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October 1, 2016

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Children's Museum Exhibit:
Curious kids are in a delightful shock (Rice News)

Jason Haddox '92:
New priest comes to St Michael's (Norman Transcripts)

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

September 30, 2016

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Pelham Keahey:
Rice applied physicist wins National Cancer Institute fellowship (Rice News)

The Way I See It:
Leadership lessons by Taylor Jacobe (Rice News)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Early Images from Bud Morehead's Slides.

September 29, 2016

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Rebecca Richards-Kortum:
Ask a MacArthur genius (Washington Post)

Sallyportal:
Sallyportal goes live on Rice Day, Oct. 12 (Rice Alumni)

Superbugs:
Rice and Baylor team to slow the spread of 'superbugs' (Houston Chronicle)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Powder Puff, 1972".

September 28, 2016

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Alberto Gonzales '79:
An eventful and disappointing Washington adventure (Washington Post)

OpenStax:
More than 1.5 million students have used OpenStax's free textbooks (Rice News)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Surveying, 1913".

September 27, 2016

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Shepherd School:
Shepherd School orchestra to play Carnegie Hall Oct. 28 (Rice News)

Jerome Hafter (1945 - 2016):
On September 23, Jerome “Jerry” Hafter passed away.  A lifetime resident of Greenville, MS, he graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Rice in 1967 where he was a 2-year golf letterman (1963-64).  Also, he was Student Association President and Hugh Scott Cameron Award winner as the Outstanding Rice Graduate of the Class of 1967. 

He was a Marshall Scholar at Oxford from 1967-68 and a earned a JD from Yale Law in 1972.  He enjoyed a legal career from 1974 to 2001 with Lake Tindall and thereafter with Phelps Dunbar.  Also, he served in a number of bar related leadership positions and he was active in the community.  He is survived by, among others, his wife Jocille.  Click here for the Jackson Clarion Ledger obituary.

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

September 26, 2016

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Director's Lecture Series:
Next up in the Director’s Lectures Series is His Excellency Edward Nalbandian, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Armenia, today from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm in Dore Commons, James A Baker III Hall. The event is free and open to the public but registration is required.  Read more.

254 Texas Courthouses:
Leonard Lane '74 has just completed the webpage for Roberts County.  You can check it out here.

James Laws MD (1939 - 2016):
James Laws recently passed away.  A native of Oklahoma, he earned a BA from Rice in 1961 and a MD from Baylor Medical School.  He enjoyed a career as a radiologist in California.  Also, he had a “stunning array of interests and talents” including cycling, water based sports, photography and writing.  He is survived by, among others, his wife of 55 years, Joyce.  Click here for The Sacramento Bee obituary. 

September 25, 2016

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Jones School:
Audio: Interview with Peter Rodriguez (Houston Public Media)

Judith Cashen Allen (1939 - 2016):
On September 7, Judith Cashen Allen passed away.  A native of New Mexico, she graduated from Rice in 1961.  She served as a Cenacle Sister from 1963-1968 and she was co-owner of ABC (Allen Book Center) from 1980-1985.  She is survived by, among others, her husband Fred.  Click here for The Beaumont Enterprise obituary. 

September 24, 2016

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Rebecca Richards-Kortum (Thanks, Susan Zimmerman!):
'Genius Grant Winner' Is A Genius At Inspiring Students (NPR)

The President's Lecture Series:
Next up in the President’s Lectures Series is Ford Foundation President Darren Walker on Monday, October 3.  Click here to read more.  

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Friday Follies: Before There Were Drones ... '

September 23, 2016

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Vice President Joe Biden:
How Rice landed Joe Biden as a guest speaker (HBJ)

Rice-Made Nanoparticles:
Tattoo therapy could ease chronic disease (Rice News)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "A Novel Approach to Shirts and Skins".

September 22, 2016

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Rebecca Richards-Kortum:
Rice's Rebecca Richards-Kortum named MacArthur Fellow (Rice News)
Rice engineer secures prestigious MacArthur fellowship (Houston Chronicle)
Meet Rebecca Richards-Kortum (MacArthur Foundation)

Rice Theatre:
Rice Theatre to present ‘Julius Caesar’ Sept 30-Oct 2, Oct 6-8 (Rice News) 

Jeffrey Fleisher:
Uncovering history (Rice News)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Masterson Speaks, 1969".

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