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June 30, 2013

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Strike Brewing:
Strike craft beers are now available in seven Southern California counties.  Former Rice swimmer Jenny Lewis co-founded Strike Brewing in the Bay Area in 2012 and serves as CEO.  Read more.

Rebellion Photonics:
Click here  to vote daily for Rice startup Rebellion Photonics in the WSJ Startup of the Year contest.

June 29, 2013

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Phoebe Tudor:
Tudor receives Mayor's Citizen Award for Historic Preservation (West U Examiner)

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

Rebellion Photonics:
Click here to vote for Rice startup Rebellion Photonics in the WSJ Startup of the Year contest.

June 28, 2013

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Rebellion Photonics:
Huntsville native's Houston company competing in WSJ contest (Huntsville Times)
Vote for Rice startup in Wall Street Journal competition (Rice News)

Yigit Ergecen '14 (Thanks, John Boles!):
Architecture student joins protest in Turkey (Rice News)

JM Frost:
On June 20, JM Frost passed away.  A fourth generation Texan, he earned a BA from Rice in 1936, a BA from UT in 1937 and a MA in Geology from UT in 1938.  His “interest in oil and gas exploration and production as well as his passions for horses, farming and ranching endured throughout his life”.  He was a founding member of The Petroleum Club of Houston and was inducted into the National Cutting Horse Hall of Fame.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary.

June 27, 2013

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Sasha Cooke '04:
Meet Sasha Cooke (Classical Singer)

Don Baldwin (1942 - 2013):
On June 19, Don Baldwin passed away.  Following military service, the native Texan earned an undergraduate degree in geology from Baylor in 1967 and a MA in geophysics from Rice in 1971.  He enjoyed a long career with ExxonMobil until his retirement in 2002.  He is survived by, among others, his wife of 46 years, Pat.  Click here for The Waco Tribune-Herald obituary.

June 26, 2013

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Materials Genome Initiative:
Rice will host President Obama's Materials Genome Initiative (Rice News)

Ben W Smith Jr (1921 - 2013:
On March 30, Ben W Smith Jr passed away.  A native Houstonian, he graduated from Rice in 1942 with a chemical engineering degree.  After service in WWII, he worked for Dow Chemical and Olin Corporation while earning a law degree from South Texas College of Law in 1953.  Afterwards, he moved to McAllen where he taught business law at UT-Pan American and commercially grew grapefruit and oranges  Also, he was very active in his church and Rotary International.  Click here for The Monitor obituary.

June 25, 2013

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Janet Braam:
Does your salad know what time it is? (Rice News)

Sweeney Todd:
Rice prof and students 'light up' Sweeney Todd production (Rice News)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Allen Center Open House, November 1967".

June 24, 2013

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

254 Texas Courthouses:
Leonard Lane has completed the webpage for Presidio County.  Check it out.

June 14, 2013

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Smalley-Curl Celebration:
Smalley, Curl continue to inspire (Rice News)

James Turrell:
How James Turrell Knocked the Art World Off Its Feet (New York Times)

Donald Jordan (1937 - 2013):
On June 9, Donald Jordan passed away.  A native Texan, he earned a football scholarship to Rice but several knee surgeries ended his playing career and he served as a manager of the football team.  After graduating from Rice in 1960, he enjoyed a successful 49 year career in the insurance business.  He is survived by, among other, his wife of 53 years, Sharlene.  Click here for the San Antonio Express-News obituary. 

254 Texas Courthouses:
Leonard Lane has completed the webpage for Culberson County.  Check it out.

June 13, 2013

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2-D Electronics:
2-D to the next level (Rice News)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Homeward Bound (with Windows)".

June 12, 2013

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Rice Alliance:
Accelerating to the top (Rice News)

Galicia 3D:
From the deep blue seas (Rice News)

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