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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)

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".

August 17, 2016

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Nakatani RIES Program:
Japan and US exchange students (Rice News)

Lach Hristov (1992 - 2016):
On August 11, Lach Hristov unexpectedly passed away.  A native of Bulgaria, he earned a BS in Chemistry from Rice in 2015.  After spending the last year as a Fulbright Scholar studying Organic Chemistry in Germany, he planned to start graduate school at Harvard this month.  He “was a brilliant mind and humble man with a big heart”.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Moving in the Rain, 1957".

August 16, 2016

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Robin Forman:
Emory dean Robin Forman has been named Tulane’s new senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, effective September 1.  Previously, he was Rice dean of undergraduates.  Read more.

Alene Treadwell (1917 - 2016):
On July 20, Alene Treadwell passed away.  In 1939, she graduated from Rice where she met her husband John ’38.  They raised 5 children and also she was a school teacher as well as active in the community and her church.  She is predeceased, by among others, her husband.  Click here for the San Angelo Standard-Times obituary.

August 15, 2016

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

Louis Owen (1933 - 2016):
On July 28, Louis Owen passed away.  A native Houstonian, he earned a BA (1957) and a BS (1958) from Rice in Chemical Engineering.  He enjoyed a career in the private sector in New Orleans, Houston and East Texas.  Also, he was very active in the community and in his church, and, with his wife, he formed a family foundation in 2006 which “has provided critical funding to many organizations across East Texas and the Twin Cities, Minnesota area”.  Click here for the Tyler Morning Telegraph obituary.

August 14, 2016

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Dr Richard Steele (1936 - 2016):
On July 17, Dr Richard Steele passed away.  Raised in Dallas, he earned a BA (1957), a MA (1958) and a PhD (1960) from Rice, all in Physics.  He worked 26 years with Aerojet in Folsom CA and also at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory until the present.  He is predeceased by, among others, his wife of 37 years, Clinta.  Click here for The Sacramento Bee obituary.
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