http://news.rice.edu/files/2014/11/1110_EVOLUTION-2-WEB.jpgPhylogenetic networks depict the movement of genetic sequences from one species to another as a means of showing where horizontal gene transfer may have taken place. Software by scientists at Rice University aims to reveal far more about species’ evolutionary histories than traditional tree models are able to. (Credit: Luay Nakhleh/Rice University)Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,920 undergraduates and 2,567 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is just over 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is highly ranked for best quality of life by the Princeton Review and for best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go here.