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Rice University

Houston, TX, United States
Official Website @RiceUniversity

Type: Private 4-Year, Research University
Annual Enrollment: 6,621

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As a leading research university with a distinctive commitment to undergraduate education, Rice University aspires to pathbreaking research, unsurpassed teaching, and contributions to the betterment of our world. In this tradition, Rice is home to OpenStax, a nonprofit that creates openly licensed textbooks (

Fondren Library is currently investigating ways it can support OER creation and adoption across campus.

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OER Events

OpenStax Book Display

Curious about open textbooks published by Rice’s own OpenStax? As part of Open Education Week (, Fondren Library invites you to peruse print editions of OpenStax textbooks. These books are on display near the South Reading Room on the first floor of Fondren Library.

Date: March 7, 2018 - March 30, 2018

Scope: OER (open course content)

Event Summary