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Time Event
November 28 through February 17 Comic Book Contest 2011-2012
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Boniuk Center for Religious Tolerance
January 12 through February 10 9
Open to the Public
Artist: Mick Johnson
Sponsor: Visual and Dramatic Arts
February 01
10:00 AM
Spring 2012 Career & Internship Expo
Sponsor: Center for Career Development
February 01
12:00 PM
Spectral Theory Brown Bag Seminar: The Critical Almost Mathieu Operator
Open to the Public
Speaker: Milivoje Lukic
Sponsor: Mathematics
February 01
12:05 PM
AU - 2012, OR HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE SUN
Speaker: Stephen Bradshaw
Sponsor: Physics & Astronomy
February 01
12:15 PM
How do Beets and Pantyhose make Water (un)Affordable? Technique, Ethics and the Future in Costa Rica
Speaker: Andrea Ballestero
Sponsor: Anthropology
February 01
4:00 PM
Paul C. Wilber Lecture:
Systems Metabolic Engineering: Strategies and Practical Applications

Open to the Public
Speaker: Sang Yup Lee - Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Sponsor: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
February 01
4:00 PM
Geometry-Analysis Seminar: On the Gross-Pitaevskii Hierarchies
Open to the Public
Speaker: Natasa Pavlovic
Sponsor: Mathematics
February 01
4:00 PM
What Happens After Nanoparticles Absorb a Photon: Charge Separation in Semiconductors and Plasmon Damping in Metals
Speaker: Matthew Pelton
Sponsor: Chemistry
February 01
4:00 PM
2012 Paul C. Wilber Lecture in Chemical Engineering
Open to the Public
Speaker: Dr. Sang Yup Lee
Sponsor: Biochemistry and Cell Biology
February 01
5:30 PM
Class Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 01
6:00 PM
"Invisible Families: Gay Identities, Relationships and Motherhood Among Black Women"
Speaker: Mignon Moore
Sponsor: Sociology
February 01
8:00 PM
Faculty Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 02
10:00 AM
Spring 2012 Career & Internship Expo
Sponsor: Center for Career Development
February 02
12:00 PM
Introduction to E-Science
Open to the Public
Speaker: Elmer Bernstam
Sponsor: Fondren Library
February 02
4:00 PM
Math at Top Speed: Exploring and Breaking Myths in the Drag
Speaker: Richard A. Tapia
Sponsor: Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics
February 02
4:00 PM
Spring '12 Earth Science Thursday Speaker Series - Proxy validation and applicaiton to estimate Cenozoic atmospheric CO2 and ocean carbonate chemistry
Speaker: Baerbel Hoenisch
Sponsor: Earth Science
February 02
4:00 PM
WHEN QUANTUM WAVES CRASH UPON STRANGE SHORES: Splash Statistics in Disordered Media, and Correlated Fronts Far from Equilibrium
Speaker: Matthew S. Foster
Sponsor: Physics & Astronomy
February 02
5:00 PM
Opening Reception for
Joel Shapiro: New Installation

Open to the Public
Artist: Joel Shapiro
Sponsor: Rice University Art Gallery
February 02
5:30 PM
Master’s Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 02
6:00 PM
"Social Policy is Health Policy: The Health Implications of Policies Outside the Silo of Health Care"
Speaker: Mark Hayward
Sponsor: Sociology
February 02
8:00 PM
Sharing the Spotlight
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 02 through March 15 Man Corn
Open to the Public
Artist: Josh Bernstein
Sponsor: Visual and Dramatic Arts
February 03 through March 18 Joel Shapiro: New Installation
Open to the Public
Artist: Joel Shapiro
Sponsor: Rice University Art Gallery
February 03
10:00 AM
Nested QoS: Providing Flexible SLAs in Shared Storage Systems
Open to the Public
Speaker: Hui Wang
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
February 03
12:00 PM
K2I Luncheon: Olivier Lichtarge, "Evolutionary Action: a Guide to Biological Function and Personal Genetic Variations"
Registration Required
Speaker: Olivier Lichtarge
Sponsor: Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology
February 03
3:45 PM
CEVE Seminar Series: Biodegradation and Treatment Potential of Endocrine-Disrupting Compounds in Wastewater
Open to the Public
Speaker: Kung-Hui (Bella) Chu
Sponsor: Civil and Environmental Engineering
February 03
4:00 PM
Knowing the Invisible: Climate Change, Nuclear Things, and their Entangled Histories
Open to the Public
Speakers: Paul Edwards, Gabrielle Hecht
Sponsor: Humanities Research Center
February 03
4:00 PM
Keck Seminar: King Li, MD "Biomedical Imaging in the Genomic Era: Opportunities and Challenges"
Speaker: King Li, MD
Sponsor: Keck Center for Interdisciplinary Bioscience Training
February 03
5:30 PM
Class Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 03
5:30 PM
When Nina Rodrigues Met Fausta, or Trance and Political Subjectivity in Late Nineteenth-Century Salvador da Bahia
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Hispanic Studies
February 03 through February 04 Rice Cinema presents CIRCUMSTANCE
Open to the Public / Admission Charge
Sponsor: Rice Cinema
February 03 through February 04 19Th Annual Iranian Film Festival: CIRCUMSTANCE
Open to the Public / Admission Charge
Sponsor: Visual and Dramatic Arts
February 03
8:00 PM
Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 03 through February 04 The Drunken City
Open to the Public / Admission Charge
Sponsor: Visual and Dramatic Arts
February 03
Tuition and Financial Aid Deadline
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
February 04
2:30 PM
Master’s Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 04
5:30 PM
Master's Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 04
8:00 PM
Shepherd School Chamber Orchestra
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 05
12:30 PM
Senior Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 05
3:00 PM
The Drunken City
Open to the Public / Admission Charge
Sponsor: Visual and Dramatic Arts
February 05
5:00 PM
Senior Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 05
8:00 PM
Master’s Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 06
12:00 PM
Recoding viral genomes through chemical synthesis: unusual viral genetics and a unique strategy for designing vaccines
Speaker: Dr. Eckard Wimmer, Hosted by Dr. Jane Tao, for the Vanzant Lecture Series, 12pm in Keck 102
Sponsor: Biochemistry and Cell Biology
February 06
12:00 PM
Special Climate Talk - TESTING THE HYPOTHESIS OF AGW
Speaker: S. Fred Singer
Sponsor: Physics & Astronomy
February 06
12:00 PM
Space Physics - EVIDENCE AT SATURN FOR AN INNER MAGNETOSPHERIC CONVECTION PATTERN, FIXED IN LOCAL TIME
Speaker: Michelle Thomsen
Sponsor: Physics & Astronomy
February 06
12:15 PM
Class Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 06
3:00 PM
Recent Progress in Two-Row Cuts for Mixed-Integer Programming
Speaker: Ricardo Fukasawa
Sponsor: Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics
February 06
4:00 PM
"Biodiversity hot spot on a hot spot: Microbial Diversity in Hawaiian Fumaroles"
Speaker: Scott Kelley
Sponsor: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
February 06
4:00 PM
Aster Models for Life History Analysis with Lessons for Teaching Statistics
Speaker: Charles Geyer
Sponsor: Statistics
February 06
4:00 PM
Emer O'Sullivan: “‘G is for German’: Constructions of Nationality and Ethnicity in Picturebooks”
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality
February 06
4:00 PM
Adventures in Genre: Ovid's Remedia Amoris
Speaker: Barbara Weiden Boyd
Sponsor: Classical Studies
February 06
4:00 PM
Condensed Matter - ENTANGLEMENT ENTROPY IN ORDERED AND QUANTUM CRITICAL SYSTEMS
Speaker: Wenxin Ding
Sponsor: Physics & Astronomy
February 06
4:00 PM
Topology Seminar: Asymptotic Geometry of Teichmuller Space and Divergence
Open to the Public
Speaker: Harold Sultan
Sponsor: Mathematics
February 06
8:00 PM
Doctoral Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 07
4:00 PM
SCIENTIA COLLOQUIUM: “From so simple a beginning: Huxley, Mueller and Biology at Rice”
Open to the Public
Speaker: David Queller
Sponsor: Scientia
February 07
4:00 PM
Feminist Research Group: “‘What’s wrong with this picture book?’ Late Sexism in French and American Children’s Literature”
Speaker: Julie Fette, Emer O'Sullivan
Sponsor: Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality
February 07
4:00 PM
Algebraic Geometry Seminar: Alternate compactifications of Hurwitz spaces
Open to the Public
Speaker: Anand Deopurkar
Sponsor: Mathematics
February 07
4:00 PM
Gradient Strategies and Umbilical Cord Wharton's Jelly Cells for Osteochondral Tissue Engineering
Open to the Public
Speaker: Michael Detamore
Sponsor: Bioengineering
February 07
5:30 PM
Master’s Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 07
5:30 PM
Performing Hybrid Festive Culture in New Orleans: Brazilian Immigrants and Mardi Gras
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Hispanic Studies
February 07
7:00 PM
Michael P. Hammond Preparatory Program
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 07
7:00 PM
Westerns Made in Germany (Karl May Westerns from West Germany)
Sponsor: German Studies
February 07
8:00 PM
Class Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 08
11:30 AM
February Lunch Bunch - Baker College
Sponsor: Staff Advisory Committee
February 08
12:00 PM
Dining with the Dean: CAAM undergrads
Sponsor: Dean of Engineering
February 08
12:00 PM
Spectral Theory Brown Bag Seminar: Dynamical Analysis of Schrödinger Operators with Growing Sparse Potentials
Speaker: Jake Fillman
Sponsor: Mathematics
February 08
12:05 PM
AU - NEW HORIZONS IN TIME-DOMAIN ASTRONOMY
Speaker: Pat Hartigan
Sponsor: Physics & Astronomy
February 08
4:00 PM
Optimal integration of sensory evidence: A Bayesian journey through our sixth sense
Speaker: Dora Angelaki
Sponsor: Electrical and Computer Engineering
February 08
4:00 PM
Geometry-Analysis Seminar: To Be Announced
Open to the Public
Speaker: Luis Caffarelli
Sponsor: Mathematics
February 08
4:00 PM
Physical chemistry in the embryo
Speaker: Stanislav Y. Shvartsman
Sponsor: Chemistry
February 08
4:00 PM
Condensed Matter - MAJORANA LIQUIDS ON A TWO-LEG LADDER
Speaker: Hsin-Hua Lai
Sponsor: Physics & Astronomy
February 08
4:00 PM
National Science Foundation and Funding Opportunities
Open to the Public
Speaker: Semahat S. Demir
Sponsor: Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
February 08
5:30 PM
Doctoral Lecture Recital - Cancelled
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 08
6:00 PM
Community Dialogue on Urban Education
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Public Affairs
February 08
6:00 PM
ELA/NSBE community dinner meeting
Sponsor: Empowering Leadership Alliance
February 08
8:00 PM
Class Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 09
12:00 PM
"Mexican Immigrants and the Early Health and Development of Their Children"
Speaker: Rob Crosnoe
Sponsor: Sociology
February 09
4:00 PM
K2I Distinguished Lecture: Eric Horvitz, "Data, Decisions, and Intelligence in the Open World"
Open to the Public
Speaker: Eric Horvitz
Sponsor: Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology
February 09
4:00 PM
Spring '12 Earth Science Thursday Speaker Series - Tremor and Slow Slip in Cascadia
Speaker: Ken Creager
Sponsor: Earth Science
February 09
4:00 PM
Special Colloquium: Non linear equations involving integral diffusions
Open to the Public
Speaker: Luis Caffarelli
Sponsor: Mathematics
February 09
4:00 PM
Working Memory. Interference Resolution, and Language Processing
Speaker: Randi Martin
Sponsor: Linguistics
February 09
5:30 PM
MARK LEE | Too Young to Reason, Too Grown Up to Dream
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Architecture
February 09
6:00 PM
Laura J. Lederer: "In Modern Bondage: An Examination of Sex Trafficking as Gender-Based Slavery"
Open to the Public
Speaker: Laura J Lederer
Sponsor: Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality
February 09
7:00 PM
Civil War: A Genealogy
Open to the Public
Speaker: David Armitage
Sponsor: History - Ervin Frederick KALB LECTURE
February 09
7:00 PM
Intellectuals, the Media and the Public Realm in Mexico
Open to the Public
Speaker: Jesús Silva-Herzog Márquez
Sponsor: Public Affairs
February 09
7:00 PM
Intellectuals, The Media and the Public Realm in Mexico
Open to the Public
Speaker: Jesus Silva-Herzog Marquez
Sponsor: Humanities Research Center
February 09
8:00 PM
Faculty Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 09 through February 11 The Drunken City
Open to the Public / Admission Charge
Sponsor: Visual and Dramatic Arts
February 10
11:30 AM
Rice Global E&C Forum - Roundtable Meeting
Open to the Public / Registration Required / Admission Charge
Speaker: Richard (Dick) Westney
Sponsor: Rice Global Forum
February 10
12:00 PM
Special Lecture: Movement by non local mean curvature and the corresponding minimal surfaces
Open to the Public
Speaker: Luis Caffarelli
Sponsor: Mathematics
February 10
12:00 PM
INSIDER TRADING: Gerald Hines + Louis Sklar
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Architecture
February 10
2:00 PM
Reducing DRAM Row Activations with Eager Writeback
Open to the Public
Speaker: Myeongjae Jeon
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
February 10
3:30 PM
Sustainable Production of Biofuels: Plant Optimization and Environmental Impact
Open to the Public
Speaker: Venetia Rigou
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
February 10
4:00 PM
Keck Seminar: Wei Ji Ma, PhD "The Limitations of Visual Short-Term Memory"
Open to the Public
Speaker: Wei Ji Ma
Sponsor: Keck Center for Interdisciplinary Bioscience Training
February 10
4:00 PM
Kalb Student Seminar with Prof. David Armitage
Open to the Public
Sponsor: History
February 10
8:00 PM
Junior Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 10
Tuition Deadline
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
February 11
8:30 AM
Spring AP* Exam Prep Workshops
Open to the Public / Registration Required / Admission Charge
Sponsor: Center for College Readiness
February 11
11:00 AM
The Shepherd Society’s Family Concert - Peter and the Wolf
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 11
2:30 PM
Class Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 11
5:30 PM
Junior Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 11
8:00 PM
Composers’ Forum - Cancelled
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 11 through August 03 Global Education Certificate Program
Open to the Public / Registration Required / Admission Charge
Sponsor: Center for College Readiness
February 12
2:30 PM
Class Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 12
5:30 PM
Master’s Recital - Cancelled
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 12
8:00 PM
Sharing the Spotlight
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 13
3:00 PM
Online Bayesian Analysis and Experimental Design for Massive Datasets
Speaker: Lawrence Carin
Sponsor: Electrical and Computer Engineering
February 13
4:00 PM
Ecological assessments of wetland restoration success at multiple spatial scales
Open to the Public
Speaker: Anna Armitage
Sponsor: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
February 13
4:00 PM
Non-Homogeneous Random Fields and Applications to Climatic and Environmental Problems
Speaker: Bruno Sanso
Sponsor: Statistics
February 13
4:00 PM
Topology Seminar: Surgery and tight contact structures
Open to the Public
Speaker: John Etnyre
Sponsor: Mathematics
February 13
5:30 PM
"The Substance of Light: Literature and Public Works in Belle Époque Rio de Janeiro (1894-1914)"
Sponsor: Hispanic Studies
February 13
8:00 PM
Marimba Concert
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 14
1:00 PM
VIGRE TOPOLOGY SEMINAR: "On the Lyusternik-Schnirelmann category"
Open to the Public
Speaker: David Cohen
Sponsor: Mathematics
February 14
4:00 PM
"We Look Like Men": Early Photography, War, and the Double Bind of Black Manhood, 1862-1877
Open to the Public
Speaker: Maurice Wallace
Sponsor: Humanities Research Center
February 14
4:00 PM
The Development of Gendered Speech in Children
Speaker: Benjamin Munson
Sponsor: Linguistics
February 14
4:00 PM
Algebraic Geometry Seminar: Modular forms and special cubic fourfolds
Speaker: Letao Zhang
Sponsor: Mathematics
February 14
4:00 PM
Engineering Instructive and Responsive Biomaterials: From Stem Cells to Drug Delivery
Open to the Public
Speaker: Krishnendu Roy
Sponsor: Bioengineering
February 14
5:30 PM
Master’s Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 14
6:30 PM
Shepherd School Concerto Competition
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 14
8:00 PM
Class Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 15
11:30 AM
Graduate Colloquium Lunch Seminar
Open to the Public
Speaker: Maurice Wallace
Sponsor: Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality
February 15
12:00 PM
INSIDER TRADING: Stephen Engblom
Open to the Public
Speaker: Stephen Engblom
Sponsor: Architecture
February 15
12:00 PM
Spectral Theory Brown Bag Seminar: Duality and Singular Continuous Spectrum in the Almost Mathieu Equation
Open to the Public
Speaker: Milivoje Lukic
Sponsor: Mathematics
February 15
12:05 PM
AU - CHARACTERIZING THE MOLECULAR ISM IN HIGH-Z GALAXIES
Speaker: Chelsea Sharon
Sponsor: Physics & Astronomy
February 15
4:00 PM
Selective total encapsulation of anions by neutral, hydrophobic nano-jars
Speaker: Gellert Mezei
Sponsor: Chemistry
February 15
4:00 PM
Geometry-Analysis Seminar: Gap and Type Problems in Fourier Analysis
Open to the Public
Speaker: Alexei Poltoratski
Sponsor: Mathematics
February 15
4:00 PM
THE FERMI LARGE AREA TELESCOPE AT 3 1/2 YEARS: What Has Been Learned About the High-Energy Sky
Speaker: Peter F. Michelson
Sponsor: Physics & Astronomy
February 15
5:30 PM
Master’s Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 15
8:00 PM
Chamber Music for Winds
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 15
8:30 PM
*CANCELLED* Class Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 15
9:00 PM
The Sound of the Sixties
Open to the Public
Artist: Roger Steffens
Sponsor: KTRU
February 15 through February 17 Connexions Conference
Registration Required / Admission Charge
Sponsor: Electrical and Computer Engineering
February 16
4:00 PM
Musicology Colloquium
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 16
4:00 PM
Spring '12 Earth Science Thursday Speaker Series - Title "Building Coastlines: Linking Studies from Modern and Ancient Depositional Environments to Predict Response to Environmental Change"
Speaker: David Mohrig
Sponsor: Earth Science
February 16
4:00 PM
TOPOLOGICAL INSULATORS AND RELATED MATERIALS: Physics at the Edge
Speaker: Doron Bergman
Sponsor: Physics & Astronomy
February 16
4:00 PM
Rational Design and Assembly of Functional Nanomaterials for Energy and Electronics Applications - Faculty Candidate

Speaker: Guihua Yu
Sponsor: Electrical and Computer Engineering
February 16
4:00 PM
Colloquium: Actions of Higher Rank Abelian Groups: From Measure rigidity to Arithmeticity to Topology
Speaker: Anatole Katok
Sponsor: Mathematics
February 16
4:30 PM
“The Silence of Our Friends" A Book Signing Event for Black History Month
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Multicultural Community Relations
February 16
5:30 PM
Master’s Recital - Rescheduled
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 16
5:30 PM
Master’s Recital - Rescheduled
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 16
7:00 PM
Space Frontiers Lecture: "Catching Shadows: Kepler's Quest for New Worlds"
Open to the Public
Speaker: Natalie Batalha
Sponsor: Dean of Natural Sciences
February 16
7:00 PM
Redeemers: Ideas and Power in Latin America
Speaker: Enrique Krauze
Sponsor: Humanities Research Center
February 16 through February 18 Twelfth Night
Open to the Public / Admission Charge
Artist: Actors from the London Stage
Sponsor: Visual and Dramatic Arts
February 16
8:00 PM
Faculty Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 16
8:00 PM
Spring Jazz Combo Concert
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Rice University Bands
February 16 through February 18 12th Annual State Politics and Policy Conference
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Dean of Social Sciences
February 17
8:00 AM
three essays in economics
Open to the Public
Speaker: Jianghua Li
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
February 17 through February 18 Divinatory Traditions in East Asia: Historical, Comparative & Contemporary Perspectives
Sponsor: History
February 17
4:00 PM
Keck Seminar: Keck Annual Conference 2011 Award Winners Susan McGovern, MDACC & Gary Stinnett, BCM
Open to the Public
Speakers: Gary Stinett, Susan McGovern, MD, PhD
Sponsor: Keck Center for Interdisciplinary Bioscience Training
February 17
4:00 PM
Chiasms and Their Signifying Wounds
Speaker: Barry Saunders
Sponsor: Humanities Research Center
February 17
4:00 PM
AMO - A NOVEL ULTRA-COLD QUANTUM PLASMA: from Wigner Crystallization to a Molecular Bose-Einstein Condensate?
Speaker: Klaus Müller-Dethlefs
Sponsor: Physics & Astronomy
February 17
4:30 PM
Vietnamese Americans in the Global Diaspora 35 Years After the Vietnam War
Open to the Public
Speaker: Long Le, Stephen L Klineberg, Andrew Lam, Thuy Vo-Dang, Nancy Bui, Linda Ho Peche
Sponsor: Chao Center for Asian Studies
February 17
8:00 PM
Class Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 17
Tuition Deadline
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
February 18
10:00 AM
Shepherd School Concerto Competition
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 18
7:00 PM
Friends of Fondren Library Gala
Registration Required / Admission Charge
Sponsor: Friends of Fondren
February 18
8:00 PM
Electronic Music Concert
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 19
3:00 PM
Rice Symphonic Band Winter Concert
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Rice University Bands
February 19
6:00 PM
Houston Masterworks Chorus and Rice Chorale
Open to the Public / Admission Charge
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 19
8:00 PM
Master’s Recital - Rescheduled
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 19
8:00 PM
Class Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 20
3:00 PM
Particle-Based Modeling for Geodynamics
Speaker: Julia Morgan
Sponsor: Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics
February 20
4:00 PM
"Misadventures of Spartina as it spreads around the world"
Speaker: Donald Strong
Sponsor: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
February 20
4:00 PM
A Bayesian Framework for Funcational Time Series Analysis
Speaker: Giovanni Petris
Sponsor: Statistics
February 20
4:00 PM
Fetal Hemoglobin Induction by Hydroxyurea as part of a Global Strategy for Sickle Cell Disease
Speaker: for the Vanzant Lecture Series, 4pm in Keck 102, Dr. Russell Ware, Hosted by Dr. Cindy Farach-Carson
Sponsor: Biochemistry and Cell Biology
February 20
4:00 PM
NONEQUILIBRIUM DYNAMICS OF STRONGLY CORRELATED SYSTEMS
Speaker: Vladimir Gritsev
Sponsor: Physics & Astronomy
February 20
7:00 PM
National Engineers Week: Engineer Your Career: Presented by Rice Engineering Alumni
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Dean of Engineering
February 20
7:00 PM
Martin Luther King Jr., The Organic Scholar: Engagement at the Intersection of Theory and Practice
Open to the Public
Speaker: Dr. Virgil A Wood
Sponsor: Houston Enriches Rice Education (HERE)
February 20
8:00 PM
Master’s Recital - Rescheduled
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 20
8:00 PM
Fauré Quartett
Open to the Public / Admission Charge
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 20
8:00 PM
Master’s Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 21
11:00 AM
CHAO CENTER FOR ASIAN STUDIES OPEN HOUSE
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Chao Center for Asian Studies
February 21
12:00 PM
Dining with the Dean: STAT undergrads
Sponsor: Dean of Engineering
February 21
12:00 PM
Data Management Policies and Issues with Life Science Data
Open to the Public
Speaker: Michelle Malizia
Sponsor: Fondren Library
February 21
2:00 PM
Good Works Internship and Career Fair
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Community Involvement Center
February 21
4:00 PM
Algebraic Geometry Seminar: Semi-algebraic horizontal subvarieties of Calabi-Yau type
Open to the Public
Speaker: Radu Laza
Sponsor: Mathematics
February 21
4:00 PM
Ecogeographic modeling of genetic, morphological, and environmental variation
Open to the Public
Speaker: Ian Wang
Sponsor: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
February 21
4:00 PM
Building Up Nanomaterials for Flexible Nanodevices and Nanobiotechnology - Faculty Candidate

Speaker: SungWoo Nam
Sponsor: Electrical and Computer Engineering
February 21
4:00 PM
Science in the Energy Industry
Open to the Public
Speaker: Ellen Williams
Sponsor: Richard E. Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology
February 21
4:00 PM
Medical Device Development: Clinical, Regulatory and Fiscal Challenges versus Patient Benefit
Open to the Public
Speaker: Rob C Thomson
Sponsor: Bioengineering
February 21
4:00 PM
Rice University Mellon-Sawyer Seminar Lecture
Open to the Public
Speaker: Bron Taylor
Sponsor: Office of the Provost
February 21
5:00 PM
Musicology Colloquium
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 21
5:00 PM
National Engineers Week: Dean's town hall meeting/happy hour for graduate students
Sponsor: Dean of Engineering
February 21
5:30 PM
Master’s Recital - Cancelled
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 21
5:30 PM
Master's Recital - Rescheduled
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 21
5:30 PM
Dedication of Mirror by Jaume Plensa
Open to the Public / Registration Required
Artist: Jaume Plensa
Sponsor: Development Office
February 21
7:00 PM
Guest Artist Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 21
7:00 PM
Rice Medieval Studies Film Series presents "Tannhäuser" (German w/ English subtitles)
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Medieval Studies
February 21
7:00 PM
Tolle Lege Series 2011-2012
Open to the Public
Speaker: April D DeConick
Sponsor: Religious Studies
February 21
8:00 PM
Master’s Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 22
7:45 AM
RPLP Student Fellows meet with Rabbi Samuel Karff
Open to the Public / Registration Required
Sponsor: Social Sciences Research Institute – Religion and Public Life Program
February 22
12:00 PM
Guest Artist Lecture
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 22
12:00 PM
Spectral Theory Brown Bag Seminar: U(1,1)
Open to the Public
Speaker: Darren Ong
Sponsor: Mathematics
February 22
12:05 PM
AU - THE HAWC OBSERVATORY: A New View of the TeV Sky
Speaker: Brenda L Dingus
Sponsor: Physics & Astronomy
February 22
2:00 PM
Developing Designs with Manufacturing Capability Using the Level Set Method
Open to the Public
Speaker: Omid Baradaran Nakhjavani
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
February 22
2:30 PM
Three dimensional nanostructured designs for Lithium Ion Batteries
Open to the Public
Speaker: Sanketh Gowda
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
February 22
3:00 PM
Distinguished Lecturer - Computational Imaging: Functionality and Complexity
Speaker: Shree K Nayar
Sponsor: Computer Science
February 22
3:00 PM
Rice Engineering Competition
Registration Required
Sponsor: Rice Global Forum
February 22
4:00 PM
Nanoscale Dynamics in Extreme Environments
Speaker: Kenneth L. Knappenberger Jr.
Sponsor: Chemistry
February 22
4:00 PM
HEAVY FLAVOR MEASUREMENTS AT STAR
Speaker: Gang Wang
Sponsor: Physics & Astronomy
February 22
4:00 PM
Geometry-Analysis Seminar: Spectral Theory and Parreau-Widom Sets
Open to the Public
Speaker: Jacob Stordal Christiansen
Sponsor: Mathematics
February 22
4:00 PM
The Employers’ Point of View #3: Evaluating and Negotiating a Job Offer
Sponsor: Center for Career Development
February 22
5:30 PM
Junior Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 22
5:30 PM
Enrique Walker | Clinamen
Open to the Public
Speaker: Enrique Walker
Sponsor: Architecture
February 22
6:00 PM
Quorum Business Solutions Company Information Session
Sponsor: Center for Career Development
February 22
7:00 PM
Rice Cinema & Houston PBS Community Cinema present MORE THAN A MONTH
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Visual and Dramatic Arts
February 22
8:00 PM
Faculty Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 23
1:30 PM
From Genome to phenotype: How did yeast evolve to become a good brewer?
Open to the Public
Speaker: Zhenguo Lin
Sponsor: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
February 23
3:00 PM
National Engineers Week: Where are all the Women? A Panel Discussion on Gender Differences in Science and Engineering
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Dean of Engineering
February 23
4:00 PM
Spring '12 Earth Science Thursday Speaker Series - Geologic Evidence for Early Migration of Primitive Solids in the Protoplanetary Disk: Testing the Limits of the Planetesimal Theory
Speaker: Justin Simon
Sponsor: Earth Science
February 23
4:00 PM
Jennifer Terry: "Woundscapes of the 21st Century: How War and Beauty Matter in Prosthetics Research and Regenerative Medicine"
Open to the Public
Speaker: Jennifer Terry
Sponsor: Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality
February 23
4:00 PM
Third generation photovoltaics: harnessing the heat or "hot" carriers - Faculty Candidate

Speaker: Prashant Nagpal
Sponsor: Electrical and Computer Engineering
February 23
4:00 PM
"We're the original New Yorkers": Place and identity on Long Island
Speaker: Ann Marie Olivo
Sponsor: Linguistics
February 23
4:00 PM
Colloquium: Local-Global principles for integral points on curves
Open to the Public
Speaker: Felipe Voloch
Sponsor: Mathematics
February 23
5:30 PM
Junior Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 23
6:00 PM
National Engineers Week: Dean's study break for undergrad engineers
Sponsor: Dean of Engineering
February 23
7:00 PM
Marx in Soho: a one man play by Howard Zinn
Open to the Public
Artist: Bob Weick
Sponsor: Humanities Research Center
February 23
7:00 PM
Arts in the Humanities Lecture Series: "Is this all that all this is?" Artists' collective Lecture
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Visual and Dramatic Arts
February 23
8:00 PM
Chamber Music for Brass
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 23
9:00 PM
Black History Month Jazz Concert
Open to the Public
SpeakerArtistArtistsArtists: Marsha Frazier, Joe Miller, Eddie Miller, Stephan Badreau
Sponsor: Rice University Bands
February 24
7:00 AM
Go Texan Day
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Public Affairs
February 24
10:00 AM
Ethics and Ecologies: Negotiating Responsible and Sustainable Business in Ireland
Open to the Public
Speaker: Elise Mc Carthy
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
February 24
12:00 PM
Final Friday: Converting your CV to a Resume (Grad Students)
Registration Required
Sponsor: Center for Career Development
February 24
1:00 PM
Uncertainty in Regional Air Quality Modeling
Open to the Public
Speaker: Antara Digar
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
February 24
2:30 PM
An Empirical Analysis of Smartphone Use: Characterizing Internet Visit Patterns and User Differences
Open to the Public
Speaker: Chad Tossell
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
February 24
3:00 PM
Special Lecture: Manifolds and Euclidean Space
Open to the Public
Speaker: Raymond O. Wells, Jr.
Sponsor: Mathematics
February 24
3:30 PM
Robotic Planning with Limited Sensing
Speaker: Jason O'Kane
Sponsor: Computer Science
February 24
3:45 PM
CEVE Seminar Series: Multifunctional Biomimmetic Carbon Based NanoComposites: The Quest for “Unobtainium”
Open to the Public
Speaker: Muhammad Naraghi
Sponsor: Civil and Environmental Engineering
February 24
4:00 PM
Keck Seminar: Shuxing Zhang "Integrated Approaches to Drug Discovery and Development"
Open to the Public
Speaker: Shuxing Zhang
Sponsor: Gulf Coast Consortia
February 24
5:30 PM
Master’s Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 24
6:00 PM
Guest Artist Master Class
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 24
7:00 PM
Observatory Open House
Open to the Public
Speaker: Patricia H Reiff
Sponsor: Rice Space Institute
February 24 through February 25 San Jacinto Field Experience
Sponsor: School Science and Technology
February 24
Registrar Deadlines
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
February 25
10:00 AM
Downtown Rodeo Parade
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Public Affairs
February 25
2:00 PM
Michael P. Hammond Preparatory Program
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
February 25 through March 04 Spring Break (No Classes)
Speaker: Statistics Department
Sponsor: Center for Computational Finance and Economic Systems
February 25 through March 04 Spring Break
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
February 26 through February 28 IB DP Spring Workshops: Session 1
Open to the Public / Registration Required / Admission Charge
Sponsor: Center for College Readiness
February 27 through February 28 De Lange Conference VIII: The Future of the Research University in a Global Age
Open to the Public / Registration Required / Admission Charge
Speakers: John Seely Brown, Cathy Davidson, James Duderstadt, Amy Gutmann, Charles Vest, Robert Zemsky, Burt McMurtry, Rita Colwell, Hunter Rawlings III
Sponsor: Scientia
February 27
7:00 PM
20th Century Spanish Literature and Cinema (1)
Sponsor: Hispanic Studies
February 28
1:45 PM
NAE/De Lange Session
Open to the Public / Registration Required
Speaker: Michelle Adler, David Edwards, Henry Yang, Paul Yock
Sponsor: Rice 360° Initiative
February 29
9:00 AM
Elucidating the Roles of PEX19 and Prenylation in Arabidopsis Peroxisomes
Open to the Public
Speaker: Jerrad Stoddard
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
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