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October 21, 2014

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Jeff Shannon '73:
Shannon receives 2014 AIA E Fay Jones Gold Medal  Award (Arkansas Business)

Charles Tighe '51:
Law firm founders exceed expectations (Midland Reporter-Telegram)

Nicole Waligora-Davis:
A hard look at 'Gone With The Wind' (Houston Chronicle)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Where The Heck Is This?? (With Musicians)".

October 20, 2014

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Rice School of Architecture:
Kickin' It on the Quad (YouTube)

Robert Fri '57:
Fri, who led Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History, dies at 78 (Washington Post)

October 19, 2014

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Goradia Innovation Prize:
Rice-born startup wins Goradia grand prize (Rice News)

Grace Nosek '10:
Alumna receives Fulbright to do research in Canada (Rice News)

Rice Art Gallery:
Mud Mural (Swamplot)

October 18, 2014

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MOOCs (Thanks, Ramsay Elder!):
Universities Rethinking Their Use of Massive Online Courses (New York Times)

Rankings:
Rice slips in THE rankings (The Rice Thresher)

Soorya Avali '14:
Memorial service for recent graduate set for today (Rice News)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Friday Afternoon Follies: Out of Order".

October 17, 2014

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Don Greive '84:
On Wednesday, Pinnacle Structural Engineers, co-founded by Rice baseball fan Don Greive '84, was named by the Houston Business Journal as the 24th best place to work in the small business category (under 100 employees).  This is the second year in a row for Pinnacle on the list.  Read more.

Rice Business Plan Competition:
Rice rings closing bell (Rice News)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Father William Harmless, 1953-2014".

October 16, 2014

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Rice Business Plan Competition:
Winning startup moves to Houston (Houston Chronicle)

OpenStax College:
Making college affordable (Rice News)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "The Early History of Treason".

October 15, 2014

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From Iceland to Riceland:
Former mayor and comedian Jon Gnarr accepts artist residency (Grapevine.is)

Max Hassell and Matthew Lee:
Amazing Pokémon Chalkboard Art in Lovett Commons (YouTube)

Rice Village:
Rice buys another property (Houston Chronicle)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "The Mace"

October 14, 2014

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Don Holcombe '52:
Piano instructor still thrives giving lessons at 84 (Houston Chronicle)

Jones School:
George Andrews named new associate dean (Rice News)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Obsolete Technology, Dorm Room Edition".

October 13, 2014

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George R Brown Forensics Society:
Students vs Alumni (Rice News)

John Minor (1939 - 2014):
On October 1, John Minor passed away.  A native Texan, he earned a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M in 1961, a masters from the University of Arkansas in 1962 and a PhD from Rice in 1971, all in civil engineering.  He served in the military and was a professor at New Mexico State University where he retired.  Click here for the Las Cruces Sun-News obituary.

254 Texas Courthouses:
Leonard Lane has completed the webpage for Franklin County.  Check it out.

October 12, 2014

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An Insider's Journey of China:
Presidents of Rice and Peking University meet in Beijing (Rice News)

Beverly Kraft (1932 - 2014):
On September 28, Beverly Kraft passed away.  A native Houstonian and a six-generation Texan, she attended Rice (class of 1953).  She worked for the Spring Branch ISD before becoming a realtor for John Daugherty.  Also, she was active in the community.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary.
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