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May 5, 2015

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George McLendon:
Celebrating 5 years as provost (Rice News)

Bill Glick:
Jones School dean joins board of Houston tech startup (HBJ)

Charlie Bartley (1920 - 2015):
On February 12, Charlie Bartley passed away.  A native Houstonian, he graduated from Rice in 1942 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering.  After military service in WWII, he worked for Mission Manufacturing until the early 1970s and then he was President of Houston Engineers for a few years.  Also, he was active in the community.  Click here for the  Courier of Montgomery County obituary. 

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

May 4, 2015

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Krishna Palem:
Rice scientist sees a tradeoff (Houston Chronicle)

Wendy Wood Yang '86:
Effective May 1, Decker Brands appointed Wendy Wood Yang ’86, previously a general manager at New Balance, as the new brand president for Teva.   A four-year tennis letter-winner (1983-84-85-86), she was elected into the Rice Athletic Hall of Fame in 1993.

Nancy Will (1938 - 2015):
On February 25, Nancy Will passed away.  A native Houstonian, she graduated from Rice in 1960.  She taught school in Houston and Taos and worked in the private sector in Houston and Farmington after 1989.  Also, she “loved nature and the small animals that populated it’.  Click here for the Farmington Daily Times obituary

May 3, 2015

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Mikki Hebbl:
Hebbl Honored with George R Brown Certificate of Highest Merit (Rice News)

Amici di Via Traveling Fellowship:
Rice alumni create travel fellowship to honor beloved professors (Rice News)

Dr H Margaret Larsen (1925 - 2015):
On April 16, Dr H Margaret Larsen passed away.  Born on Galveston Island, she received her BA in Mathematics from Rice in 1945, her MA from Berkeley in 1946 and her PhD from Harvard in 1948.  She was a member of the faculties of Washington University, College of William and Mary, the University of Bridgeport and the University of Maine.  Click here for the BDN Maine obituary.

May 2, 2015

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Ravi Sheth '16:
Rice senior receives Hertz Fellowship (Rice News)

Della Hoffman '05 and Eric Jean '05:
Rice alums safe after Nepal quake (Rice News)

HG Whittington MD:
On April 6, HG Whittington passed away at the age of 86.  Born on Galveston Island, he graduated from Rice in 1948 with a BA in Biology and from Baylor College of Medicine in 1952.  Also, he completed psychiatric training at the Menninger Clinic.  He was a psychiatrist for over 50 years, in the private, public and non-profit realms of practice.  His “enduring interests were archaeology, gardening, reading and photography".  Click here for The Arizona Republic obituary. 

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

May 1, 2015

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Kinder Houston Area Survey:
Economic optimism despite oil slump (Rice News)

Della Hoffman '05 and Eric Jean '05:
Cave saved 2 Owls in Nepal (ABC Denver)

Albert Johs (1917 - 2015:
On April 12, Albert Johns passed away.  He attended Rice (class of 1939) and served in the military from 1941 until 1961.  Then, he enjoyed a 22 year second career with the Texas Employment Commission and retired in 1984.  Also, he was active in the community, he enjoyed growing orchids with his wife and he was an avid traveler.  Click here for the Austin American-Statesman obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Bonfire, Part 1".

April 30, 2015

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Rice MOB (Thanks, Dan Hyde!):
'Louie Louie" singer Jack Ely dies (Los Angeles Times)

Rice Faculty:
9 recognized with award for superior teaching (Rice News)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Building Signage, 1968".

April 29, 2015

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National Academy of Sciences:
Richards-Kortum, Vardi elected to National Academy of Sciences (Rice News)

Curtis Harrison (1926 - 2015):
On April 10, Curtis Harrison passed away.  A native Coloradoan, he graduated from Rice in 1947 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and later earned a MBA.  After military service, he was employed by US Steel for 20 years and Bechtel International for 24 years.   He and his wife of 69 years Deanne raised 5 children.  At the time of his death, he had 32 grandchildren and 66 great grandchildren.  Click here for the Deseret News obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Phi Beta Kappa, 1929 and Radoslav Tsanoff ”.

 

April 28, 2015

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Donald Bowers '91:
A Conversation with ARA President Donald Bowers '91 (Rice News)

Ann Saterbak:
Ann Saterbak Honored With Salgo Award (Rice News)

Sidney Jones (1933 - 2015):
On April 22, Sidney Jones passed away.  A native Houstonian, he graduated from Rice in 1955 where he pitched on the baseball team.  He was a high school teacher and coach and then enjoyed a second career in medical sales.  Also, he was active in his church.  He is survived by, among others, his wife of 62 years, Carolyn.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Introduction to Higher Geometry by William C Graustein, PhD”.

April 27, 2015

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Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen:
Rice students design out-of-this-world furniture (Rice News)

Miriam Martin:
On April 9, Miriam Martin passed away at the age of 94.  A native Houstonian, she graduated from Rice in 1950 and moved to southern California with her family where she became a social worker specializing in adoptions.  Eight years ago, she and her husband moved to Georgia to be closer to their son.  Click here for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution obituary.

April 26, 2015

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Y Ping Sun:
Mayor declares April 23 'Y Ping Sun' Day (Rice News)

William Drake (1932 - 2015):
On April 3, William Drake passed away.  A native Illinoisan, he earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from Rice in 1955 and a Masters in International Business from the University of Detroit in 1966.  He enjoyed a career in sales, traveling around the world selling chemical products and later food service equipment.  Also, he was active in his church.  He is survived by, among others, his wife of 63 years, Cynthia.  Click here for the Times-News obituary.
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