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June 28, 2016

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Congratulations, Melissa!
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled Happy Birthday, Steven!

David Hellums (1929 - 2016):
On Sunday, David Hellums, former dean of Engineering and a pioneer in biomedical research, passed away at the age of 86.  Click here for the Rice release. 

Marion Hargrove (1922 - 2016):
On June 24, Marion Hargrove passed away.  A native Houstonian, she graduated from Rice in 1942 where she became the first woman editor of The Thresher.  Also, in 1942, she married Jim Hargrove ’43 and they raised a family in Shreveport, Houston, Washington DC and Australia where he served as US Ambassador from 1975-77.  Also, she was active in the community and in her church.  She will be remembered for “her kindness and generosity as well as her legendary memory”.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary.   

June 27, 2016

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Jean-Pierre Baizan '90:
Alumnus' gift supports study abroad in Spain (Rice News)

Rice Management Co:
Burrell College ready for first class of 162 medical students (Albuquerque News Journal)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entries.

June 17, 2016

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Jane Grande-Allen:
Grande-Allen named to lead Rice IBB (Rice News)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "James Ira Campbell, '24".

June 16, 2016

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Rice Gallery:
'Crosstown Traffic' opens (Rice News)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "South Hall, 1912 and 1942".

June 15, 2016

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Kirsten Ostherr:
Ostherr brings medical humanities expertise to the White House (Rice News)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Just a Little Post-Game Chit Chat".

June 14, 2016

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Rice Campus:
Construction and repairs planned for summer (Rice News)

Mark Escott '96:
Dr Mark Escott ’96 has been appointed the new Medical Director for Austin/Travis County.  Read more   

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melisa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Friday Follies: This Could Use a Banjo".

June 9, 2016

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Guillermo "Memo" Trevino '83:
On Saturday night, the 41st class including Guillermo “Memo” Trevino ’83 was inducted into the Latin American International Sports Hall of Fame in Laredo.  Also, he was named “Sportsman of the Year”.  Memo is a member of the Rice Board of Trustees.  Read more. 

Luke Hsu '12:
Violinist Wins 2016 Houston Symphony Ima Hogg Competition (Broadway World)

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

June 8, 2016

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Kyle Murdock:
Rice study details stress-diabetes link (Rice News)

Roger Willard '04:
Willard Named SVP, Chief Accounting Officer, Warner Bros Entertainment (Warner Bros)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Random meeting, circa ?"

June 7, 2016

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St Paul's UMC Primetime Series, Thursday, June 9:
Next up is Louis Aulbach (’70) and Linda Gorski on Thursday, June 9 at 10:30 am at St Paul’s United Methodist Church.  They will talk about Camp Logan, the WWI training site that eventually became present-day Memorial Park.  The event is open to all and reservations are only necessary if you’d like to stay for lunch.  Read more.   (Thanks, Nancy Burch!) 

Omid Veiseh:
Rice wins award to recruit cancer researcher (Rice News)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Norma Flair Fitzsimons Brown, 1929 - 2016".

June 6, 2016

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Mike Tomforde Jr (1925 - 2016):
On June 2, Mike Tomforde Jr passed away.  A native Houstonian, he attended Rice (class of 1945) and graduated from UT with a dual business/engineering degree.  Mike enjoyed a career in the family insurance business until he retired in 1995.  Also, he was active in the community and in his church.  He is survived by, among others, his wife of 68 years, Jody.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary.
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