Rice University
Rice Magazine| The Magazine of Rice University | No. 1 | 2008



Owls in the Storm
People and institutions often are defined by how they respond to crises. For more than four years, I have had the privilege of being part of the extraordinary Rice community, and my pride in this university has never been greater than during the week after Hurricane Ike as I watched my colleagues and associates respond to both the threat and the aftermath of the storm.

Hurricane Ike

Hurricane Ike

From making sure students were safe to organizing community relief efforts, Rice weathered Hurricane Ike with resilience and compassion




Lynn Elsenhans

Lynn Laverty Elsenhans '78, the new CEO and president of Sunco, reflects on global energy concerns, the challenges facing women in the corporate world--and her favorite university.

Cracking quakes
Cracking Quakes and Other Earthy Matters

Eminent anthropologists Charles S. Spencer and Elsa M. Redmond have created careers full of discovery and adventure.
Building Momentum
Historic Building

With "green" roofs cropping on new Rice buildings, the Recreation Center rising next to the Rice Memorial Center and "The 'John and Anne' Grove" enticing strollers with its cooling shade, the campus is looking better than ever.



Green as Grassroots
Green as Grassroots
A student-led initiative to lessen the environmental footprint of the campus is producing tangible results for Rice.
David Zumwalt
The Entrepreneur Next Door
High-tech entrepreneur David Zumwalt '81 brings his touch for success to the University of the Virgin Islands Research and Technology Park, where he helps provide opportunities for the region's rising business and technology stars.