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May 31, 2011

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Fulbright Scholarships:
Six Owls earn prestigious Fulbright Scholarships (Rice News)

Deborah Domning:
Harris County Commissioner’s Court has issued a resolution declaring today, Tuesday, May 31, 2011, “Deborah Domning Day” in Harris County in observance of her final day serving as senior director of the Harris County Information Technology Center.  Deborah is leaving Harris County after 29 years of service. With her husband Bryan ’75, Deborah is an avid Rice baseball fan.

May 30, 2011

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Paul Kupec (1923 - 2011):
As mentioned yesterday, Paul Kupec '53 passed away at the age of 88 on May 25.  He was a Rice baseball letterman in 1952 (as manager).

May 29, 2011

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Carol Quillen:
Quillen named president of Davidson College (Rice News)

Paul Kupec (1923 - 2011):
On May 25, Paul Kupec passed away at the age of 88.  A native Texan, he graduated from Rice in 1953.  He was a veteran of World War II and spent his entire career at HLP until he retired in 1987.  Click here for the Bryan-College Station Eagle obituary.

May 28, 2011

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Board of Trustees:
Five trustees elected to Rice board (Rice News)

Art Storey '59:
On May 11, the Bayou Presentation Association presented the first Terry Hershey Bayou Stewardship Award to Art Storey, Executive Director of the Harris County Public Infrastructure Department.

BioScience Research Collaborative:
Three renowned scientists bring research to Rice (Rice News)
UCSD loses 3 star scientists to Rice (San Diego Union-Tribune)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean’s latest blog entry entitled “Friday Afternoon Follies, plus a short update”.

May 27, 2011

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Heather Gaines:
Wednesday night, the Houston Independent School District honored Heather Gaines (Steven Herce’s sister) as Elementary School Teacher of the Year.  She has been teaching for 15 years and is currently the literacy coach at Lovett Elementary.

Komal Bansal '15:
Bansal named Salutatorian with 4.62 GPA (Huber Heights OH Courier)

May 26, 2011

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Phi Beta Kappa:
Rice inducts 65 into Phi Beta Kappa (Rice News)
Larimer graduates from Rice (Half Moon Bay CA Review)

Elite Colleges:
Top Colleges, Largely for the Elite (New York Times)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean’s latest blog entry entitled “View from the top of Rice Stadium, 1952”.

May 25, 2011

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Heather Hardy '74:
Hardy named University of Nevada, Reno provost (Nevada News)

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

May 24, 2011

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International Space Station Experiment:
Rice-made memory chips headed to space (Rice News)

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

May 23, 2011

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Team Electric Owl:
Electric Owl soars in student design contests (Rice News)

Lisi Owen '07:
Owen Wins Linda Faye Williams Social Justice Prize (Rice News)

May 22, 2011

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James Turrell:
Rice breaks ground on skyspace by artist Turrell (Rice News)

Dorothy Justman (1914 - 2011):
On Thursday, Dorothy Justman passed away at the age of 96.  She attended Rice (class of 1936) and earned degrees from the University of Houston.  She was a member of the Texas German Society and Harris County Historical Society.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary.

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