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March 31, 2014

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Rafael Moras (Thanks, Jimmy Disch!):
Yesterday, Rafael Moras, a Shepherd School graduate student, competed in the final round of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in New York.  Read more.

Robert Roth (1934 - 2014):
On March 24, Robert Roth passed away.  A native Kansan, he graduated from Rice in 1958 with a degree in Electrical Engineering.  He worked for more than 20 years for the former Kling Lindquist.  Also, he was active in his church.  Click here for The Reporter PA obituary.

March 30, 2014

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Goliard Travel Scholarship:
This year’s Goliard Travel Scholarship winner is Melissa Kang whose proposal was titled “Age Like Fine Wine”.  Click here for the Goliard Travel Scholarship website.

Prospective Owls:
Prospective Owls to visit Rice in April (Rice News)

Edward Doughtie:
Rice mourns Professor Emeritus Edward Doughtie (Rice News)

March 29, 2014

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Watson and Zell Fellowships:
Three seniors awarded fellowships (Rice News)

Pulickel Ajayan:
Diamonds are an oil's best friend (Rice News)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled: Friday Afternoon Follies: Pinball Sammy".

March 28, 2014

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Inside Rice:
Video: April 2014 Edition (Rice News)

Edward Doughtie (1935 - 2014):
On March 26, English Professor Emeritus Edward Doughtie passed away.  He taught at Rice for 38 years.  And, he and his wife, Andrea, served as Masters of Will Rice College from 1987 to 1991.  Also, he loved music as a performer and a patron.
 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "A Family Commencement Story, 1920".

March 27, 2014

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Glenn Youngkin '90:
Glenn Youngkin, a four-year Rice basketball letterman (1986-89) was named co-president and co-chief operating officer of The Carlyle Group in Washington DC.  And, click here for the New York Times story entitled “For Carlyle, Recruiting an Outsider Is Not Unusual”. 

Ajay Kalra:
Study: Don't shop for travel at work (Rice News)

Freda Fox (1923 - 2014):
On March 22, Freda Fox passed away.  A native Houstonian, she graduated from Rice in 1944.  She was an educator in HISD for 22 years.  After retirement, she became a literary volunteer working with adults.  Also, she was active in her temple.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Not with a bang but a whimper".

March 26, 2014

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OpenStax College:
Economics 101 (Rice News)

Arts Initiatives Fund:
8 projects win grants from Arts Initiatives Fund (Rice News)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Obsolete Technology: Library edition".

March 25, 2014

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Study Abroad Photo Contest:
Around the round in (around) 80 pictures (Rice News)

Kenneth William Allen (1930 - 2014):
On March 19, Kenneth William Allen passed away.  He earned an undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Wheaton in 1952, a masters from the University of Maine in 1956 and a PhD in Biology from Rice in 1960.  A Korean War veteran, he worked for 25 years at the University of Maine in many capacities including acting president.  Click here for the BDN Main obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Smiling Through the Catastrophe, 1976".

March 24, 2014

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Richard Tapia:
Tapia wins National Science Board's Vannevar Bush Award (Rice News)

Shepherd School:
Mezzo-Soprano De Vita 'surprised, shocked' after YTA win (The Courier)
Shepherd School to present 'Albert Herring' (Rice News)

Barbara Bryson:
Bryson says 'goodbye' to Rice (Rice News)

March 23, 2014

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Rebecca Richards-Kortum:
Richards-Kortum wins Feld Biophotonics Award (Rice News)

Baker Institute:
Drone Lecture, March 25 (Rice News)

Luis Hatchett (1958 - 2014):
On February 17, Luis Hatchett Jr passed away.  A native of Mexico, he received a Petroleum Engineering degree from Rice.  He worked as a Petroleum Engineer all over the United States and part of Canada.  Click here for the Odessa American obituary.

March 22, 2014

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Richard Baraniuk:
Simple changes to homework can improve student learning (Rice News)

Victoria Ford Smith '09:
Children's Literature Not as Simple as It Seems (UConn)

Only In Houston (Thanks, Larry George!):
Rice vs UH: Who Has Musical Bragging Rights? (Houston Press)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Friday Afternoon Follies: Live Nudes, 1929".
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