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October 31, 2012

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Justin Cronin:
Click here for a KUHF Conversation with Justin CroninHis latest book, “The Twelve”, will debut at #2 on the New York Times best seller list on November 4.

Jimmy Polk '97:
The New Orleans Hornets have named Jimmy Polk as executive director of basketball administration.

Colleen Theresa Kenney Jaszewski (1980 - 2012):
On October 16, Colleen Theresa Kenney Jaszewski passed away at her home from an asthma attack.  A native Pennsylvanian, she earned an undergraduate math degree from Drexel in 2003 and a PhD in Statistics from Rice in 2010.  She was presently studying for her Post-Doctorate.  She had many passions including dance, photography and corny jokes.  Click here for the Philadelphia Inquirer obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean’s latest blog entry entitled “Plaster Casts from the Antique,” Part II”.

October 30, 2012

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Neal Lane:
Science Is the Key to Growth (New York Times)

Night of Decadence:
Harsh light shines on Night of Decadence (Houston Chronicle)

Gabriela Sposito '14:
Rice junior Gabriela Sposito published a book entitled The Best Part About Getting Lost about her experiences as a freshman.

Jacqueline Mabry Allen (1928 -2012):
On October 22, Jacqueline Mabry Allen passed away at the age of 84.  Born in Paris, France, she graduated from Rice in 1948 where she was a Charter Member of the President’s Society.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary.

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean’s latest blog entry entitled “An Unknown Group In An Unknown Place”.

October 29, 2012

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Captain James A Baker (Thanks, John Gladu!):
Chase Untermeyer reviewed Katie Kirland's new book about Captain James A Baker in yesterday's Chronicle here.

Night of Decadence:
11 at Rice party treated for binge drinking (Houston Chronicle)

Elaine Howard Ecklund:
Women and science (Rice News)

Gregory Earl Davis (1930 - 2012):
On October 21, Gregory Earl (Greg) Davis passed away.  A native Texan, he earned a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Rice in 1952.  He worked for Celanese and then 31 years with Exxon Mobil until he retired in 1992.  He was an avid camellia hobbyist and had a lifelong interest in photography.  Also, he was very active in his church.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary.

October 28, 2012

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Rice School of Architecture:
Island plan brings design prize to Rice (Rice News)

Paul Doyle '96:
Defense attorney: Prostitution charges against Halliburton executive untrue (HBJ)

Raymond Montgomery (1933 - 2012):
On October 17, Raymond “Ray” Montgomery passed away.  A native Texan, he earned a BA degree from Rice in 1955 and a JD degree from Baylor in 1958.  He enjoyed a long legal career, both in the private and public sector.  Also, he was active in the Houston Live Stock Show and many other civic organizations. Click here for the Chronicle obituary.

October 27, 2012

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Rice Theatre:
Rice Theatre to present ‘Tartuffe’ Nov 9-17 (Rice News)

Maithili Bagaria:
No. 1 Happiest Students (The Rice Standard)

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

254 Texas Courthouses:
Click here for Leonard Lane’s latest blog entry entitled “Travis County planning for a new courthouse”.

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean’s latest blog entry entitled “Friday Afternoon Follies: I‘ve Never Seen Anyone Up There Before”.

October 26, 2012

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Natalie and Luke Gilman:
As you know, Natalie (Stanford ’06) and Luke Gilman ’06 were married last year after earning MD degrees from Baylor College of Medicine in 2010.  Several weeks ago, Natalie was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 30.  Next week, she will start treatment.  Please extend your thoughts and prayers to Natalie and Luke.

Rice Centennial:
Video: Centennial Recap (Rice News)

Jones School:
Jones School among country's best in new ranking (Rice News)

John Dietrich (1925 - 2012):
On September 9, Dr John Dietrich passed away.  A native Texan, he earned a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Rice in 194 and graduate degrees from UT. He enjoyed a varied career including working for the Navy, for Texas A&M, for UT and as a NASA scientist.  Also, he was very active in volunteer organizations.  Click here for The Deer Park Broadcaster obituary.

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean’s latest blog entry entitled “Fly Me”.

October 25, 2012

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The Value of a Rice Education:
Kiplinger ranks Rice no. 2 best-value university (Rice News)

Helge Gonnermann:
Study explains connection between Hawaii's dueling volcanoes (Rice News)

Meredith Ingram Gartner:
On October 19, Meredith Ingram Gartner passed away at the age of 71.  A native Houstonian, she obtained a degree in English from Rice in 1963.  She was an elementary school teacher as well as a grammar advisor, a consummate list-maker and a champion shopper.  Also, she was active in her church.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary.

Rice History Corner:

Click here for Melissa Kean’s latest blog entry entitled “Gatesitting”.

October 24, 2012

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The President's Lecture Series:
You can nominate speakers for the upcoming President’s Lecture Series here.

Steve Murdock:
Educating Hispanics crucial for state (Houston Chronicle)

Mary Beth McGee (1918 - 2012):
On October 9, Mary Beth McGee passed away.  A native Texan, she graduated from Rice in 1938 where she was selected a class favorite and she met her future husband, William Sears McGee.  From 1968 to 1986, he served on the Texas Supreme Court.  In addition to raising a family of 6 children, she was an accomplished seamstress, she had a keen sense of design and she was an avid reader.  Click here for the Austin American-Statesman obituary.

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean’s latest blog entry entitled “Regalia”.

October 23, 2012

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Rice Centennial:
Rice throws itself birthday bash (Houston Business Journal)

Julie Fette:
Rice scholar explores historical French prejudice in new book (Rice News)

Addison Nunn (1924 - 2012):
On October 8, Addison Nunn passed away.  A native Houstonian, he entered Rice in 1942, left for military service in WWII and returned to graduate from Rice with a BA in 1949 and a BS in Architecture in 1950.   He enjoyed a long career as a professional architect.  Also, he was very active in his church.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary.

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean’s latest blog entry entitled “Obsolete Technology Update”.

October 22, 2012

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Rice and the City of Houston:
Video: A History of Collaboration (Mouth Watering Media)
Video: Science and the Arts (Mouth Watering Media)
Video: A Partnership for the Future (Mouth Watering Media)

Andy Schwartz, Jr (1941 - 2012):
Andrew Koebel Schwartz, Jr. ‘63/’67 passed away on October 17.  He was a proud second generation Rice alumnus.  He is survived by his wife Sue, their children, Andrew III, and Elizabeth and their spouses, and three grandchildren.  Calling hours are at Bradshaw-Carter Home from 5:30 – 7:30 pm tonight.  A memorial service will be held at 2 pm tomorrow at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary.

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