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January 13, 2018

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Shepherd School:
Shepherd School to host annual Family Concert Jan 20 (Rice News)

Carolyn Billingsley (1948-2018):
On January 2, Carolyn Billingsley passed away.  At the age of 41and after her children were grown, she decided to go to college and she earned an undergraduate degree from UA-Little Rock and a MA (1999) and a PhD (2001) from Rice, both in History.  She was a founding member of the Saline County History and Heritage Society.  She is survived by, among others, her husband of 51 years, James.  Click here for The Saline Courier obituary.  

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

January 12, 2018

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Katherine Neill Harris:
Why Sessions' war on weed won't work (Houston Chronicle)

Jana Lynn Sanchez '86:
Jana Lynn Sanchez ’86 is a Democratic candidate for US Congress (TX06).  The seat is presently held by GOP Rep. Joe Barton who is not running for re-election.  Read more. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Gotta light?"

January 11, 2018

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Linda Capuano:
New EIA Administrator announced (World Pipelines)

Rice Public Art:
'Origin, 135 degrees' first in a new series (Rice News)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Three Lecturers and a Photographer".

January 10, 2018

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Gavin Clarkson '91, MBA '92:
Trump appointee announces run for Congress (lamonitor.com)

Gerald Holtzman '68:
Remembering Gerald Holtzman (IPWatchdog)

The Rice Thresher:
The Rice Thresher published this week.  You can check it out here.

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "The People's Architects, 1962".

January 9, 2018

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Dunn Awards:
Dunn Awards support breakthrough research (Rice News)

Jerry Fleming (1934-2017):
On December 21, Jerry Fleming passed away.  A native Texan, he graduated from Rice in 1958.  He “devoted his skills to being a coach, a teacher, and a high school administrator”.  He is survived by, among others, his wife of 64 years Evelyn.  Click here for the Austin American-Statesman obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean’s latest blog entry entitled “Each computer run would last 1,000-2,000 hours: An R1 Mystery”.

January 8, 2018

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Steven Kirkland '82:
Fighting for Justice (Old Smart Magazine)

Dorothy Turner (1929-2017):
On Christmas morning, Dorothy Turner passed away.  Raised in Houston, she attended Rice (class of 1951).  She was “a loving wife and mother and an adoring grandmother” and she was active in her church in her younger years.  She is survived by, among others, her husband of 67 years Pat.  Click here for the Corpus Christi Caller Times obituary.

January 7, 2018

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Pablo Henning '16:
Saludos, Venezuela (Rice Magazine)

David Pipes (1948-2018):
On January 3, David Pipes passed away.  From Rice he earned a BA in Chemical Engineering in 1970, a Master of Chemical Engineering in 1971 and a Master of Science in Environmental Science & Eng in 1974.  He was a principal process engineer with S&B Engineers and Constructors.  Also, he was a longtime Rice baseball fan at Reckling Park, along with his wife K.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary.

January 6, 2018

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Neal Lane:
Trump's Disdain for Science (New York Times)

Rice Village:
Later this year, Dat Dog, a New Orleans hot dog and sausage purveyor, will open its first Houston location at the corner of Times Blvd and Morningside Dr in Rice Village.  Read more.

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Hanging Out, 1915, Plus Mystery Solved".

January 5, 2018

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Carol Ellinger Haddock '91:
Mayor Turner has appointed Carol Ellinger Haddock ’91 as director of the City of Houston Department of Public Works and Engineering.  Read more.

What's in Woodson:
Upcoming Projects (Woodson Research Center)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "City of Houston from Rice: Update".

January 4, 2018

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David Eagleman '93:
Sensory Overload (San Francisco Magazine)

Ken Kennedy Institute:
9 graduate studetns awarded $67,500 (Rice News)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "City of Houston from Rice, c1914-15".
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