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  • Military Men 1940s

     Rice serves in World War II  

    In 1941, the Rice population was half civilian, half military, and among men, sailors outnumbered civilians two to one.  Read more here…. 


  • Pep rally 1923


    We’ve got spirit!

    The Rally Club is formed to raise school spirit in 1925, laying the foundation for some very creative cheers.  Read more here...

  • John Boles holds an original invitation to the Formal Opening of the Rice Institute in 1912.

    Dr. Boles explains Centennial inspiration

    Dr. John Boles shares the story of Rice's formal opening and discusses some inspiration for the upcoming Centennial Celebration. Watch video... 

  • President Hoover visits the Rice Institute

    Centennial Historian's blog

    Dr. Melissa Kean shares daily curiosities about her "gleanings from the Rice Archives." Read more...  


President's Welcome

In October 2012, our Centennial Celebration commemorated Rice University’s first one hundred years of achievement with an array of lectures and discussions from thought leaders, world-premiere musical and arts performances, and festivities of all kinds.  The Centennial Celebration was among the most vibrant events ever held at Rice University, as thousands of Rice alumni, friends and supporters from Houston and across the globe gathered to celebrate the strength of our community, to applaud the achievements that marked our first century, and to set the stage for our second. 

 Read President Leebron's full message 


Weekly video


Dominant second half clinches bowl title 

Rice celebrates 

The Rice Owls scored 26 unanswered points in the second half of the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl to beat the Air Force Falcons 33-14 Saturday at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas.


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Rice to face Air Force in Armed Forces Bowl 

Rick Greenspan at podium 

The Owls football team’s strong finish to the 2012 season was officially rewarded Saturday when it accepted an invitation to face Air Force in the 10th annual Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl. Rice and Air Force will face off at 11 a.m. Dec. 29 at Amon Carter Stadium in Fort Worth.


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Rice to plant 100 trees at Hermann Park Nov. 16

centennial grove  

Rice student, staff and faculty volunteers are needed to help plant 100 trees in Hermann Park Nov. 16 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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Rice University's centennial in 100 seconds


Take a recap of the Celebration of 100 years in 100 seconds!


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Chief Justice Roberts: Technology among top issues for court


Chief Justice Roberts discusses top issues for the Supreme Court, including technology


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The Washington Post covers Chief Justice's talk


The Washington Post covered Chief Justice Robert's talk, part of the Centennial Lecture Series celebrating Rice's 100th anniversary.


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Chief Justice Roberts Visits Rice Campus


Salon.com covers Chief Justice Robert's talk on Rice Campus during the Centennial.


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The Spectacle


The Spectacle, a sound and light show to celebrate Rice's Centennial, took place on the Academic Quad in front of thousands of guests.  You can learn about the Spectacle, and the artists who created it, here. 


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Rice/Houston Documentary


Beyond the Hedges asks: How can a great city and a great university inspire and support each other? The answer takes us on a journey that spans energy, architecture, the arts and more — while unraveling what such partnerships mean to the future of our nation and the world.  This documentary, in honor of Rice's 100-year anniversary, tells the story of Rice and Houston's intertwined histories.

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