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April 30, 2017

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Rice Asian Studies Review:
Rice undergrads launch new review (Rice News)

Joe Wheat Jr (1941 - 2017):
On April 22, Joe Wheat Jr, the father of Tanya Graham, passed away.  A veteran of the US Marine Corps, he enjoyed a 37-year career with Lyondell Equistar.  Also, he was an avid golfer and was very active in the Baytown community.  He is survived by, among others, his wife Judy.  Click here for the obituary.

April 29, 2017

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Rice-Graz NanoRacing:
Rice-Graz car first in NanoRace (Rice News)

Daniel Yarberry (1949 - 2017):
On January 21, Daniel Yarberry passed away. A native Texan, he earned a BA in Fine Arts and a Master of Chemical Engineering from Rice in 1972.  He enjoyed a career with Bechtel, Chevron and TIBCO.  His “main passion was learning and he spent many hours researching and reading”.  He is survived by, among others, his wife, Cam.  Click here for the San Francisco Chronicle obituary>

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

April 28, 2017

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Lydia Kavraki:
Rice computer scientist wins ACM Athena Lecturer Award (Rice News)

Leebron Human Rights Fellowships (Thanks, Larry George!):
On Tuesday, Columbia Law School announced the latest two recipients of the Leebron Human Rights Fellowships.  Read more.

Nori Hall (1950 - 2017):
Smith, a Master’s degree in Architecture from Rice in 1976 and a Stanford MBA in 1981.  After a successful real estate development career in San Francisco Bay, she moved to Lexington KY where “she pursued her interest in medium format photography and digital imaging”.  She is survived by, among others, her husband, Wilson.  Click here for the Lexington Herald-Leader obituary.

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Georgia Dallas Perkins: A Loose End Tied Up".

April 27, 2017

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Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Excellence:
Rice is a finalist for $1 million Cooke Prize (Rice News)

Baker Institute:
Baker Institute Board of Advisors adds three new members (Rice News)

William Phillips (1919 - 2017):
On April 18, “Captain” Billy Phillips (USMC RET) passed away. Raised in Houston, he attended Rice (class of 1941) and served as a B25 pilot in the war.  The “high point of his working career was the foundry he built in Richmond”.  Also,  he was an avid outdoorsman and he enjoyed the beach house he built in Galveston.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary. 

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

April 26, 2017

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Nicolas Shumway:
 A 'roast and toast' for Dean of Humanities (Rice News0

Rice Art Gallery:
Video: A Look Back by Kimberly Davenport (World-Architects)

John Swartz Jr (1930 - 2017):
On February 3, Rev John Swartz Jr passed away. A native Texan, he attended Rice (class of 1953), served in the military during the Korean Area and returned to school to become ordained as a reverend.  He served various churches in Texas, Minnesota, Missouri and California and also held various positions within the Baptist Associations.  Click here for the obituary. 

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

April 25, 2017

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KTRU 50th Anniversary Celebration:
Outdoor Show Photo Gallery (Rice News)
Jandek Confides and Confounds at Rice (Houston Press)

Dr Gerald Sobel (1929 - 2017):
On February 5, Dr Gerald Sobel passed away. He earned a BA from Rice in 1950 and a MD from UTMB Galveston in 1954.  He “was a dedicated and compassionate physician for over 50 years”.  He is survived by, among others, his wife of 60 years, Lynne.  Click here for the Chicago Tribune obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "the next status on Rice campus, 1941".

April 24, 2017

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MyinTuition:
New cost calculator available to Rice applicants (Rice News)

Dr Samuel Pieper (1931 - 2017):
On January 25, Dr Samuel Pieper passed away. A native Texan, he attended Rice (class of 1952) and a earned a MD from Baylor College of Medicine in 1955.  He practiced medicine in Guam, Texas, Illinois and Tennessee before he retired in 2011.  Also, he was a dedicated rancher, avid fisherman and devoted family man.  He is survived by, among others, his wife of 54 years, Joan.  Click here for the Daily News Journal obituary.

April 23, 2017

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Alternative Spring Break:
Students use trips to engage in social issues (Rice News)

Barbara Perrault (1934 - 2017):
On January 18, Barbara Perrault passed away. A native of Wisconsin, she graduated from Rice in 1956 with an English degree.   From 1960 to 1987, she lived in Opelousas where she and her husband raised 5 children while she worked a variety of jobs.  From 1987 to 1998, she worked in New Orleans for WW Norton.  Afterwards, she moved to Boulder CO to be near one of her daughters “where she continued to inspire her family and those around her”.  Click here for the Daily World obituary.

April 22, 2017

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George R Brown Award for Superior Teaching:
Nine recognized with award for superior teaching (Rice News)

Doris Crutchfield (1926 - 2017):
On January 13, Doris Crutchfield passed away.  In 1945, she earned a BA in Biology from Rice at the age of 18 and, in 1949, a Masters Degree in Biology from Sam Houston State.  She “loved God, her family and friends” and she was a “lifelong enthusiastic gardener”.  She is survived by, among others, his husband of 66 years, King. Click here for the Chronicle obituary. 

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

April 21, 2017

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James Brown:
Economics professor to be honored with top teaching prize (Rice News)

Dr Alvin Beyer Jr (1919 - 2017):
On January 24, Dr Alvin Beyer Jr passed away.  A native Houstonian, he earned a BA from Rice in 1941 and a MD from UTMB Galveston in 1944.  He was one of the first Board Certified Psychiatrists in Houston where he was in private practice for 39 years.  Also, he was active in his church and in the community.  He is predeceased by, among others, his wife of 70 years, Mary. Click here for the Chronicle obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melisa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "I have very great hopes of these men, 1909".
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