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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".

August 3, 2017

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Dog The Bounty Hunter:
Dog the Bounty Hunter Hits the Campaign Trail (Politico)

Donald Ray (1937-2017):
On June 22, Donald Ray passed away.  A native Oklahoman, he graduated from Rice in 1959 with a BA in Electrical Engineering and from UT Law in 1963.  He enjoyed a career in corporate law for more than 50 years.  Also, he “had a lifelong interest in politics as well as a genuine concern for he environment”.  He is survived by, among others, his wife of 44 years, Dixie.  Click here for the Star-Telegram obituary.

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Congratulations, I guess, 1946".

August 2, 2017

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The President's Lecture Series:
Next up in the President’s Lectures Series is Apollo 13 astronaut Fred Haise on Tuesday, September 12.  The event is free and open to the public.  Pre-registration is not required but appreciated.  Read more.

Nick Peet (1917-2017):
On June 22, Nick Peet passed away.  A native Texan, he graduated from Rice in 1941 with a BS in Chemical Engineering.  He enjoyed a 44-year career with Humble Oil kna ExxonMobil.   Also, he was very active in his church including teaching Sunday School for 74 years.  He is survived by, among others, his wife of 75 years, Ruth.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "The summer has flown by much too rapidly, 1977".

August 1, 2017

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Princeton Review:
Rice ranked No. 1 in two categories (Rice News)

Barbara Degnan (1918-2017):
On June 16, Barbara Degnan passed away.  A native Texan, she graduated from Rice in 1940 with a BA in English.  The following year, she married fellow Rice graduate, Jim Degnan ’37.   They raised a family in several cities while he worked for US Steel.  After his death in 1993, she lived on a family ranch in Comanche County.  She was active in her church and in the community.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "the construction of a high speed digital computer, January 1957".

July 31, 2017

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Harold Waterman (1933-2017):
On June 12, Harold Waterman passed away.  He served in the Navy and earned BA/BS degrees in Electrical Engineering from Rice in 1957.  He was an Electrical Engineer for more than 40 years.  Also, he enjoyed dancing, a family interest.  Click here for the Dallas Morning News obituary.

 

July 30, 2017

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John Boles '65:
On Tuesday, September 12, Dr John Boles will discuss his new book, Jefferson: Architect of American Liberty at the Baker Institute, followed by a book signing.  Read more and/or RSVP here.

Walter Hall Jr (1938-2017):
On July 25, Walter Hall Jr passed away.  A native Houstonian, he earned a BA (1959) and a BS (1962) in Architecture from Rice “before founding the architectural practice he led for fifty years”.  Also, he was a fourth-generation member of the First Presbyterian Church of Houston.   He is survived by, among others, his wife of 52 years, Janet.   Click here for the Chronicle obituary. 

July 29, 2017

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Yizhi Jane Tao:
Rice scientists reel in structure of salmon virus (Rice News)

Jim Powell Jr (1943-2017):
On June 6, Jim Powell Jr passed away.  A native Texan, he earned a BA from Rice in 1965 and a PhD in Organic Chemistry from MIT in 1969 .  He enjoyed a career working for Shell and DuPont.  Also, he was active in the community. He is survived by, among others, his wife of 42 years, Marilyn.  Click here for the obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Friday Follies: Extremely Flexible, 1982".

July 28, 2017

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Saturday Dinners:
New Saturday dinners may keep Rice students 'within the hedges' (Chronicle)

Bob Kristensen (1928-2017):
On June 4, Bob Kristensen passed away.  A native Texan, he served in the military in WWII and then earned a BA from Rice in 1949.  After military service in the Korean War, he became ordained in the Methodist ministry.  From 1967-1982, he was in the insurance business and then he returned to the ministry for 18 more years until he retired.  He is predeceased by, among others, his wife of 47 years, Mary.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean’s latest blog entry entitled “A Few Band and Football Odds and Ends, 1934”.

July 27, 2017

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Kenton Whitmire:
Triple-layered catalyst does double duty (Rice News)

Jim Fish (1949-2017):
On June 5, Jim Fish passed away.  A native Texan, he earned a BA (1971) and a Masters (1972) from Rice and a PhD from Princeton in 1978, all in Chemical Engineering.  He enjoyed a career in energy research at Sandia National Laboratories and then founded the Anasazi Fields Winery in Placitas with friends.  Also, he was active in the community especially the outdoors and the arts.  Click here for the Albuquerque Journal obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Rice Fight Never Dies, c1934".

July 26, 2017

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OpenStax:
Rice pushes digital edge (Houston Chronicle)

Herb Ward:
Books detail Gulf of Mexico before the spill (Rice News)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Byron's Rose, 1934".
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