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March 31, 2017

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Richard Baraniuk:
Baraniuk wins Defense Department's Vannevar Bush Fellowship (Rice News)

Cynthia Leonor Garza Book Signing, Wednesday, April 5:
Cynthia Leonor Garza ’00 will discuss “the craft of writing for children and why grown-ups should read picture books” and sign her new book, “Lucia the Luchadora”, on Wednesday, April 5, at 7 pm, in Room 117, Humanities Building.  Read more. 

Elizabeth Rack (1921 - 2017):
On January 10, Elizabeth Rack passed away.  A native of Illinois, she graduated from Rice in 1943 with a BA in Accounting.  With her husband Hap, she moved to New Orleans in 1946 “where she was very active in civic organizations and a strong advocate for women’s rights and public education”.  He predeceased her in 2008.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary. 

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

March 30, 2017

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Gisela Heffes:
Explore a 'dazzling postmodern fairytale' in Gisela Heffes' novella (Rice News)

KTRU:
KTRU to celebrate 50th anniversary on April 21 (Rice News)

Patrick Conley (1921 - 2017):
On December 13, 2016, Patrick Conley passed away.  A native Texan, he graduated from Rice in 1942 with a BS in Electrical Engineering where he met his future wife, Lucy Webster (also class of 1942).  After military service in WWII, he worked for Westinghouse, earned a Harvard MBA in 1955 and helped to found Boston Consulting Group in 1967.  Also, he was a “respected horticulturalist and orchard enthusiast” and an “accomplished yachtsman”.  Lucy predeceased him in 2009 (they were married for 67 years).  Click here for the obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Missed It By That Much".

March 29, 2017

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Rice Police Department:
UST' Tate named chief of police (Rice News)
New police chief looks to community (The Rice Thresher)

What's in Woodson:
Beer Bike (Woodson Research Center)

Catherine Zelsman (1926 - 2017):
On January 14, Catherine Zelsman passed away.  A native Houstonian, she graduated from Rice in 1946 where she met her husband Robert ’47.  They raised 4 daughters in Amarillo and Austin.  She was active in the community and in her church.  Also, she “had a lust for learning and a love for travel” and she “particularly enjoyed music”.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "The Tuba Player, 1965".

March 28, 2017

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Baker Institute:
Alexrod, Rove named honorary directors of Presidential Elections Program (Rice News)

Josh Earnest '97:
NBC News signs former White House press secretary (The Hill)

Dick Roy:
On January 11, Dick Roy passed away.  A native of Wisconsin, he attended Rice (class of 1980) and earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin in 1982 and a MBA from the University of Michigan in 1988.  We worked for a number of medical device companies.  Also, he was active in his church.  His is survived, by among others, his wife Martha (they were married in 1982).  Click here for Milwaukee Journal Sentinel obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Pictures From on Top of Something, 1957".

March 27, 2017

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College Masters:
Administration to announce 'masters' title replacement (The Rice Thresher)

Myrl Miller:
On Christmas Day 2016, Myrl Miller passed away.  He earned an undergraduate degree from Rice in 1959 and a Master’s from MIT in 1962, both in Mechanical Engineering.  He enjoyed a long career with IBM in Lexington KY where he worked on the design of the IBM Selectric typewriter and in Boulder CO.  Also, he was “accomplished mountain climber, skier, and bicyclist”.  Click here for The Daily Camera obituary.

March 26, 2017

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Ulyana Horodyskyj '07:
Scientist sets her sights on outer space (ARA)

Ruth Goines (1921 - 2017):
On January 10, Ruth Goines passed away.  A native Houstonian and a 5th generation Texan, she graduated from Rice in 1943.  With her husband Bill, she lived in Mississippi and Houston before settling down with their family in Austin.  He passed away in 1970.  Her “three loves were her boys, her cats, and her pecans, not always in that order”.  Click here for the Austin American-Statesman obituary.

March 25, 2017

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Vivian Ho:
Freestanding emergency rooms deliver costly care (Rice News)

Mackenzie Brewer:
Black children in Houston at higher risk for asthma (Rice News)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Friday Follies: Who's the hottie in the middle??"

March 24, 2017

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Rebecca Richards-Kortum:
Yesterday, Fortune Magazine announced its fourth annual list of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders, with Rebecca Richards-Kortum no. 32 on the list.  Click here for the Fortune profile and here for the Rice release.

Nobel Laureate Lecture Series, March 28:
The Rice Initiative for the Study of Economics (RISE) and the Office of the President are pleased to welcome NYU Professor A Michael Spence to Rice on Tuesday, March 28 at 5 pm to discuss “The Multiple Challenges to Achieving Shared Prosperity and Political/Social Cohesion Across the Globe: A Time of Expanded Opportunities and Heightened Risks”.  The lecture is free and open to the public but please RSVP as space is limited.  Read more.

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "The Machine Shop in Space Science".

March 23, 2017

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Campbell Lecture Series, April 3-5:
Next up will be Yale professor George Chauncey, April 3-5.  The program is titled “From the McCarthy Era to Marriage equality: LGBT Culture and Politics Since the 1950s”.  The event is free and open to the public.  Read more.

Essence Derouen:
Baker chef mourned after tragic death (The Rice Thresher)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "A Bullet Narrowly Dodged, 1968".

March 22, 2017

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Sir Konstantin Novoselov:
Nobel laureate lectures during visit to Rice (Rice News)

Molly Dolan (1974 - 2017):
On January 7, Molly Dolan passed away.  A native of Alaska, she graduated from Rice in 1996 with a BA in English and from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign with a Master’s in 2004.  She worked in Dallas, New York, Champaign and finally in West Virginia as the Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communications Librarian at WVU.  Also, she was a world traveler.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Scavenger Hunt, 2017".
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