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Time Event
April 26 through May 03 Final examinations for all undergraduate courses
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
May 01
10:00 AM
Mining Natural APIs from Large Code Corpora using a Mixture of Hidden Markov Models
Open to the Public
Speaker: Rohan Mukherjee
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
May 01
4:00 PM
Cookie Jar
Sponsor: Office of the Provost
May 01
5:00 PM
RSA Awards Ceremony and Reception
Sponsor: Architecture
May 01
Deadline: Last day to apply to be a visiting student for Summer Session I.
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
May 01
FIRST DAY OF CLASSES - SUMMER SESSION IV AND FULL SUMMER SESSION
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
May 02
11:00 AM
NPP - SCANNING THE PERFECT FLUID WITH HADRONS AND DILEPTONS
Speaker: Jacquelyn Noronha-Hostler
Sponsor: Physics & Astronomy
May 02
12:00 PM
The Shepherd Society Annual Meeting and Luncheon
Open to the Public / Registration Required / Admission Charge
Speaker: Robert Yekovich
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
May 02
6:30 PM
Rice Science Café: Texas Ranch Yields Ancient Reef
Open to the Public
Speaker: André Droxler, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Dean of Natural Sciences
May 03
12:00 PM
Live! The Houston Asian American Archive: An Eight-Year Retrospective
Open to the Public
Speaker: Anne S. Chao
Sponsor: Chao Center for Asian Studies
May 03
4:00 PM
ECE Seminar Series: Computational Electrodynamics: From Metamaterials and Metasurfaces to Compact X-ray Sources (698/699)
Open to the Public
Speaker: Arya Fallahi
Sponsor: Electrical and Computer Engineering
May 03
4:00 PM
Teaching old proteins new tricks: Engineering metalloenzymes for energy conversion reactions
Open to the Public
Speaker: Hannah Shafaat
Sponsor: Chemistry
May 03
8:00 PM
Faculty Recital
Open to the Public
ArtistArtists: Cho-Liang Lin, Jon Kimura Parker
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
May 03
END OF THE SPRING SEMESTER
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
May 04
1:30 PM
Microstructural Evolution of Stress and Porosity During the formation of Brittle Shear Fractures: A Discrete Element Model (DEM) Study
Open to the Public
Speaker: Tamunoisoala LongJohn
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
May 04
4:00 PM
ECE Seminar Series: A nanoelectronic neural interface: blurring biotic and abiotic, Chong Xie, University of Texas (698/699)
Open to the Public
Speaker: Chong Xie
Sponsor: Electrical and Computer Engineering
May 04
4:00 PM
At the Threshold of the King: A Deposition by Tom McCarthy
Open to the Public
Speaker: Tom McCarthy
Sponsor: Humanities Research Center
May 04
4:00 PM
Specification: The Biggest Bottleneck in Formal Methods and Autonomy
Speaker: Kristin Y Rozier
Sponsor: Computer Science
May 04
6:00 PM
Health Care Symposium: Mindful Teamwork 2017
Open to the Public / Registration Required / Admission Charge
Sponsor: Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business
May 05
7:30 AM
Delivering Health Care When Future Health Policy Is Unpredictable
Open to the Public / Registration Required
Sponsor: James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy
May 05
9:00 AM
Co-estimating Reticulate Phylogenies and Gene Trees from Multi-locus Sequence Data
Open to the Public
Speaker: Dingqiao WEN
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
May 05
10:00 AM
A Fast Direct Solver for Boundary Value Problems on Locally-perturbed Geometries
Open to the Public
Speaker: Yabin Zhang
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
May 05
10:30 AM
Carrier transfer dynamics between atomic layers in Van Der-Waals heterostructures probed by ultrafast spectroscopies
Open to the Public
Speaker: Xiewen Wen
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
May 05
1:00 PM
Experience to Experiment, Signs to Signals: Toward this Invariant Colossus by Aaron Jaffe
Open to the Public
Speaker: Aaron Jaffe
Sponsor: Humanities Research Center
May 05
3:00 PM
Adios y Gracias, Jefe!
Sponsor: Dean of Engineering
May 05
7:30 PM
RICE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS OBSERVATORY OPEN HOUSE
Speaker: Patrick Hartigan
Sponsor: Physics & Astronomy
May 05
Deadline: Last day for instructors to submit Final Grades for all degree candidates online via ESTHER by 5:00 PM
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
May 05
Deadline: Last day for academic departments to submit their proposed list of degree candidates to receive the university honor of Distinction in Research and Creative Work to Provost’s Office by 4:00PM
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
May 05
Deadline: For dropping courses without academic penalty for the Full Summer Session and Summer Session IV
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
May 05
Deadline: Last day to drop a course and receive 100% refund for Summer Session IV
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
May 06
8:00 AM
2nd Summer Workshop for L2 Teachers
Open to the Public / Registration Required / Admission Charge
Sponsor: Center for Languages and Intercultural Communication
May 06
4:00 PM
Palestine Film Festival:
Radiance of Resistance; Returning to Seifa Village; Gaza Surf Club; Gaza a Gaping Wound

Open to the Public / Admission Charge
Speaker: Ala Qandil
Sponsor: Visual and Dramatic Arts
May 07
9:30 AM
(Church & Society Series) The Central Presbyterian Mission Endowment Fund Grant for Memory Care Facilities at Bayou Manor
Open to the Public
Speakers: Kathleen Kuznicki, Frankie Irwin
Sponsor: Boniuk Institute for Religious Tolerance
May 07
5:00 PM
Palestine Film Festival:
Fire at Sea; We Cannot Go There Now, My Dear

Admission Charge
Sponsor: Visual and Dramatic Arts
May 08
4:00 PM
Condensed Matter - INTERPLAY OF TOPOLOGY AND GEOMETRY IN FRACTIONAL QUANTUM HALL LIQUIDS
Speaker: Kun Yang
Sponsor: Physics & Astronomy
May 08
Deadline (May 2017 Undergraduate Degree Candidates only): Last day to convert a “Pass/Fail” to an earned letter grade for courses taken in Spring 2017 by 12:00 noon
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
May 08
Deadline: Last day to apply to be a visiting student for Summer Session II
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
May 09
11:00 AM
Cracking the spectrins' riddle
Open to the Public
Speaker: Fernando Yrazu
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
May 09
2:00 PM
Effect of Modularity on Evolution in Heterogeneous Environments
Open to the Public
Speaker: Dong Wang
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
May 09
2:30 PM
Trait and Experiential Antecedents of Indian Medical Students’ Prosocial Knowledge and their Contribution to Students’ Clinical Performance
Open to the Public
Speaker: Kamalika Ghosh
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
May 09
4:00 PM
ECE Seminar Series: ORION: A Framework for GPU Occupancy Autotuning and Resource Allocation
Open to the Public
Speaker: Zheng (Eddy) Zhang
Sponsor: Electrical and Computer Engineering
May 09
4:00 PM
ECE Seminar Series: MSE bounds for Thomson's estimator and off-grid compressive sensing
Open to the Public
Speaker: L. Daniel Abreu
Sponsor: Electrical and Computer Engineering
May 09
6:30 PM
Uncertain Partners: U.S.-Mexico Relations Under the Trump Administration
Open to the Public / Registration Required
Sponsor: James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy
May 10
3:00 PM
What Is Ecotechnology?: Biopolitics and Trophic Writing in American Cultures of Science
Open to the Public
Speaker: Derek Woods
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
May 10
3:00 PM
CANCELLED
Open to the Public
Speaker: Yuchen Yang
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
May 11
1:30 PM
Provost's Office Hours
Sponsor: Office of the Provost
May 11
7:00 PM
'Hidden Figures' Reception and Movie Screening
Open to the Public
Sponsor: Visual and Dramatic Arts
May 12
9:00 AM
CANCELLED
Open to the Public
Speaker: Tiainxiao Wang
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
May 12
11:30 AM
School of Social Sciences Commencement Reception and Awards Ceremony
Sponsor: Dean of Social Sciences
May 12
2:00 PM
Asian Studies End-of-Year Reception
Sponsor: Chao Center for Asian Studies
May 12
3:00 PM
2017 Engineering Graduation Reception
Sponsor: Dean of Engineering
May 12
3:00 PM
Department of Kinesiology Graduation Reception
Sponsor: Kinesiology
May 12
3:00 PM
RSA Commencement Reception
Sponsor: Architecture
May 12
3:30 PM
Biosciences Commencement Reception
Sponsor: BioSciences
May 12 through May 13 ONE HUNDRED AND FOURTH COMMENCEMENT
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
May 14
9:30 AM
(Church & Society Series) Consequences of Defunding Planned Parenthood Act of 2017
Open to the Public
Speaker: Angie Wiens Talbert
Sponsor: Boniuk Institute for Religious Tolerance
May 14
Deadline: Last day to add courses via ESTHER for Summer Session I
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
May 14
Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive a full 100% refund of tuition and fees for Summer Session I
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
May 14
Deadline: Final tuition payment for Summer Session I and Summer Session IV via ESTHER
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
May 15 through May 19 Data Science Boot Camp
Open to the Public / Admission Charge
Sponsor: Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology
May 15
4:00 PM
Condensed Matter - SPIN-ANISOTOPIC MAGNETIC IMPURITY IN A FERMI GAS: Integration of Poor Man’s Scaling Equations
Speaker: Eugene Kogan
Sponsor: Physics & Astronomy
May 15
5:00 PM
RYP Spring Mixer and Book Signing with Author Philip Caputo
Open to the Public / Registration Required / Admission Charge
Speaker: Philip Caputo
Sponsor: James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy
May 15
FIRST DAY OF CLASSES - SUMMER SESSION I
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
May 15
Late Registration Begins - Students may register in the Office of the Registrar via the appropriate paperwork with a late registration fee for Summer Session I
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
May 15
Deadline: Last day for late registration for Summer Session I
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
May 16
Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive an 80% refund of tuition for Summer Session I
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
May 17
6:00 PM
The True Cost
Directed by Andrew Morgan

Open to the Public
Sponsor: Visual and Dramatic Arts
May 17
Deadline: Last day for instructors to submit Final Grades for all non-graduating students online via ESTHER
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
May 18
10:00 AM
Graph Coloring, Zero Forcing, and Related Problems
Open to the Public
Speaker: Boris Brimkov
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
May 18
11:00 AM
Measuring the usability of home healthcare devices
Open to the Public
Speaker: Meiyuzi Gao
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
May 18
3:00 PM
Constrained Counting and Sampling: Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice
Open to the Public
Speaker: Kuldeep S. Meel
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
May 19
7:00 PM
A Conversation with Steven Holl & Jessica Lang
Sponsor: Architecture
May 19
Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive an 50% refund of tuition for Summer Session I
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
May 21
9:30 AM
(Church & Society Series) Raise the Age: Juvenile Justice in Texas
Open to the Public
Speaker: Jay Jenkins
Sponsor: Boniuk Institute for Religious Tolerance
May 21
Deadline: Last day to add courses via ESTHER for Summer Session II
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
May 21
Deadline: Final tuition payment for Summer Session II via ESTHER
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
May 21
Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive a full 100% refund of tuition and fees for Summer Session II
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
May 22 through May 26 Rice University Police Department Defensive Tactics (PPCT) 4 hour Refresher (RUPD Only)
Sponsor: Rice Police
May 22 through May 26 HPC Boot Camp
Open to the Public / Admission Charge
Sponsor: Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology
May 22
6:30 PM
U.S.-Pakistan Relations: Challenges and Opportunities in an Age of Change
Open to the Public / Registration Required
Speaker: His Excellency Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry
Sponsor: James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy
May 22
7:30 PM
Baby Driver
Written and Directed by Edgar Wright

Open to the Public
Sponsor: Visual and Dramatic Arts
May 22
8:30 PM
Cancelled - Trajectory of a Curve
Open to the Public
ArtistArtistsArtistsArtists: Alexandra Smither, Scuffed Shoe
Sponsor: Shepherd School of Music
May 22
FIRST DAY OF CLASSES - SUMMER SESSION II
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
May 22
Late Registration Begins - Students may register in the Office of the Registrar via the appropriate paperwork with a late registration fee for Summer Session II
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
May 22
Deadline: Last day for late registration for Summer Session II
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
May 23
2:00 PM
Lie algebraic similarity transformations: improving wavefunctions for weak and strong correlations
Open to the Public
Speaker: Jacob Wahlen-Strothman
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
May 23
Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive an 80% refund of tuition for Summer Session II
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
May 24
Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER without academic penalty for Summer Session I
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
May 25
9:00 AM
Convergence of K-indicators Clustering with Alternating Projection Algorithms
Open to the Public
Speaker: Yuchen Yang
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
May 25
1:00 PM
Radiative Transfer of Polarized X-rays: Magnetized Thomson Scattering in Neutron Stars
Open to the Public
Speaker: Joseph Barchas
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
May 26 through May 27 Researching and Teaching the History of Human Rights: A Workshop for the Routledge History of Human Rights
Open to the Public
Sponsor: History
May 26
4:00 PM
AMO - QUANTUM TRANSPORT IN A SPIN ORBIT COUPLED BOSE-EINSTEIN CONDENSATE
Speaker: Yong P. Chen
Sponsor: Physics & Astronomy
May 26
Deadline: Last day to designate a course as "Pass/Fail" for Summer Session I via Office of the Registrar
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
May 29
All Day
Memorial Day (Holiday - No Classes)
Speaker: Statistics Department
Sponsor: Statistics
May 29
UNIVERSITY HOLIDAY - NO SCHEDULED CLASSES
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
May 30
2:00 PM
Self-contained Differentiation of Reprogrammed Amniotic Fluid Derived Stem Cells for Congenital Heart Repair
Open to the Public
Speaker: Christopher Tsao
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
May 30
2:00 PM
Simple, Multiplexed, and Ultraspecific Nucleic Acid-based Diagnostic Technologies
Open to the Public
Speaker: Ruojia Wu
Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
May 30
Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive an 50% refund of tuition for Summer Session II
Sponsor: Academic Calendar
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