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July 19, 2018

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Dale Hueppchen '70:
The Kid’s Last American Adventure is a new novel by Dale Hueppchen ’70.  It is the story of two Rice grads on a road trip around the States.  Read more.

Justin Hayles:
Lakebed reveals details about ancient Earth (Rice News)

Henry Burton Sr (1930-2018):
On June 23, Henry Burton Sr passed away.  Born on the Island, he graduated from Rice in 1952.  After military service in the Korean War, he enjoyed “a successful career in the oil industry, working in Texas and Oklahoma before retiring to the Lake Conroe area in 1982”.  In retirement, he was an avid golfer and was active in the community.  He is survived by, among others, his wife, Miriam (they were married in 1951).  Click here for The Courier of Montgomery Country obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Dorothy Hood in Fondren, 1997".

July 18, 2018

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Glasscock School:
Fall course catalogue features a wide variety of offerings (Rice News)

The Tradition-Woodway:
Tradition Senior Living has broken ground on a 23-story retirement apartment tower near Second Baptist Church.  The building was designed by Jackson & Ryan Architects, formed by Guy Jackson ’71 and Jeff Ryan ‘67/’69, and is being built by DE Harvey Builders.  The Chairman and CEO of DE Harvey Builders is David Harvey Jr, the husband of Mikki Hebl, the Martha and Henry Malcolm Lovett Chair of Psychology.  Read more. 

James F Strange '59 (1938-2018):
Giant of New Testament Archeology Bible History Daily)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Subterranean Homesick Blues".

July 17, 2018

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Ernest Bailey Jr (class of 1944):
Son of US pilot killed in WWII forms bond with Japanese boy who helped bury him (Waco Tribune-Herald)

Constantine Tzouanas '19:
Transformative undergraduate education starts with the students (Rice News)

William "Bill" Milstead (1926-2018):
On June 23, William ‘Bill” Milstead passed away. A native Texan, he graduated from Rice in 1946.  He enjoyed a 72-year business career including serving as President and/or Chairman of Milstead Company and also chairman of Texas Austin Industries.  Also, he was a civic leader in Austin.  He is survived by, among others, his wife of 63 years, Jackie.  Click here for the Austin American-Statesman obituary.

July 16, 2018

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Chris Cambpell, MBA '01:
Cold Brew Is Red Hot (Rice Magazine)

William "Bill" Mason Lewis (1929-2018):
On June 16, William ‘Bill” Mason Lewis passed away.  A native New Yorker, he attended Rice (class of 1951), Texas A&M and the University of Minnesota and earned his PhD. in Plant Genetics.  He enjoyed a career at NC State where he was a professor and in research and extension for 38 years.   Also, he was active in his church.  He is survived by, among others, his wife of 61 years, Marie.  Click here for the obituary.

July 15, 2018

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The plot thickens for neurosurgeons (Rice News)

Howard Hughes (class of '27):
On July 14, 1938, or 80 years ago yesterday, Howard Hughes (class of 1927) and his 4-man crew landed their specially equipped Lockheed 14 in New York City, having circled the globe in 3 days, 19 hours, and 17 minutes, setting a new round-the-world-trip record at the time.  (Thanks, Sandy Benak and Paul Mosely!)

Gerald "Jerry" Huffman (1955-2018):
On June 17, Gerald “Jerry” Huffman Jr passed away.  A native of Missouri, he graduated from Rice in 1976 with a triple major in Political Science, Accounting and History.  In 1979, he earned a JD from UH and he practiced Employment and Labor Law for over 35 years.  Also, he “thoroughly enjoyed reading”, “tinkering with his computer” or “watching the latest Star Trek".  Click here for the New Orleans Advocate obituary.

July 14, 2018

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Rosa Uribe:
Fluorescent fish genes light path to neuroblastoma (Rice News)

Martha Kahn (1940-2018):
On June 14, Martha Kahn passed away.  A native Houstonian, she earned a BA in History from Rice in 1960 where she met her husband of 56 years, Mike Kahn ’60.  Since 1964, they mostly lived in the Bay Area.  Her “family was always her top priority and abiding love”.  Also, she was “intensely interested in nutrition and healthy living” and she “was an avid reader and researcher of family history”.  Click here for the San Jose Mercury News obituary.

July 13, 2018

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Glasscock School:
Rice adopting boot camp model for big data (Houston Chronicle)

Gloria Tarpley '81:

Gloria Tarpley fights for civility at Dallas City Hall

Carolyn Bremer (1922-2018):

On July 6, Carolyn Bremer passed away.  A native Houstonian, she graduated from Rice in 1942 with a BA with distinction.  In 1941, she married fellow Rice graduate Billy Bremer ’41.  In 1953, they moved to Knollwood Village where they raised 3 children and she was very active in the Knollwood Village Civic Club.  She was “a fearless woman with a keen intellect” who “enjoyed reading, bird watching, and gardening".

In addition to her late husband, other family with Rice ties include her daughters, cousins (including Suzy Casey ’62) and relatives.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary.

July 12, 2018

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Logan Beck '09:
Cuppa Design (Rice Magazine)

Wallace Browning (1920-2018):
On June 12, Wallace Browning passed away.  Born in Rhode Island, he graduated from Rice in 1943.  After military service in WWII, he earned master’s and doctorate degrees from Columbia.  He was on the faculty of Idaho State where he taught in the physical education department.  Also, he was a voracious reader.  He is survived by, among others, his wife, Joyce (they were married in 1953).  Click here for the Post-Register obituary.

July 11, 2018

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Andrew Webber '96:
With a Twist (Rice Magazine)

Martha Simmons (1918-2018):
On June 9, Martha Simmons passed away.  She earned a BA in English and French from Rice in 1939 and “went on to teach children”.  Also, she loved to play bridge and was active in the community.  She is predeceased by, among others her husband, Edwin.  Click here the Corpus-Christi Caller-Times obituary.

July 10, 2018

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Design Connect Create:
Rice summer camp inspires girls to pursue STEM careers (Rice News)

Shirley Fleischmann (1926-2018):
On June 9, Shirley Fleischmann passed away.  Born in Alabama, she earned a BA from Rice in 1947 and a Masters in Music from Oberlin Conservatory.  In 1951, she moved to Seattle where she raised 4 children with her late husband, Stanley.  She was active in the local music community, giving lessons, involved in the Washington State Music Teachers Association and supporting the Seattle Symphony.  Also, she was an accomplished calligrapher, an avid reader and enjoyed world travel.  She is survived by, among others, her husband David.  Click here for The Seattle Times obituary.
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