Written by Karen H. Rogers, Lee Pecht, and Alan H. Bath; Introduction by John B. Boles. “From its founding, Rice University has been an institution devoted to making a strong impact on the world,” according to current president David Leebron. Nestled near Houston’s cultural heart, Rice University is characterized by seriousness of purpose as well as by such quirky traditions as the MOB (Marching Owl Band). In Rice University: One Hundred Years in Pictures, more than 300 photographs tell the story of a century of student life, a world-famous faculty, and news-making events. Distinguished by its dignified architecture and stately grounds, respected for its intellectual depth and international reputation, and loved by its alumni for the community fostered by residential colleges, moderate size, and diverse campus organizations, Rice University celebrates its centennial in 2012. This collection of unique images, artfully supplemented by brief narrative, explanatory captions, and carefully chosen text sidebars, presents vignettes of significant episodes, characters, and events. A splendid commemoration of one hundred years of distinguished academics, groundbreaking research, and the spirited students and faculty who have made this institution unique among American universities, Rice University: One Hundred Years in Pictures pays fitting tribute to an eminent citadel of learning and the people who have made it great.KAREN HESS ROGERS (Rice ‘68) founded the Rice Historical Society in 1995 and has directed and spearheaded the Society’s book publishing program as well as that of its quarterly newsletter, The Cornerstone. LEE PECHT is Rice University archivist and director of the Woodson Research Center for special collections at Fondren Library. ALAN HARRIS BATH holds a PhD in history from Rice University. He is the author of Tracking the Axis Enemy (1998) and is a former book review editor for Naval Intelligence Professionals Quarterly.