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February 11, 2016

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UT Houston Planning Group:
Y Ping Sun
is the Rice representative on the UT Houston Planning Group.  Read more.

Michael Petry '81 (Thanks, Kathleen Boyd '80):
New Exhibition by Michael Petry at the Fine Art Society in London (Artlyst)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Special Guest Star, Homecoming 1951".

February 10, 2016

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Black Undergraduate Life at Rice:
Feb 18 forum to celebrate 50 years of black undergraduate life at Rice (Rice News)

Christopher James Lees:
Christopher James Lees will be conducting the Houston Symphony Orchestra in the the Robbins Foundation Lower Elementary Concerts at Jones Hall.  Read more. 

He is the husband of soprano Lindsay Kesselman ’08, the son of Joseph Lees & Katy Ross (both ’75) and the nephew of Mike Ross (‘70/’74). 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "How's It's Done, 1951".

February 9, 2016

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Christy Landes:
Landes wins ACS Early Career award (Rice News)

Ray Colcord (1949 - 2016):
On February 5, Emmy-nominated TV composer Ray Colcord, who attended Rice, passed away.  Read more. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Battle of the Bands, 1951".

February 8, 2016

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Houston's Best and Brightest Minds:
Of the Chronicle’s six Houston Best and Brightest Minds, three have ties to Rice: David Eagleman ’93, Eriz Aiden who is an assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Sciences and Computational and Applied Mathematics at Rice and Wes Anderson, the son of Texas Anderson ‘81/’85.

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

Rev Donald Starkey (1922 - 2016):
On January 1, Rev Donald Starkey passed away.  A native Illinoisan, he earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Rice in 1947 after military service in WWII.  In 1952, he completed his seminary studies in Rome and was ordained for service in the Diocese of Galveston-Houston.  In 1966, he was transferred to service in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe.  Click here for the Albuquerque Journal obituary.

February 7, 2016

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Erez Aiden:
Erez Aiden is a joyful genius (Houston Chronicle)

Brock Wagner '87 (Thanks, Kathleen Boyd '80):
Catching up with brewmeister Brock Wagner (CultureMap)

Mary Micheletti (1949 - 2016):
On January 6, Mary Micheletti passed away.  She graduated from Rice in 1971 where she met her future husband Gil Micheletti ’69.  They were married for 44 years and raised 2 sons and she was devoted to her family.  Also, she was active in the community.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary.

February 6, 2016

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Juliet Stipeche '96:
Turner names former HISD board member as his education czar (Houston Chronicle)

John Lam PhD:
On December 9, Dr. John Lam passed away.  A native of Hong Kong, he earned degrees in physics from Rice (1962) and Cal Tech (1967).  He was most recently employed by Boeing.  Click here for The Seattle Times obituary.

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "The University sincerely regrets ..., 1961".

February 5, 2016

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Baker Institute:
Baker Institute Among Top Ranked (Rice News)

Mary Shaffer (1921 - 2016):
On January 5, Mary Shaffer passed away.  A native Texan, she graduated from Rice in 1943 with a BA in English.  She worked as an educator for the Lubbock Independent School District.  Also, she was active in the community. Click here for The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "What is this person's job?"

February 4, 2016

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Juliet Stipeche '96:
Yesterday, Mayor Turner named Juliet Stipeche ’96 as the City of Houston’s first Director of Education.  Read more 

Harry Badger (1922 - 2015):
On December 30, Harry Badger passed away.  A native Houstonian, he received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Rice in 1944.  A WWII veteran, he enjoyed a “long and distinguished” career as an electrical engineer and PE with Lockwood Andrews and Newman until he retired in the mid 90s.  Also, he was active in the community and in his church.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Oil Well Bonanza, 1955".

February 3, 2016

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Colleges That Pay You Back:
Rice ranks among the top ten schools for return on investment (Rice News)

Samuel Waters '16:
Senior remembered (Rice News)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "A Football Stadium, Not Our Own".

February 2, 2016

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Kinder Institute:
Rice to receive $7MM  from Houston Endowment for urban research (Rice News)

Joanne Baker (1932 - 2016):
On January 2, Joanne Baker passed away.  Her late husband was Lovett Baker whose two grandfathers were Capt. James A. Baker and Edgar Odell Lovett.  She “loved Rice University and was instrumental in the early development of RIPA (Rice Institute for Policy Analysis)”.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Rice Report, January 1971".
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