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January 21, 2018

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Jeffrey Kripal:
Click here for a review of Jeffrey Kripal’s latest book, Secret Body: Erotic and Esoteric Currents in the History of Religions.

254 Texas Courthouses:
Leonard Lane '74 has updated the webpage for DeWitt County with many new photos.  You can check it out here.

Joseph Vincent (1942-2017):
On November 18, 2017, Joseph Vincent passed away.  A native of Louisiana, he earned a BA in 1963 and a Bachelor of Architecture in 1964 from Rice.  After military service in the Coast Guard Reserve, he enjoyed a career as “an accomplished designer and architect” in San Francisco.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary.


January 20, 2018

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The Princeton Review:
Rice among 'College That Pay You Back' for 2018 (Rice News)

Frank Tittel:
Engineering professor reflects on half a century at Rice (Rice News)

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

January 19, 2018

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MLK Day:
Rice celebrated MLK Day with weekend of events (Rice News)

Jason Luong '97:
The Chronicle has endorsed Jason Luong '97 in the Democratic primary for District Judge, 185th Judicial District.  Read more.

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean’s latest blog entry entitled “Of beetles and their larvae there is much to be said, 1935”.

January 18, 2018

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John Hays, Jr '71 (Thanks, Charles Maynard '72!):
Q&A: More scrutiny ahead for oil and gas industry (Houston Chronicle)

Robert Flatt '69/'70:
Robert Flatt ‘69/’70 will be participating in FotoFest 2018 in two ways.  First, he will have a solo exhibit called “swans” at PICNIC Restaurant (1928 Bissonnet).  Second, he will be part of a group exhibit called “On Looking” at the Glasscock School. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "this is a very important meeting, 1960". 

January 17, 2018

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William Cannady (Thanks, Nancy Shelby!):
Design gets personal (Houston Chronicle)

Kathryn Dunlevie '74:
Nine works from Kathryn Dunlevie’s new series ‘The Taxidermist’s Imaginarium’ will be exhibited at FotoFest 2018 at Hooks-Epstein Galleries from February 24 to March 31.  The complete series can be viewed here.

The Rice Thresher:
The Rice Thresher published yesterday.  You can check it out here.

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Snow Day, undated".

January 16, 2018

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Preservation Houston:
On March 2, Preservation Houston will hold its Cornerstone Dinner to honor Bob Eury ’77 and to present the 2018 Good Brick Awards.  Bob will receive the 2018 President’s Award “for his visionary dedication to downtown revitalization”.  One of the Good Brick Awards will go to Ben Koush ‘02 for his book, “Constructing Houston’s Future: The Architecture of Arthur Evan Jones and Lloyd Morgan Jones”.  Read more.

Neil Degrasse Tyson:
Last night, Neil deGrasse Tyson, the husband of Alice Young ’79. was in town to deliver a lecture at Jones Hall.  Read more.

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "the old problem of radio versus records is scarcely with us, 1934"

January 15, 2018

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Lilie Lecture, January 18:
Next up will be Casper Mattress co-founder and CEO Phillip Krim at 4 pm on Thursday at the Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Cambridge Office Building).  The topic of his speech is “Reimagining E-Commerce and the Sleep Industry”.  The event is free and open to the public but please RSVP.   Read more.

Alex Greenwood (1938-2018):
On January 6, Alex Greenwood passed away.  A native Houstonian, he graduated from Rice in 1961.  Other family members who graduated from Rice include his late father Dr. James Greenwood, Jr. ’37, his brother Jim Greenwood ’58 and his wife Barbara Moore Greenwood ’62.  After serving in the Navy and working in Houston, he relocated to Palo Alto in 1973 where he enjoyed a career in Silicon Valley for 44 years, “holding a series of finance and management positions for high technology firms”.  His three biggest passions were “photography, world travel, and time with his wife”.  He had just retired in September.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary

January 14, 2018

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Elaine Howard Ecklund:
Rice professor explores how people of faith interact with science (Houston Chronicle)

Robert Manning (1940-2018):
On January 3, Roberta Manning passed away.  A native Texan, she earned a BA from Rice in 1962 and a PhD from Columbia in 1975, both in History.  She was “a noted academic who was a Professor of History at Boston College for over 30 years”.  She “will be remembered for her keen intelligence and scholarship, her dedication to her students, her passionate spirit, and her boundless generosity to many”.  Click here for The Newton Tab obituary

January 13, 2018

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Shepherd School:
Shepherd School to host annual Family Concert Jan 20 (Rice News)

Carolyn Billingsley (1948-2018):
On January 2, Carolyn Billingsley passed away.  At the age of 41and after her children were grown, she decided to go to college and she earned an undergraduate degree from UA-Little Rock and a MA (1999) and a PhD (2001) from Rice, both in History.  She was a founding member of the Saline County History and Heritage Society.  She is survived by, among others, her husband of 51 years, James.  Click here for The Saline Courier obituary.  

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

January 12, 2018

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Katherine Neill Harris:
Why Sessions' war on weed won't work (Houston Chronicle)

Jana Lynn Sanchez '86:
Jana Lynn Sanchez ’86 is a Democratic candidate for US Congress (TX06).  The seat is presently held by GOP Rep. Joe Barton who is not running for re-election.  Read more. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Gotta light?"
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