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May 24, 2015

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Eugene Zubarev:
Zubarev wins Humboldt Foundation's Bessel Award (Rice News)

Jack Carsten (1926 - 2015):
On May 3, Jack Carsten passed away.  A native Houstonian, he started Rice, served in WWII and returned to graduate with a BS in Mechanical Engineering in 1947.  He enjoyed a career with Reed Roller Bit and Cameron Iron Works in the United States and Europe.  He “loved the outdoors; he was an avid hunter and took up skiing hi his early 70’s”.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary.

May 23, 2015

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Smalley-Curl Institute:
Rice merges two institutes to form Smalley-Curl Institute (Rice News)

The 40 Richest Universities:
Widening Wealth Gap (Inside Higher Ed)

John Paul:
Rice mourns FE&P John Paul (Rice News)

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

May 22, 2015

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The Doerr Institute For New Leaders:
Why The Doerrs Made a $50 MM Bet on Their Alma Mater (Inside Philanthropy)

Joe Wong '00:
Can China Take a Joke? (New York Times)

Byron Wright (1917 - 2015):
On April 9, Dr Byron Wright passed away.  A native Texan, he earned a BA from Rice in 1938 and a PhD from Cal Berkley in 1941 in Physics. During WWII, he worked on the Manhattan Project.  In 1946, he began his longtime association with UCLA, first as a professor.  In 1972, he became an Associate Dean of the Graduate Division where he remained until his retirement.  Click here for The Los Angeles Times obituary.

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "The Colloid Lab, c1926".

May 21, 2015

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Chandra Sekhar Tiwary:
Seashell strength inspires stress tests (Rice News)

Kristin Rozier '10:
CEAS Professor Works With NASA to Solve Complex Issues (UC News)

Daniel McGown Jr (1943 - 2015):
On April 28, Daniel McGown Jr passed away.  He graduated from Sewanee in 1965 and from Rice in 1969 with a degree in architecture.  In 1977, he moved to Nashville where he practiced architecture until he retired.  Click here for The Tennessean obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "William Ward Watkin and Friends at the Alhambra, c1920".

May 20, 2015

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Fathi Ghorbel:
Ghorbel named American Society of Mechanical Engineers Fellow (Rice News)

Vicki Colvin:
Colvin to step down as provost (Brown News)

Patrick Walsh (1954 - 2015):
On May 1, Patrick Walsh passed away.  He received a BA in biology and psychology from Rice in 1976, a MA in microbiology from UT in 1984 and a medical degree from UT Galveston in 1988.  He taught at the University of Colorado School of Medicine until December 2001 and then he was in private practice in Fort Worth until the present.  Click here for the Star-Telegram obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Homecoming 1961".

May 19, 2015

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Rice Commencement:
Powell's lessons in leadership hit home (Rice News)
Cortez Honored with Powell Commencement Award for Leadership (Rice News)

Elizabeth Gillis Award:
HR's Jana Callan recognized with Elizabeth Gillis Award (Rice News)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Claude Bracey at Soldier Field, 1928".

 

May 15, 2015

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The Doerr Institute for New Leaders: 
Ann and John Doerr donate $50MM to develop new leaders at Rice (Rice News)

Rice Philharmonics:
20 years of 'Owl Cappella' with the Phils (Rice News)

University of Texas:
Fenves declined $1MM for top UT job (Austin American-Statesman)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "The 1978 ARA Distinguished Alumnus Award Winners".

May 14, 2015

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The Doerr Institute for New Leaders:
Rice creates new leadership institute (Inside Higher Ed)
Rice to launch leadership institute with historic gift (Houston Chronicle)

Baylor College of Medicine:
Rice, BCM sign interinstitutional agreement (Rice News)

Susie Abright (1946 - 2015):
On April 10, Susie Abright passed away.  A native Texan, she graduated from Rice in 1968 with a BA in Biochemistry and from UT in 1978 with a MA in Community and Regional Planning.  After working for various employers, she enjoyed a 25-year career with TxDOT. Also, she “was a lover of theatre, opera, art, literature, and Southwest history and culture.  Click here for the Austin American-Statesman obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Obsolete Technology: Reel to Reel".

May 13, 2015

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Krishna Palem (Thanks, Guy Rollins!):
A Climate-Modeling Strategy That Won't Hurt the Climate (New York Times)

US Colleges with the best food (Thanks, John Montana!):
According to one list, Rice ranks no. 6 among the top 50 US colleges with the best food.  Read more. 

Daniel McGown Jr (1943 - 2015):
On April 28, Daniel McGown Jr passed away.  A native Tennessean, he graduated from Sewanee in 1965 and from Rice in 1970 with a bachelor’s degree in Architecture.  He enjoyed a career in architecture in Memphis and Nashville.  He “was a great lover of literature, art and thoughtful discussions over cocktails”.  Click here for The Commercial Appeal obituary. 

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

May 12, 2015

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Town Hall:
Leebron highlights innovation at spring town hall (Rice News)

Commencement:
1924 Commencement (Woodson Research Center)

Jane Spargo McGregor:
On May 1, Jane Spargo McGregor passed away at the age of 80.  A native North Carolinian, she graduated from Rice in 1957 with a BA in Psychology.  She was a craftsperson and was active in the community.  Also, she loved reading and being outside in nature.  Click here for the Syracuse Post Standard obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Campus Map, undated".
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