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July 22, 2016

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Baker Insititute:
Summer interns sharpen research skills, explore careers in DC (Rice News)

Maria Oden:
Maria Oden Welcomed as AAA-Lemelson Invention Ambassador (Rice News)

July 21, 2016

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Christopher Fagundes:
Self-rated health worth doctors' attention (Rice News)

What's in Woodson:
KTRU Tuesdays: Owlman Contest featuring John "Grungy" Gladu (WRC)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Recycle this reel".

July 20, 2016

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Rob Quartel '72 (Thanks, George Webb '88!):
Rob Quartel (Hanszen ’72) of Washington DC, a former Association of Rice Alumni board member, has been elected to the board of directors of the Northern Virginia Technology Council.  Read more.

Emeronce Kennedy (1918 - 2016):
On June 19, Emeronce Kennedy passed away.  A native Houstonian, she was a 1941 graduate of Rice.  She outlived 2 husbands, Jonathan who passed away in 1978 and Scott who passed away in 1988.  She lived in Hempstead from 1941 until 2015 until she moved to Houston to be closer to her children.  She was active in the community and her church. Click here for the Chronicle obituary.

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "
Women, Rocks, and Professors, Part II".

July 19, 2016

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What's In Woodson:
Ye Old College Inn Scrapbook (Woodson Research Center)

Rev Patrick Braden CSB (1924 - 2016):
On June 16, Rev Patrick Braden CSB passed away.  A native Houstonian, he earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Rice in 1944.  After military service in WWII, he was ordained a priest in 1952 and then earned a MS and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from UT. He served as president of the University of St Thomas from 1967 to 1979.   Also, he “was known for his love of physics and all things mechanical”.   Click here for the Chronicle obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Women, Rocks, and Professors, Part 1".

July 18, 2016

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

Douglas Brinkley:
Historian talks Clinton, Trump and political conventions (Los Angeles Times)


Wayne Lafitte (1935 - 2016):
On May 1, Wayne Lafitte passed away.  A native Texan, he attended Rice as a Philosophy and Engineering student (class of 1957) where he met his wife Nelcine ‘60.  They “founded and operated several successful businesses in their year together”.   Also, he was “a life-long supporter of the Houston Symphony”.  He is survived by, among others, by Nelcine (61 years of marriage).    Click here for the Chronicle 

July 17, 2016

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Mark Flood (Thanks, Kathleen Boyd!):
Part Three: Attack of the Drones (ARTnews)
Part Four: Opening Night (ARTnews)

Fofo Lewis (1929 - 2016):
On June 11, Fofo Lewis passed away.  She grew up in Houston and graduated from Rice in 1951 where she met her husband Ted  in the library.  While raising 2 children, she worked as a librarian at St John’s School for many years.  She shared a love of traveling and music with Ted and also she was very active in the Greek community as well as her church.  She is predeceased by, among others, Ted (56 years of marriage).  Click here for the Chronicle obituary. 

July 16, 2016

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The Way I See It:
What is Rice doing in Malawi? by Brandon Martin

Moody Center For The Arts:
Michael Maltzan’s design fits the campus’ distinctive form (The Architect's Newspaper)  

Robert Rapp (1928 - 2016):
On May 22, Robert “Bob” Rapp passed away.  Born in Galveston, he received a BA from Rice in 1950, a MS from UH in 1952 and a MD from UTMB Galveston in 1956.  He was a longtime Austin physician and devoted musician.  Also, he was active in his church.  Click here for the Austin American-Statesman obituary. 

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

July 15, 2016

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Marina Vannucci:
Rice wins interdisciplinary ‘big data’ grant (Rice News)

Sybil Butler (1922 - 2016):
On June 7, Sybil Butler passed away.  A native Houstonian, she graduated from Rice in 1944.  She and her husband Jack were married for 65 years until he passed away in 2010.  She is survived, by among others, three daughters.  Click here for the Austin American-Statesman obituary.   

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Gold Medal, 1966".

 

July 14, 2016

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What's In Woodson:
Humanities students dig deep in the Archives (Woodson Research Center)

Steven Kean (Thanks, John Wolda!)
Kinder CEO agrues renewable potential overstated (Houston Chronicle)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Let It Be Recorded ... "The entry also includes a photo of Frankie B Mandola ’69 by Tommy LaVergne. 

July 13, 2016

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Best Colleges (Thanks, Stephen Reckling!):
Rice ranks no. 4 on MONEY’s just released Best Colleges list.  Read more.

Walter Mischer III (1982 - 2016):
On July 7, Walter Mischer III passed away.  He earned an undergraduate degree from Colorado State University in 2006 and a MBA from Rice in 2013.  He was a VP of Mischer Investments and also was active in the community.  More than anything, his “greatest love was for his family and friends”.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "EBLS Party and Officers, circa 1960?"

 

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