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Time Event
March 29 through April 01 Rockwell Symposium
Open to the Public
Speakers: Goat Domeracki, Grant Adamson, Minji Lee, Elizabeth Rodwell Marks, Erik Davis, Donna Beth Ellard, Claire Fanger, Grant Potts, Ian Lowrie, Mikita Brottman, Matthew Dillon, April DeConick, David Gray, Steven Kruger, Tanya Luhrmann, Frank Klaassen, Marsha Hewitt, David L Martin, Marcia Brennan, Claire Villarreal, Peter Loewen, Anne Klein, Yvonne Chireau
Sponsor: Religious Studies
March 29 through April 15 This and That Bacon Fat: 2012 Mavis C. Pitman Exhibition
Open to the Public
ArtistArtistsArtistsArtistsArtistsArtistsArtistsArtists: Claudia Casbarian, Christine Cooper, Ivan Perez, Elliott SoRelle
Sponsor: Visual and Dramatic Arts
March 30 through April 01 The Baltimore Waltz
Open to the Public / Admission Charge
Sponsor: Rice Players
April 01 through April 04 2012 ENAR Spring Meeting
Speaker: Statistics Department
Sponsor: Statistics
April 01
11:30 AM
Houston Rockets - Rice University AP* Exam Review
Open to the Public / Registration Required / Admission Charge
Sponsor: Center for College Readiness
April 01
12:00 PM
Master’s Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 01
2:30 PM
Master’s Recital - Cancelled
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 01
8:00 PM
Senior Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 02
9:00 AM
Narrative States: Human Rights Discourse in Contemporary Literature
Open to the Public
Speaker: Jennifer Rickel
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 02
11:00 AM
Carbon Sequestration through Biochar Soil Amendment: Experimental studies and mathematical modeling
Open to the Public
Speaker: Hao Sun
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 02
12:00 PM
Doctoral Lecture Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 02
12:00 PM
Ignorance and Moral Responsibility: a Quality of Will Approach
Open to the Public
Speaker: Philip Robichaud
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 02
12:10 PM
How to Choose the Best Advisor for you (How to Succeed...)
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 02
3:00 PM
Topics in Mechanics and Sport
Speaker: Michael M. Carroll
Sponsor: Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics
April 02
3:00 PM
Adaptive Information
Speaker: Robert Nowak
Sponsor: Electrical and Computer Engineering
April 02
3:45 PM
CEVE SPECIALTY SEMINAR: Overview on Mercury Control Options for Coal-Burning Power Plants
Open to the Public
Speaker: Evan J. Granite
Sponsor: Civil and Environmental Engineering
April 02
4:00 PM
The genetics of human disease complexity in a fly model of diabetes
Open to the Public
Speaker: Martin Kreitman
Sponsor: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
April 02
4:00 PM
Bayesian Model Specification: toward a Theory of Applied Statistics
Speaker: David Draper
Sponsor: Statistics
April 02
4:00 PM
Silent substitutions predictably alter translation elongation rates and protein folding efficiencies
Speaker: Dr. Jose Barral, Hosted by the BCB Graduate Students, for the Vanzant Lecture Series, 4pm in BRC 280
Sponsor: Biochemistry and Cell Biology
April 02
4:00 PM
Teleseismic Imaging of Crust and Upper Mantle in the Western United States
Open to the Public
Speaker: Kaijian Liu
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 02
5:00 PM
Intellectuals, Indians, and the State in Crafting of the Modern Mexican Nation
Speaker: Rick A. Lopez
Sponsor: Humanities Research Center
April 02
5:30 PM
Senior Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 02
7:00 PM
Recovering the Soul: Psychology of Religion and Modern Kabbalah
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Jewish Studies
April 02
7:00 PM
Guest Artist Master Class
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 02
8:00 PM
Percussion Ensemble Concert
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 02
Financial Aid Deadline
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
April 03
10:00 AM
Low-Level Haskell Code: Measurements and Optimization Techniques
Open to the Public
Speaker: David Peixotto
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 03
12:00 PM
Master’s Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 03
2:00 PM
Complex Plasmonic Nanostructures: Symmetry Breaking and Coupled Systems
Open to the Public
Speaker: Britt Lassiter
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 03
4:00 PM
Gbps short range connectivity at 60GHz and beyond
Speaker: Nirmal Warke
Sponsor: Electrical and Computer Engineering
April 03
4:00 PM
CS Colloquium - Making an MMO with a Team of Two: Realm of the Mad God
Speaker: Rob Shillingsburg
Sponsor: Computer Science
April 03
5:30 PM
Master’s Recital - Cancelled
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 03
7:00 PM
Westerns Made in Germany (Karl May Westerns from West Germany)
Sponsor: German Studies
April 03
7:00 PM
Greg Lynn | Massive Composites: An Architecture of Surfaces without Superficiality
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Architecture
April 03
7:30 PM
Liederabend
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 03
8:00 PM
Master’s Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 03
8:00 PM
Vienna Piano Trio
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 03
8:00 PM
President's Lecture Series with E.O. Wilson
Open to the Public
Sponsor: President's Lecture Series
April 04
8:00 AM
ECE Affiliates Day
New Initiatives for Rice ECE

Registration Required
Sponsor: Electrical and Computer Engineering
April 04
10:00 AM
Monitoring Transport at Interfaces of Tunable Soft Surfaces
Open to the Public
Speaker: Charlisa Daniels
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 04
11:30 AM
April Lunch Bunch - Martel College/North Servery
Sponsor: Staff Advisory Committee
April 04
12:00 PM
Compliance: E-Science Mandates and Policies
Open to the Public
Speaker: Sarah White
Sponsor: Fondren Library
April 04
12:00 PM
2012 Ugo di Portanova Sponsored Lecture by Dr. Diana Iuele-Colilli
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Center for the Study of Languages
April 04
12:00 PM
Master’s Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 04
12:00 PM
Density of rational points on K3 surfaces over function fields
Open to the Public
Speaker: zhiyuan li
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 04
12:05 PM
AU - DOING ASTROPHYSICS IN A POST-PC GOOGLE-INFUSED WORLD
Speaker: Patrick Shopbell
Sponsor: Physics & Astronomy
April 04
12:15 PM
Panopticism and the "Fair-Skinned Aborigine": Artifactuality and Endurance in a Late Liberal Settler Colony
Speaker: Mike Griffiths
Sponsor: Anthropology
April 04
3:00 PM
Computational Simulation of Secondary Organic Aerosol (SOA) Formation from Toluene Oxidation
Open to the Public
Speaker: Ying Liu
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 04
4:00 PM
Geometry-Analysis Seminar: On the nodal lines of the eigenfunctions of the Laplace-Beltrami operator for bounded surfaces in R^3: a computational investigation
Open to the Public
Speaker: Roland Glowinski
Sponsor: Mathematics
April 04
4:00 PM
New technology for 2D IR spectroscopy and its application to protein aggregation and drug binding
Speaker: Martin Zanni
Sponsor: Chemistry
April 04
4:00 PM
THE COSMOS SURVEY: Galaxy Evolution to z=2 and Beyond
Speaker: Patrick Shopbell
Sponsor: Physics & Astronomy
April 04
4:00 PM
Applications of Nonlinear Resonances in Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
Open to the Public
Speaker: Anil K. Bajaj
Sponsor: Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
April 04
5:00 PM
Class Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 04
5:30 PM
Doctoral Recital - Cancelled
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 04
8:00 PM
Chamber Music for Winds
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 05
9:00 AM
Reasoning About Multi-stage Programs
Open to the Public
Speaker: Jun Inoue
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 05
10:00 AM
Campus Blood Drive
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Community Involvement Center
April 05
12:00 PM
Gender and Compositional Choice: Four Songs on the Same Text by Female and Male Composers
Open to the Public
Speaker: Rick Piersall
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 05 through April 17 Boniuk Center's Feast of Faiths Gala 2011-2012
Open to the Public / Registration Required / Admission Charge
Sponsor: Boniuk Center for Religious Tolerance
April 05
2:30 PM
CHBE 662 Seminar: TBA
Open to the Public
Speaker: Alejandro Peña - Schlumberger
Sponsor: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
April 05
3:00 PM
Interactions of Amyloid-Forming Peptides with Lipid Bilayer Membranes
Open to the Public
Speaker: Chang-Chun Lee
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 05
4:00 PM
Colloquium: Polyhedral complexes and topology of projective varieties
Open to the Public
Speaker: Misha Kapovich
Sponsor: Mathematics
April 05
4:00 PM
The Inscribed Nature of the Ancient City
Speaker: Rebecca Benefiel
Sponsor: Classical Studies
April 05
4:00 PM
Spring '12 Earth Science Thursday Seminar Speaker Series - Hydrodynamics And Sediment-Transport Properties Of The Lowermost Mississippi River: Development Of River-Channel Morphology And Fluvial-Deltaic Stratigraphy
Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey Nittrouer
Sponsor: Earth Science
April 05
4:00 PM
Panel Discussion: The Sustainable City: Infrastructure
Open to the Public
Speakers: Jessica Lockrem, Robert Ferrer, Andrew Whittemore
Sponsor: Chao Center for Asian Studies
April 05
4:00 PM
Écrivaine : Writing in French as a Woman
Speaker: Marie Darrieussecq
Sponsor: French Studies
April 05
4:00 PM
Advising for ECE Undergrads
Sponsor: Electrical and Computer Engineering
April 05
5:30 PM
Master’s Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 05
5:30 PM
Wallis Miller | Architecture Exhibitions and the Emergence of Modernism
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Architecture
April 05 through April 07 The Baltimore Waltz
Open to the Public / Admission Charge
Sponsor: Rice Players
April 05
8:00 PM
Master’s Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 05
IT Deadline
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
April 06
10:00 AM
Aerial Strategies and their Effect on Conflict Characteristics
Open to the Public
Speaker: Carla Martinez
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 06
10:00 AM
Minimizers of the vector-valued coarea formula
Open to the Public
Speaker: Colin Carroll
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 06
12:00 PM
K2I Luncheon: David Alexander, "The Rice Space Institute: Broadening Rice's Involvement in Space"
Registration Required
Speaker: David Alexander
Sponsor: Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology
April 06
12:00 PM
The Rededication of the Mary Ellen Goodman Memorial Library
Speaker: Lyn Ragsdale
Sponsor: Anthropology
April 06
2:00 PM
"Grand Variations" for Orchestra
Open to the Public
Speaker: Daniel Zajicek
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 06
3:00 PM
Guest Artist Masterclass
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 06
3:45 PM
CEVE Seminar Series: Alternative Cementitious Materials for Sustainable Concrete
Open to the Public
Speaker: Maria Juenger
Sponsor: Civil and Environmental Engineering
April 06
4:00 PM
No Keck Seminar: Good Friday
Sponsor: Keck Center for Interdisciplinary Bioscience Training
April 06
4:00 PM
Democracy of Science No More: The Untimely Discovery of Nuclear Fission in the 1930s
Open to the Public
Speaker: Martin Melosi
Sponsor: History
April 06
4:00 PM
Beyond Bug Finding: Rediscovering Computer Aided Programming
Speaker: Armando Solar-Lezama
Sponsor: Computer Science
April 06
5:30 PM
Rescheduled - Master’s Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 06
6:00 PM
"Mi vida dentro" Screening
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Public Affairs
April 06
7:30 PM
Master’s Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 06
8:00 PM
Senior Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 07
10:00 AM
Shepherd School Chamber Music Festival
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 07
2:30 PM
Master’s Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 07
5:00 PM
Master’s Recital - Rescheduled
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 08
Fall Registration Begins
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
April 09 through April 27 Benefits Open Enrollment
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Human Resources
April 09
9:30 AM
Recovering data with group sparsity by alternating direction methods
Open to the Public
Speaker: Wei Deng
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 09
12:00 PM
Evolutionary and Genetic Factors Influencing Species Invasions
Speaker: Dr. Ken Whitney, Hosted by Dr. Janet Braam, for the Vanzant Lecture Series, 12pm in Keck 102
Sponsor: Biochemistry and Cell Biology
April 09
12:00 PM
Dining with the Dean: BIOE grad students
Sponsor: Dean of Engineering
April 09
12:00 PM
Master’s Recital - Rescheduled
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 09
12:30 PM
The Cost of Security: Foreign Policy Concessions and Military Alliances
Open to the Public
Speaker: Jesse Johnson
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 09
3:00 PM
Risk-averse Combinatorial Optimization
Speaker: Evdokia Nikolova
Sponsor: Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics
April 09
3:00 PM
Latent Variable Graphical Model Selection via Convex Optimization (DSP Seminar)
Speaker: Venkat Chandresenkaran
Sponsor: Electrical and Computer Engineering
April 09
3:00 PM
Infrared Spectroscopy of Graphene in Ultrahigh Magnetic Fields
Open to the Public
Speaker: Layla Booshehri
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 09
4:00 PM
Soil quality differentially impacts host preference by pest and mutualistic herbivores
Speaker: Yasmin Cardoza
Sponsor: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
April 09
4:00 PM
Plato: Philosopher? Poet? Neither or Both?
Open to the Public
Speaker: Catherine Zuckert
Sponsor: Humanities Research Center
April 09
4:00 PM
Experimental and Numerical Investigations of Novel Architectures Applied to Compressive Imaging Systems
Open to the Public
Speaker: Matthew Turner
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 09
4:00 PM
Condensed Matter - PROBING CHARGE DYNAMICS IN NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIALS WITH NANOSCALE TOOLS
Speaker: Tamar Mentzel
Sponsor: Physics & Astronomy
April 09
4:15 PM
Context in Mobile System Design: Characterization, Theory, and Implications
Open to the Public
Speaker: Ahmad Rahmati
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 09
5:30 PM
Master’s Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 09
5:30 PM
Henry Cobb & Sarah Whiting | A Conversation About Judgment
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Architecture
April 09
6:00 PM
How a Statistical Idea Saved Darwin’s Theory and Much More
Speaker: Stephen Stigler
Sponsor: Statistics
April 09
8:00 PM
Master’s Recital - Cancelled
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 09
Financial Aid Deadline
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
April 10 through April 11 SSPEED Center Conference - Gulf Coast Hurricanes: Mitigation and Response
Open to the Public / Admission Charge
Sponsor: Civil and Environmental Engineering
April 10
9:00 AM
Argos: Practical Base Stations with Large-scale Multi-user Beamforming
Open to the Public
Speaker: Clayton Shepard
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 10
9:00 AM
Discrete Search Optimization for Real-Time Path Planning in Satellites
Open to the Public
Speaker: Millie Mays
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 10
10:00 AM
Optimization of Novel Developments in Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Imaging
Open to the Public
Speaker: Tingting Chang
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 10
10:00 AM
The Neural Computations in Spatial Memory from Single Cells to Networks
Open to the Public
Speaker: Kathryn Hedrick
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 10
10:15 AM
Anger In Action: The Role of Emotions, Competition, and Threat on Mobilization
Open to the Public
Speaker: Ngoc Phan
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 10
10:30 AM
A Matter of Perspective: Reliable Communication and Coping with Interference with Only Local Views
Open to the Public
Speaker: David Kao
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 10
11:00 AM
RiceFest 2012
Sponsor: Staff Advisory Committee
April 10
11:00 AM
Trio Webster: Toshi Ichiyanagi’s fusion of Western and Eastern Music
Open to the Public
Speaker: Maiko Sasaki
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 10
12:00 PM
Master’s Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 10
12:00 PM
Development of Dynamic DNA Probes for High-Content In Situ Proteomic Analyses
Open to the Public
Speaker: Ryan Schweller
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 10
12:05 PM
Space Physics - INTERACTION OF SATURN'S CO-ROTATING PLASMA WITH ENCELADUS
Speaker: Nick Omidi
Sponsor: Physics & Astronomy
April 10
12:15 PM
Dépréshen Translated: Psychiatric Discourses in Contemporary Iran
Open to the Public
Speaker: Orkideh Behrouzan
Sponsor: Humanities Research Center
April 10
1:00 PM
The Mechanisms of Proactive Interference and Their Relationship with Working Memory
Open to the Public
Speaker: Yi Glaser
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 10
1:30 PM
Modulating Protein Homeostasis to Ameliorate Lysosomal Storage Diseases
Open to the Public
Speaker: Fan Wang
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 10
2:00 PM
Full-duplex Wireless: Design, Implementation and Characterization
Open to the Public
Speaker: Melissa Duarte
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 10
2:00 PM
Modifying Terahertz Waveguide Geometries: Bends, Tapers, and Grooves
Open to the Public
Speaker: Victoria Astley
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 10
4:00 PM
Algebraic Geometry Seminar: A Koszul category of representations of finitary Lie algebras
Open to the Public
Speaker: Elizabeth Dan-Cohen
Sponsor: Mathematics
April 10
4:00 PM
"More Worldly and More Global?: The Limits of Cultural Comparativism in the Contemporary English Novel”
Open to the Public
Speaker: Betty Joseph
Sponsor: Chao Center for Asian Studies
April 10
4:00 PM
Blue Gene Launch & Introduction
- - by invitation only - -
sponsored by Rice and IBM

Sponsor: Information Technology
April 10
4:00 PM
Building a Mood Sensor from Smartphone interaction Patterns
Open to the Public
Speaker: Robert LiKamWa
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 10
4:00 PM
Condensed Matter - DETECTING ELECTRONIC ORDER WITH QUASIPARTICLE SCATTERING SPECTROSCOPY: Hybridization Gap and Fano Resonance in a Heavy Fermion and Orbital Ordering in Fe-based Superconductors
Speaker: Laura H. Greene
Sponsor: Physics & Astronomy
April 10
5:00 PM
Senior Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 10
5:30 PM
Master’s Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 10 through April 12 Campbell Lecture Series presents Stanley Fish
Open to the Public
Speaker: Stanley Fish
Sponsor: Dean of Humanities
April 10
7:30 PM
Senior Recital - Rescheduled
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 10
7:30 PM
Master's Recital
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 10
8:00 PM
Doctoral Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 11
10:00 AM
Distributed Protocols for Signal-Scale Cooperation
Open to the Public
Speaker: Christopher Hunter
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 11
10:30 AM
Testing the semantic control hypothesis for stroke aphasics with semantic deficits
Open to the Public
Speaker: Azli Hassan
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 11
12:00 PM
A Novel Human Adipocyte-derived Basement Membrane for Tissue Engineering Applications
Open to the Public
Speaker: Aaron Damm
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 11
12:00 PM
Master’s Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 11
12:00 PM
The Electoral Strategy of Legislative Politics: Balancing Party and Member Reputation in Japan and Taiwan
Open to the Public
Speaker: Akitaka Matsuo
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 11
12:00 PM
Nascent Dreams for Full Orchestra
Open to the Public
Speaker: Bryce Ingmire
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 11
12:00 PM
Geometry-Analysis Seminar: Dirichlet's Theorem, lattices and equidistribution
Open to the Public
Speaker: Dmitry Kleinbock
Sponsor: Mathematics
April 11
12:15 PM
Assessing Adverse Impact: An Alternative to the Four-Fifths Rule
Open to the Public
Speaker: Seydahmet Ercan
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 11
12:30 PM
Essays on Durations of War and Postwar Peace
Open to the Public
Speaker: Daina Chiba
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 11
2:00 PM
Training Interpersonal Skills for Interviews: The Value of Behavioral Models and the Role of Personality
Open to the Public
Speaker: Amy Crook
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 11
2:00 PM
Metabolic Engineering and Transhydrogenase Effects on NADPH Availability in Escherichia coli
Open to the Public
Speaker: Joanna Jan
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 11
2:30 PM
The Slaveholding Crisis: The Fear of Insurrection, the Wilmot Proviso, and the Southern Turn Against American Exceptionalism
Open to the Public
Speaker: Carl Paulus
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 11
3:30 PM
Income Variability: Effects on U.S. Income Inequality and Tax Progressivity
Open to the Public
Speaker: David Splinter
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 11
4:00 PM
Geometry-Analysis Seminar: Nodal Count of Eigenfunctions as Index of Instability
Open to the Public
Speaker: Gregory Berkolaiko
Sponsor: Mathematics
April 11
4:00 PM
Design Considerations Using the Double Cantilever Beam Test in Fracture Mechanics
Open to the Public
Speaker: Paul R. Paslay
Sponsor: Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
April 11
4:00 PM
HIGH-TEMPERATURE SUPERCONDUCTIVITY: Taming Serendipity
Speaker: Laura H. Greene
Sponsor: Physics & Astronomy
April 11
5:30 PM
Class Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 11
7:30 PM
Class Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 11
8:00 PM
Class Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 12
9:00 AM
Function Shipping in a scalable parallel programming model
Open to the Public
Speaker: Chaoran Yang
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 12
10:00 AM
Methane Hydrate Distribution in Heterogeneous Marine Sediment
Open to the Public
Speaker: Sayantan Chatterjee
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 12
12:30 PM
The Changing Face of Houston: Tracking the Economic and Demographic Transformations Through 31 Years of Surveys
Open to the Public
Speaker: Stephen Klineberg
Sponsor: Dean of Social Sciences
April 12
1:00 PM
High Resolution Sculpting and Imaging of Ultracold Neutral Plasmas
Open to the Public
Speaker: Patrick McQuillen
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 12
1:00 PM
Computational Modeling of HA Evolution and PRC2 Localization
Open to the Public
Speaker: Brian Kirk
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 12
2:00 PM
Female Sexual Identity and Characterization in Richard Strauss’s Salome
Open to the Public
Speaker: Maria Murphy
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 12
2:30 PM
Anisotropic colloids and new methods for their self-assembly
Open to the Public
Speaker: Michael J. Solomon - University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Sponsor: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
April 12
2:30 PM
Musical Moments
Open to the Public
Speaker: Aleks Savitski
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 12
3:00 PM
Building Creative Minds
Open to the Public
Speaker: Anthony Brandt, Melissa Kean, Christina Keefe, Ron Sass
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 12
4:00 PM
Technology, Society, and Public Policy lecture series: Erik Brynjolfsson; "Race Against the Machine: How the digital revolution accelerates innovation, drives productivity and irreversibly transforms employment and the economy."
Open to the Public
Speaker: Erik Brynjolfsson
Sponsor: Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology
April 12
4:00 PM
Reading Poetry Backwards
Open to the Public
Speaker: Christopher Nealon
Sponsor: Humanities Research Center
April 12
4:00 PM
Engineering Design Showcase and Poster Competition
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen
April 12
4:00 PM
Spring '12 Earth Science Thursday Seminar Speaker Series - Have We Underestimated The Impacts Of Global Warming?
Speaker: John Anderson
Sponsor: Earth Science
April 12
4:00 PM
Wolfe Lecture: The determinant of the Laplacian in number theory
Open to the Public
Speaker: Akshay Venkatesh
Sponsor: Mathematics
April 12
4:00 PM
MOLECULAR NANOJUNCTION AS A MODEL SYSTEM FOR ION MIGRATION BASED RESISTIVE SWITCHES
Speaker: Lam Yu
Sponsor: Physics & Astronomy
April 12
5:00 PM
Cancelled - Class Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 12
5:30 PM
Class Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 12
5:30 PM
Opera Scenes
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 12 through April 13 National Oilwell Varco
Sponsor: Computer Science
April 12
7:30 PM
Doctoral Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 12
8:00 PM
Master’s Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 12
9:00 PM
Rice Jazz Combo Performance
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Rice University Bands
April 12 through April 14 Rice University Business Plan Competition
Open to the Public / Registration Required / Admission Charge
Sponsor: Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship
April 12 through May 13 Emily Link, "TUMULUS" at the EMERGEncy Room
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Visual and Dramatic Arts
April 12 through April 14 UnConvention
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Public Affairs
April 13
9:30 AM
A Distributed Hydrologic Model of The Woodlands, Texas: Modeling Hydrologic Effects of Low Impact Development
Open to the Public
Speaker: George Doubleday
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 13
10:00 AM
Nanocrystal-based optoelectronic devices in plasmonic nanojunctions
Open to the Public
Speaker: Kenneth Evans
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 13
10:00 AM
Full-duplex Infrastructure Nodes: Achieving Long Range with Half-duplex Mobiles
Open to the Public
Speaker: Evan Everett
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 13
10:30 AM
Low-Energy Charge and Spin Dynamics in Quantum Confined Systems
Open to the Public
Speaker: William Rice
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 13
10:30 AM
Citizen-Officers: The Union and Confederate Junior Officer Corps in the American Civil War, 1861-1865
Open to the Public
Speaker: Andrew Bledsoe
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 13
11:30 AM
Rice Global E&C Forum - Roundtable Meeting
Open to the Public / Registration Required / Admission Charge
Speaker: Ajay Shah
Sponsor: Rice Global Forum
April 13
12:00 PM
Geometry-Analysis Seminar: Discriminant separability and quad-graphs integrability
Open to the Public
Speaker: Vladimir Dragovic
Sponsor: Mathematics
April 13
1:00 PM
Essays on Healthcare Access, Use, and Cost Containment
Open to the Public
Speaker: Jerome Dugan
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 13
1:00 PM
Analysis and Prediction of Rainfall and Storm Surge Interactions in the Clear Creek Watershed using Unsteady-State HEC-RAS Hydraulic Modeling
Open to the Public
Speaker: Heather Winter
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 13
2:00 PM
Practical impact of predictor reliability for personnel selection decisions
Open to the Public
Speaker: Jisoo Ock
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 13
3:00 PM
Charge transport and transfer at the nanoscale between metals and novel conducting materials
Open to the Public
Speaker: Jeff Worne
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 13
4:00 PM
Keck Seminar: Theodore Wensel "The Early Steps of Vertebrate Vision"
Open to the Public
Speaker: Theodore Wensel
Sponsor: Gulf Coast Consortia
April 13
4:00 PM
The Prize from Fairyland: Histories of Oil and Matters of Democracy
Open to the Public
Speaker: Timothy Mitchell
Sponsor: Humanities Research Center
April 13
4:00 PM
UnConvention - Physics and Astronomy at Rice: Then and Now
Open to the Public
Speaker: Calvin Class and Richard Wolf
Sponsor: Physics & Astronomy
April 13
4:00 PM
Annual Latin Jazz Concert
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Rice University Bands
April 13
4:00 PM
Geometry along grafting rays
Open to the Public
Speaker: Renee Laverdiere
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 13
4:00 PM
Physics and Astronomy at Rice: Then and now
Speakers: Calvin Class, Ph.D., Richard Wolf, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Dean of Natural Sciences
April 13
4:00 PM
Talk by Dr. Daniel Weidner, Assoc. Director, Center for Literary and Cultural Research, Berlin, Germany
Sponsor: German Studies
April 13
5:00 PM
Opening Reception for Yasuaki Onishi "New Installation"
Open to the Public
Artist: Yasuaki Onishi
Sponsor: Rice University Art Gallery
April 13
6:00 PM
Untangle My Tongue: A Sound Installation by Robert McClure
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 13
6:30 PM
Rice Science Café - Rice/NASA: 50 years and counting!
Speaker: David Alexander, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Dean of Natural Sciences
April 13
6:30 PM
UnConvention - Rice/NASA: 50 Years and Counting
Open to the Public
Speaker: David Alexander
Sponsor: Physics & Astronomy
April 13
7:00 PM
James L. McGaugh, Ph.D., "Making Lasting Memories"
Open to the Public
Speaker: James L McGaugh, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Psychology
April 13
7:30 PM
Master’s Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 13
7:30 PM
Collegium Musicum
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 13 through April 29 SHAKESPEARE'S WILL presented by Rice Theatre Program and The Houston Shakespeare Festival
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Visual and Dramatic Arts
April 13
8:30 PM
UnConvention - Rice University Observatory Open House
Open to the Public
Speakers: Christopher Johns-Krull and Patricia Reiff, Patrick Hartigan, Reggie Dufour
Sponsor: Physics & Astronomy
April 13
Registrar Deadline
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
April 13 through April 15 Asian Film Festival
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Chao Center for Asian Studies
April 14
11:00 AM
Luncheon for Yasuaki Onishi's "New Installation"
Open to the Public
Artist: Yasuaki Onishi
Sponsor: Rice University Art Gallery
April 14 through July 27 Yasuaki Onishi "reverse of volume RG"
Artist: Yasuaki Onishi
Sponsor: Rice University Art Gallery
April 14
12:00 PM
Master’s Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 14
12:00 PM
UnConvention - Discovery Dome Planetarium
Open to the Public
Speaker: Patricia Reiff
Sponsor: Rice Space Institute
April 14
1:30 PM
Master’s Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 14
2:00 PM
New Art/New Music: reverse of volume (RG) by Yasuaki Onishi
Sponsor: Rice University Art Gallery
April 14
2:00 PM
New Art/New Music
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 14
2:30 PM
Master’s Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 14
4:30 PM
REA/School of Engineering End-of-Year Picnic
Sponsor: Dean of Engineering
April 14
5:00 PM
Doctoral Lecture Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 14
5:30 PM
Master’s Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 14
7:30 PM
Composers’ Forum
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 14
8:00 PM
Senior Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 14
Late Registration for Fall Begins
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
April 15
12:30 PM
Master’s Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 15
2:30 PM
Master’s Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 15
3:00 PM
Rice Symphonic Band Spring Concert
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Rice University Bands
April 15
5:30 PM
Master’s Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 15
8:00 PM
Senior Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 15
8:00 PM
Campanile Orchestra
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 16
9:30 AM
Patient-Specific Computer Modeling of Blood Flow in Cerebral Arteries with Aneurysm and Stent
Open to the Public
Speaker: Kathleen Schjodt
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 16
10:00 AM
Studies of Low Luminosity Active Galactic Nuclei with Broadband Monte Carlo Modeling and Shearing Box Magnetohydrodynamic Simulations
Open to the Public
Speaker: Guy Hilburn
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 16
10:00 AM
Zinc Exchanged Carbonate Minerals: Application for in situ Treatment of Arsenic Contaminated Groundwater
Open to the Public
Speaker: Jonathan Pennington
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 16
10:30 AM
Confronting Bias: How Targets and Allies Can Address Prejudice Against Gay Men in the Workplace
Open to the Public
Speaker: Larry Martinez
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 16
10:30 AM
Computational Aerodynamics Modeling of Flapping Wings With Video-Tracked Locust-Wing Motion
Open to the Public
Speaker: Anthony Puntel
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 16
11:00 AM
Imagining Unity: The Politics of Transcendence in Donne, Lanyer, Crashaw, and Milton
Open to the Public
Speaker: Jayme Yeo
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 16
12:00 PM
Global Regulation by Fe-S Transcription Factors
Speaker: Dr. Particia Kiley, Hosted by Dr. Joff Silberg, for the Vanzant Lecture Series, 12pm in Keck 102
Sponsor: Biochemistry and Cell Biology
April 16
12:15 PM
A Leaky House: Haiti in the Religious Aftershock of the 2010 Earthquake
Open to the Public
Speaker: Nichole Carelock
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 16
1:00 PM
Essays in Structural Econometrics of Auctions
Open to the Public
Speaker: Seda Bulbul Toklu
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 16
2:00 PM
FSI Modeling of Spacecraft Parachutes With Disreefing and Modified Geometric Porosity and Separation Aerodynamics of a Cover Jettisoned to the Spacecraft Wake
Open to the Public
Speaker: Matthew Fritze
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 16
3:00 PM
Beyond Numerical PDEs in Subsurface Modeling
Speaker: Malgorzata Peszynska
Sponsor: Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics
April 16
3:00 PM
Space–Time VMS Computation of Incompressible Flows With Airfoil Geometries and High Reynolds Numbers
Open to the Public
Speaker: Darren Montes
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 16
3:30 PM
Experimental evolution of TetX2: correlating changes in fitness to their structural and functional origins
Open to the Public
Speaker: Katarzyna Walkiewicz
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 16
4:00 PM
What happens when plants are always turned on? Constitutive HIPVs and the sustainable attraction of carnivores
Speaker: Ian Kaplan
Sponsor: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
April 16
4:00 PM
Movelets: A Dictionary of Movement
Speaker: Ciprian Crainiceanu
Sponsor: Statistics
April 16
4:00 PM
Spring '12 Earth Science Thursday Seminar Speaker Series - Tectonic geomorphology of the San Gabriel Mountains, California
Speaker: Roman DiBiase
Sponsor: Earth Science
April 16
4:00 PM
Condensed Matter - INSULATORS, METALS, PSEUDOGAPS, AND HIGH-TEMPERATURE SUPERCONDUCTORS
Speaker: André-Marie Tremblay
Sponsor: Physics & Astronomy
April 16
5:30 PM
Master’s Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 16
8:00 PM
Master’s Recital - Rescheduled
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 16
8:00 PM
Master' Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 16
Financial Aid Deadline
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
April 17
8:30 AM
Sequentially Optimized Meshfree Approximation as a New Computational Fluid Dynamics Solver
Open to the Public
Speaker: Matthew Wilkinson
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 17
8:30 AM
Third Harmonic Generation from Aligned Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes
Open to the Public
Speaker: Darius Morris
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 17
10:00 AM
Gimp Anthropology: Non-Apparent Disabilities and Navigating the Social
Open to the Public
Speaker: R Janice Orlando
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 17
11:00 AM
The Application of Finite Element Methods to Aeroelastic Lifting Surface Flutter
Open to the Public
Speaker: Matthew Guertin
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 17
12:00 PM
Master’s Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 17
1:00 PM
High Energy/Nuclear - OBSERVATION OF ELECTRON-ANTINEUTRINO DISAPPEARANCE AT DAYA BAY
Speaker: Kwong Lau
Sponsor: Physics & Astronomy
April 17
1:30 PM
Degenerate Fermi Gas of 87-Sr
Open to the Public
Speaker: Brian DeSalvo
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 17
2:00 PM
Nonlinear Aeroelastic Analysis of UAVs: Deterministic and Stochastic Approaches
Open to the Public
Speaker: Thomas Sukut
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 17
3:00 PM
Decommissioning Strategies for the International Space Station
Open to the Public
Speaker: Eric Herbort
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 17
3:00 PM
Reward Scheduling for QoS in Cloud Applications
Open to the Public
Speaker: Ahmed Elnably
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 17
3:00 PM
Overcoming the Diffraction and Multiple-scattering Limits via Computational Optical Imaging
Speaker: Rafael Piestun
Sponsor: Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics
April 17
4:00 PM
SCIENTIA COLLOQUIUM: "Rice: Past, Present and Future - A Trustee's Perspective"
Open to the Public
Speaker: Robert B Tudor III
Sponsor: Scientia
April 17
5:00 PM
Class Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 17
5:30 PM
Master’s Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 17
7:30 PM
Class Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 17
8:00 PM
Rice Electroacoustic Music Labs
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 18
10:00 AM
Essays on Voter and Partisan Behavior in Coalitional Democracies
Open to the Public
Speaker: David Fortunato
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 18
10:30 AM
Coding for Phase Change Memory Performance Optimization
Open to the Public
Speaker: Azalia Mirhoseini
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 18
12:00 PM
Senior Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 18
12:00 PM
Spectral Theory Brown Bag Seminar: The Fibonacci CMV Operator
Open to the Public
Speaker: Paul Munger
Sponsor: Mathematics
April 18
12:15 PM
Subsurface is (not) a Black Box
Speaker: Gökçe Günel
Sponsor: Anthropology
April 18
1:00 PM
Multi-Modal Imaging Techniques for Early Cancer Diagnostics
Open to the Public
Speaker: Noah Bedard
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 18
2:00 PM
Commercialize It
Sponsor: Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering
April 18
2:00 PM
Describing Strong Correlations with Mean-Field Approximations
Open to the Public
Speaker: Takashi Tsuchimochi
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 18
2:00 PM
Engineering Nanoparticle-Protein Associations for Protein Crystal Nucleation and Nanoparticle Arrangement
Open to the Public
Speaker: Denise Benoit
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 18
3:45 PM
Essays on Treatment Effects Evaluation
Open to the Public
Speaker: Ronghua Guo
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 18
4:00 PM
Geometry-Analysis Seminar: A Picture Book of Orthogonal Polynomials on Cantor Sets
Open to the Public
Speaker: Helge Krüger
Sponsor: Mathematics
April 18
4:00 PM
Sequence Selective Recognition of Double Helical RNA Using Nucleobase-Modified Peptide Nucleic Acids (PNA)
Speaker: Eriks Rozners
Sponsor: Chemistry
April 18
4:00 PM
QML Distinguished Lecture Series - FRACTIONALIZED QUASI-PARTICLES IN FRUSTRATED QUANTUM MAGNETS
Speaker: Collin Broholm
Sponsor: Physics & Astronomy
April 18
4:00 PM
Development of Transportation Fuels from Lignocellulosic Feedstock
Open to the Public
Speaker: Alex Moutsoglou
Sponsor: Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
April 18
5:30 PM
Master’s Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 18
7:00 PM
Rice Medieval Studies Film Series presents "Beowulf"
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Medieval Studies
April 18
7:00 PM
Rice Cinema & Houston PBS Community Cinema present HELL AND BACK AGAIN
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Rice Cinema
April 18
8:00 PM
Master's Recital - Cancelled
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 19
12:00 PM
Master’s Recital
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 19
12:00 PM
CS End of School Luncheon
Sponsor: Computer Science
April 19
2:30 PM
CHBE 662 Seminar:
Nanoparticle Amphiphiles

Open to the Public
Speaker: Sanat Kumar - Columbia University
Sponsor: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
April 19
2:30 PM
Making the Bible Belt: Preachers, Prohibition, and the Politicization of Southern Religion, 1877-1918
Open to the Public
Speaker: Joseph Locke
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 19
4:00 PM
To speak the language: The (un)intended consequences of Indigenous language education policy for a Kuna school
Speaker: Kayla Price de Guadian
Sponsor: Linguistics
April 19
4:00 PM
Spring '12 Earth Science Thursday Speaker Series - Impacts of a Declining Ice Cover
Speaker: Julienne C. Stroeve
Sponsor: Earth Science
April 19
4:00 PM
The Gene Brice Colloquium Series presents

"Challenges in Cyberphysical Systems"
Open to the Public
Speaker: P.R. Kumar
Sponsor: Electrical and Computer Engineering

April 19
4:00 PM
Colloquium: Infinite dimensional groups versus locally compact groups: some recent trends
Speaker: Vladimir Pestov
Sponsor: Mathematics
April 19
4:00 PM
MARTIAN ATMOSPHERIC ENTRY PLASMA
Speaker: D. Janette Drake
Sponsor: Physics & Astronomy
April 19
4:30 PM
Autofocus for Synthetic Aperture Radar
Open to the Public
Speaker: Ricardo Gallardo Palacios
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 19
5:30 PM
Master’s Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 19
6:00 PM
Nancy Folbre: "Unpaid Work and Well-being: The Nature and Logic of Patriarchal Capitalism"
Open to the Public
Speaker: Nancy Folbre
Sponsor: Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality
April 19
8:00 PM
Shepherd School Chamber Orchestra
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 19 through May 13 49th Annual Student Art and Film Exhibition
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Visual and Dramatic Arts
April 20
9:00 AM
On L1 Minimization for i-ll Conditioned Linear Systems with Piecewise Polynomial Solutions.
Open to the Public
Speaker: Jorge Castanon
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 20
12:00 PM
The Convex Geometry of Inverse Problems
Speaker: Benjamin Recht
Sponsor: Electrical and Computer Engineering
April 20
12:00 PM
Special Lecture: Adaptivity and asynchronous logic in large networks of coupled hybrid dynamical systems
Open to the Public
Speaker: Mike Field
Sponsor: Mathematics
April 20
12:00 PM
Master’s Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 20
1:00 PM
Cultures of Energy Spring Symposium
Open to the Public
Speaker: Christopher Dietrich, Sam Deese, Jeffrey Kripal, Doug Rogers
Sponsor: Humanities Research Center
April 20
4:00 PM
Keck Seminar: Gordon Mills "Delivering On the Promise of Personalized Medicine"
Open to the Public
Speaker: Gordon Mills
Sponsor: Gulf Coast Consortia
April 20
5:00 PM
PLAT 2.0 Release Party & All-School Reception
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Architecture
April 20
5:30 PM
Seminar/Practicum Reception
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality
April 20
5:30 PM
Master’s Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 20
7:00 PM
Two evenings with one of Germany's Most Celebrated Contemporary Filmmakers, Andres Dresen
Sponsor: German Studies
April 20
8:00 PM
Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra & Rice Chorale
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 20
All Day
CEVE Seminar Series: AEESP Distinguished Lecture
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Civil and Environmental Engineering
April 20
All Day
2012 Southwest Catalysis Society Symposium
Open to the Public / Registration Required
Sponsor: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
April 20
Reappraising Revolution: France and Haiti
Open to the Public
Speakers: Jeremy Popkin, Wim Klooster, Timothy Tackett, John Garrigus
Sponsor: Humanities Research Center
April 20
Last Day of Classes
Speaker: Statistics Department
Sponsor: Statistics
April 20
Last Day of Classes - Registrar Deadlines
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
April 20
Summer Session I Deadline
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
April 21
12:00 PM
REA Tailgate Party
Registration Required
Sponsor: Dean of Engineering
April 21
7:00 PM
Two evenings with one of Germany's Most Celebrated Contemporary Filmmakers, Andres Dresen
Sponsor: German Studies
April 21
8:00 PM
Class Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 21 through April 24 Study Days
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
April 22
1:30 PM
Master's Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 23
12:00 PM
Assembly of Simple and Complex Fe-S clusters
Speaker: Dr. Dennis Dean, Hosted by Dr. Joff Silberg, for the Vanzant Lecture Series, 12pm in Keck 102
Sponsor: Biochemistry and Cell Biology
April 23
12:00 PM
Geometry-Analysis Seminar: Ito Diffusion, Modified Capacity, and Harmonic Measure. Applications to Schrödinger Operators
Open to the Public
Speaker: Serguei Denissov
Sponsor: Mathematics
April 23
12:30 PM
Force Activation of a Multimeric Adhesive Protein through Domain Conformational Change
Open to the Public
Speaker: Sitara Wijeratne
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 23
1:00 PM
The Hidden God: A Posthumanist Genealogy of Pragmatism
Open to the Public
Speaker: Ryan White
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 23
2:00 PM
Spectral Theory Brown Bag Seminar: The Skew-Shift Model
Open to the Public
Speaker: Helge Krüger
Sponsor: Mathematics
April 23 through May 03 GE Garage
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations
April 23
3:00 PM
Community Detection in Multislice Networks
Speaker: Peter J. Mucha
Sponsor: Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics
April 23
4:00 PM
Building Scientific Cognition: Conceptual Innovation on the Frontiers of Science
Speaker: Nancy Nersessian
Sponsor: Humanities Research Center
April 23
7:00 PM
20th Century Spanish Literature and Cinema (II) - Date change from 4/30 to 4/23!
Sponsor: Hispanic Studies
April 23
8:00 PM
Faculty Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 24
12:00 PM
Animated: The Cell's Inner Life
Speaker: Olivia Banner
Sponsor: Humanities Research Center
April 24
12:00 PM
CHBE GSA Seminar Series:
"What Would You Say…You Do Here?"

Open to the Public
Speaker: Dr. Jeffery Gaspard
Sponsor: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
April 24
3:00 PM
Teaching Excellence Seminar & Reception
Sponsor: Dean of Undergraduates
April 24
3:00 PM
Computing with Lights and Cameras
Speaker: Kyros Kutulakos
Sponsor: Electrical and Computer Engineering
April 24
3:00 PM
Guest Artist Master Class
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 24
4:00 PM
Wire Routing in Electronic Design Automation
Open to the Public
Speaker: Martin D.F. Wong
Sponsor: Electrical and Computer Engineering
April 24
4:00 PM
RABBITS, MAGNETS AND SUPERCONDUCTORS, MODELING CRITICAL BEHAVIOR
Speaker: Liang Ren Niestemski
Sponsor: Physics & Astronomy
April 24
4:00 PM

AMO - (1) VARIATIONAL TREATMENT OF FARADAY WAVES IN INHOMOGENEOUS BOSE–EINSTEIN CONDENSATES

(2) SURFACE WAVES AND MISCIBILITY TRANSITIONS IN BINARY BOSE-EINSTEIN CONDENSATES


Speaker: (1) Alexandru Nicolin (2) Antun Balaz
Sponsor: Physics & Astronomy
April 24
8:00 PM
Emerson String Quartet
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 25
12:00 PM
Data Governance: Understanding the Issues and Rights Associated with your Digital Data
Open to the Public
Speaker: Geneva Henry
Sponsor: Fondren Library
April 25 through April 27 Women and the Holy Quran
Speaker: Salwa Almulla
Sponsor: Anthropology
April 25
1:00 PM
Catalytic Organosilane Activation with Copper Complexes
Open to the Public
Speaker: Jessica Herron
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 25
4:00 PM
Nanoparticle Developments toward Energy Devices
Speaker: Richard Robinson
Sponsor: Chemistry
April 25
4:00 PM
Geometry Analysis Seminar: The governing PDE's for nonlinear material's science, conformal geometry and the Hilbert-Smith Conjecture
Open to the Public
Speaker: Gaven Martin
Sponsor: Mathematics
April 25
4:00 PM
Special Seminar, Dan Gallahan, PhD "Facing the Complexities of Cancer"
Open to the Public
Speaker: Dan Gallahan
Sponsor: Gulf Coast Consortia
April 25
4:00 PM
RSA 2012 Awards Ceremony, Reception & Exhibition
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Architecture
April 25
5:00 PM
Chamber Music Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 25
5:30 PM
Class Recital - Rescheduled
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 25 through May 02 Final Examinations
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
April 26
11:00 AM
A novel bi-orthogonal wavelet family from an arbitrary waveform
Open to the Public
Speaker: Quan Phan
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 26
12:00 PM
Unsettling Artifacts: Biopolitics, Cultural Memory, and the Public Sphere in a (Post)Settler Colony
Open to the Public
Speaker: Michael Griffiths
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 26
1:30 PM
Physical Implementation of Synchronous Duty-Cycling MAC Protocols: Experiences and Evaluation
Open to the Public
Speaker: Wei-Cheng Xiao
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 26
4:00 PM
Geometry-Analysis Seminar: Recent progress on irrational triangle billiards
Open to the Public
Speaker: Dmitry Scheglov
Sponsor: Mathematics
April 26
4:00 PM
AMO - NON-EQUILIBRIUM MANY-BODY DYNAMICS AND HEATING OF COLD ATOMS IN OPTICAL LATTICES
Speaker: Andrew Daly
Sponsor: Physics & Astronomy
April 26
6:00 PM
The Architecture of Books
Sponsor: Architecture
April 26
8:00 PM
Piano Duels
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 27
12:00 PM
Final Friday: What You’re Missing in your Job Search (Grad Students)
Registration Required
Sponsor: Center for Career Development
April 27
1:00 PM
Lisa Duggan: "Feeling Neoliberal: Homonormative Desires, Imperial Dreams"
Open to the Public
Speaker: Lisa Duggan
Sponsor: Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality
April 27
3:00 PM
Science & Engineering Ice Cream Social
Sponsor: Dean of Natural Sciences
April 27
4:00 PM
Internet Harrassment and the Objectification of Women
Open to the Public
Speaker: Martha Nussbaum
Sponsor: Program in Poverty, Justice, and Human Capabilities
April 27
6:30 PM
Kinder Institute at Discovery Green
Open to the Public
Speakers/Artists: Annise Parker, Dr. Stephen Klineberg, Chloe Dao, The Tcholakian Family, Irma Diaz-Gonzalez, The Rev. William Lawson, Dance of Asian America, Houston Pride Band, Diunna Greenleaf, Pistoleros de Texas, St. Pius X High School Campus Singers
Sponsor: Kinder Institute for Urban Research
April 28
12:00 PM
Michael P. Hammond Preparatory Program
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
April 30
10:00 AM
Explicit or Symbolic Translation of Linear Temporal Logic to Automata
Open to the Public
Speaker: Kristin Yvonne Rozier
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 30
12:00 PM
Chemistry and biology of eukaryotic translesion synthesis
Speaker: Dr. Zhihao Zhuang, for the Vanzant Lecture Series, 12pm in Keck 102, Hosted by Dr. Cindy Farach-Carson
Sponsor: Biochemistry and Cell Biology
April 30
1:00 PM
Experimental Free Energy Landscape Reconstruction of DNA Unstacking Using Crooks Fluctuation Theorem
Open to the Public
Speaker: Eric Frey
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 30
2:00 PM
Buechi Automata as Specifications for Reactive Systems
Open to the Public
Speaker: Seth Fogarty
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
April 30
Summer Session I Registration Deadline
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
April 30 through September 30 CUBA: A Travelogue
Sponsor: Hispanic Studies
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