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January 31, 2016

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Rice School of Architecture:
Tony Schaum wins pair of national awards (Rice News)

Rice Theatre:
”Eurydice” will play at Rice February 12-14, 18-20.  Read more. 

Marion Kisling (1927 - 2015):
On December 27, Marion Kisling passed away.  A native Alabamian, she graduated Cum Laude from Rice in 1946 where she met her late husband James Kisling III ‘47.  They lived in the Houston area where she raised a family.  After retiring in Kingwood, she was active in the community and she enjoyed traveling the world.  Click here for The Kingwood Observer obituary

January 30, 2016

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Andy Kopplin '88 (Thanks, Ellen Pierce '91!):
Deputy Mayor Andy Kopplin ’88, who was Baker College president in 1988, was named a semifinalist for the president’s post at the University of New Orleans.  Read more.

Glasscock School:
Registration is now open for spring classes at the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies. Click here for the Glasscock School website. 

William Fagan MD (1930 - 2016):
On January 24, Dr William “Bill” Fagan passed away.  A native Houstonian, he graduated from Rice in 1952 where he lettered in track and field.  In 1957, he earned a medical degree from UT Dallas. After military service, he enjoyed a private medical practice until he retired in 1987.  Also, he was active in the community.  Click here for the obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Friday Follies: Science or Refreshments?"

January 29, 2016

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Jones School:
Peter Rodriguez named dean of Jones School (Rice News)
Darden Loses Senior Dean To Rice (Poets & Quants)

Shepherd School:
January-February events at Shepherd School (Rice News)

I Jay Aarons (1950 - 2016):
On January 18, I Jay Aarons passed away from cancer.  A native Alabamian, he earned degrees in Economics (1972) and Accounting (1973) from Rice and a Masters in Professional Accounting in 1975 from UT.  He “created a tax-focus CPA practice built on his work ethic, dedication to detail, and professionalism”.  Also, he was active in the community and in his congregation.  Click here for the obituary.

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Pivot Point, 1946".

January 28, 2016

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Mark Flood (Thanks, Kathleen Boyd '80!):
Mark Flood (known as John Peters when he was at Rice), Hanszen (class of 1980), is interviewed by Will Boone here.

Dr Raymond Taylor (1928 - 2015):
On December 25, Dr Raymond Taylor passed away.  A native Oklahoman, he earned a BS from Pittsburg State and a PhD in Physical Chemistry from Rice in 1954.  He enjoyed a career with the Los Alamos National Laboratory for 60 years.  Also, he loved the outdoors and he was active in his church.  Click here for the Los Alamos Monitor obituary. 

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

January 27, 2016

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Sexual Assault on Campus:
Seventh under scrutiny (The Rice Thresher)

Jack Clayton MD (1938 - 2015):
In December, Dr Jack Clayton passed away.  A native Texan, he graduated from Rice in 1960 and from Tulane Medical School in 1964.  After military service and the completion of his training, he enjoyed a private medical practice in Baton Rouge for 25 years.  Also, he was active in his church and in the community.  Click here for The Advocate obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Student Spirit that Never Died".

 

January 26, 2016

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Sarah Whiting:
Whiting named as one of ‘Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women of 2015’ (Rice News)

Melvin Noack (1925 - 2015):
On December 23, Melvin Noack passed away.  A native Texan, he entered Rice (class of 1946), left for military service in WWII and returned to graduate from UT in 1948.  He enjoyed a career with Mobil Oil, interrupted by military service in Korea War, until he retired in 1984.  Also, he was an avid golfer and he enjoyed traveling.  Click here for the Dallas Morning News obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Student Spirit, 1921".

January 25, 2016

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Openstax:
Free textbooks save students millions (Rice News)

E Forbes Gordon (1927 - 2015):
On December 4, E Forbes Gordon passed away.  A native Texan, he earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from Rice in 1948.  He worked for Texaco and Coastal States Gas before founding Tartan Resources.  His greatest passion was his love of Airedales and he was also active in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary.

January 24, 2016

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Pierre Jalbert:
Where sacred and street music meet (Houston Chronicle)

Jain Studies:
Rice to Offer Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Jain Studies (India West)

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

January 23, 2016

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HackRice 2016:
HackRice draws more than 400 from across Rice (Rice News)
TrumpScript will make programming great again (Mashable)

Matthew Foster:
Matthew Foster wins NSF CAREER Award (Rice News)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Friday Follies: Stick Out Your Tongue, 1968".

January 22, 2016

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Annise Parker '78:
Former Houston Mayor Annise Parker ’78 was named as a Harvard Institute of Politics Spring 2016 Fellow.  Read more. 

Rice School of Architecture:
Towering Ideals (Rice News)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Groundbreaking for the R Room, 1971".
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