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August 27, 2016

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Rice Campus Map:
Rice launches new 3-D interactive map (Rice News)

Shannon Walker '87/'92/'93:
How to become an astronaut (Cosmopolitan)

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

August 26, 2016

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Top 100 American films of 21st Century:
This week, the BBC released its list of top 100 American films of the 21st century.  The list includes 2 films by Rick Linklater, no. 5 “Boyhood” and no. 73 “Before Sunset” and 3 films by Wes Anderson, no. 21 “The Grand Budapest Hotel”, no. 68 “The Royal Tenenbaums” and no. 95 “Moonrise Kingdom”.

Rick Linklater is the uncle of Rice pitcher Jackson Parthasarathy and Wes Anderson is the son of avid Rice baseball fan Texas Anderson ‘81/’85.

Glasscock School:
Rice invites Houston to head back to school Sept 7 (Rice News)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "My lunch with Bonnie Hellums".

August 25, 2016

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Paul Cherukuri:
Paul Cherukuri named executive director of IBB (Rice News)

Jones School:
Master of Accounting program launches (Rice News)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Katherine Tsanoff Brown, 1919-2016".

August 24, 2016

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Ned Thomas:
Thomas to complete service as dean at end of academic year (Rice News)

Rev Eric Schulze (1934 - 2016):
On August 8, the Rev Eric Schulze passed away.  A native Texan, he received his BA from Texas Lutheran College in 1955 and a Master’s of Divinity degree from Wartburg Theological Seminary in 1959 and he pursued additional graduate study at the University of Erlangen and at Rice (class of 1960).  He was ordained in 1961 and served as pastor in San Antonio and Richland Hills.  Also, he was active in the community.  Click here for the Star-Telegram obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Student Handbook, Fall 1958".

August 23, 2016

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Ibrahima Thiaw '99:
The incredible quest to find the African slave ships in the Atlantic (Washington Post)  

Rice School of Architecture:
Half a house is better than whole (Rice News)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "It Can't Happen Here, Part II".

August 22, 2016

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Shepherd School:
Incoming MM student Alexa Thomson won the Wellington Arts Excellence Award.  The award “supports young New Zealanders of outstanding ability in the performing arts who are preparing for a professional career”.  Read more.

Margaret Moul:
On March 7, Margaret Moul passed away.  A native Houstonian, she graduated from Rice in 1944. She was very active in her church including teaching children in the church school for 30 years and serving as a ruling elder.  Also, she was active in the community and she was an avid traveler.  She is survived by, among others, her husband Martin.  Click here for the Daily Press obituary.  

August 21, 2016

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Moody Center:
Moody Center for the Arts to open in February (Rice News)

OEDK:
Design-A-Thon, September 2-4 (Rice News)

Derald Glidden (1943 - 2016):
On March 16, Derald Glidden passed away.  A native of Missouri, he earned a BA in English from Rice in 1965 and a graduate degree from Cal Berkeley in 1972.  He worked for American Analysis and Bechtel Power and he was a consultant.  Also, he and his wife Bridget, who survives him, enjoyed traveling in Europe and America.  They were married in 1965.  Click here for the San Francisco Chronicle obituary 

August 20, 2016

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Helena Michie:
Michie receives top book honor (Rice News)

Jessica Ruiz '13:
The Good Shepherdess (Harvard Medical School News)

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

August 19, 2016

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RSA/RDA Lectures:
RSA/RDA lectures change location (Rice News)

Angela Jones Miller (1936 - 2016):
On July 23, Angela Jones Miller passed away.  Born in Spain, she was a 1957 Phi Beta Kapa graduate of Rice with a BA in Romance Languages.  At Rice, she met and married her husband Hugh ’57 and together they were blessed with 4 children and 58 years of marriage.  She “proudly used the term ‘Homemaker’ as her listed occupation”.  Also, she was fluent in 3 languages and she enjoyed traveling the world with her husband.  Click here for The News Journal obituary.  

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Some Unexpected African American Students at Rice, 1964".

August 18, 2016

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Kay's Lounge:
Longtime Houston bar to close Sept 3 (HBJ)

Rice 360:
Low cost syringe pump wins key funding (Rice News)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "The Great Scramble, 1957".
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