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May 14, 2018

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Howard Resnikoff (1937-2018):
On March 5, Howard Resnikoff passed away.  He was a Professor of Mathematics at Rice from 1967 to 1975 and he was a member of the Board of Governors of Jacobs University Bremen from its founding year 1999 to 2009.  (The University was founded, in part, with the support of Rice.)  Click here for the obituary.

May 13, 2018

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Rice Village:
Rice's Village (Rice Magazine)

What's in Woodson:
William T Cannady (1937 - ) (Woodson Research Center)

Thomas Birch (1959-2018):
On April 10, Thomas Birch passed away.  He earned a BA in English and Spanish from Rice in 1981, a master’s degree from UH in 1986 and a PhD from Utah State in 2006.  Click here for the obituary.

May 12, 2018

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Peter Rossky:
Rossky wins prestigious theoretical chemistry award (Rice News)

Team Vaxthus:
Down on the farm ... in your apartment (Rice News)

Florence Helm (1935-2018):
On April 20, Florence Helm passed away in La Porte.  She graduated from Rice in 1957 with a BA in History.    In 1977, she received  Houston Yacht Club’s coveted Yachtsman of the Year award.  Click here for the obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Friday Follies: Fireworks, 2018".

May 11, 2018

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Energy Data Management:
Rice is offering a new and unique master's degree (Rice News)

RICE MILE Award:
3 staff members honored with RICE MILE Award (Rice News)

Marianne Long:
On April 20, Marianne Long passed away at the age of 87.  Living most of her life in Houston, she attended Rice (class of 1952) and then taught 5th and 6th grade.  In 1992, she moved to Colorado to enjoy and to help raise her grandsons.  She “had an insatiable hunger for new information” and “she was an extremely talented cross-stitcher”.  Click here for The Daily Camera News obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Fun in the Sun, 1967".

May 10, 2018

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Mike Gustin:
The Classroom Innovator (Rice Magazine)

Scott Carlson:
Carlson Honored with 2018 Shapiro Award (Rice News)

James "Jim" Henry (1935-2018):
On April 11, James “Jim” Henry passed away.  A native Texan, he graduated from Rice in 1956 with a BA and from UT in 1961 with a MS, both in Chemical Engineering.  He enjoyed a long successful career with Atlantic Richfield.  He is predeceased by, among others, his wife of 52 years Barbara.  Click here for the Dallas Morning News obituary. 

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

May 9, 2018

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John Hutchinson:
Reception pays tribute to 'Dean Hutch' and his culture of care (Rice News)

Robin Rice:
Internationally acclaimed vocal instructor to join Shepherd School (Rice News)

Joseph Brown Jr (1920-2018):
On April 12, Joseph Brown Jr passed away.  In 1942, he left Rice as a senior to serve in the Armyy during WWII.  After the war, he earned a JD from UT Law in 1948.  He spent most of his legal career with Texas Gulf Sulphur.  Also, he was active in the community.  He is survived by, among others, his wife of 67 years Susan.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Bees!"

May 8, 2018

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Ben Rhodes '00:
Israeli operatives collected information on former Obama administration officials (New Yorker)

Jay Baker '80:
Architect Jay Baker ’80 has written a new book, “Making Things”.  There will be a book signing at noon this Saturday at Kuhl-Linscomb.  Read more.

Martin Brown (1922-2018):
 
On March 31, Martin Brown passed away.  he served in the Coast Guard during WWI and then graduated from Rice in 1959 with a BS in Civil Engineering where he met his future wife Gloria ‘50.  He enjoyed an over 40 year career with the Texas Highway Department, first in Houston then in Bay City.  He is survived by, among others, Gloria (they were married almost 60 years).  Click here for the Chronicle obituary.  

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Our Lab, November 1914".

May 7, 2018

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Ruth Simmons:
A third act (Houston Chronicle)

Griff Lee:
On April 8, Griff Lee passed away at the age of 91.  Born in Mississippi, he served in the Navy during WWI and then received a Bachelor’s degree from Tulane in 1948 and a Masters Degree from Rice in 1951, both in Civil Engineering.  He enjoyed a career devoted “almost entirely to the development and design of fixed offshore structures” and “he was known as the father of the fixed platform”.  He is survived by, among others, his wife of 67 years Eugenia.  Click here for the New Orleans Advocate obituary.

May 6, 2018

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Rice Magazine:
The Spring 2018 issue is now online.  You can check it out here.

Carolyn Louise Nash Brelsford (1936-2018):
On April 24, Carolyn Louise Nash Brelsford passed away.  A native Texan, she graduated from TCU.  She and her husband John served as Co-Masters of Brown College from 1988-1993   She “provided counseling, care, and encouragement; and was a surrogate mom to students away from their families”.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary.

May 5, 2018

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Josh Earnest '97:
United Names Josh Earnest Chief Communications Officer (United Airlines)

Jim Blackburn '74:
Spring Branch MUD adds insult to injury (Houston Chronicle)

Main at Sunset Thanks John Wolda!)
Houston community pushes for changes at site of two fatal bike crashes (Houston Chronicle)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Friday Follies: Rice Players Omelette Party, 1974".
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