Rice University
Rice Magazine| The Magazine of Rice University | No. 3 | 2009


Faheem and Anish
Faheem and Anish Go to Hollywood

They are Faheem Ahmed ’09 and Anish Patel ’09, who entered the “Oscar Correspondent Contest” sponsored by MTV’s 24-hour college network and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The prize was the chance to hobnob with the stars on the red carpet while serving as special mtvU correspondents for the Academy Awards ceremony.

Finding your Way
Finding Your Way When You Don’t Weigh a Thing
Many people resolved to lose weight this year, but Kathryn “Kate” Montgomery ’09 and her student colleagues from six other universities aspired to be weightless.
Raw Deals
“Thursday’s child has far to go,” says the old nursery rhyme, and Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram ’09 is proof positive. For the founder and administrator of the Rawfully Organic produce co-op, Thursdays start at 6 a.m. as she works with area farms to order and pick up organic fruits and vegetables.
Sometimes the Research Becomes Personal
When Christy Franco learned she’d be doing pioneering research on using stem cells to help stroke victims recover neurological function, it was the science that drove her enthusiasm. But things turned personal when her father suffered a debilitating stroke soon after the bioengineering doctoral student began her work at the Rice Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering.
Owl Microfinance
Clinton Honors Microfinanciers
Small thinking brought a big honor to officers of Owl Microfinance in February when they were recognized at the Clinton Global Initiative University for their efforts to help the poor help themselves by starting businesses.