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November 30, 2015

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AAAS Professors:
Two Rice professors elected AAAS fellows (Rice News0

Fred "Tom" DeMoss (1924 - 2015):
On November 9, Fred “Tom” DeMoss passed away.  A native Houstonian, he entered Rice as a member of the first Naval ROTC class in 1941, served in WWII after he was commissioned in 1944 and returned to Rice to earn a BS in Chemical Engineering in 1947.  Also, he earned a Harvard MBA in 1951.  He enjoyed a diverse business career in the petroleum and petrochemical industries for 40 years.   After he retired (for the third time) in 1987, he was active in the community.  Other family members who graduated from Rice include his brother Judge Hal DeMoss ’52, his deceased sister Dr. Dorothy DeMoss ‘63 and his son Mark DeMoss ‘95.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary.

November 29, 2015

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August Costa:
A Stone Age semester (Rice News)

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

Lithium Lin MD (1967 - 2015):
On November 7, Lithium Lin MD passed away.  Born in Washington DC and raised in Singapore, he earned a BA in Chemistry from Rice (summa cum laude) in 1989 and a MD from Johns Hopkins in 1995.  He practiced medicine in the VA system in Florida and Colorado.   He is survived, by among others, his wife Ly and three daughters.  Click here for the New Hampshire Union Leader obituary. 

November 28, 2015

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Anila Agha:
New Art/New Music at 'Intersections' (Rice News)

Earl Lester Jr (1914 - 2015):
On November 7, Earl Lester Jr passed away.  A third generation Houstonian, he attended Rice (class of 1937) for two years before starting his business career with Brown & Root.  After military service in WWII, he founded EL Lester & Co which distributed heavy construction equipment in Texas and Louisiana for more than 50 years.  Also, he was active in his church.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary.  

November 27, 2015

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Demaris De Lange Hudspeth (1920 - 2015):
On Monday (November 23), Demaris Hudspeth passed away at the age of 94.  Born in Galveston, she graduated from Rice in 1942.  After graduation, she was an elementary school teacher in HISD for several years and volunteered during WWII before marrying Hank Hudspeth ’40 in 1945. 

Together with Hank, who has served Rice as a faculty member, a Board of Trustee member and ARA president, they enjoyed faculty and alumni activities at Rice for over 60 years and were generous philanthropic supporters.  She was a member of the Friends of Fondren, the Shepherd Society and the Faculty Women’s Club and she taught a conversational English class for foreign-born Rice students and their spouses for 27 years.

No funeral is planned. A musical memorial service will be held at a later date.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary.     

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "The Tipmost Top of the Morning From President Lovett, Thanksgiving 1925".

November 26, 2015

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What's In Woodson:
Thanksgiving Postcards (Woodson Research Center)

Richmond Burton '82/'84 (Thanks, Kathleen Boyd '80!):
Paintings by Richmond Burton ‘82/’84 are part of the “City Lives” exhibition at the Shirley Fiterman Air Center in New York until January 16.  Read more.   

Emilia Morosan:
New Marshall Scholar Vo Tien Phong (MIT ’16) joined Professor Emilia Morosan’s research group as part of the NSF’s Research Experience for Undergraduates during the summer of his freshman year.  Read more.

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Memorial Service in the Chapel, November 25, 1963".

November 25, 2015

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Rice Endowment:
Rice Endowment Posts 4.2% Gain in Fiscal Year (Bloomberg)

FlatCam:
No lens? No problem (Rice News)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Up on the Roof".

November 24, 2015

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Ralph O'Connor:
Ralph O'Connor donates $2.5M for endowed chair in economics (Rice News)

Gabriela Chennisi '12:
Houston made 'Clinger' explores the horror of first love (Houston Chronicle)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Harper Leiper Aerials, 1950".

November 23, 2015

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Rhodes Scholars:
Rice senior Tom Carroll wins Rhodes Scholarship (Rice News)

Baker Institute:
New migration patterns from Mexico (Rice News)

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

Tom Moody Jr (1930 - 2015):
On November 5, Tom Moody Jr passed away.  A native Texan, he attended Rice (class of 1951) and graduated from UT where he completed a joint BBA/LLB degree program and a law degree.  He enjoyed a career as an attorney in both the private and public sector.  He is survived by, among others, his wife of 61 years, Ann.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary.

November 22, 2015

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Rhodes Scholars:
Yesterday, Thomas Carroll ’16 was chosen as one of 32 Rhodes Scholars for 2016.  In May, he will receive a BS in Biochemistry and Cell Biology and a BA in Classical Studies from Rice.  Read more.

 Edward Djerejian:
Djerejian calls for coherent strategy towards defeating ISIS (Rice News)

Marie Gooch (1917 - 2015):
On November 7, Marie Gooch passed away.  She graduated from Rice in 1938 where she met her future husband Frank Gooch ‘39.  In 1953, they moved to Fort Worth where he opened up his medical practice and she was active in the community and her church.  Click here for the Star-Telegram obituary.

November 21, 2015

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Rebecca Kortum-Richards:
Blood Test Results Are Highly Variable (Rice News)

Homecoming and Reunion 2015:
ARA Photo Album (Flickr)

Sarah Ragan (1933 - 2015):
On October 26, Sarah (Sally) Ragan passed away.  She graduated from Rice in 1964 where she was a member of PALS and Phi Beta Kappa.  She had a great love for music and she was active in the community and her church.  She is survived by, among others, her husband of 59 years, Dee.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Friday Follies: Low Bid BBQ".
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