On this date in 2010, Rice announced the formation of a new "Institute for Urban Research."

Seven years ago today, Rice University announced the formation of its new "Institute for Urban Research."

We've accomplished a lot in those seven years (including a name change). So what better way to celebrate our birthday than by looking at the highlights over the years.

We're proud of all the things that we've done so far and excited to see what is in store for the future. Thanks for supporting us every step of the way.