contact Emily Stein, associate director of development for the Rice School of Architecture, at ems12@rice.edu or (713) 348-3424. You may also send Emily your current contact information and any personal updates you would like to see included in RSA newsletters.

Website: architecture.rice.edu. Sign up for the RSA newsletter on this website.
RAMP: arch.rice.edu/RAMP/
Facebook: facebook.com/RiceArch
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/groups/8449127
Instagram: RICEARCH
Twitter: @RiceArch

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