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January 24, 2017

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Shepherd School:
Spring semester performances to begin (Rice News)
Conductor James Gaffigan in the spotlight (The San Diego Union-Tribune)

ViOP:
New phone system to be installed over next several years (Rice News)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Raymond Brochstein '55

January 23, 2017

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Betty Allen (1927 - 2017):
On January 13, Betty Allen passed away.  A native Texan, she graduated from Rice in 1942. Her late husband, Jim Allen, graduated from Rice in 1944 and they were married for 67 years.  They lived in various cities in Texas (mostly Lake Jackson) and Mobile as Jim worked for Stauffer Chemical.  In addition to raising a family, she was active in the community and in her church.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary

January 22, 2017

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

Joe Lochridge (1932 - 2017):
On January 18, Joe Lochridge, the brother-in-law of the late Froggy Williams passed away.  A native Texan, he earned a BA (1954) and a BS (1959) in Civil Engineering from Rice.  In between his 2 degrees, he served in the Navy.  He enjoyed a 30-year career with Brown & Root.   He is survived by, among others, his wife of 53 years, Caroline.  The funeral service is tomorrow at 10 am at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home.  The funeral service is tomorrow at 10 am at Memorial Oaksuneral Home.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary.

January 21, 2017

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Linda Coffee '65:
Roe V. Wade's Secret Heroine Tells Her Story (Vanity Fair)

Glasscock School:
Be sure to check out this informative Glasscock School blog entry entitled “The Six Keys to Effective Emails” by Rick Schell.

Toni Mack (1956 - 2016):
On November 26, 2016, Toni Mack passed away.  A native of Alabama, she earned a BA in Fine Arts and a MA in English from Rice in 1979.  She wrote for Forbes for 20 years beginning in 1980, including a 1993 article “Hidden Risks” which “is credited with sounding an early alarm of trouble at Enron”.  From 1984 on, she battled multiple sclerosis.  

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, January 25 at 9:30 am at the Westmoreland Chapel at South Main Baptist Church.  Click here for the obituary. 

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

January 20, 2017

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Inauguration Day:
Inauguration Day events aim to teach, protest (The Rice Thresher)

 Jones School:
Today, the Jones School is hosting a Rice Business and Diversity Conference.  Read more.

Asian Life on Campus:
Rice commemorates 100 years of Asian life (Rice News)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "The Birds, circa late '70s".

January 19, 2017

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Rice Stadium:
Rice Stadium temporarily flooded (Sporting News)

Washington DC:
President Obama surprises Josh Earnest during last press briefing (Politico)
What Worries Ben Rhodes About Trump (Politico)
Baker Institute issues policy recommendations for Trump administration (Rice News)

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

January 18, 2017

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St Arnold Tap Takeover at Valhalla, Tomorrow at 4 pm:
Tomorrow at 4 pm is St. Arnold Tap Takeover at Valhalla, featuring Saint Arnold Pub Crawl Pale Ale, Divine Reserve No. 17, Icon Blue and Fancy Lawnmower.

Rice Media Center:
'Willful Wondering' exhibit a dreamland (Rice News)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Martin Graham Shows Off the R1".

January 17, 2017

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KTRU:
KTRU to celebrate 50th anniversary with week of concerts (The Rice Thresher)

Dick Luna (1937-2016):
On December 15, Dick Luna passed away.  A native Houstonian, he earned a BA from Rice in 1959 and a JD from UT Law in 1962.  Also, he was a CPA.  He is survived by, among others, his wife Sally. Click here for the Chronicle obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean’s latest blog entry entitled “Music and Gall Wasps Under the Trees”.

January 16, 2017

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MLK Day:
Rice to celebrate MLK Day (Rice News)

Vandalism on Campus:
Rice students identified as vandals (Houston Chronicle)

Ola Moore (1924 - 2016):
November 19, Ola Moore passed away.  She was a member of the staff of Fondren Library from 1962 until she retired in 1993.  Also, she was active in the community and in her church.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary.

January 15, 2017

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Robotic Technology:
Rice has role in new $250M robotics manufacturing institute (Rice News)

Vandalism on Campus:
Per a Rice Thresher tweet last night – “Update: The Rice University Police Department has identified the Rice students responsible for the graffiti on the segment of the Berlin Wall, the Moody art installation, and Hanszen College dormitory, according to President David Leebron and Provost Marie Lynn Miranda.”

Elwin Peacock (1928 - 2016):
On December 10, Elwin Peacock passed away.  A native Texan, he attended Rice (class of 1948) and graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder with a degree in Geology in 1949.  He enjoyed a career in the oil and gas business.  Also, he was active in the community and in his church.  He is survived by, among others, his wife of 67 years, Jane.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary
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