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October 19, 2017

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Adrienne Correa:
Harvey runoff menaces Texas' coral reefs (Rice News)

Adam Cryer '01:
Click here for a podcast about Baileson Brewing, co-owned by Adam Cryer '01, which recently opened at 2322 Bissonnet in the Rice Village area.

Joyce Nagle '44:
On October 3, Joyce Winning Nagle ’44 passed away at the age of 94.  She was a charter member of the Rice Historical Society and a longtime, faithful member of the board.  The funeral was private. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean’s latest blog entry entitled “O Jack Mitchell: a persistent and uncompromising optimist”.

October 18, 2017

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Richard Stacy '77/'79  (Thanks, Melinda Clark '77):
Architects nail design of Art Institute's Fort Mason campus (San Francisco Chronicle)

Liu Idea Lab:
New Lab to celebrate opening Oct 22 (Rice News)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Staff Orange Decals and Visitors, 1991".

October 17, 2017

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Laurence Yeung:
Rice Geochemist Named 2017 Packard Fellow (Rice News)

Little Women:
Little Women to be Presented on Campus Nov 1, 3, 5 (Rice News)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Campus, c1991".

October 16, 2017

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Kelly Weinersmith:
Click here for a review of Soonish, a new book written by Rice professor Kelly Weinersmith and her husband Zach. 

Paul Cochran MD:
On October 5, Paul Cochran MD passed away.  He earned a BA in English from Rice in 1954 and a MD from UTMB Galveston in 1958.  After military service in Germany and many years of private medical practice in Dallas, Dr. Cochran moved with his family to Topeka to work as an internist for the Menninger Foundation.  He will be remembered for “his keen sense of humor, his intellectual curiosity and his love of entertaining loved ones with stories".  He is survived by, among others, his wife  Mary.  Click here for The Topeka Capital-Journal obituary. 

October 15, 2017

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Texas Anderson '81/'85:
What Do Barack Obama, Wes Anderson and Ted Danson Have In Common? (Forbes)

Rev Donald Bane:
On September 13, Rev Donald Bane passed away.  A native Texan, he graduated from Rice in 1958 with a BA in Philosophy.  After military service, he graduated from the General Theological Seminary in New York City in 1962 with a Master of Divinity and was ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church in Texas in 1963.   And, he completed a MS degree from Iona College for the practice of psychotherapy and pastoral counseling in 1973.  He served several parishes in New York before retiring in 1997.  Also, he enjoyed reading and flying his Cessna.  Click here for The News Journal obituary. 

October 14, 2017

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Pulickel Ajayan:
Rice lab surprised by ultrafat magnets (Rice News)

Rice Department of Bioengineering:
2017 Alumni Awards in Bioengineering Announced (Rice News)

Charles Orr (1927-2017):
On September 29, Charles Orr passed away.  A native Houstonian, he graduated from Rice in 1948 where he met his wife Patricia (class of 1951).  He worked 26 years for the City of Houston Public Works Dept as a civil engineer.  Also, he was devoted to his family.  He is predeceased by, among others, Patricia.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary. 

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

October 13, 2017

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Jeffrey Kripal:
Why A Professor Says We Should Stop Dismissing Reports of Alien Abductions (Texas Standard)

Moody Center:
Moody Center opens new café (Rice News)

Fred Von Der Mehden:
Former Political Science Department chair dies at age 89 (Rice News)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "the sap of youth still flows, 1967".

October 12, 2017

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The Way I See It:
In every crisis, there is opportunity (Rice News)

Neel (Dennis) Cotten (1930-2017):
On September 16, Neel (Dennis) Cotton passed away.  A native of Arizona, he graduated from Rice with a BA (‘52) and a BS (‘53) in Civil Engineering.  After military service, he was involved in commercial and residential real estate, land development and construction in the North Texas market for over 55 years.  Click here for the Dallas Morning News obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled “Poor drainage, bag worms and wind damage”.

October 11, 2017

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Al Gore:
Former Vice President to speak at Rice Oct 23 (Rice News)

Shepherd School:
Larry Rachleff inducted into American Classical Musical Hall of Fame (Rice News)

Rice Management Company:
Midtown Sears to close, RMC to begin planning future use (HBJ)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Girls Sports, 1930s: a gala day in Huntsville".

October 10, 2017

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Rice Business Plan Competititon:
Today, the Rice Business Plan Competition will ring the Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell in New York.

Clayton Chaney '13:
Chaney rushed to safety, assited victims at Route 91 Festival (Houston Chronicle)

Isaac "Ike" Trachtenberg (1929-2017):
On September 2, Ike Trachtenberg passed away.  A native of Louisiana, he earned a BA from Rice in 1950 and a PhD from LSU, in Chemistry.  After military service, he worked in the private sector before joining the faculty of UT Austin in the chemical engineering department.  Also, he was the inventor of record of seventeen patents.  He retired in 2000.  Click here for the Dallas Morning News obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Shepherd School, Round Two".
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