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January 31, 2013

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OpenStax College:
Rice to participate in US' Arabic open education program (Rice News)

Melissa McDonnell '10:
What it costs to be me (Marie Claire)

Robert Tresch (1921 - 2013):
On January 24, Robert “Bob” Tresch passed away at the age of 91.  A native Ohioan, he earned a BS degree in English from Rice in 1943.  He played football and baseball at Rice, was junior class president, was captain of the 1942 football team and received the 1943 Bob Quinn Award.

After military service in WWII, he was a homebuilder and residential land developer in Houston for many years.  Also, he was very involved in the community as well as an active alumnus, including serving as past president of the “R” Association. 

A private family memorial service will be held in Austin.  Family and friends are invited to attend a reception celebrating his life in Houston from 4-6 pm today at Houston Country Club.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary.

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean’s latest blog entry entitled “New and Improved Physics Construction Photo with Something Unexpected”.

 

 

 

January 30, 2013

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Jones School:
Rice MBA ranks no. 17 nationally in new ranking (Rice News)

Wiess College Tabletop:
Things are looking Grimm (Rice News)

Dorothy Burr Holland (1915 - 2013):
On January 25, Dorothy Burr Holland passed away.  She graduated from Rice in 1937 with a BA in History and from Cornell in 1938 with a MA.   While raising her children, she was a Sunday School teacher.  After they were grown, she taught history at Lon Morris College until she retired early to travel with her husband.  They spent the last 30 years of her life in San Antonio.  Click here for the San Antonio Express-News obituary.

Rice History Corner:
 
Click here for Melissa Kean’s latest blog entry entitled “Physics Construction: Worse than Yesterday”.

January 29, 2013

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John J Casbarian Travel Fund:
Ralph O'Connor match makes the world RSA's oyster (Rice News)

McMurty College:
Students give McMurtry College quadrangle a makeover (Rice News)

Frederick Gaido (1944 - 2013):
Frederick “Rick” Gaido passed away at the age of 68.  A native Houstonian, he enjoyed a long career in the restaurant and hospitality business including the Cohen House from 1987 until 2001.  The funeral service will be at 12:30 pm tomorrow at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary.

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean’s latest blog entry entitled “the Construction of the Physics Building, 1914”.

January 28, 2013

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TEDxHouston:
Rice Professors' TEDxHouston talks available online (Rice News)

John Meixner:
On January 25, John Meixner, Professor Emeritus of English at Rice, passed away at the age of 87.  He joined the Rice faculty in 1968, teaching courses in early 20th century British literature, film studies, modern drama and creative writing.  He is survived by, among others, his wife, Anne Schoebelen Meixner, Mullen Professor Emerita of Music at Rice.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary. 

254 Texas Courthouses:
Leonard Lane has updated the webpage for Williamson County and completed the webpage for Burnet County.  Check them out!

January 27, 2013

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George Phillips '74:
Third time lucky (Rice News)

Tom Killian:
Maglev tissues could speed toxicity tests (Rice News)

254 Texas Courthouses:
Leonard Lane has re-done the webpage for Bastrop County.  Check it out!

January 26, 2013

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Baker Institute:
Baker Institute ranked among world's top 25 think tanks (Rice News)

Scheleen Walker '87:
Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter Announces New Director (Sierra Club)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean’s latest blog entry entitled “Friday Afternoon Follies: Boys”.

January 25, 2013

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Herbert Levine:
Cells 'flock' to heal wounds (Rice News)

Rice United Way Campaign:
Video: 'Pie Fest' (Rice News)

Betty Langley (1941 - 2013):
On January 16, Betty Langley passed away.  A native Hoosier, she attended Rice for two years after high school.  She was very active in the insurance business and was among the first women allowed to broker on the floor of Lloyds of London in the late 1970s.  Upon her return to Houston in 1979, she re-enrolled at Rice and graduated in 1980.  Afterwards, she lived in Dallas, Rockport and Santa Fe where she was very involved in the community.  Click here for Santa Fe New Mexican obituary.

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

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean’s latest blog entry entitled “A Big Surprise Behind the Physics Amphitheatre”.

January 24, 2013

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Allen Matusow:
Historian Matusow to present next Scientia lecture Jan 29 (Rice News)

Jose Perez (1948 - 2013):
On January 19, Jose Perez passed away.  A native Spaniard, he “devoted his life to teaching Spanish literature and culture at Rice University for nearly 33 years, with an intense passion and a never-ending thirst for knowledge”.  A mass and memorial service will be held tonight at 7 pm at the Rice Chapel.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary.

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean’s latest blog entry entitled “Where Did Rice Play Its Basketball Game Before Autry Court Was Built?”

January 23, 2013

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Douglas Brinkley (Thanks, Suzy Casey!):
Obama Should Renew Faith in the American Dream (New York Times)

Tim League '92:
Tim League of the Alamo Drafthouse at Sundance (Austin American-Statesman)

Edward "Ted" Anderson:
Humanities mourns loss of Anderson (Rice News)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean’s latest blog entry entitled “The Rice Institute Business Manager Papers”.

January 22, 2013

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The Way I See It:
Rice and the Houston Marathon by Gabe Cuadra '13 (Rice News)

Anthony "Jerry" Coumelis (1942 - 2013):
On January 17, Anthony “Jerry” Coumelis passed away.  A native Houstonian, he graduated from Rice in 1964.  He worked for NASA in Houston, TI in Dallas and L3 Systems in Greenville until his retirement in 2010.  Click here for the Dallas Morning News obituary.

254 Texas Courthouses:
Leonard Lane
has completed the webpage for Mitchell County.  Check it out!

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean’s latest blog entry entitled “I’m Too Lazy To Say Much Today, But …”
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