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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".

July 20, 2015

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Who Knew?
In 2001, the corrected site of Travelers’ Rest, the campsite near Lolo, Montana where Lewis and Clark rested before their passage across the Rockies from September 9 to 11, 1805 and again on their return journey from June 30 to July 3, 1806, was purchased by The Conservation Fund, thanks to the generosity of an anonymous member of the 1998 Rice Alumni Traveling Owls Lewis & Clark Expedition led by John Boles. 

My wife Nancy and I were very pleased to be members of the 2015 version of this trip from July 7 to 17.  We retraced a portion of the explorers’ actual route in Montana and Idaho including Travelers' Rest.

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

David Beveridge (1932 - 2015):
On July 11, David Beveridge passed away.  A native New Yorker, he graduated from Duke University.  After military service and several years with Scott Paper, he enjoyed a long and successful career in the stock brokerage business.  He was the grandfather of former Rice baseball player Matthew Reckling.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Friday Afternoon Follies: Wardrobe Malfunction, 1959".

 

July 7, 2015

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Caroline Levander:
Are Hotels Dangerous? (New York Times)

Rice Farmers Market:
Local Eats (Texas Medical Center News)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Smile, Willis!"

July 6, 2015

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Boris Yakobson:
Graphene flexes its electronic muscles (Rice News)
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