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August 19, 2017

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Richard Gordon:
Hot spot at Hawaii? Not so fast (Rice News)

Margaret Gregg (1931-2017):
On July 30, Margaret Gregg passed away.  A native Texan, she attended Rice (class of 1953) where she met her husband of 67 years Charles Robert Gregg (class of 1951).  She was devoted to her family and her friends and she had a gift for hospitality.  Also, she was active in her church and in the community. Click here for Chronicle obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Friday Follies: Rice Freshman, 1948".

August 18, 2017

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Kerry Hogan '04:
Female marine to compete in national tactical warfare competition (Quantico Sentry)

Jack Washburn (1932-2017):
On July 9, Jack Washburn passed away.  A native Texan, he earned a BA (’54) and a  BS (’55) in Mechanical Engineering from Rice.  After military service, he enjoyed a number of jobs and avocations including salesman, private pilot, commodities broker and rally car driver.  Also, he loved to read.  Click here for The Oklahoman obituary.  

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "We will make them realize they are freshmen, 1933".

 

August 17, 2017

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Matthias Henze:
New book broadens understanding of early Judaism and early Christianity (Rice News)

Jim Bridenstine '97:
NASA to get new administrator under Trump (Houston Chronicle)

Wilma Ogilvie (1925-2017):
On July 12, Wilma Ogilvie passed away.  She earned a BA from Rice in 1945.  She last lived in West Columbia TX.  Click here for the obituary.  

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "We will not forget Willoughby Williams, 1977".

August 16, 2017

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O-Week:
New students get a taste of Texas (Rice News)

Arun Netravali '69:
Netravali wins Marconi Prize for digital video technology (India Times)

Dick Bowen (1935-2017):
On July 4, Dick Bowen passed away.  A native Texan, he earned a BA in History from Rice in 1957.  After military service, he worked for PPG Industries in Texas and Ohio.  Also, he was active in his church and in the community.  After retirement in 1993, he enjoyed life at his ranch property in the Hill Country.  Click here for the San Angelo Standard-Times obituary.  

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Advice to Freshman, 1925".

August 15, 2017

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O-Week:
Class of 2021 moves to campus (Rice News)

Thomas Hopkins III (1915-2017):
On June 7, Thomas Hopkins III passed away.  Born in Washington DC, he earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Rice in 1949.  After military service, he enjoyed a career with JT Thorpe for 52 years as an engineer.  Click here for the Houston Chronicle obituary.  

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "O Week, 1922".

August 14, 2017

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Adam Cryer '01:
Baileson Brewing, co-owned by Adam Cryer ’01, hopes to open for business on Saturday, September 2 at 2322 Bissonnet in the Rice Village area.

Dr Richard Marshall (1935-2017):
On July 2, Dr Richard Marshall passed away.  He earned a BA in Chemistry from Rice in 1957 and a PhD from Ohio State in 1962.  He last lived in Sandy Hook, KY. Click here for the obituary.

August 13, 2017

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Yael Hochberg:
Five questions for Yael Hochberg (Xconomy)

Bob Norris (1936-2017):
On June 29, Bob Norris passed away.  A native of Arkansas, he attended Rice (class of 1958) and graduated from Oklahoma State in 1959.  He enjoyed a sales career with Caterpillar and Ingersoll Rand.  Also, he was very active in OSU alumni affairs.  He was predeceased by, among others, his wife Kay.  Click here for The Oklahoman obituary.

August 12, 2017

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Best in Texas:
Rice ranked best college in Texas by Money magazine (Rice News)

Anne Stoops (1942-2017):
On June 21, Anne Stoops passed away.  A “loyal daughter of Texas with roots going back 200 years” but born in Washington DC, she earned a BA in German from Rice in 1964.  A full-time mother, she also enjoyed substitute teaching, math tutoring and helping clients with “IRS reporting and the intricate (legal) tricks of the trade”.  She is survived by, among others, her husband of  52 years, Glenn.  Click here for the Dayton Daily News obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Friday Follies: Math 90,000".

August 11, 2017

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Andrew Ladd '03/'07:
The Harm of Medical Debt (All Things Considered)

Sonny McCurry (1930-2017):
On August 3, Sonny McCurry passed away.  A native Texan, he attended Rice (class of 1952) where he was a three-year football letterman (1949-50-51).  He was chosen to play in the 1951 East-West Shrine game.  After military service, he worked for Mueller Brass for 27 years until his retirement in 1992.  Also, he was an avid golfer.  He is survived by, among others, his life partner of 34 years, Susanne.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "toughness tempered by a warm heart and pervasive good will”.

August 10, 2017

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John W Clark Jr (1936-2017):
Professor John Clark dies at age 80 (Rice News)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "The Jack C Pollard Courtyard".
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