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August 13, 2017

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Yael Hochberg:
Five questions for Yael Hochberg (Xconomy)

Bob Norris (1936-2017):
On June 29, Bob Norris passed away.  A native of Arkansas, he attended Rice (class of 1958) and graduated from Oklahoma State in 1959.  He enjoyed a sales career with Caterpillar and Ingersoll Rand.  Also, he was very active in OSU alumni affairs.  He was predeceased by, among others, his wife Kay.  Click here for The Oklahoman obituary.

August 12, 2017

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Best in Texas:
Rice ranked best college in Texas by Money magazine (Rice News)

Anne Stoops (1942-2017):
On June 21, Anne Stoops passed away.  A “loyal daughter of Texas with roots going back 200 years” but born in Washington DC, she earned a BA in German from Rice in 1964.  A full-time mother, she also enjoyed substitute teaching, math tutoring and helping clients with “IRS reporting and the intricate (legal) tricks of the trade”.  She is survived by, among others, her husband of  52 years, Glenn.  Click here for the Dayton Daily News obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Friday Follies: Math 90,000".

August 11, 2017

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Andrew Ladd '03/'07:
The Harm of Medical Debt (All Things Considered)

Sonny McCurry (1930-2017):
On August 3, Sonny McCurry passed away.  A native Texan, he attended Rice (class of 1952) where he was a three-year football letterman (1949-50-51).  He was chosen to play in the 1951 East-West Shrine game.  After military service, he worked for Mueller Brass for 27 years until his retirement in 1992.  Also, he was an avid golfer.  He is survived by, among others, his life partner of 34 years, Susanne.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "toughness tempered by a warm heart and pervasive good will”.

August 10, 2017

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John W Clark Jr (1936-2017):
Professor John Clark dies at age 80 (Rice News)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "The Jack C Pollard Courtyard".

August 9, 2017

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David Leebron:
Leebron meets with VP Pence at White House (Houston Chronicle)

O-Week:
Class of 2021 moves to campus Aug 13 (Rice News)

John W Clark Jr (1936-2017):
On August 6, John W Clark Jr passed away.  After military service, he earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from Christian Brothers College in 1962, a MS in Electrical Engineering from Case Institute of Technology in 1965 and a PhD in Engineering from Case Western Reserve in 1967.  He was a Professor at Rice for 49 years.  Also, he served as Master of Sid Richardson College in the mid-eighties where “he shepherded undergraduates into adulthood no matter how unwilling they were at the time”.  He is survived by, among others, his wife of 61 years, Kit.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "George R Brown Wants You to Clean Your Room, 1957".

August 8, 2017

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IBB:
Zachary Ball to lead IBB (Rice News)

Sara Hickman:
Texas singer's material now part of Woodson Research Center archive (Rice News)

Janet Schmidt:
On June 20, Janet Schmidt passed away at the age of 88.  Born in Houston, she earned a BA from Rice in 1952 and a Masters in Education from the University of Pittsburgh in 1957.  She enjoyed careers as a teacher and as a real estate broker.  Also, she was active in her church.  She is survived by, among others, her husband of 65 years, Eldon.  Click here for The Wayland Town Crier obituary.  

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Lovett Hall, South Wing, 1960".

August 7, 2017

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Barney Cruz, IV (1990-2017):
On July 28, Barney Cruz, IV passed away in a hiking accident in Colorado.  He earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from Rice in 2011 and he attended Stanford for post-graduate studies.  Barney enjoyed many interests including playing sports, exploring microbreweries,  playing various musical instruments, learning and living adventurously.  Click here for the obituary.   

August 6, 2017

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Greg Gatlin '03:
Gatlin's BBQ pushing the envelope with new menu items (Houston Chronicle)

 George Trammell '44:
Professor Emeritus dies at age 94 (Rice News)

August 5, 2017

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Susan Sample '85:
Susan Sample ’85 was recently re-elected as mayor of City of West University Place.  Read more.

Kermit Beahan '40:
Texan Dropped The Bomb That Ended The War (Copperas Cove Leader Press)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Friday Follies: I Think It's an Astray?"

August 4, 2017

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Frank Guerts:
Whirling particles are fastest ever detected (Rice News)

Larry Slezak (1946-2017):
Former Rice staff member remembered (Rice News)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "only elderly men can be obtained for these positions, 1950".
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