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February 23, 2017

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Hugh Brown '69:
The Recluse Who Hunts Assassins (the Insect Variety) (Wired)

Shepherd School Opera:
'Julius Caesar' to be preformed March 6, 8 and 10 (Rice News)

John Nicol (1957 - 2017):
On February 8, John Nicol passed away.  He graduated from Rice with two degrees in Chemical Engineering, a BA (‘79) and a Master’s (’80).  He enjoyed a career in Petroleum Engineering.  Also, he loved to build things, to travel and to grow plants, especially grapes.  He is survived by, among others, his wife Lisa (they were married in 1999).  Click here for the obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "In Uniform, 1952".

February 22, 2017

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Glasscock School:
This Non-Traditional Graduate Program Appeals to Students of Life (Houstonia)

Rice Hotel:
The history of Rice Hotel (Houston Chronicle)

Stan Fulfer (1932 - 2016):
On December 24, 2016, Stan Fulfer passed away.  A native Texan, he graduated from Rice in 1955.  After military service, he enjoyed a career in the construction industry.  Also, he was very active in the Houston Livestock and Rodeo Association.  He is survived by, among others, his wife Betty.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Isaac Dvoretzky, '48, '50, '52". 

February 21, 2017

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Moody Center:
Houston, Tilt Brush by Google has landed (Houston Press)

Shepherd School:
Shepherd School alums win Grammy awards (Rice News)

William "Bill" Beard (1927 - 2017):
On February 14, Bill Beard passed away.  A native Texan, he graduated from Rice in 1950.  He is predeceased by, among others, his wife of 49 years, Joyce.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Here's to the college whose colors we wear, circa 1916".

February 20, 2017

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Isaac Dvoretzky (1928 - 2017):
On February 17, Isaac Dvoretzky passed away.  A native Houstonian, he graduated from Rice Phi Beta Kappa with 3 degrees in Chemistry, a BA (’48), a MA (’50) and a PhD (’52).  He enjoyed a 42-year career with Shell, spanning “research chemist to university liaison and included important patents and publications”.  Also, he loved music, he was active in his congregation and he received the ARA Meritorious Service Award in 2003. 

The funeral will be at 1 pm today at Beth Yeshurun, 4525 Beechnut.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary.

February 19, 2017

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James Tour:
Graphene foam gets big and tough (Rice News)

Charles Ritchie Jr (1933 - 2016):
On December 23, 2016, Charles Ritchie Jr passed away.  A native Houstonian, he attended Rice (class of 1955) and the University of Houston, majoring in Mechanical Engineering.  He enjoyed a career in banking and real estate development in Washington DC.  Also, he was active in the community.  Click here for the Washington Post obituary.

February 18, 2017

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John Olson:
A case where smoking helped (Rice News)

Scientia Lecture, Tuesday, February 21:
Next up will be Professor Steve Murdock at 4 pm, Tuesday, February 21, at McMurtry Auditorium, Duncan Hall . The topic of his speech is “Why is Privacy Critical to the Success of a Public Census”.  The event is free and open to the public.  Read more. 

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

February 17, 2017

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Houston Spaceport Frontiers Lecture, February 23:
Next up will be Rick Tumlinson at 6:30 pm this evening in Room 100, Herring Hall. The topic of his speech is “Gods and Rockets”.  The event is free and open to the public.  Read more.  

Cin-Ty Lee:
A Bird's-Eye View (Rice Magazine)

February 16, 2017

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Rice 360°:
Rice 360° in running for $100 million MacArthur grant (Rice News)

Alison Weaver:
Tiger of the Week (Princeton Alumni Weekly)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Disorientation, circa 1950".

February 15, 2017

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Graham Bader:
Art history graduate students making their mark (Rice News)

Rice Village:
Pedestrian-friendly plaza is latest part of makeover (Houston Chronicle)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Dean and Virginia Hill, 1952".

February 14, 2017

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Rice Gallery:
Celebrating 22 years of engaging installations (Rice News)

Edith James (1919 - 2016):
On December 26, 2016, Edith James passed away.  A native Houstonian, she attended Rice (class of 1941).  She was trained as a medical technologist and she was also active in her church.  She is predeceased by, among others, her husband of 68 years, Patrick. Click here for the Chronicle obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Unseasonable, 1950".
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