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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".

April 20, 2017

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Moody Center:
Next up in the Artists in Dialogue Series is Diana Thater at 7:30 pm tomorrow night in the Lois Chiles Studio Theatre.  She has created pioneering film, video and installation-based works since the early 1990s.  Read more and purchase tickets here.

William Lummis (1929 - 2017):
On April 17, William Rice Lummis passed away.  A native Houstonian, he attended Rice (class of 1951) and graduated from UT with a BA in 1951 and a Bachelor of Laws in 1953.  He practiced law for 23 years with Andrews Kurth.   After the death of Howard Hughes in 1976, he left the law firm and administered the “tangled” estate of his first cousin until 1996 when the last asset was finally sold.  Also, he “enjoyed the outdoors, in particular, bird hunting with friends and family, sailing and golf”.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary.

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "High Water Line, 4-19-79".

April 19, 2017

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Kinder Foundation:
Rice to receive $10.7 million from Kinder Foundation for education research (Rice News)

Jim Crisp '68:
On April 8, the San Jacinto Battleground Conservancy presented its 2017 “Heroes of San Jacinto” award to Dr Jim Crisp ’68 and Dr Jesus F de la Teja for “their many years of work to raise awareness of the importance of the Battle of San Jacinto and San Jacinto Battleground”.  

Martin Rather '19:
Yesterday, the Chronicle featured Martin Rather ’19, the grandson of Dan Rather, with a story entitled “Rice University student a ‘coach’ to east end girls in more ways than one”.  Dan’s brother Don graduated from Rice in 1961 where he was a two-year football letterman (1958-59).  

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

April 18, 2017

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Truman Scholarship:
Senior Mishi Jain earns prestigious Truman Scholarship (Rice News)

Rice Business Society:
Newly formed Society aims to connect students to industry (Thresher)

Douglas Holmes:
On December 23, 2016, Douglas Holmes passed away.  He earned a BA (’60) and a MS (’62) in Chemical Engineering from Rice where he was a one-year track letterman (1960).   Also, he pursued graduate studies at MIT and as a Fulbright Research Scholar at Delft University of Technology, Netherlands.  He enjoyed a career with Polaroid and then he founded Minergy Associates.    He is predeceased by, among others, his wife Elske (they were married in 1967).  Click here for The Lexington Minuteman obituary.  

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

April 17, 2017

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Gay Beamon (1929 - 2017):
On January 20, Gay Beamon passed away.  A native Houstonian, she graduated from Rice in 1951 where she was a member of the Elizabeth Baldwin Literary Society and was named Rice Class Sweetheart in 1949.   The “close relationships she had with family (9 grandchildren) and friends were important and fulfilling aspects of her life”.  She is predeceased by, among others, her husband of 63 years, Bob.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary.

April 16, 2017

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Rice Engineering Design Showcase:
Ictal Inhibitors win Engineering Design Showcase (Rice News)

George Webb '88/'91:
George Webb named engineering's director for industry relations (Rice News)

Dr Bradford Reeves (1937 - 2017):
On January 6, Dr Bradford Reeves passed away.  He attended Rice (class of 1959) and earned a MD from UT Southwestern in Dallas in 1962.  After military service, he enjoyed a career in radiology.  Also, he enjoyed playing duplicate bridge He is survived by, among others, his wife of 54 years, Mary Lee.  Click here for the Dallas Morning News obituary.

April 15, 2017

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Fulbright Grants:
4 Rice students receive Fulbright grants (Rice News)

 Jackson & Ryan Architects (Thanks, Guy Rollins!):
Video: Swimming with Skyscrapers (Archinect)

Kathie Osborne (1950 - 2017):
On April 9, Kathie Osborne passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer.  She earned a degree from UH in 1979 and a MBA from Rice in 1983.  She enjoyed a 40-year plus career in the insurance industry with Prudential and Aetna.  Also, she was a founding member of Homeless & Orphaned Pets Endeavor (HOPE), a cat and dog adoption group.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary.

April 14, 2017

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Rice Engineering:
Rice Engineering welcomes new dean Reginald DesRoches (Rice News)

Richard "Dick" Bogatto (1934 - 2017):
On April 10, Dick Bogatto passed away.  A Galveston native and a second generation Texan, he graduated from Rice in 1955 and UT Law in 1958.  After military service, he joined Fullbright & Jaworski where he worked until he retired in 1999.  Also, he was very active in the community.  He is survived by, among others, his wife of 59 years, Frances.  Click here for the obituary.

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entitled "Easter Will Never Be the Same".
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