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Time Event
February 02 through March 15 Man Corn
Open to the Public
Artist: Josh Bernstein
Sponsor: Visual and Dramatic Arts
February 03 through March 18 Joel Shapiro: New Installation
Open to the Public
Artist: Joel Shapiro
Sponsor: Rice University Art Gallery
February 25 through March 04 Spring Break (No Classes)
Speaker: Statistics Department
Sponsor: Center for Computational Finance and Economic Systems
February 25 through March 04 Spring Break
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
March 01
8:00 AM
Oil & Gas High Performance Computing Workshop
Open to the Public / Registration Required
Sponsor: Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology
March 01 through March 03 IB DP Spring Workshops: Session 2
Open to the Public / Registration Required / Admission Charge
Sponsor: Center for College Readiness
March 01
1:00 PM
Design and Experimental Evaluation of Primitives for Passive Link Assessment and Route Selection in Static Wireless Networks
Open to the Public
Speaker: Stanislav Miskovic
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
March 01
Tuition and Textbook Submission Deadlines
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
March 02
2:00 PM
Graphite Oxide: Structure, Reduction and Applications
Open to the Public
Speaker: Wei GAO
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
March 02
4:00 PM
No Keck Seminar: Spring Break
Sponsor: Keck Computational Biology Program
March 02
4:00 PM
AMO - STUDYING PHENOMENA AT AN ATOMISTIC SCALE USING EXPERIMENTAL DUSTY PLASMAS
Speaker: Yan Feng
Sponsor: Physics & Astronomy
March 02
Conference of Texas Statisticians (COTS)
Speaker: Statistics Department
Sponsor: Statistics
March 03
8:00 AM
World Geography Fundamentals
Open to the Public / Registration Required / Admission Charge
Sponsor: Center for College Readiness
March 03
1:00 PM
Guest Artist Master Class
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 03
3:00 PM
Boniuk Center's SSQ Mural Unveiling & Closing Celebration
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Boniuk Center for Religious Tolerance
March 03
Conference of Texas Statisticians (COTS)
Speaker: Statistics Department
Sponsor: Statistics
March 05
AMO/Plasma - WIRE ARRAY Z-PINCH EXPERIMENTS AND THE THOMPSON SCATTERING DIAGNOSTIC ON THE LITHIUM TOKAMAK EXPERIMENT
Speaker: Trevor Strickler
Sponsor: Physics & Astronomy
March 05
11:30 AM
March Lunch Bunch - McMurtry College/ West Servery
Sponsor: Staff Advisory Committee
March 05
11:30 AM
"Rodeo 101" Lunch Buch
Sponsor: Public Affairs
March 05
12:00 PM
The use of model systems to elucidate the molecular basis of protein conformation disease
Speaker: Dr. Jeff Brodsky, Hosted by Dr. Joff Silberg, for the Vanzant Lecture Series, 12pm in Keck 102
Sponsor: Biochemistry and Cell Biology
March 05
12:00 PM
Guest Lecture
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 05
12:05 PM
Space Physics - UNDERSTANDING THE PHYSICS OF THE NEAR EARTH MAGNETOSPHERE THROUGH RAM-SCB SIMULATIONS
Speaker: Sorin G. Zaharia
Sponsor: Physics & Astronomy
March 05
1:00 PM
Film Screening: Untitled
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Visual and Dramatic Arts
March 05
2:00 PM
IBB Seminar: BioProcessing at Dow AgroSciences
Sponsor: Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering
March 05
2:30 PM
Condensed Matter - INELASTIC AND ELASTIC PHYSICS: Accompanying Electric Current Through Molecular Junctions
Speaker: Yoshihiro Asai
Sponsor: Physics & Astronomy
March 05
3:00 PM
Computational Advances in Cancer Therapeutics
Speaker: Eva K. Lee
Sponsor: Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics
March 05
3:00 PM
Investigating local computation and long-range communication in multi-scale brain networks - Faculty Candidate

Speaker: Ryan Canolty
Sponsor: Electrical and Computer Engineering
March 05
4:00 PM
EEB Seminar
Sponsor: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
March 05
4:00 PM
Combining Ungrouped and Grouped Wildfire Data by a Point Process Analysis
Speaker: Irma Hernandez
Sponsor: Statistics
March 05
4:00 PM
Condensed Matter - VIOLATION OF THE WIEDEMANN-FRANZ LAW AT A QUANTUM CRITICAL POINT
Speaker: Frank Steglich
Sponsor: Physics & Astronomy
March 05
6:00 PM
Master’s Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 05
6:45 PM
Rice Night at the Rodeo
Open to the Public / Admission Charge
Sponsor: Public Affairs
March 06
1:00 PM
Topology Seminar: Ozsvath-Szabo Invariants of Corks
Open to the Public
Speaker: Cagri Karakurt
Sponsor: Mathematics
March 06
4:00 PM
Algebraic Geometry Seminar: Twisting Modular Curves
Open to the Public
Speaker: Ekin Ozman
Sponsor: Mathematics
March 06
4:00 PM
The Summer Job Search
Sponsor: Center for Career Development
March 06
4:00 PM
Engineering Memories
Speaker: Caleb T Kemere
Sponsor: Bioengineering
March 06
5:00 PM
School Science and Technology Speaker Series: Ending Bullying
Open to the Public
Sponsor: School Science and Technology
March 06
5:30 PM
Master’s Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 06
6:30 PM
The Emancipation Proclamation: Myths and Realities
Open to the Public / Registration Required
Speaker: James Oakes
Sponsor: Humanities Research Center
March 06
8:00 PM
Class Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 06
8:00 PM
Chanticleer
Open to the Public / Admission Charge
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 07
9:30 AM
Town Hall Meeting with President David Leebron
Sponsor: Human Resources
March 07
12:00 PM
Dining with the Dean: ECE undergrads
Sponsor: Dean of Engineering
March 07
12:00 PM
Overview of Data Management Planning Tools
Open to the Public
Speaker: Michelle Reilly
Sponsor: Fondren Library
March 07
12:00 PM
Spectral Theory Brown Bag Seminar: Periodic Approximation of Quasiperiodic Schrödinger Cocycles with Analytic Potential
Open to the Public
Speaker: Darren Ong
Sponsor: Mathematics
March 07
4:00 PM
Chapman Distinguished Lecture
The Science of Invisibility

Speaker: John B. Pendry
Sponsor: Electrical and Computer Engineering
March 07
4:00 PM
Protein Association in Dilute and Crowded Solutions
Speaker: Huan-Xiang Zhou
Sponsor: Chemistry
March 07
4:00 PM
Beyond On-Campus Recruiting: Phone and Skype Interviews
Sponsor: Center for Career Development
March 07
4:00 PM
The Quest for Greening Infrastructure Materials
Open to the Public
Speaker: Rouzbeh Shahsavari
Sponsor: Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
March 07
4:00 PM
Geometry-Analysis Seminar: The Subshift Conjecture
Open to the Public
Speaker: David Damanik
Sponsor: Mathematics
March 07
5:00 PM
School Science and Technology Speaker Series: Global Climate Change
Open to the Public
Speaker: Dr. Ron Sass
Sponsor: School Science and Technology
March 07
5:00 PM
Artist Talk: JUNGLE BOOK by Natasha Bowdoin
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Visual and Dramatic Arts
March 07
5:30 PM
Doctoral Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 07
7:00 PM
Words & Art
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Rice University Art Gallery
March 07
8:00 PM
Faculty and Guest Artist Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 07 through April 04 Mavis C. Pitman Fellowship Exhibition
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Visual and Dramatic Arts
March 08
8:00 AM
Texas Life Science Venture Forum
Open to the Public / Registration Required / Admission Charge
Sponsor: Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship
March 08
2:30 PM
CHBE 662 Seminar: Interfacial Effects in Multiphase Flow Through Porous Media
Open to the Public
Speaker: Vladimir Alvarado - University of Wyoming
Sponsor: Co-Sponsored By Chevron
March 08
3:00 PM
Nanostructured Energy Devices -- phonons, electrons and photons on the nanoscale - Faculty Candidate
Speaker: Jia Zhu
Sponsor: Electrical and Computer Engineering
March 08
4:00 PM
Fisher information and short term memory traces in neuronal networks (DSP Seminar)
Speaker: Surya Ganguli
Sponsor: Electrical and Computer Engineering
March 08
4:00 PM
Fictive Motion of Radiation in Mandarin Chinese
Speaker: Ru-ping Tso
Sponsor: Linguistics
March 08
4:00 PM
Colloquium: Invariants of singularities in zero and positive characteristic
Open to the Public
Speaker: Mircea Mustata
Sponsor: Mathematics
March 08
4:00 PM
Spring '12 Earth Science Thursday Speaker Series - Title: Hidden Ecosystems in the Straits of Florida
Speaker: Gregor Eberli
Sponsor: Earth Science
March 08
4:00 PM
QUARK-GLUON PLASMA AT THE LHC: The Hottest Matter in the Universe
Speaker: Wei Li
Sponsor: Physics & Astronomy
March 08
5:00 PM
School Science and Technology Speaker Series: Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Open to the Public
Speaker: Dr. Amy Dunham
Sponsor: School Science and Technology
March 08
5:30 PM
Master’s Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 08
6:00 PM
Schlumberger Company Information Session
Sponsor: Center for Career Development
March 08
7:00 PM
Turkish Night
Open to the Public / Admission Charge
Sponsor: Student Clubs
March 08
8:00 PM
Doctoral Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 08 through March 23 Days & Nights in Paris: In the Footsteps of Atget
Open to the Public
Artist: Hallie Jordon
Sponsor: Visual and Dramatic Arts
March 09
9:00 AM
Women in Philosophy
Speakers: Carla Fehr, Sally Haslanger
Sponsor: Humanities Research Center
March 09
11:03 AM
Rice Global E&C Forum - Roundtable Meeting
Open to the Public / Registration Required / Admission Charge
Speaker: Ron Crum
Sponsor: Rice Global Forum
March 09
11:30 AM
Rice Global E&C Forum - Roundtable Meeting
Open to the Public / Registration Required / Admission Charge
Speaker: Ron Crum
Sponsor: Rice Global Forum
March 09
12:00 PM
K2I Luncheon: Genevera Allen, "Modern Statistical Methods for Massive Data"
Registration Required
Speaker: Genevera Allen
Sponsor: Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology
March 09
12:00 PM
Guest Artist Master Class
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 09
12:00 PM
Impressions from Antarctica
Open to the Public / Registration Required
Speakers: Alex Kirshner Kirshner, Lorenza Haddad
Sponsor: Center for the Study of Environment and Society
March 09
12:30 PM
Master’s Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 09
3:45 PM
CEVE Seminar Series: Exposing the mechanisms of concrete viscoelasticity
Open to the Public
Speaker: Zachary C Grasley
Sponsor: Civil and Environmental Engineering
March 09
4:00 PM
Keck Seminar: Robert O. Fox "Development of Antiviral Miniproteins"
Open to the Public
Speaker: Robert Fox
Sponsor: Gulf Coast Consortia
March 09
4:00 PM
AMO - QUANTUM ASPECTS OF CAVITY OPTOMECHANICS WITH ATOMIC ENSEMBLES AND ENSEMBLE ARRAYS
Speaker: Dan Stamper-Kurn
Sponsor: Physics & Astronomy
March 09
5:30 PM
Master’s Recital - Rescheduled
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 09
5:30 PM
Master’s Recital - Cancelled
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 09
8:00 PM
Class Recital - Cancelled
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 09
8:00 PM
Chamber Music for Winds
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 09
Tuition Deadline
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
March 10
12:00 PM
Master's Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 10
2:30 PM
Master’s Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 10
5:00 PM
Master’s Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 10
8:00 PM
Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 11
8:00 PM
Master’s Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 12
12:00 PM
dsRNA Viruses of Trichomonas vaginalis and other Protozoan Pathogens
Speaker: Dr. Max Nibert, Hosted by Dr. Jane Tao, for the Vanzant Lecture Series, 12pm in Keck 102
Sponsor: Biochemistry and Cell Biology
March 12
12:00 PM
Guest Artist Master Class
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 12
12:30 PM
States of Suffering: Marital Cruelty in Antebellum Virginia, Texas, and Wisconsin
Open to the Public
Speaker: Robin Sager
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
March 12
2:00 PM
AMO - PROGRESS IN DOPPLER COOLING OF SiO+
Speaker: Jason Hieu Van Nguyen
Sponsor: Physics & Astronomy
March 12
2:30 PM
Vertical Silicon Nanowires as a Scalable Intracellular Interface to Living Cells - Faculty Candidate

Speaker: Jacob Robinson
Sponsor: Electrical and Computer Engineering
March 12
3:30 PM
Backscattering of Polarized Beams by Layered Tissues
Speaker: Arnold D. Kim
Sponsor: Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics
March 12
4:00 PM
EEB Seminar TBA
Sponsor: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
March 12
4:00 PM
Communication by Regression
Speaker: Andrew Barron
Sponsor: Statistics
March 12
4:00 PM
Archaeology and the Preservation of Cultural Heritage in the Arab Spring
Speaker: Susan T. Stevens
Sponsor: Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations
March 12
4:00 PM
RELATIVISTIC HEAVY-ION COLLISIONS AND RELICS FROM THE EARLY UNIVERSE
Speaker: Ahmed M Hamed
Sponsor: Physics & Astronomy
March 12
4:00 PM
Topology Seminar: Links not concordant to the Hopf link
Open to the Public
Speaker: Mark Powell
Sponsor: Mathematics
March 12
5:30 PM
Master’s Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 12
7:00 PM
20th Century Spanish Literature and Cinema (II)
Sponsor: Hispanic Studies
March 12
8:00 PM
Faculty Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 13
11:30 AM
Graduate Colloquium Lunch Seminar
Speaker: Judy Tzu-Chun Wu
Sponsor: Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality
March 13
12:15 PM
Thinking with Bodies: Narrating Unsafe Maternity in Malawi
Open to the Public
Speaker: Claire Wendland
Sponsor: Humanities Research Center
March 13
12:15 PM
Thinking with Bodies: Narrating Unsafe Maternity in Malawi
Speaker: Claire Wendland
Sponsor: Anthropology
March 13
4:00 PM
Hypervisibility & Invisibility: The 1971 Indochinese Women's Conference and Asian American Women
Open to the Public
Speaker: Judy Tzu-Chun Wu
Sponsor: History
March 13
4:00 PM
Lucretius the Physicist and Modern Science
Speaker: David Konstan
Sponsor: Humanities Research Center
March 13
4:00 PM
SCIENTIA COLLOQUIUM: "The Rice Institutes - Present at the Creation"
Open to the Public
Speaker: Neal Lane
Sponsor: Scientia
March 13
4:00 PM
Lucretius the Physicist and Modern Science
Speaker: David Konstan
Sponsor: Classical Studies
March 13
4:00 PM
Large Roll Motions of a Ship in Waves: An Example of a Nonlinear Dynamical System with Random Stiffness
Open to the Public
Speaker: Vadim Belenky
Sponsor: Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
March 13
5:30 PM
Doctoral Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 13
8:00 PM
Master's Recital - Cancelled
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 14
12:05 AM
AU - EXTERNAL COMPTON EMISSION IN POWERFUL JETS OF RADIO-LOUD AGN: Constraining the Gamma-ray Emission Site
Speaker: Eileen Meyer
Sponsor: Physics & Astronomy
March 14
12:00 PM
Pi Day Celebration
Speaker: Statistics Department
Sponsor: Statistics
March 14
2:30 PM
Real-Time Brain-Machine Interface Architectures: Neural Decoding from Plan to Movement - Faculty Candidate
Speaker: Maryam M. Shanechi
Sponsor: Electrical and Computer Engineering
March 14
4:00 PM
Photoionization, photodissociation or ultrafast relaxation? How aqueous aromatics deal with a UV photon.
Speaker: Stephen Bradforth
Sponsor: Chemistry
March 14
4:00 PM
Geometry-Analysis Seminar: To Be Announced
Open to the Public
Speaker: Kazuhiro Horihata
Sponsor: Mathematics
March 14
4:00 PM
Condensed Matter - INTEGRABLE RICHARDSON-GAUDIN MODELS IN MESOSCOPIC PHYSICS
Speaker: Jorge Dukelsky
Sponsor: Physics & Astronomy
March 14
5:30 PM
Class Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 14
5:30 PM
Artist Talk: Robert Pruitt
Open to the Public
Artist: Robert Pruitt
Sponsor: Visual and Dramatic Arts
March 14
7:00 PM
Rice Medieval Studies Film Series presents "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Medieval Studies
March 14
8:00 PM
Doctoral Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 15
10:00 AM
JUDGMENT, PART 2 | 2011-2012 KENNON SYMPOSIUM
Open to the Public
Speaker: Judgment, Part 2
Sponsor: Architecture
March 15
12:15 PM
Property and Politics: European Intellectual History and the Study of Subsistence in Africa
Speaker: Kathyrn de Luna
Sponsor: Anthropology
March 15
2:00 PM
Transport Properties of Topological Phases in Broken Gap InAs/GaSb Based Quantum Wells
Open to the Public
Speaker: Ivan Knez
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
March 15
3:00 PM
Optical Nanostructures for Enhanced Light-Matter Interactions and Energy Harvesting - Faculty Candidate
Speaker: Debashis Chanda
Sponsor: Electrical and Computer Engineering
March 15
4:00 PM
Thomas W. Leland, Jr. Lecture:
Fighting Cancer with Nanoparticle Medicines: The Nanoscale Matters!

Open to the Public
Speaker: Mark E Davis - California Institute of Technology
Sponsor: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
March 15
4:00 PM
21st Annual Recruiter Chili Cook-Off
Sponsor: Center for Career Development
March 15
4:00 PM
Colloquium: Syzygies of algebraic varieties
Open to the Public
Speaker: Lawrence Ein
Sponsor: Mathematics
March 15
4:00 PM
"Policing the Colonial Caribbean: Reflections On A Research Project"
Open to the Public
Speaker: David Trotman
Sponsor: History
March 15
4:00 PM
Affect in Ancient Africa: Historical Linguistics and the Challenge of “Emotion Talk”
Speaker: Kathryn De Luna
Sponsor: Linguistics
March 15
4:00 PM
Irony and Why It Matters
Speaker: Jonathan Lear
Sponsor: Philosophy
March 15
4:00 PM
PROBING THE QUARK-GLUON PLASMA WITH HEAVY QUARKS: New Insights from Heavy-Ion Collisions at the LHC
Speaker: Torsten Dahms
Sponsor: Physics & Astronomy
March 15
5:30 PM
Senior Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 15
8:00 PM
Class Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 16
9:00 AM
Characterizing Engineered Nanomaterials: From Environmental, Health and Safety Research to Development of Shaped Nanosphere Lithography for Optical Metamaterials
Speaker: Zuzanna Lewicka
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
March 16
10:00 AM
Sacramental Magic: Animating Statues in Spenser, Shakespeare, and Milton
Open to the Public
Speaker: Jill Delsigne
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
March 16
12:00 PM
Sociology Department Speaker Series - Spring 2012
Speaker: Kevin Thomas
Sponsor: Sociology
March 16
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
March 16
2:00 PM
Masterclass in Literary Studies Student Symposium
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Humanities Research Center
March 16
4:00 PM
Keck Seminar: Michael Deem "Immune Response and Evolution of Influenza Virus"
Open to the Public
Speaker: Michael Deem
Sponsor: Gulf Coast Consortia
March 16
5:00 PM
Senior Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 16
8:00 PM
SYZYGY, New Music at Rice
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 16
Tuition Deadline
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
March 17
5:00 PM
New Art / New Music: Liberating Form
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Rice University Art Gallery
March 17
5:00 PM
New Art/New Music
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 17
5:30 PM
Senior Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 17
7:00 PM
THE LORD IS NOT ON TRIAL HERE TODAY
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Rice Cinema
March 17
7:00 PM
CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament Rice v. Drake
Sponsor: Athletics
March 17
8:00 PM
Master’s Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 18
12:00 PM
Master’s Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 18
2:30 PM
Master’s Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 18
4:30 PM
Faculty Recital - Cancelled
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 18
5:30 PM
Master’s Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 18
7:00 PM
Owls On Stage
Open to the Public / Admission Charge
Sponsor: Athletics
March 18
8:00 PM
Master’s Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 19
9:00 AM
An Approach for the Adaptive Solution of Optimization Problems Governed by Partial Differential Equations with Uncertain Coefficients
Open to the Public
Speaker: Drew Kouri
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
March 19
10:00 AM
Plasmonics Manipulation of Light for Sensing and Photovoltaic Applications
Open to the Public
Speaker: Heidar Sobhani Khakestar
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
March 19
12:00 PM
Molecular Level Characterization of Iron Regulation Pathways
Speaker: Dr. Tim Stemmler, Hosted by Dr. Joff Silberg, for the Vanzant Lecture Series, 12pm in Keck 102
Sponsor: Biochemistry and Cell Biology
March 19
3:00 PM
Multilevel Methods for PDE-Constrained Optimization involving Adaptive Discretizations and Reduced Order Models
Speaker: Stefan Ulbrich
Sponsor: Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics
March 19
3:30 PM
Assessing Coastal Vulnerability: Advanced Modeling Methods and Dynamic Hydraulic Characteristics of Gulf Coastal Systems
Open to the Public
Speaker: Jason Christian
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
March 19
3:45 PM
CEVE Seminar Series: Bioelectrochemical Systems for Simultaneous Waste Treatment, Energy Production, and Desalination
Open to the Public
Speaker: Jason Ren
Sponsor: Civil and Environmental Engineering
March 19
4:00 PM
EEB Seminar
Sponsor: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
March 19
4:00 PM
The Billion Dollar Statistical Concept: How a Lack of Understanding of a "Simple" Statistical Technique Causes Huge Losses and Poor Decisions in Sports (and Drug Development!)
Speaker: Scott Berry
Sponsor: Statistics
March 19
4:00 PM
Central Intelligence Agency Company Information Session
Sponsor: Center for Career Development
March 19
4:00 PM
Special Colloquium: Cocycles Over Rotations and Interval Exchange Transformations, Application to the Billiard in the Plane
Open to the Public
Speaker: Jean-Pierre Conze
Sponsor: Mathematics
March 19
4:00 PM
AMO - THERMALIZATION AND LOCALIZATION IN QUANTUM MANY-BODY SYSTEMS
Speaker: David Huse
Sponsor: Physics & Astronomy
March 19
5:30 PM
Master’s Recital - Cancelled
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 19
5:30 PM
Senior Recital - Rescheduled
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 19
6:30 PM
Doing Business in Africa: Private Sector Investment, the Road to the Future of Africa
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Multicultural Community Relations
March 19
7:00 PM
Thinking While Brown: Ethnic Studies and Arizona's Culture Wars
Speaker: Sandra Soto
Sponsor: French Studies
March 19
8:00 PM
Romance X 3
Open to the Public / Admission Charge
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 19
Leadership Lecture Series
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning
March 20
12:00 PM
Artist Talk: Jackie Gendel "Man Leaving the Picture"
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Visual and Dramatic Arts
March 20
12:15 PM
Treating to Prevent HIV: Population Trials and Experimental Societies
Open to the Public
Speaker: Vinh-Kim Nguyen
Sponsor: Humanities Research Center
March 20
4:00 PM
Algebraic Geometry Seminar:Lagrangian Hyperplanes in Holomorphic Symplectic Varieties
Open to the Public
Speaker: Benjamin Bakker
Sponsor: Mathematics
March 20
4:00 PM
Spring '12 Earth Science Seminar Speaker Series - Hydrodynamics and Morphodynamics on the Mississippi River Delta
Speaker: Dr. Federico Falcini
Sponsor: Earth Science
March 20
4:00 PM
HARD-PROBES OF MATTER IN EXTREME CONDITIONS AT THE LHC, WITH THE CMS DETECTOR
Speaker: Camelia Mironov
Sponsor: Physics & Astronomy
March 20
5:30 PM
Master’s Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 20
8:00 PM
Doctoral Recital - Cancelled
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 20
8:00 PM
Class Recital - Cancelled
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 20
8:00 PM
Class Recital - Rescheduled
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 21
12:00 PM
INSIDER TRADING: Nick Serfass
Sponsor: Architecture
March 21
12:15 PM
Treating to prevent HIV: population trials and experimental societies
Speaker: Vinh-Kim Nguyen
Sponsor: Anthropology
March 21
4:00 PM
Geometry-Analysis Seminar: Cohomology Free Systems on Homogeneous Spaces
Open to the Public
Speaker: Danijela Damjanovic
Sponsor: Mathematics
March 21
4:00 PM
Imaging Metal-Induced Oxidative Stress – Inorganic Chemistry to the Rescue
Speaker: Valerie Pierre
Sponsor: Chemistry
March 21
4:00 PM
Distributed Algorithms for Multi-Robot Manipulation, Angular Coordinate Systems, and Low-Cost Robots: An Overview of the Rice Multi-Robot Systems Lab
Open to the Public
Speaker: James McLurkin
Sponsor: Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
March 21
6:00 PM
Senior Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 21
7:00 PM
Rice Cinema & Houston PBS Community Cinema present REVENGE OF THE ELECTRIC CAR
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Rice Cinema
March 21
8:00 PM
Romance X 3
Open to the Public / Admission Charge
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 22
Condensed Matter - "LISTENING" TO THE SPIN NOISE OF ELECTRONS AND HOLES IN SEMICONDUCTORS
Speaker: Scott A. Crooker
Sponsor: Physics & Astronomy
March 22
8:30 AM
College and Career Counseling 101 Seminar
Open to the Public / Registration Required / Admission Charge
Sponsor: Center for College Readiness
March 22
2:00 PM
Towards Accurate Reconstruction of Phylogenetic Networks
Open to the Public
Speaker: Hyun Jung Park
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
March 22
4:00 PM
Plasmon-enhanced solar energy conversion to fuels - Faculty Candidate

Speaker: Isabell Thomann
Sponsor: Electrical and Computer Engineering
March 22
6:30 PM
REA State of the School Address
Sponsor: Dean of Engineering
March 22
7:00 PM
Space Frontiers Lecture - "Exit Strategy: Profit, Cosmology, and the Future of Humans in Space"
Open to the Public
Speaker: David Valentine, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Dean of Natural Sciences
March 22
7:00 PM
Boniuk Center's 2011-2012 Essay Contest
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Boniuk Center for Religious Tolerance
March 22 through March 23 Midterm Recess
Speaker: Statistics Department
Sponsor: Statistics
March 22 through March 23 Midterm Recess
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
March 23
12:00 PM
Ribonucleases as Chemotherapeutic Agents
Speaker: Dr. Ronald T. Raines, Hosted by Dr. Janet Braam, for the Vanzant Lecture Series, 12 pm in Keck 102
Sponsor: Biochemistry and Cell Biology
March 23
4:00 PM
No Keck Seminar: Mid-Term Break
Sponsor: Keck Center for Interdisciplinary Bioscience Training
March 23
Registrar Deadlines
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
March 23 through March 25 Margaret Mead Traveling Film Festival
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Visual and Dramatic Arts
March 23
All Summer Sessions - Financial Aid Information
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
March 24
2:00 PM
Michael P. Hammond Preparatory Program
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 25
2012 High School Outreach Essay Contest - Essay Deadline
Sponsor: Houston Enriches Rice Education (HERE)
March 26 through March 29 Fulbright Week at Rice University. Fostering Learning and Understanding between Cultures.
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Office of Fellowships and Undergraduate Research
March 26
2:00 PM
Endowing Human-Like Skills to Mobile Humanoids and Bipedal Robots
Speaker: Luis Sentis
Sponsor: Computer Science
March 26
3:00 PM
A Multiscale Method Coupling Network and Continuum Models in Porous Media
Speaker: Richard Tsai
Sponsor: Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics
March 26
3:00 PM
Probabilistic Fragility of Interdependent Urban Systems Subjected to Seismic Hazards
Open to the Public
Speaker: Isaac Hernandez-Fajardo
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
March 26
4:00 PM
Inbreeding-environment interactions: Experimental studies and a meta-analysis
Open to the Public
Speaker: Charles W Fox
Sponsor: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
March 26
4:00 PM
Bayesian Multiscale Multiple Imputation With Implications for Data Confidentiality
Speaker: Scott Holan
Sponsor: Statistics
March 26
4:00 PM
Condensed Matter - PAIRING OF CRITICAL FERMI-SURFACE STATES
Speaker: Maxim Metlitski
Sponsor: Physics & Astronomy
March 26
4:00 PM
TOPOLOGY SEMINAR: "The topology of the curve complex for Aut(F_n)"
Open to the Public
Speaker: Andy Putman
Sponsor: Mathematics
March 26
4:30 PM
Slaves and Princesses: Eastern Women in the Everyday Life and Fiction of Early Modern Italy
Open to the Public
Speaker: Juliann Vitullo
Sponsor: Humanities Research Center
March 26
5:30 PM
FRED DUST | Designed to Scale
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Architecture
March 26
5:30 PM
Junior Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 26
8:00 PM
Faculty and Guest Artist Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 27
9:00 AM
The Moorish Science Temple of America: A Study Exploring the Foundations of African American Islamic Thought and Culture
Open to the Public
Speaker: Paul Easterling
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
March 27
9:00 AM
PhD Oral Defense
Speaker: Paul Easterling
Sponsor: Religious Studies
March 27
10:00 AM
Texas Job Fair (HACCC)
Sponsor: Center for Career Development
March 27
10:00 AM
Magnetic Control in Crystal Growth from a Melt
Open to the Public
Speaker: Yue Huang
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
March 27
1:00 PM
VIGRE TOPOLOGY SEMINAR: The Arf invariant and the Jones polynomial
Open to the Public
Speaker: Katherine Poulsen
Sponsor: Mathematics
March 27
4:00 PM
Spring '12 Earth Science Seminar Speaker Series - Interpreting Fluvial Strata Through The Concept Of Sediment Extraction
Speaker: Dr. Andrew Petter
Sponsor: Earth Science
March 27
4:00 PM
AMO - QUANTUM MAGNETISM WITH SPINOR BOSE-EINSTEIN CONDENSATES
Speaker: Chandra Raman
Sponsor: Physics & Astronomy
March 27
4:00 PM
Flexible printed electronics: from materials characterization to device integration - Faculty Candidate
Speaker: Tse Nga (Tina) Ng
Sponsor: Electrical and Computer Engineering
March 27
4:00 PM
Obstruction to the Concordance of Satellite Knots
Open to the Public
Speaker: Bridget Franklin
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
March 27
4:00 PM
Chemistry and Crystallography at the Service of Materials Science: Facing the Hydrogen Storage Challenge
Open to the Public
Speaker: Yaroslav Filinchuk
Sponsor: Richard E. Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology
March 27
5:00 PM
Reformation & Regency in Sixteenth-Century Scotland
Open to the Public
Speaker: Amy Blakeway
Sponsor: History
March 27
5:30 PM
Class Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 27
5:30 PM
Rice Alumni Physicians Panel #2: What Happens After Medical School
Sponsor: Center for Career Development
March 27
6:00 PM
Graffiti, B-Boy & B-Girl Exhibition
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Houston Enriches Rice Education (HERE)
March 27
6:30 PM
Science Café: Playing with atomic layers—graphene and beyond
Sponsor: Dean of Natural Sciences
March 27
7:00 PM
Tolle Lege Series 2011-2012
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Religious Studies
March 27
8:00 PM
Class Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 27 through March 28 Awready!: Houston Hip Hop Conference
Open to the Public / Registration Required
Sponsor: Houston Enriches Rice Education (HERE)
March 28
8:00 AM
National Instruments Visit
Sponsor: Computer Science
March 28
9:00 AM
The Folding and Binding Partners of the Perlecan SEA module
Open to the Public
Speaker: Ariel Diaz
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
March 28
9:00 AM
Automated Detection and Differential Diagnosis of Non Small Cell Lung Carcinoma Cell Types Using Label-Free Molecular Vibrational Imaging
Open to the Public
Speaker: Ahmad Hammoudi
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
March 28
11:30 AM
First order signatures and knot concordance.
Open to the Public
Speaker: Christopher Davis
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
March 28
12:00 PM
Master’s Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 28
12:00 PM
Documentary Films with Filmmaker Surabhi Sharma
Open to the Public
Artist: Surabhi Sharma
Sponsor: Chao Center for Asian Studies
March 28
12:00 PM
Spectral Theory Brown Bag Seminar: Bounds on Embedded Singular Spectrum for One-Dimensional Schrödinger Operators
Open to the Public
Speaker: Milivoje Lukic
Sponsor: Mathematics
March 28
12:15 PM
Erotic Liberations: Women, Religion and Agency
Speaker: Lamia Karim
Sponsor: Anthropology
March 28
4:00 PM
Geometry-Analysis Seminar: Toward an Ergodic Theory for Infinite-Dimensional Dynamical Systems
Open to the Public
Speaker: William Ott
Sponsor: Mathematics
March 28
4:00 PM
Multiresonant Coherent Multidimensional Spectroscopy
Speaker: John C. Wright
Sponsor: Chemistry
March 28
4:00 PM
Towards Scalable Parallel Sparse Linear System and Symmetric Eigenvalue Problem Solvers
Open to the Public
Speaker: Ahmed H. Sameh
Sponsor: Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
March 28
4:00 PM
CS Colloquium - Robbie in the Kitchen: Interacting with Robots in the Real World
Speaker: Cynthia Matuszek
Sponsor: Computer Science
March 28
5:30 PM
Judith Resnik & Dennis Curtis | Re-Presenting Justice: The Invention of Democratic Courts
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Architecture
March 28
5:30 PM
Senior Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 28
6:30 PM
Documentary Films with Filmmaker Surabhi Sharma
Open to the Public
Artist: Surabhi Sharma
Sponsor: Chao Center for Asian Studies
March 28
7:00 PM
"The Books That Shaped My World"
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Friends of Fondren
March 28
8:00 PM
Class Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 28
8:00 PM
2012 College DJ Battle: Honoring the Legacy of DJ Screw
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Houston Enriches Rice Education (HERE)
March 29
12:10 PM
Life Inside the Hedges: Leveraging the Rice Environment for Success (How to Succeed...)
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
March 29
2:00 PM
Redundancy-aware learning of protein structure-function relationships
Open to the Public
Speaker: Drew Bryant
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
March 29
2:30 PM
CHBE 662 Seminar:
Using Molecular Simulation to Understand Wetting of Chemically and Geometrically Heterogeneous Surfaces

Open to the Public
Speaker: Jeff R. Errington - University at Buffalo
Sponsor: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
March 29
4:00 PM
Writing on the Wall: FEMA's New Orleans Vévé"
Open to the Public
Speaker: Beth McCoy
Sponsor: Humanities Research Center
March 29
4:00 PM
Colloquium: To Be Announced
Open to the Public
Speaker: Stephanos Venakides
Sponsor: Mathematics
March 29
4:00 PM
Other cultures are not as cool as we are: constructing norms of inclusivity through stancetaking in a Houston transgender community
Speaker: Bethany Townsend
Sponsor: Linguistics
March 29
4:00 PM
Time and the Brain
Speaker: David Eagleman
Sponsor: Electrical and Computer Engineering
March 29
4:00 PM
Rice Department of Art History Lecture: Medieval Pilgrim Badges: Functional Tourist Tat
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Art History
March 29
5:30 PM
Master’s Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 29
7:00 PM
Opening Reception for Geronimo: NYC Crowd, May 2, 2011 Morris Louis 'Unfurled' Series: 'Mu' (1961) & 'Beta Kappa' (1961)
Open to the Public
Artist: John Sparagana
Sponsor: Development Office
March 29
8:00 PM
Chamber Music for Brass
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
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, Grant Potts, Ian Lowrie, Mikita Brottman, Matthew Dillon, April DeConick, Steven Kruger, Tanya Luhrmann, Frank Klaassen, Marsha Hewitt, David L Martin, Claire Fanger, Marcia Brennan, Claire Villarreal, Peter Loewen, Anne Klein, Yvonne Chireau, David Gray
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
8:00 AM
5th Annual CSWGS Graduate Symposium: "Belonging"
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality
March 30
10:00 AM
Context in Mobile System Design: Characterization, Theory, and Implications
Open to the Public
Speaker: Ahmad Rahmati
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
March 30
11:00 AM
New Approaches to Analytical Techniques in the Lifesciences
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Gerd Marowsky
Sponsor: Electrical and Computer Engineering
March 30
12:00 PM
Final Friday: Resume Swap (Grad Students)
Registration Required
Sponsor: Center for Career Development
March 30
3:00 PM
Special Lecture: The kissing problem in three and four dimensions
Open to the Public
Speaker: Oleg R. Musin
Sponsor: Mathematics
March 30
4:00 PM
Keck Seminar: Reshma Shetty "Developing a Fab for Engineering Microorganisms", Special Location, BCM, N315
Open to the Public
Speaker: Reshma Shetty
Sponsor: Gulf Coast Consortia
March 30
4:30 PM
The Second Annual National Undergraduate Global Health Technologies Design Competition
Open to the Public / Registration Required
Speakers: Harshad Sangvhi, Soumya Acharya
Sponsor: Rice 360° Initiative
March 30
5:30 PM
Senior Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 30
5:30 PM
Documentary Films with Filmmaker Surabhi Sharma
Open to the Public
Artist: Surabhi Sharma
Sponsor: Chao Center for Asian Studies
March 30
7:00 PM
Mountainfilm - Telluride Film Festival - on Tour!
Open to the Public / Admission Charge
Sponsor: Rice Cinema
March 30 through April 01 The Baltimore Waltz
Open to the Public / Admission Charge
Sponsor: Rice Players
March 30
8:00 PM
Class Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 30
8:00 PM
Rice Univeristy Observatory Open House
Speaker: Patrick Hartigan
Sponsor: Physics & Astronomy
March 30
Textbook Submission Deadline
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
March 31
12:30 PM
Class Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 31
3:00 PM
Master’s Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 31
5:30 PM
Master’s Recital
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 31
6:30 PM
2012 Ugo Di Portanova Artistic Sponsored Lecture by Dr.Elisabetta D' Amanda
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Center for the Study of Languages
March 31
8:00 PM
Shepherd School Sinfonietta
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
March 31
Sports Writing and the Writing of Sport: The Rice International Sports Colloquium
Sponsor: Humanities Research Center
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