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Welcome to the ARA's Stories Section!

Alumni Making an Impact
Features alumni who are making a difference for Rice on campus and in their communities.

Alumni in the News
Highlights stories that are gathered from the media through the hard work of the ARA's Alumni Recognition Committee, which recognizes and celebrates achievements of Rice alumni, faculty, students, staff and university friends by sending hand-written notes and emails. If you are interested in volunteering for the committee, contact Tara Quell, assistant director, alumni relations at 713-348-4694.

Come to Rice on Feb. 13 for Classroom Connect!

If you find research exciting, come to Rice for Classroom Connect on Feb. 13! Hear faculty lecturers speak about their cutting-edge research on topics like the Higgs boson particle, the connection between saliva and voting behavior and the workings of the brain.  Take part in hands-on experiences, enjoy lunch with Rice’s faculty legends and mingle with some of the brightest minds around. For more information about the program, scholarships and discounts, contact Associate Director of Alumni Programs Dan Stypa at 713-348-5094 or

Recent Stories

  • Maureen McKelvey ’87 awarded 50 million Swedish kronor for research into innovation and entrepreneurship

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  • Rice Board of Trustees honors Bart Sinclair ’73

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  • Joe Wong ’00 makes transition from American to Chinese stand-up

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