User Experience - UX

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

Recommended Reading from the Rice Community

Here are book recommendations library visitors added to our whiteboard this past weekend:

1Q84 - Haruki Murakami
50 Shades of Grey - E. L. James
A Little Life - Hanya Yanigahara
A Man Called Ove - Fredrik Backman
A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini
A Walk to Remember - Nicholas Sparks
All the Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr
Bad Blood - John Carreyrou
Becoming - Michelle Obama
Between the World and Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates
Catcher in the Rye - J. D. Salinger
Codex Alera series - Jim Butcher
Cutting For Stone - Abraham Verghese
Distancia de Rescate - Samanta Schweblin
East of Eden - John Steinbeck
Educated - Tara Westover
Eleanor Elephant is Completely Fine - Gail Honeyman
Emperor of the Eight Islands - Gillian Rubenstein
Ender’s Game - Orson Scott Card
Evicted - Matthew Desmond
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - Jonathan Safren Foer
Factfulness - Hans Rosling
Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
Funny in Farsi - Firoozeh Dumas
Gödel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid - Douglas Hofstader
Harry Potter series - J. K. Rowling
Homegoing - Yaa Gyasi
House of Leaves - Mark Z. Danielewski
How to Start a Fire and Why - Jesse Ball
I’m Thinking of Ending Things - Ian Reid
If You Give A Moose A Cookie - Drew Carter
Infinite Jest - David Foster Wallace
IT - Stephen King
Jell-O Girls - Allie Rowbottom
Jurassic Park - Michael Crichton
Kokoro - Natsume Soseki
Little Fires Everywhere - Celeste Ng
Little Fires Everywhere - Celeste Ng
Lonesome Dove - Larry McMurtry
Meanwhile, Elsewhere: Science Fiction and Fantasy from Transgender Writers - Cat Fitzpatrick
Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game - MIchael Lewis
My Sister’s Keeper - Jodi Picoult
Outliers - Malcolm Gladwell
Pendragon: Journal of an Adventure through Time and Space - D. J.  MacHale
Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Rick Riordan
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
Red Rising series - Pierce Brown
Rosencrantz and GuIldenstern are Dead - Tom Stoppard
Saga - Brian K. Vaughn
Sapiens - Yuval Harari
Shantaram - Gregory David Roberts
Sirens of Titan - Kurt Vonnegut
Tell the Wolves I’m Home - Carol Rifka Brunt
The Abarat series - Clive Barker
The Alloy of Law - Brandon Sanderson
The Beach - Alex Garland
The Bible 
The Book of Flying - Keith Miller
The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
The Cartel trilogy - Don Winslow
The Cat in the Hat - Dr. Seuss
The Color Purple - Alice Walker
The Conquest of Bread - Peter Kropotkin
The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
The Curious Case of the Dog in the Nighttime - Mark Haddon
The Fifth Risk - Michael Lewis
The Good Earth - Pearl Buck
The Joy Luck Club - Amy Tan
The Kingkiller Chronicle - Patrick Rothfuss
The Leavers - Lisa Ko
The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The Long Walk - Stephen King
The Minds of Billy Milligan - Daniel Keyes
The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss
The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri
The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern
The Nightingale - Kristin Hannah
The Other Side - Lacy Johnson
The Pastoral Clinic - Angela Garcia
The Periodic Table - Primo Levi
The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver
The Princess Diaries - Meg Cabot
The Private Life of Chairman Mao - Li Zhisui
The Road - Cormac McCarthy
The Stand - Stephen King
The Tibetan Book of the Dead -
The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Milan Kundera
The War of the Worlds - H. G. Wells
The Wild Robot series - Peter Brown
The Woman in Cabin 10 - Ruth Ware
The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
The Working Poor - David Shipler
Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston
This Side of Paradise - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Throne of Glass series - Sarah J. Mass
Vicomte de Bragelonne: Ten Years Later - Alexandre Dumas
When Breath Becomes Air - Paul Kalanithi
White Noise - Don DeLillo
Wit - Margaret Edson
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - Robert M. Pirsig

Recommend books to add to our leisure collection

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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