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September 19, 2017

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Marisa Bono '01:
San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg recently named Marisa Bono '01 as chief of policy.  Read more.

Charles McClelland (1943-2017):
On August 21, Charles McClelland passed away.  A native of Arkansas, he earned a BA from the University of Colorado Boulder and he attended Rice (class of 1965) and UT Austin for graduate work.  From 1988 until his retirement in 1999, he worked as a mathematics editor at Holt, Rinehart & Winston.  “Astrology and philosophy were the twin passions of his life”.  He is survived by, among others, his wife Kathy.  Click here for the Austin American-Statesman obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog en try entitled "The Flopping Galosh Fad, circa 1920".

September 18, 2017

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William Marsh Rice:
117th anniversary of a murder (The Baytown Sun)

Dr Otis "Gene" Byrd Jr (1943-2017):
On August 19, Dr Otis “Gene” Byrd Jr passed away.  He earned a Bachelor’s degree from Lamar University and a Masters degree from Rice (1969) in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Engineering from Lamar University.  He was most recently an assistant professor at Lamar State College in Port Arthur.  He is survived by, among others, his wife Sally.  Click here for the Beaumont Enterprise obituary.

September 17, 2017

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Timothy Morton:
New book is a call for solidarity between humans and nonhumans (Rice News)

Tracy Park (1922-2017):
On August 7, Tracy Park passed away.  A native Texan, he earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Rice in 1943.  After military service, he enjoyed a “long successful” career with Tenneco.  In retirement, he was active in the community.  He is survived by, among others, his wife Eila.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary.

September 16, 2017

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Antonios Mikos:
Mikos honored by International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering (Rice News)

Carolyn Hohl (1923-2017):
On August 15, Carolyn Hohl passed away.  A native Houstonian, she graduated from Rice in 1944.  She was very active in her church and in the community.  She is predeceased, by among others, her husband, Roy.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary.   

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Friday Follies: Rice Institute athletes practice fly casting, 1938".

September 15, 2017

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Doerr Institute:
Kolditz wins 2017 Bennis Award for Excellence in Leadership (Rice News)

President's Lecture Series:
Haise details the harrowing story of Apollo 13 (Rice News)

What's in Woodson:
James H Chillman, Jr (1891-1972)  (Woodson Research Center)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Boulevard Service".

September 14, 2017

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Adam Cryer '01:
Baileson Brewing Celebrates Its Grand Opening in Rice Village (Houston Press)J

Shepherd School:
Shepherd School orchestras to present 2017-18 season debut concerts (Rice News)

David Minter (1935-2017):
Minter remembered for educational impact (The Rice Thresher)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest entry entitled "HA Wilson Driving Down Main Street, circa 1920".

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September 13, 2017

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Best Colleges:
Rice rises to No. 14 in US News rankings (Rice News)

Warren Skaaren '69:
Next up in the SRUW Author Series is Alison Macor discussing her new book Rewrite Man: The Life and Career of Screenwriter Warren Skaaren at 7 pm tomorrow in the Kyle Morrow Room.  The Woodson Research Center contains 4 screenplays written or co-written by him: Beverly Hills Cop II, Beetle Juice, Batman and Top Gun.  Read more. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "George Trammell, 1923-2017".

September 12, 2017

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Rebecca Richards-Kortum:
The Professor With a Genius For Global Health (Smithsonian.com)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melisa Kean's blog entry entitled Manned Space Center with Ducks, circa 1966".

September 11, 2017

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Karen Scholer '79:
On September 7, President Trump announced the nomination of Karen Scholer ’79 to serve as a District Judge on the US District Court for the Northern District of Texas in Dallas.  Read more.

Rick Gerlach (1960-2017):
On August 18, Rick Gerlach unexpectedly passed away.  Born in Oklahoma, he earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from Rice in 1983 and a MS in Environmental Engineering from UT Arlington in 1990.  While at Rice, he was a cheerleader.  He enjoyed a career as a professional engineer in Houston.  Also, he was active in his church.  He is survived by, among others, his wife Marissa and 3 children.  Click here for the obituary.   

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Friday's Follies: Sun's Out".

 

August 24, 2017

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Jim Tour:
Rice researcher give boost to hydrogen as fuel of the future (Houston Chronicle)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "The Birth of Rice Radio, 1918".
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