Glasscock School Blog

Would you like to get to know us better? Our blog is a great place to start. Browse in-depth features that discuss our rich variety of courses and esteemed instructors, as well as articles about our involvement in the Houston community.

by mpaetow  |  Jul 17 , 2018

Five Tips for Presenting Professional Development to Your Boss

Today’s professional skills landscape is moving faster than ever before. Are you staying up-to-date on your skills?

guggenheim museum in new york
by admin  |  Sep 16 , 2015

The Stories Behind the Collections

In today’s modern world, there has been a premium placed on the act of reducing clutter and leading a simpler life. However, there is a basic human instinct and desire to want to collect things.

Series of planetary objects
by admin  |  Sep 11 , 2015

An Eternal Question: Are We Alone in the Universe?

Are we alone? The field of astrobiology seeks to answer this very question; or at least other questions whose answers give breath to possibility.

Sun shining on Amazon river among the trees
by admin  |  Sep 10 , 2015

Seeing the Forest for More Than the Trees

The Amazon is Earth’s largest rainforest, encompassing about 2.1 million square miles in South America. Many issues are facing this unique region.

Anne and Bob Baillio gathered at outdoor events
by admin  |  Sep 09 , 2015

Donor Spotlight: Anne and Bob Baillio

Anne and Bob Baillio have actively supported Rice University for decades.

Collage of lectures at GSCS
by admin  |  Sep 04 , 2015

Fall Preview 2015 Was a Success

We had almost 200 visitors to the Anderson-Clarke Center on Wednesday to experience our second annual Fall Preview event!

People working in lab as sun sets
by admin  |  Sep 02 , 2015

Developing a 360 View of Creativity

Each of the many courses we offer during the year requires significant “behind-the-scenes” time, energy and planning, and our Personal Development team is careful to bring just the right subject

Students running with flags at Rice football stadium
by admin  |  Aug 31 , 2015

Keep Calm ... Football Season is Back

With the official start of college football returning this week, the countdown to kickoff has begun here at Rice.

Houston downtown skyline with view of Allen Parkway
by admin  |  Aug 28 , 2015

How to Become a Houston Arts Insider

Houston has a long history of a flourishing arts scene, and with the community’s support behind them, local arts organizations have big plans ahead.

Acrylic paint tubes
by admin  |  Aug 21 , 2015

Taking Your Art to the Next Level

The caricature of the artist as an aloof, temperamental person is almost as stale as the familiar beret that adorns cartoon characters who are either an artist, French or both.

Small blue bird
by admin  |  Aug 19 , 2015

A Bird in the City is Worth Two in the Bush

In most large cities, birding means spotting an old thunderbird while idling in traffic. In Houston, aspiring ornithologists are flocking for the opportunity to view feathered urbanites.