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June 30, 2011

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Dr John Mendelsohn:
Dr. Mendelsohn to join the Baker Institute as senior fellow (Rice News)
Outgoing MD Anderson president to join Baker Institute (Houston Chronicle)

John Sieber (1926 - 2011):
On June 12, John Sieber passed away.  A third-generation Houstonian, he attended 6 different universities including Rice (BS, Architecture ’60).   His first house out of architecture school was the first Modern house in West University Place.  Known as a idealist and a liberal, he was active in public service.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary.

June 29, 2011

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El Camino Real de Los Tejas:
Exhibit on the historic Royal Road of Texas on display at Duncan Hall (Rice News)

Leonard Guy Lane, Sr. (1925 - 2011):
On June 19, Leonard Lane’s father, Leonard Guy Lane, Sr. passed away at the age of 86 from cancer.  He was a minister, a missionary in Nigeria and the editor of the Gallaudet University Press, where he authored a book on sign language.  Click here for the Abilene Reporter-News obituary.

Wayne Yakes '75:
Central Catholic set to thank big donor (San Antonio Express)

June 28, 2011

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Todd Deveau '98:
Deveau named head of school at The Rainard School for Gifted Students (Examiner.com)

Ken Andrews '03:
Andrews is emerging leader in architecture field (Boulder County Business Report)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean’s latest blog entry entitled “Frances Ridgway Brotzen, 1915-2011”.

June 27, 2011

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This just in: Men Drive Sports Cars to Attract Women, Study Says:
Peacocks, Porsches and Thorstein Veblen (Rice News)

Phil Arnold '84:
Hover Boards (Houston Press)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean’s latest blog entries.

June 16, 2011

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Hurricane Season:
Think ahead about hurricane preparedness (Rice News)

June 15, 2011

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College Admissions (Thanks, Larry George!):
On College Forms, a Question of Race, or Races, Can Perplex (New York Times)

Shepherd School:
Making a mind-music connection (Houston Chronicle)
Conference invites the public to tap into some of life’s mysteries (Culture Map)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean’s latest blog entry entitled “Cattle Auction at the Nine Bar Ranch, 1964”.

June 14, 2011

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Wayne Shandera '73:
Q&A: Looking back on the early days of AIDs (Houston Chronicle)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean’s latest blog entry entitled “Fondren Circulation Desk, 1949”.

June 13, 2011

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Tin Houses (Thanks, Joe Welsh!):
Check out a story in yesterday's Houston Chronicle (print edition only) by Lisa Gray '88 entitled "Saving the Tin Houses".  One of the featured houses (at 5421 Dickson) is by Natalye Appel '80/'82.

June 12, 2011

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Rachel Fleck:
Jones School welcomes new director of business development (Rice News)

June 11, 2011

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Gerald Fishman '69/'70:
NASA’s Fishman shares $1 million science prize (Rice News)

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