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November 30, 2012

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Dorry Seger '92 and Sommer Gentry:
Genius pair rewrite rules of organ transplants (Baltimore Sun)

Robert Rost (1953 - 2012):
On November 15, Robert Rost passed away at the age of 59.  A native Texan, he attended Rice (class of 1975) as a saxophonist in the MOB.  He was in the insurance business for over 20 years and later worked in the restaurant industry.  He was an “energetic lover of life, family, music, nature and food”.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary.

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean’s latest blog entry entitled “The Art History Solved: David Parsons”.

November 29, 2012

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Rahul Rekhi '13:
Rice student named Marshall scholar (Rice News)

Trevor Mitchell Dietrich (1994 - 2012):
As reported yesterday, Trevor Mitchell Dietrich, the 17 year old grandson of Mary Jane ’66 and Hugh Kinnebrew ’63, passed away on Monday.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary.

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean’s latest blog entry entitled “From the Chapel Organ to an Art Mystery”.

November 28, 2012

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Oleg Igoshin:
Deciphering bacterial doomsday decisions (Rice News)

Trevor Mitchell Dietrich (1994 - 2012):
On Monday, Trevor Mitchell Dietrich, the grandson of Mary Jane ’66 and Hugh Kinnebrew ’63, passed away.  He was 17 years old and a senior at George Ranch High School.  He was a regular at Reckling Park and Austin Davis was his all-time favorite player.  I will post the Chronicle obituary when available.

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean’s latest blog entry entitled “The Audrey Moody Ley Plaza and Wendel D Ley Track”.

November 27, 2012

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Turrell Skyspace:
Make reservations here to visit the Turrell Skyspace.  Please note reservations are free and required for Sunset light sequences only.

Anastasiya Zavyalova:
"Just the facts, ma'am" (Rice News)

Paul Wommack (1921 - 2012):
On November 21, Paul Wommack passed away.  After military service, the native Texan earned an undergraduate degree from Rice in 1948 and a law degree from South Texas College of Law in 1950.  He worked for Mitchell Energy and Development until his retirement in 1989 and one of the highlights of his career was the legal work required to acquire the thousands of acres that became The Woodlands.  Also, he was active in his church.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary.

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean’s latest blog entry entitled “Fondren Library, 1969: “The Scream”.

November 26, 2012

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Lydia Kavraki:
BioHouston honors Lydia Kavraki (Rice News)

Charles Spain (1929 - 2012):
On November 20, Charles Spain passed away.  A native Texan, he earned a BA in Physics from Rice in 1950 and a medical degree from UTMB in 1954.  After military service, he practiced medicine at the Ledbetter Clinic (1960-1966) and Diagnostic Clinic (1966-1996).  Also, he was active in his church.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary.

254 Texas Courthouses:
Leonard Lane
has completed the webpages for Anderson County and Navarro County.  Check them out!

November 25, 2012

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International Education Week:
Partnering with Brazil (Rice News)

Charles Haden (1923 - 2012):
On November 14, Charles Haden passed away.  A native Houstonian, he started Rice (where he earned a football letter in 1943), joined the military and returned to receive his BA as well as a JD from UT Law in 1949.  He went on “to build an outstanding legal career that spanned decades” in both the public and private sector.  Also, he was very active in his church. Click here for the Chronicle obituary.

November 24, 2012

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George P Bush '98:
Jeb Bush in 2016 Campaign?  Not Too Soon for Chatter (New York Times)

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

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean’s latest blog entry entitled “Friday Afternoon Follies: Where’s The Beef?”

November 23, 2012

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Rice Centennial:
Why fight the crowds today when you can buy Rice Centennial books and gear online here?

Gail Stokes (1933 - 2012):
As previously reported, Gail Stokes passed away on November 4.  A memorial service will be held at 4 pm on December 2 in the Rice Chapel, with a reception to follow at Brochstein Pavilion.  And, click here for a recent Chronicle story entitled “Rice prof wrote definite book on fall of communism”.

254 Texas Courthouses:
Leonard Lane
has updated the Dallas County webpage with new photos.  Check it out!

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean’s latest blog entry entitled “Happy Thanksgiving, 2012 and 1926”.

November 22, 2012

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Bill Kennedy '67:
Bill Kennedy
, a member of the 1966 Rice GE College Bowl team that was crowned undefeated champion on national television, has written a novel entitled Curveball.  It is a mystery set in Chicago featuring a sleuth who is both a Dickens scholar and a former Cubs pitcher.  It is available from Amazon here.

Rice Campus:
Gunman flees after robbing Rice student at bus stop (Houston Chronicle)

Pauline Benner (1917 - 2012):
On November 7, Paula Benner passed away at the age of 95.  A native Houstonian, she graduated from Rice in 1938.  She worked as a teacher and principal in HISD and retired in 1972 after serving for many years as the first principal of Lovett Elementary.  She is survived by her second husband of 40 years, Charles Benner.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary.

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean’s latest blog entry entitled “Rice Band, mid-50’s”.

November 21, 2012

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Rice Centennial:
The Rice Centennial Grove at Hermann Park (YouTube)

Li Hu '98:
A skyline all their own (China Daily)

Floyd Gilliam Reitz (1918 - 2012):
On November 18, Floyd Gilliam Reitz passed away.  A native Houstonian, he earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from Rice in 1940.  At Rice, he met Mary Katherine Washburn (class of 1943), his wife of 71 years who survives him.  He worked for Shell Chemical for 42 years.  Also, he was active in religious, community and service organizations.  Click here for The Pasadena Citizen obituary.

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

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