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Owl Have You Know Live Event

Owl Have You Know: A Live Podcast Event

Come hear Rice community trailblazers talk about achieving entrepreneurial success! Join us next Tuesday, April 4 at 5:30 pm (Cambridge Office Building, ground floor) for a special conversation between Maya Pomroy '22 (host), Hesam Panahi (the director of strategic initiatives at Liu Idea Lab) and a panel of extraordinary founders. Register today!

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Welcome to America’s most diverse city. Home to newcomers from around the globe, there’s no better place to live and launch. Think foodie heaven, off the grid culture, wildcatter innovation, sports, arts, culture and 38,394 acres of parks.

Personally Speaking...

Elizabeth Jones FTMBA

Prior to Rice, I started a career coaching business on top of my full-time job as a corporate tech recruiter. At Rice, I have been able to meet several folks who managed businesses outside of their "day jobs." I knew Rice is ranked #1 for its entrepreneurial program, but it was still so refreshing to meet people who share my same spirit of creating and innovating in business.

Lizzie Jones

Full-Time MBA ‘22

Imran Majeed

The classes I have taken have taught me many new things that I have not been previously aware of. I have also made many new friends that I will cherish forever and continue to be friends with post-MBA.

Imran Majeed

Professional MBA '22

Keyuri Popat

One of the things the MBA program has given me is confidence — the feeling that there’s nothing I can’t explore.

Keyuri Popat

Executive MBA ‘21


Owl Have You Know is Rice Business’ podcast created to share the experiences of alumni, faculty, students and other members of our business community – real stories of belonging, failing, rebounding and, ultimately, succeeding.


Joanna Nathan

In this episode, Joanna, CEO of Prana Thoracic, shares her career journey, passion for healthcare, deep connection to Rice, and how the heartbreaking loss of her young son serves as her inspiration for finding groundbreaking medical technologies to help others.

Takeya Green

Takeya joined Citi as an investment banking associate in Houston, Texas for the clean energy sector. In today's episode with host Scott Gale ‘19, she shares her experience overcoming the challenges placed in front of her to being honored this year by the Texas Business Hall of Fame as a leader of distinction.

Anastasiya Zavyalova

On October 24, we hosted our first live podcast taping event at Rice Business, with host Maya Pomroy ‘22 and associate professor of strategic management, Anastasiya Zavyalova. They discussed Anastasiya’s research on reputation management, how social media has changed the landscape of the field, how that relates to the Russia-Ukraine war, and her hopes for the future.

A Bold New Creation at Rice Business

Get an inside look as artist Kate Shepherd creates Rice Business’ stunning new wall painting in luminous shades of red and grey, a hypnotic visual connection to the architecture of McNair Hall’s octagonal atrium. The result, titled “Tricycle Red, Pelican Grey, etc., partial octagons,” is a work of art equal in boldness to the students of Rice Business.


Rice Business Wisdom is our online ideas magazine that features faculty research.


Stand by me rbw
Marketing | Peer-Reviewed Research
Why you should know the varieties of customer engagement types

Based on research by Vikas Mittal

Long Shot RBW
Marketing | Features
More effective marketing could convince the vaccine hesitant to change their ways

By Deborah Lynn Blumberg

Social Climbers RBW
Organizational Behavior | Peer-Reviewed Research
Time to rethink social climbers

Based on research by Siyu Yu

Omar Matuk-Villazon
Omar Matuk-Villazon Lecturer in Management, Healthcare

Taking the Pulse of Healthcare

Leveraging its relationship and close proximity to the largest medical center in the world, the Texas Medical Center, Rice Business develops leaders across all segments of the healthcare industry. Our faculty bring expertise from the field into the classroom, providing students with an understanding of how management principles are interpreted and applied in hospital, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and managed care settings.


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