Rice University
Rice University 100 Years 1912-2012

Primary logo mark

Rice Centennial Celebration logo mark

The Centennial Celebration logo mark features the Athenian owl with its eyes forming the double zeroes in "100." Rice Centennial Celebration logo mark Edgar Odell Lovett, the founding president of Rice, adopted the Athenian owl as a symbol of the institute in 1912. He drew his inspiration from the design on a 430 B.C. Greek coin, the tetradrachm. (A tetradrachm can be found at the Woodson Research Center in Fondren Library.) The owl is a fitting symbol for a university as it was the bird of Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom.

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