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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.

October 29, 2017

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Al Gore:
Al Gore brings global warming message to Rice (Rice News)

George Sturdevant (1939-2017):
On October 15, George Sturdevant passed away.  A native of California, he earned an undergraduate degree from UC Berkley in 1962 and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Rice in 1966.  He worked for Standard Oil and Ralph M Parsons Engineering.  Also, he loved music and was a trained piano tuner.  He is survived by, among others, his wife Brenda.  Click here for the San Gabriel Valley Tribune obituary.

October 28, 2017

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Liu Idea Lab:
New resource for entrepreneurial students opens: Lilie (Rice News)

JuiceBox Units (across from Herring Hall Lawn):
Last night, the exhibition "Could Be Loved" opened.  Read more.

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Vacation Follies: Not U of H's Finest Hour".

October 27, 2017

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Korean Language Program at Rice:
Korean language program gets a boost from SK Innovation (Rice News)

Andrew Klein:
FWIS 164: Wisdom in Walking (Rice Magazine)

Rosemary Bell (1925-2017):
On October 18, Rosemary Bell passed away.  A native Texan, she earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from Rice in 1946 and postgraduate degrees from North Texas State University in 1979 and from Texas Women’s University in 1997.  With her late husband of 69 years, she raised 5 children.  She was also an “academic, a philanthropist, an artist, and an educator”.  Click here for the Denton Record-Chronicle obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Vacation Week 2017: What we have here is failure to communicate".

October 26, 2017

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Randy Hulet:
Randy Hulet elected fellow of the Optical Society (Rice News0

Bettie Roberts (1943-2017):
On October 14, Bettie Roberts passed away.  A native of Oklahoma, he attended the University of Kansas and Kansas and married Barry Roberts in 1966.  After moving to Houston and while their daughter was in elementary school, she completed a BA in English at UH, followed by a MA and a PhD from Rice.  Then, she went to work for UH as a teacher and an academic advisor until her retirement in 2008.  She is predeceased by, among others, her husband of almost 50 years, Barry.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Vacation Week 2017:

 

October 25, 2017

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Vernon Smith:
Nobel Laureate Economist to speak at Rice Nov 9 (Rice News)

Naomi Halas:
Halas wins APS Lilienfeld Prize (Rice News)

School of Engineering:
Students, faculty weigh in on the engineering school's future (The Rice Thresher)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Vacation Week 2017: Joel Cyprus".

October 24, 2017

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Al Gore:
Al Gore calls for climate action in Rice speech (The Rice Thresher)

 Jeff Guga '94:
The Stealth Architect in LA (W Magazine)

Renee Fleming:
Shepherd School, SPA to Host Acclaimed Soprano Nov 3 (Rice News0

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean’s latest blog entry entitled “Vacation Week 2017: Will Do Tricks for Tips”.

October 23, 2017

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Ruth Simmons:
Rice Trustee Dr Ruth Simmons is the sole finalist for the position of President of Prairie View A&M.  Read more.

Bobby Warren (1929-2017):
On October 9, Bobby Warren passed away.  A native Texan, he earned a BA (’51) and a BS (’52) in  Mechanical Engineering from Rice.  He worked as an engineer for several companies, retiring at the age of 55 as President of Santa Fe International Engineering.  He is survived by, among others, his wife Mary (they were married in 1951).  Click here for the Chronicle obituary.

 

October 22, 2017

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Nancy B Rapoport '82:
Nancy B Rapoport Honored with Lawrence P King Award (CLLA)

Kyle Roberson (1953-2017):
On May 26, Kyle Roberson passed away.  A native Houstonian, he earned an undergraduate degree from Texas A&M and a Masters (’81) and a PhD (’84) from Rice in Mechanical Engineering. He “research technologies for energy, followed by mainframe computers in Silicon Valley, and arrived at Hanford (WA)  in 1990 to help in the cleanup”.  In 1995, he started Cirque Brewery.  He is survived by, among others, his wife of 43 years, Kaye.  Click here for The Tri-City Herald obituary.

October 21, 2017

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Jones School:
Jones School kindles entrepreneurial dreams at Rice (Houston Chronicle)

Casey Michel '10:
That Time Russians Posed As Texas Secessionists On Facebook (Texas Standard)

Guy Johnson Jr (1922-2017):
On August 30, Guy Johnson Jr passed away.  A native Texan, he earned a PhD in Math at Rice in 1958 and served as a faculty member at Rice and Syracuse for over 30 years until his retirement in 1987.  Click here for The Coloradoan obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean’s latest blog entry entitled “Friday Follies: Nothing Fishy at Rice University”.
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