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February 6, 2016

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Juliet Stipeche '96:
Turner names former HISD board member as his education czar (Houston Chronicle)

John Lam PhD:
On December 9, Dr. John Lam passed away.  A native of Hong Kong, he earned degrees in physics from Rice (1962) and Cal Tech (1967).  He was most recently employed by Boeing.  Click here for The Seattle Times obituary.

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "The University sincerely regrets ..., 1961".

February 5, 2016

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Baker Institute:
Baker Institute Among Top Ranked (Rice News)

Mary Shaffer (1921 - 2016):
On January 5, Mary Shaffer passed away.  A native Texan, she graduated from Rice in 1943 with a BA in English.  She worked as an educator for the Lubbock Independent School District.  Also, she was active in the community. Click here for The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "What is this person's job?"

February 4, 2016

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Juliet Stipeche '96:
Yesterday, Mayor Turner named Juliet Stipeche ’96 as the City of Houston’s first Director of Education.  Read more 

Harry Badger (1922 - 2015):
On December 30, Harry Badger passed away.  A native Houstonian, he received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Rice in 1944.  A WWII veteran, he enjoyed a “long and distinguished” career as an electrical engineer and PE with Lockwood Andrews and Newman until he retired in the mid 90s.  Also, he was active in the community and in his church.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Oil Well Bonanza, 1955".

February 3, 2016

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Colleges That Pay You Back:
Rice ranks among the top ten schools for return on investment (Rice News)

Samuel Waters '16:
Senior remembered (Rice News)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "A Football Stadium, Not Our Own".

February 2, 2016

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Kinder Institute:
Rice to receive $7MM  from Houston Endowment for urban research (Rice News)

Joanne Baker (1932 - 2016):
On January 2, Joanne Baker passed away.  Her late husband was Lovett Baker whose two grandfathers were Capt. James A. Baker and Edgar Odell Lovett.  She “loved Rice University and was instrumental in the early development of RIPA (Rice Institute for Policy Analysis)”.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Rice Report, January 1971".

February 1, 2016

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Inside Rice:
Video: 2016 Winter Edition (Rice News)

254 Texas Courthouses:
Leonard Lane '74 has completed the webpage for Collingsworth County.  You can check it out here!

Janet Unger (1914 - 2016):
On January 20, Janet Unger, the mother of Joan Davis and the grandmother of Austin Davis, passed away at the age of 101.  Besides her family, her lifelong love was painting.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary.

January 31, 2016

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Rice School of Architecture:
Tony Schaum wins pair of national awards (Rice News)

Rice Theatre:
”Eurydice” will play at Rice February 12-14, 18-20.  Read more. 

Marion Kisling (1927 - 2015):
On December 27, Marion Kisling passed away.  A native Alabamian, she graduated Cum Laude from Rice in 1946 where she met her late husband James Kisling III ‘47.  They lived in the Houston area where she raised a family.  After retiring in Kingwood, she was active in the community and she enjoyed traveling the world.  Click here for The Kingwood Observer obituary

January 30, 2016

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Andy Kopplin '88 (Thanks, Ellen Pierce '91!):
Deputy Mayor Andy Kopplin ’88, who was Baker College president in 1988, was named a semifinalist for the president’s post at the University of New Orleans.  Read more.

Glasscock School:
Registration is now open for spring classes at the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies. Click here for the Glasscock School website. 

William Fagan MD (1930 - 2016):
On January 24, Dr William “Bill” Fagan passed away.  A native Houstonian, he graduated from Rice in 1952 where he lettered in track and field.  In 1957, he earned a medical degree from UT Dallas. After military service, he enjoyed a private medical practice until he retired in 1987.  Also, he was active in the community.  Click here for the obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Friday Follies: Science or Refreshments?"

January 29, 2016

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Jones School:
Peter Rodriguez named dean of Jones School (Rice News)
Darden Loses Senior Dean To Rice (Poets & Quants)

Shepherd School:
January-February events at Shepherd School (Rice News)

I Jay Aarons (1950 - 2016):
On January 18, I Jay Aarons passed away from cancer.  A native Alabamian, he earned degrees in Economics (1972) and Accounting (1973) from Rice and a Masters in Professional Accounting in 1975 from UT.  He “created a tax-focus CPA practice built on his work ethic, dedication to detail, and professionalism”.  Also, he was active in the community and in his congregation.  Click here for the obituary.

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Pivot Point, 1946".

January 28, 2016

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Mark Flood (Thanks, Kathleen Boyd '80!):
Mark Flood (known as John Peters when he was at Rice), Hanszen (class of 1980), is interviewed by Will Boone here.

Dr Raymond Taylor (1928 - 2015):
On December 25, Dr Raymond Taylor passed away.  A native Oklahoman, he earned a BS from Pittsburg State and a PhD in Physical Chemistry from Rice in 1954.  He enjoyed a career with the Los Alamos National Laboratory for 60 years.  Also, he loved the outdoors and he was active in his church.  Click here for the Los Alamos Monitor obituary. 

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