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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".

October 9, 2017

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254 Texas Courthouses:
Leonard Lane '74 has completed the webpage for Lavaca County.  You can check it out here.

George Savage (1927-2017):
On September 26, George Savage passed away.  After serving in the Navy during WWII, he graduated from Rice in 1949 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering.  He lived in Dallas at time of passing.  Click here for the obituary.

October 8, 2017

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Smalley-Curl Institute:
Smalley-Curl awards first STAR graduate research grants (Rice News)

Brock Wagner '87:
Saint Arnold named midsize brewery of the year (Houston Chronicle)

Betty Manning:
On September 13, Betty Manning passed away.  A native Virginian, she graduated from Rice in 1950.  She enjoyed a over 30 year career as a high school teacher in HISD.  Also, she enjoyed traveling with her son and volunteering at the SFA University Center in Nacogdoches.  Click here for The Daily Sentinel obituary.

October 7, 2017

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Cristle Collins Judd '83:
Yesterday, Cristle Collins Judd ’83 was installed as the 11th president of Sarah Lawrence College.  President Leebron was there and “thrilled to be participating in (her) inauguration”.

Xiadong Gao:
Research scientist aiming for the six World Marathon Majors (Rice News)

Jeff Chalk III (1929-2017):
On September 10, Jeff Chalk III passed away.  A native Dallasite, he earned degrees in electrical engineering and physics in 1951 from Rice, although his studies were interrupted by 3 years in the US Navy during the Korean War.  After earning a PhD in physics from the University of Colorado in Boulder, he settled back in Dallas where he spent more than 3 decades on the SMU physics faculty and “was known for his dramatic demonstrations of physics principles”.  He is survived by, among others, his wife of 60 years. Sarah. Click here for the Dallas Morning News obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Friday Follies: Torches, c1970".

 

October 6, 2017

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World Teachers Day:
In honor of World Teachers Day yesterday, Rice Magazine reprinted profiles of a few Rice professors here.

Shankar Chellam '91/'96:
A&M professor seeks to help purify water (The Battalion)

Charles Reich (1930-2017):
On September 10, Charles Reich passed away.  A native of Oklahoma, he earned a BA from the University of Oklahoma in 1952 and a MA (1954) and a PhD (1956) from Rice, all in Physics.  He worked at INL for 36 years, retiring to Boise Idaho in 1992.  Also, he was active in his church.  He is predeceased by, among others, his wife, Sue.  Click here for the Idaho Statesman obituary.

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Helicopter Landing + Liftoff".

October 5, 2017

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Christopher Born, MBA '08:
Christopher Born, MBA ’08 has been named the president of Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas in Austin.  Read more.

What's in Woodson:
William Ward Watkin (1885-1952) (Woodson Research Center)

Royal Randall Jr (1922-2017):
On August 25, Royal Randall Jr passed away.  A Bay Stater, he graduated from Rice in 1944 with a BA in Physics.  After military service in WWII, he returned to Rice and earned a MA in Physics in 1949 and a PhD in Mathematics in 1954.  He taught at Purdue for 2 years and then worked in the military until he retired in 1988.  In retirement, he enjoyed extensive European travel, was avidly interested in steam locomotives and loved Porsches.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Time Passes, 1969 and 2017".

October 4, 2017

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Scientia 2017 Fall Lecture Series:
Series focuses on facts, evidence and knowledge (Rice News)

New Construction by Allen Center:
New office building and parking garage to open in October (The Rice Thresher)

Tony Watkin (1936-2017):
On September 5, Tony Watkin passed away.  A native Canadian, he earned a BA in Mechanical Engineering from Rice in 1957 and a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from UT in 1959.  He enjoyed a career with Daniel Industries in Houston and California.  Also, he was “the ultimate outdoorsman” with his real passion mountain climbing.  He is survived by, among others, his wife of 60 years, Dorothy.  Click here for the East Bay Times obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "The 1964 Rice Owlets".
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