Rice’s Glasscock School invites Houston to head back to school

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August 29, 2014


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Rice’s Glasscock School invites Houston to head back to school Sept. 3

HOUSTON – (Aug. 29, 2014) – Rice University’s Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies invites the Houston community to head back to school this fall at its first “Fall Preview” Sept. 3.

A showcase of lifelong learning opportunities, the event will feature a range of free brief preview lectures highlighting upcoming courses and also allow the community to experience the school’s new home, the Anderson-Clarke Center.

What: Glasscock School of Continuing Studies’ “Fall Preview” event.

When: Two sessions (1-3 p.m. and 5:30-7:30 p.m.) Wednesday, Sept. 3.

Where: Anderson-Clarke Center, situated on the west side of Rice’s campus at Entrance 8 at Stockton and University Boulevard. Media can park in close-by West Lot 1.

Attendees will be able to learn about a variety of topics, including photography, historical figures, foreign languages, philanthropy, childhood literacy and the intricacies of the college application process.

Rice University faculty instructors will include John Boles, the William P. Hobby Professor of History, who will speak on “The Multifaceted Life of Thomas Jefferson”; Jeffrey Kripal, the J. Newton Rayzor Professor of Religion, who will speak on ”A Brief History of the Soul”; and Nancy Gisbrecht Bailey, a lecturer in vocal studies, who will speak on “America’s Music, 1910-1920.”

Public registration for this event is free; however, an RSVP is required at http://glasscock.rice.edu/preview.

Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at jfalk@rice.edu or 713-348-6775.

For a map of Rice University’s campus with parking information, go to www.rice.edu/maps.


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Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,920 undergraduates and 2,567 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is just over 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is highly ranked for best quality of life by the Princeton Review and for best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go here.

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