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July 30, 2015

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Forbes College Financial Grade (Thanks, Larry George!):
Rice earned an A+ from Forbes for its 2015 Private College Financial Health Grade.  Read more.

Jack Burns (1926 - 2015):
On July 10, Jack Burns passed away.  A native Houstonian, he graduated from Rice with a BS in Chemical Engineering in 1949 and a MS in Chemical Engineering in 1951, following military service in WWI from 1944-46.  He enjoyed a career with Texaco for 39 years.  Also, he was active in the community.  He is survived by, among others, his wife of 62 years, Lorraine.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary.

July 29, 2015

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Raymond Archer (1931 - 2015):
On June 28, Raymond Archer passed away.  A native Canadian, he earned a BA from the University of Alberta in 1963 and a PhD from Rice in 1973, both in Philosophy.  He was a member of the University of Alberta faculty for 25 years.  Click here for the Leader-Post News obituary.

July 28, 2015

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Larry Phillips '64:
Larry Phillips ’64, a three-year basketball letterman (1962-63-64), is retiring as president of Angelina College in East Texas after 24 years of service.  Read more.

Marianne Colburn Young (1951 - 2015):
On June 27, Marianne Colburn Young passed away.  A native Houstonian, she graduated from Rice with a BA in Chemistry in 1974.  She worked for Dow Chemical and then she and her husband Gregg formed their own corporation, Young Associates.  Also, she was an avid technology user.  She is survived by, among others, her husband of 42 years.  Click here for the Midland Daily News obituary.

July 27, 2015

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Brian Schostak (1962 - 2015):
On June 28, Brian Schostak passed away at the age of 52.  After graduation from Ohio State, he worked for Shell Oil until his death.  He was the father of former Rice baseball player Brian Smith.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary.

July 26, 2015

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Rebecca Richards-Kortum:
Saving preemies in developing countries (Houston Chronicle)

Alicia Arciniega (1967 - 2015):
On June 30, Alicia “Lisa” Arciniega passed away after a battle against lymphoma.  A native Houstonian, she graduated from Rice in 1991 with a BS in Biology and Psychology.  She worked at Microbiology Labs and later on the cancer research teams of MD Anderson Cancer Center.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary.

July 25, 2015

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Kathy Jones:
Jones named associate VP for facilities, engineering and planning (Rice News)

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

July 24, 2015

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Timothy Morton:
Unconventional Wisdom: The Philosopher (Rice News)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Brown College Residence Rules, 1977".

July 23, 2015

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Michael Petry '81:
A new exhibition by Michael Petry ’81 explores gender and craftsmanship at the Pallant House Gallery in Chichester, England.  Read more.  (Thanks, Kathleen Boyd ‘80!)

Robert Lee Evans Jr (1915 - 2015):
On June 29, Robert Evans passed away at the age of 99.  A native Texan, he graduated from Rice in 1940.  He worked for HL&P for 45 years, retiring as a Senior Vice President.  Also, he was very active in his church.  He is predeceased, by among others, his wife of almost 75 years, Mary Ella, who passed away 22 days before him.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary.

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Laughing at the Dedication of Rayzor Hall, 1962".

July 22, 2015

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Jones School:
Jones School to start Master of Accounting program next year (Rice News)

Mark Flood:
On July 9, Mark Flood’s Tenderloin Show opened in San Francisco.   He was known as John Peters when he was at Rice (Hanszen, class of 1980).  Click here for the San Francisco Magazine review. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Mark Twain in the Baker College Library".

July 21, 2015

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Moody Center for the Arts:
Alison Weaver Named Executive Director (Rice News)

Mildred Dattner Ganchan (1918 - 2015):
On July 5, Mildred “Muzzie” Ganchan passed away.  A native Houstonian, she graduated from Rice in 1940 with a BA in English and wed a classmate, Dick Ganchan.  They were married for 68 years when he passed away.  She was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker and she was very active in her church.  She is survived by, among others, her son Richard who graduated from Rice in 1964.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary.

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "An Unknown Couple, 1967".
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