User Experience - UX

Researches and enhances the user experience with usability testing, focus groups, and ethnographic interviews.

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Get Out The Vote Q&A

Would you like help with absentee ballots? Do you have voter ID questions? Civic Duty Rice can help answer any questions you may have regarding Election Day! We can also help you create a voter plan, whether you would like to early vote or vote on Election Day on November 6th! Come out and talk with us about civic duty!

Voter Registration Events - Oct. 3, 4, 5, 6 & 8

Register to vote! Deputy Voter Registrars will be in Fondren Library near the circulation desk to help you register to vote and answer any questions you may have about registration or the voting process before the October 9 registration deadline.

  • Wednesday, October 3, 2-4pm
  • Thursday, October 4, 2-4pm
  • Friday, October 5, 2-4pm
  • Saturday, October 6, 2-4pm
  • Monday, October 8, 2-4pm

Can't make it? You can pick up a postage-paid registration form at the following locations on campus:

  • All college coordinator offices
  • Student Center Information Desk
  • Fondren Library (Service desks and Kelley Center in the basement)
  • Rice Welcome Center (Sewall Hall)

Important Dates:

  • October 9, 2018: Last Day to Register to Vote in TX
  • October 22 - November 2, 2018: Early Voting by Personal Appearance
  • October 26, 2018: Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail in TX (Received, not Postmarked)
  • November 6, 2018: Election Day

Helpful links for voting in Harris County/Texas:

Voter Registration

Register to vote! Deputy Voter Registrars will be in Fondren Library to help you register to vote before the October 9 deadline and answer any questions you may have about registration or the voting process.

We will be on the first floor near the circulation desk on:

One Story Closer: International Education Week Storytelling Exchange

StoryBox is a unique storytelling event that brings people together to ask big questions, share life stories, and illuminate what we have in common. We will be telling each other stories inspired by the theme of “Roots.” When we get together to share our stories, it ignites something special. You’ll uncover common ground with someone you might never have expected.

Library Instruction

Training Class

Fondren Library provides learning opportunities in many areas, from searching the research literature to creating multimedia presentations, using data, archival research and more. Use the list below to contact the library department that fits your needs.

The Social Worlds of Oncology Research in an Era of Big Data and Global Collaboration

Drawing on personal experience in navigating the complex decision making process for participation in a clinical trial for the treatment of Mantle Cell Lymphoma, this project uses Clarke’s (2005, 2010) social worlds/arenas methodology to map the world of oncology knowledge production. This project advances the line of work of Mol’s (2006) rich exploration of patient choice, Dumit’s (2004) analysis of the myriad roles that PET scans play as they circulate through patient experience, medical facilities, research laboratories, courtrooms and the public imaginary and Keating and Cambrosio’s (2011) study of the role of statistics and data centers in the development of targeted oncology strategies. Beginning to trace connections across user experience, patient experience, clinical trial software development, Big Data software development, pharmaceutical development strategies and oncology research, this study explores science-in-the-making, how knowledge practices are transformed during the critical juncture as research moves from single principle investigators working at bounded research sites to an era of global collaboration, Big Data, and the creation of vast databases of genomic information, clinical trials, and drug treatment results that will vastly accelerate the development of new cancer drugs.

Lecture: The Social Worlds of Oncology Research

 The Social Worlds of  Oncology Research