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May 24, 2018

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Seiichi Matsuda:
Matsuda reappointed dean of graduate and postdoctoral studies (Rice News)

Gilbert Tausch (1926-2018):
On April 13, Gilbert Tausch passed away.  A native Texan, he earned a BA in Mechanical Engineering from Rice in 1947 following military service in the Navy during WWII.  He was an accomplished engineer who worked for Humble Oil and Camco International.  His first wife Ann Tausch, who earned a MA in History from Rice in 1950, passed away on December 5, 2017.  He is survived by, among others, their son Dr. Gilbert Tausch ’77.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Youthful High Spirits, circa late 1960s".

May 23, 2018

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Rice Village:
Rice Village Announces New Tenants (Houston Chronicle)

Rachel Clingman '89:
Rachel Clingman Named General Counsel (Noble Energy)

Raj Salhotra '13:
A plan to pay it forward, each step of the way (Harvard Gazette)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "My Visit to the Lone Star Flight Museum".

May 22, 2018

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Mary Cronin:
'We've been saying nice things about Mary for the past 17 years' (Rice News)

James Neeley '68:
Back to Vietnam (Cleburne Times-Review)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Miss Patti Page, The Sweetheart of the Stadium, 1950".

May 21, 2018

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Dave Kisker '74:
This man is getting attention for defeating asphalt plant (Coloradoan)

Hubert "Hugh" Mills (1929-2018):
On May 15, Hugh Mills passed away.  A native Houstonian, he earned a BA (’51) and a MA (’53) in History from Rice, as well as a degree from UT also.  At Rice, he met his first wife Joanne Pierce ’56.  They lived in Tyler where they were teachers and active in their church.   After Joanne passed away in 1998, he married Glenda Ann Wright in 1999.  He enjoyed traveling and researching family history.  Click here for the Tyler Morning Telegraph obituary.

May 20, 2018

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Rice Architecture:
Rice Architecture honors top students (Rice News)

Richard Sawyer (1947-2018):
On May 12, Richard Sawyer passed away.  A native Houstonian, he earned a BA in Mathematics from Rice in 1969 and a PhD in Statistics from the University of Iowa in 1973.  He enjoyed a career of over 40 years with American College Testing (ACT)  Also, he was an avid gardener, a talented amateur landscape designer and a self-taught accomplished stone mason.  He is survived by, among others, his partner/husband of more than 46 years, Richard De Puma.  Click here for the Iowa City Press-Citizen obituary.

May 19, 2018

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Fulbright Grants:
4 Rice graduates receive Fulbright grants (Rice News)

Jones School:
5 professors recognized with teaching honors (Rice News)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Friday Follies: Picnic, 1916".

May 18, 2018

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John Doerr '73 (Thanks, Kathleen Boyd '80!)
"Measure What Matters", a new book by John Doerr '73, has been recommended by Bill Gates.  Read more.

Patricia Orr, PhD '85:
Inspired to follow in the footsteps of his wife Patricia Orr, PhD '85, eighty-year old former Bastrop mayor Terry Orr will graduate UT today with a liberal arts degree.  Read more.

A Message from Bill Allison '75:
The Houston Book Show is this weekend at the Arabia Shrine Center, with dealers from around the country featuring rare and collectible books, maps and prints.  Benefits the Printing Museum.

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Dry Cleaner Debacle, 2018".

May 17, 2018

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Noel Parrish '28:
On May 5, Noel Parrish ’28 was posthumously inducted into the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame at the Lone Star Flight Museum 2018 Gala.  He was represented by Ira Gruber, Professor Emeritus, Rice.  Read more.

Scientia:
The Life of Facts (Rice Magazine)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled " 
Filling Station, 6511 Main Street, 1939".

May 16, 2018

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Rice Board of Trustees:
Rice elects 3 new trustees to board (Rice News)

Elaine Howard Ecklund:
Leading social scientist chosen to give prestigious Gilford Lecture (The National)

Elsie May Blanchard:
On May 5, Elsie May Blanchard passed away at the age of 101.  Born in Minnesota, she attended Rice (class of 1937) and the University of Texas.  She was a professor at Weston College in Oxford OH.  She is predeceased by, among others, her brother Dr Marcell Moraud (class of 1938).  Click here for the obituary.

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean’s latest blog entry entitled “We were most happy to cooperate, Commencement 1953”.

May 15, 2018

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Malcolm Solomon '02:
UST professor earns world recognition in film, music (Houston Chronicle)

Wallace Chapman (1951-2018):
On April 29, Wallace Chapman passed away in Dallas.  A native Houstonian, he attended Rice (class of 1973) and later served two years in the US Marine Corps in San Diego as a Bandsman, French Horn.  Afterwards, he enjoyed a 32-year career with Goodyear Tire.  He is survived, by among others, his wife Susan.  Click here for the Amarillo Globe-News obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Commencement Aftermath, 2018".
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