Rice: Celebrating 100 years with thousands of pages

As a cool front rolls in this weekend, it feels like a great time to curl up with a good book. And you’re in luck because Friday, September 21, from 9:00 a.m.-noon, the Brochstein Pavilion will house a Centennial Book Signing featuring several great books celebrating Rice University’s first 100 years.

In addition to the book signing event, Rice centennial books can be purchased at the Rice University Bookstore, Brazos Bookstore, various local retailers and on Amazon.

Rice Centennial books include:

  • “Edgar Odell Lovett and the Creation of Rice University: The Meaning of the New Institution”
  • “Rice’s Owls”
  • “William Marsh Rice and His Institute: The Centennial Edition”
  • “University Builder: Edgar Odell Lovett and the Founding of the Rice Institute”
  • “A University So Conceived: A Brief History of Rice University”
  • “Captain James A. Baker of Houston, 1857-1941”
  • “Rice University: One Hundred Years in Pictures”
  • “Unprecedented Power: Jesse Jones, Capitalism, and the Common Good”
  • “HIWI: Rice”

All of these works will be great tools to help us look back over the last 100 years and inspire us as we move forward into the next 100.

Here in the Glasscock School, not only are we excited about reading these great titles, we’ve also contributed!

“HIWI:Rice,” much like the previous two HIWI books, is crowd-sourced; stories and photographs were submitted by current and former Rice students as well as Houstonians who didn’t attend Rice and compiled to make this unique celebration of the university. And it just so happens that a few from that crowd came from right here at the Glasscock School.

Pay careful attention for contributions from Steve Garfinkel, Director of Community Programs; Rebecca Sanchez, Assistant Director of Master of Liberal Studies (MLS); Keri Bas, Online Communications Specialist; and Lesley Shone, MLS graduate.

View a list of readings related to Rice’s Centennial.

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