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Clueless<br>Directed by Amy Heckerling

July 13, 2017 - 8:00pm
Visual and Dramatic Arts
Dean of Humanities
Rice Cinema
Thursday, July 13, 2017
7:00 PM to 8:45 PM


Cinema (Rm #100) Rice Media Center
Rice University - Entrance #8, University Blvd & Stockton Ave
6100 Main St
Houston,Texas,USA


Brazos Bookstore announces Summer of Jane Austen, this June through August. Summer of Jane Austen is presented in partnership with MFAH Films, MFAH Rienzi, Main Street Theater, and Rice Cinema. http://www.brazosbookstore.com/articles/features/announcing-summer-jane-austen

Shallow, rich and socially successful Cher (Alicia Silverstone) is at the top of her Beverly Hills high school's pecking scale. Seeing herself as a matchmaker, Cher first coaxes two teachers into dating each other. Emboldened by her success, she decides to give hopelessly klutzy new student Tai (Brittany Murphy) a makeover. When Tai becomes more popular than she is, Cher realizes that her disapproving ex-stepbrother (Paul Rudd) was right about how misguided she was -- and falls for him.

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NEW Rice Events Calendar Training!

July 13, 2017 - 11:00am
Web Services
Information Technology
Academic Calendar
Office of the Registrar
History
Thursday, July 13, 2017
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM


101 Sewall Hall
Rice University
6100 Main St
Houston,Texas,USA


We’ve got a new events calendar launching this fall semester. If you add events to events.rice.edu, then you should attend to learn how to do the following: - Add Events - Manage your events - Add an RSVP to your event - Add Images - Make your events sparkle! This will be hands-on training and you’ll get to create events in your calendar during training. Do you use Google Calendar and don’t want to give it up?! No problem! We can integrate it into the new calendar so you can still work from your Google Calendar (but I think you’ll want to make the switch once you see the new calendar). If you have any question, please contact Laura McCord @ 713-348-3874 See you there!

A 3D microfluidic tumor model to study immune cell infiltration into solid tumors

July 12, 2017 - 2:30pm
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Bioengineering

Speaker: Timothy Vu
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM


285 BioScience Research Collaborative



The tumor microenvironment consists of other cells besides cancer cells, including immune cells like T-cells, natural killer cells, and macrophages. The roles of these infiltrated cells, however, are diverse and can be both pro- or anti-tumorigenic. The effects of infiltrated natural killer cells are poorly characterized and highly misunderstood. To better study both the mechanics and effects of infiltrating NK cells, advances to 3D in vitro cancer models are necessary. To this end, I have developed a novel microfluidic device for culturing 3D tumor tissue, which can recapitulate the interstitial flow and gradient microenvironment. I utilize this device to create novel methods in quantifying NK cell infiltration and demonstrate the utility of this device for both infiltration and post-infiltration analysis.

In Vivo Molecular Magnetic Resonance Imaging via Hyperpolarized Silicon Particles

July 12, 2017 - 10:00am
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Bioengineering

Speaker: Jingzhe Hu
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM


285 BioScience Research Collaborative



This thesis describes the characterization, development and application of hyperpolarized silicon particles, which can serve as a molecular imaging platform based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Silicon particles are suited for use as biomedical imaging agents due to their biocompatibility, biodegradability, and relatively simple surface chemistry that facilitates drug loading and functionalization for targeting various diseases as well as physiological processes. A method of hyperpolarizing the 29Si nuclei inside silicon particles using dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) has recently been developed, increasing the MR signal by several orders-of-magnitude through enhanced nuclear spin alignment. At room temperature, enhanced spin polarization of 29Si nuclei lasts on the order of tens of minutes, significantly longer than that of other hyperpolarized species (tens of seconds). In addition to extremely long-lived signal, hyperpolarized silicon particles provide background-free positive contrast, thereby making a wide range of imaging applications possible. For silicon particles on the micrometer scale, we first explored their application for MRI-guided catheter tracking, demonstrating catheter tip tracking in 2D, 3D and in vivo over extended period of time without the use of ionizing radiation. Paving way for potential targeted molecular imaging applications, we characterized silicon particles of various sizes (20 nm to 2µm), whose hyperpolarized signal were found to have characteristic spin relaxation times (T1) ranging from ~10 to 50 mins. The addition of various functional groups to the particle surface had no effect on the hyperpolarized signal buildup or decay rates and allowed in vivo imaging over long time scales. Additional in vivo studies examined a variety of particle administration routes in mice, including intraperitoneal injection, rectal enema, and oral gavage. Targeting moieties such as antibodies were found to be able to retain their functionalities after enduring the harsh DNP condition of low temperature (several Kelvins) and continuous microwave irradiation. As a proof of concept study, we demonstrated targeted imaging of colorectal cancer in genetic models using hyperpolarized silicon particles functionalized with MUC1 antibodies. To better hyperpolarize silicon particles on the nanometer scale, we incorporated external radicals such as TEMPO to eliminate the bottleneck of insufficient surface electrons and calibrated the concentration of radicals needed to achieve better signal enhancement for various particle sizes (20-200 nm). With optimal amounts of the added radicals, 29Si T1 times are ~20 minutes and MR imaging in phantoms can be achieved over an hour after completion of hyperpolarization. Equipped with the unusually long signal decay time and the fact that the signal decay times are not affected by surface functionalization or the in vivo environment, hyperpolarized silicon particles have the potential of becoming the next generation high-impact molecular MR imaging agents.

Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER without academic penalty for Summer Session III

July 12, 2017 - 1:00am
Academic Calendar
Wednesday, July 12, 2017




Rice University
6100 Main St
Houston,Texas,USA



Lie algebraic similarity transformations: improving wavefunctions for weak and strong correlations

May 23, 2017 - 3:00pm
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Physics & Astronomy

Speaker: Jacob Wahlen-Strothman
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM


200 Brockman Hall for Physics



We present a class of correlated wavefunctions generated by exponentials of two-body on-site Hermitian operators that can be evaluated with polynomial computational cost via a Hamiltonian similarity transformation. Wavefunctions of this form have been studied with variational Monte Carlo methods, but we present a formalism to perform non-stochastic calculations. The Hausdorff series generated by these Jastrow factors can be summed exactly without truncation resulting in a set of equations with polynomial computational cost. The correlators include the density-density, collinear spin-spin, spin-density cross terms, and on-site double occupancy operators. The resulting non-Hermitian many-body Hamiltonian can be solved in a biorthogonal mean-field approach with only a small set of correlation terms required for accurate calculations in systems with local interactions. Although the energy of the model is unbound, projective equations in the spirit of coupled cluster theory lead to well-defined solutions. The theory is tested on the one and two-dimensional repulsive Hubbard model where it yields accurate results for large systems with low computational cost. Symmetry projection methods are included to further improve the reference wavefunction and results under strong correlation without sacrificing good quantum numbers resulting in very accurate energies for small systems and producing a better ground state for the calculation of other properties.

Deadline: Last day to drop courses via ESTHER and receive an 80% refund of tuition for Summer Session II

May 23, 2017 - 1:00am
Academic Calendar
Tuesday, May 23, 2017




Rice University
6100 Main St
Houston,Texas,USA



Trajectory of a Curve

May 22, 2017 - 9:30pm
Shepherd School of Music
Houston Arts Alliance

Artist: Scuffed ShoeArtist: Alexandra Smither
Monday, May 22, 2017
8:30 PM to 9:30 PM


James Turrell Skyspace James Turrell Skyspace
Rice University
6100 Main St
Houston,Texas,USA


Trajectory of a Curve
A Sound and Light Composition by Kurt Stallmann
World Premiere of a site-specific composition for "Twilight Epiphany," the James Turrell Skyspace at the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavillion. Performers include Alexandra Smither, soprano and Scuffed Shoe Percussion Duo.
8:30 p.m., James Turrell Skyspace

Baby Driver<br>Written and Directed by Edgar Wright

May 22, 2017 - 8:30pm
Visual and Dramatic Arts
Dean of Humanities
Rice Cinema
Monday, May 22, 2017
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM


Cinema (Rm #100) Rice Media Center
Rice University - Entrance #8, University Blvd & Stockton Ave
6100 Main St
Houston,Texas,USA


Talented getaway driver Baby (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. After meeting the woman (Lily James) of his dreams, he sees a chance to ditch his shady lifestyle and make a clean break. Coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), Baby must face the music as a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.

Below please find the link for the passes.
Link: http://www.sonyscreenings.com/RiceBABYDRIVER

Written and Directed by: Edgar Wright
Produced by: Nira Park, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner
Cast: Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jon Berntha,l Eiza González with Jon Hamm and Jamie Foxx

2017 SXSW Film Festival Audience Award Winners:
“Baby Driver” Director: Edgar Wright

U.S.-Pakistan Relations: Challenges and Opportunities in an Age of Change

May 22, 2017 - 7:30pm
James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy

Speaker: His Excellency Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry
Monday, May 22, 2017
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM


Baker Hall
Rice University
6100 Main St
Houston,Texas,USA

Registration Required


Pakistan sits in a complex geopolitical position, serving as a bridge between South Asia and the Middle East. The country’s long-simmering conflict with India, the situation in neighboring Afghanistan, and political, economic and social developments have all shaped Pakistan’s foreign policy. Historically, Pakistan’s relationship with the U.S. has been intermittently strategic, cooperative or cold. Still, the U.S.-Pakistan relationship is undeniably critical to regional and international security and stability. On May 22, H.E. Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, ambassador of Pakistan to the United States, will address the challenges and opportunities in the U.S.-Pakistan relationship. Join the conversation online with #BakerPakistan.

HPC Boot Camp

May 22, 2017 - 9:00am
Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology
Monday, May 22, 2017 - Friday, May 26, 2017
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM



Rice University
6100 Main St
Houston,Texas,USA

Admission Charge


The HPC Boot Camp is organized by the Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology at Rice University in an effort to address a growing demand for training and education in high-performance computing and scientific programming. While the main driver for the Boot Camp has been participation from the oil and gas industry, the curriculum is broadly applicable to any field engaged in scientific computing where there is a need to harness more of the computing power offered by modern servers and clusters. The HPC Boot Camp offers participants, with a wide array of backgrounds, opportunities to be trained in modern programing techniques and tools. http://bootcamp.rice.edu/hpc-bootcamp/

Rice University Police Department Defensive Tactics (PPCT) 4 hour Refresher (RUPD Only)

May 22, 2017 - 1:00am
Rice Police
Monday, May 22, 2017 - Friday, May 26, 2017



MPR Gibbs Recreation and Wellness Center
Rice University
6100 Main St
Houston,Texas,USA


Rice University Police Departments Annual Defensive Tactics 4 hour refresher class. Officers will sign up for one 4 hour session to complete the training requirements. Sign up posted in workroom. RUPD Staff only

FIRST DAY OF CLASSES - SUMMER SESSION II

May 22, 2017 - 1:00am
Academic Calendar
Monday, May 22, 2017




Rice University
6100 Main St
Houston,Texas,USA



Deadline: Last day for late registration for Summer Session II

May 22, 2017 - 1:00am
Academic Calendar
Monday, May 22, 2017




Rice University
6100 Main St
Houston,Texas,USA