Rice Celebrates Pi Day and a Birthday with Pie

Rice University President David Leebron and Sammy the Owl honor William Rice on his birthday.

As any mathematician or fan of mathematics will tell you, today (3/14) is National Pi Day, but at Rice University it is also the birthday of our founder William Marsh Rice. What better way to celebrate Pi Day and a birthday than with 2,012 pies?

“It was a unique way to celebrate our founder’s birthday,” said Staff Advisory Board Co-Chair and GSCS professional development program coordinator David Frels. “In the past we’ve celebrated with cake or cupcakes, so pie was a fitting choice for celebrating both occasions.”

Happy Pi Day everyone and Happy Birthday, William Rice!

President Leebron

President Leebron got his pie.

Students choosing pies

Students dive in for a pie.

William Rice Statue

Willy got a pie, too!

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