Once there was a woman who lived inside a rock. She had a husband, a desiccated, barren yogi, who also inhabited the rock and spent his days and nights in meditation, striving for liberation from earthly existence; he never touched his wife, whom he had created out of his own imagination. The... Read more
By his own admission, Rice University Professor of Religion Jeffrey Kripal writes — and lectures — “about very strange things.” He’s fascinated with near-death events, precognitive dreams, abduction narratives and other paranormal phenomena Kripal categorizes within the catch-all... Read more
Craig Joiner, an Asian Studies and Materials Science & Nano Engineering double major and a senior at Duncan College, was awarded a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study in Japan for the 2018-19 academic year.
Joiner plans to work in foreign service as a diplomat and... Read more
Maria C. Hwang, Henry Luce Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Southeast Asian Studies at the Chao Center, is one of four recipients of the 2018 Joukowsky Family Foundation Outstanding Dissertation Award at Brown University.
A new exhibit introducing the Rice community to Jainism, one of the oldest religious traditions of India, is now on display at Fondren Library. “Structures of Striving,” consisting of colorful 24-by-36-inch photos of Jain temples and structures, will be viewable through March 23 in the... Read more
Anne Chao '05, '09 grew up a child of the world. Her father was a career diplomat who moved his family from Taiwan to the Republic of the Congo, Australia and the United States. Young and eager, she learned the languages of those countries - Chinese, French and English - and readily absorbed... Read more