News & Media Relations

As the university’s primary outlet for official statements and information, Rice’s News and Media Relations team keeps the media and the institution’s broad community informed about the latest campus developments. We connect media with leading experts in a spectrum of fields and topics.

Contact a member of our team for any media needs — from gathering information to scheduling an interview. 

Campus News

Stay informed about what’s happening at Rice by subscribing to Rice News. This weekly email features stories about faculty, staff and students and other news about the university.

Media Resources

The News and Media Relations team is your leading resource for information about the institution. We track down vital statistics, facts and commentary and connect you with experts who provide perspectives on trending topics. 

News Release Archive

Search our archives to find every article produced by our news team since 1994. From groundbreaking research to in-depth reports on life at Rice, we’ve covered it.

Rice in the News

Mentions of Rice University show up in the media every day. To see what’s being said about Rice or which Rice experts and alumni are being quoted in the news, sign up for Dateline Rice, a daily email featuring print, broadcast and online stories in which Rice is referenced.

National Media Relations

Rice University faculty members are a constant presence in the national media for their groundbreaking research and expert commentary on issues of the day. Rice News and Media Relations has established itself as a one-stop shop for connecting faculty experts with local, state, national and international media outlets to comment on breaking news.

Located in Allen Center, the VideoLink ReadyCam TV interview studio allows Rice’s faculty experts to conduct national and international broadcast interviews at a moment’s notice — without ever leaving campus. The studio is capable of transmitting broadcast-quality and standard- and high-definition video directly to all news media organizations around the world 24/7.

Working With the Media

Prepare for an upcoming media interview with us. We know what the news media seek and have the knowledge to help you express your message. The News and Media Relations team is available to prepare faculty, staff and students for interviews with the media. We offer assistance with:

  • Crisis management
  • Interviewing tips
  • News releases
  • Op-ed pieces
  • Becoming a media expert