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November 8, 2017

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Richard Linklater:
Last week, Jackson Parthasarathy’s uncle Richard Linklater was interviewed in Houston by Variety Magazine about his latest movie “Last Flag Flying”, among other things.

College Endowments:
Swelling College Endowments Tempt Lawmakers Looking for Tax Dollars (New York Times)

Becky Wade '12:
Becky Wade ’12 wrote a feature about Olympian Julia Bleasdale for REI.com here. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "William W Akers, 1922-2017".

November 7, 2017

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Rice Design Alliance:
RDA hires Maria Nicanor as new director (Rice News)

Scholarship Award Displacement:
The Catch-22 of Applying for Private Scholarships by Justin Onwenu '18 (NYT)

Dr. George Lowry (1930-2017):
On October 21, Dr George “Gene” Lowry passed away.  A native Houstonian, he attended Rice (class of 1956) and graduated from UT and Southwestern Medical School in Dallas.  He enjoyed a career in the private and public sector.  He is survived by, among others, his wife of 53 years, Patricia.  Click here for the obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entited "Befuddlement By the Front Gate, 2017".

November 6, 2017

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Best Colleges:
US News ranks 4 Rice academic subjects among to 100 globally (Rice News)

College Majors:
Six Myths About Choosing a College Major (New York Times)

Frances Ferguson (1924-2017):
On November 1, Dr Frances Ferguson passed away.  A native Texan, she earned a BA from Rice in 1944 and graduate degrees from Tulane in 1960 and LSU in 1976.  She enjoyed a career at Jefferson Parish Schools in Gretna LA.  She is predeceased by, among others, her husband Arnold ’46.  Click here for The Advertiser obituary

November 5, 2017

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Kendall Toarmina '10/'17:
Kendall Toarmina ‘10/’17 and Melanie Pang, who met at Willy’s Pub in 2009, were married in May.  Read more.

The Runaway Species:
David Eagleman ’93 and Shepherd School professor Anthony Brandt, co-authors of The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes the World, were recently interviewed by KQED News here.

William Prince (1950-2017):
On October 30, William “Bill” Prince passed away.  A native Texan, he attended Rice (class of 1972) and Texas A&I.  Click here for the obituary.

November 4, 2017

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Linda Capuano:
Baker Institute fellow to be nominated to key DOE spot (Rice News)

IBB:
IBB bestows Hamill Innovation Awards (Rice News)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Friday Follies: All Fall Down, 1984".

November 3, 2017

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President's Lecture Series, November 13:
Pulitzer Prize winning-author Viet Thanh Nguyen to speak (Rice News)

Edward Galle (1928-2017):
On October 25, Edward “Ed” Galle passed away.  A native Texan, he earned Mechanical Engineering degrees from Rice (’59) and UT (’60).  He enjoyed a 35 year career with Hughes Tool (holding more than 35 patents) and then worked another 27 years as a consultant.  He is survived by, among others, his wife of nearly 60 years, Jeanine.  Click here for The Friendswood Journal obituary.

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Engineers Digging a Hole, circa mid-1980s".

November 2, 2017

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Evening of Elegance:
Evening of Elegance Attendance surpasses NOD for first time (The Rice Thresher)

Eddie Bartsch (1921-2017):
On October 20, Eddie Bartsch passed away “while watching his beloved Houston Astros beat the New York Yankees”.  A native Houstonian, he resumed his education after service in WWII and earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from Rice in 1947.  He enjoyed a career as an engineer until he retired in 2002 at the age of 81.  Also, he was active in his church and in community. He is predeceased by, among others, his wife of over 55 years, Betty.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Gate Number 2".

November 1, 2017

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Major Shifts:
Academic school sizes shift in last 5 years (The Rice Thresher)

Walter Dickinson (1939-2017):
On October 19, Dr Walter Dickinson passed away at his home in Palm Springs CA.  A native Texan, he earned a BA in Biology from Rice in 1961 and a MD from Washington University in 1965.  Following military service, he enjoyed a medical practice in Amarillo and Albuquerque until he retired in 1997.  He lived in Santa Fe until 2007.  Also, he was an “avid fly fisherman, golfer, and he ran many marathons”.  .Click here for the Santa Fe New Mexican obituary.

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Carving Pumpkins, circa 1998".

October 31, 2017

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Turrell Skyspace:
'Twilight Epihany' to reopen Nov 1 with special musical performance (Rice News)

Deborah Martinez (1957-2017):
On October 22, Deborah Martinez passed away.  A native Houstonian, she earned a BS in Civil Engineering from Rice in 1981.  She enjoyed a long career as an engineer and she owned her own business as a general contractor.  Also, she traveled extensively.  Click here for The Calgary Herald obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Atom Splitters at Rice, 1948".

October 30, 2017

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Angel Marti:
Discover lights path for Alzheimer's research (Rice News0

Calvin Bushnell (1933-2017):
On October 24, Calvin Bushnell passed away.  A native Texan, he earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rice in 1955 and worked for Pratt and Whitney.  He was one of the inventors of the Air Cooled Hydrogen Fuel Cell that was used in the Apollo space missions in the 1960s.  He is predeceased by, among others, his wife of 49 years, Camille.  He is survived by, among others, his daughter Candace (class of 1980), the novelist and television producer.  Click here for The Hartford Courant obituary.
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