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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.

July 9, 2018

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Amy Dunham:
Saving the trees is not enough (Rice News)

William Clarke (1944-2018):
On May 26, William Clarke passed away.  Born in Minnesota, he graduated from Rice in 1966 and worked as a CPA for 50 years.  He is survived by, among others, his wife of 43 years, Stephanie.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary.

July 8, 2018

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Rice Architecture:
Andrew Albers (M.Arch. ’99), who collaborated with Laura Carrara-Cagni on several projects at Rice, interviewed her in OffCite here. 

Michael "Mike" Walker (1948-2018):
On July 2, Michael “Mike” Walker passed away.  A native Houstonian, he earned a BA in Economics from Rice in 1971.  He worked for Texas Commerce Bank/Chase Bank for over 30 years as well as volunteering with Central Houston for almost 30 years.  Also, he enjoyed writing and wrote a book for each of his grandchildren.  He is survived by, among others, his wife of 44 years, Patricia.  Click here for the obituary.

July 7, 2018

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New Name:
Department of Psychology becomes Department of Psychological Sciences  (Rice News)

Rice Endowment:
Rice's real estate portfolio includes thousands of acres in Waller County (Houston Chronicle)

Marion Morrrison (1938-2018):
On April 15, Marion Morrison passed away. The daughter of Marion ’22 and George Morrison ’23, she graduated from Rice in 1960.  In 1961, she joined the Peace Corps and became part of the first group to go overseas.  In the 1980’s, she began a career in banking in San Francisco until her retirement in 2000.  Click here for the San Francisco Chronicle obituary.
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