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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.

Melissa Cefkin ’93 Applies Anthropology Background to Autonomous Cars

Melissa Cefkin ’93 joined Nissan as principal scientist and design anthropologist in March 2015. Working alongside programmers and engineers, she applies her unique perspective to the development of autonomous cars.

More at 2025AD >> https://www.2025ad.com/in-the-news/blog/nissan-melissa-cefkin-driverless-cars/

Recent Stories

  • Arun Netravalli '69 awarded Marconi Prize for his work in digital video technology

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  • Ezra “Bud” Brown ’65 named Alumni Distinguished Professor for second time

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  • Andrea Jain '09 appointed editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Religion

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