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June 30, 2017

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Jones School:
Jones School plans to offer new online MBA (Rice News)

John Boles '65:
Reassessing Thomas Jefferson (The Chronicle of Higher Education)

June 29, 2017

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Yvonne Romero da Silva:
Admissions reformer named vice president for enrollment (The Rice Thresher)

Deborah Kochevar '78:
Dean Kochevar leading Tufts to a new future (The Grafton News)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "a singularly noble and significant piece of work, 1929".

June 28, 2017

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The Way I See It:
So long, and thanks for all the fish! by Ned Thomas (Rjce News)

Rice Endowment:
On Monday, TIER REIT sold its remaining Louisville portfolio, consisting of 5 properties with 678,000 sf, for $71.5 million to a Nashville partnership that includes Rice Endowment among its largest partners, per Louisville Business First.

Layton Golemon, Jr (1933-2017):
On December 2, 2016, Layton Golemon Jr passed away.  A native Texan, he graduated from Rice in 1955 where he was a three-year football letterman (1952-53-54) and a member of the 1954 Cotton Bowl team that defeated Alabama, 28-6.  He is survived by, among others, his wife of 54 years Harriet.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean’s latest blog entry entitled “it might distract from his professional stature to represent him as a poet, 1966”.

June 27, 2017

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Department of Earth Science:
Department changes names (Rice News)

Karrie '92 and Tim League '92:
Showtime at the Alamo (Texas Monthly)

Jan Leach (1933-2017):
On June 21, Jan Leach passed away.  A native Houstonian, she graduated from Rice in 1954.  In 1962, she founded Holy Spirit Episcopal School and she served as headmistress for many years.  Also, she owned Clifton House Antiques.  She is survived by, among others, her husband of 63 years Richard.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Haskell Sheinberg, '41".

June 26, 2017

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Moshe Vardi:
Moshe Vardi wins ACM Presidential Award  (Rice News)

Don Costa (1932-2017):
On June 13, Don Costa passed away.  A native Houstonian, he graduated from Rice in 1955 where he was a one-year baseball letterman (1953), a one-year football letterman (1954) and a member of the 1954 Cotton Bowl team that defeated Alabama, 28-6.  In 1957, he graduated from UT Dental School and he practiced dentistry for over 20 years.  Also, he was an avid fisherman and golfer and he was active in his church.  He is survived by, among others, his wife of 60 years Felicia.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary

June 16, 2017

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Gwen Bradford:
Rice professor wins APA 2017 Book Prize (Rice News)

Maybell Harris (1922-2017):
On April 16, Maybell Harris passed away.  A native Houstonian, she graduated from Rice in 1943 where she met her late husband Virgil (also class of 1943).  They were married 67 years.  After raising 3 children, she became a very active member of the Blue Bird Circle.  Also, she was active in her church.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Early Adopter, 1973".

June 15, 2017

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Stephen Zeff:
Jones School Professor Wins AAA Lifetime Service Award (Rice News)

What's In Woodson:
Art in the Archives - William Ward Watkin (1886-1952)

Elizabeth Kaderli (1921-2017):
Elizabeth Kaderli recently passed away.  A native Texan, she graduated from Rice in 1943.  She enjoyed “a 35-year career as a writer and, in the earliest days of public television, as a producer for PBS stations”.  She was “a woman with many interests and an ever-questioning mind”.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Some Interesting Notes on Transportation 1923".

June 14, 2017

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Kinder Institute:
Report examines Houston's 'Dangerous Crossing' (Rice News)

What's in Woodson":
KTRU Tuesdays: Streaking (Woodson Research Center)

T Robert Jones (1924-2017):
 On April 14, T Robert (Bob) Jones passed away. Born in Utopia, Texas, he graduated from Rice in 1945.  After military service,  he founded the RN Jones Agency in Harlingen, offering commercial and personal insurance, and worked there until it was sold in 2015.  Also, he was very active in the community. 

Bob and his wife Dottie were life-long Rice supporters and avid Rice sports fans. He served on the Rice Board of Governors for 4 years in the 1990s and was presently a trustee advisor.  He is survived by, among others, Dottie (they were married in 1945).  Click here for the Valley Morning Star obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Familiar Faces, 1948".

 

June 13, 2017

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Yvonne Romero Da Silva:
Yvonne Romero Da Silva named vp for enrollment at Rice (Rice News)

Arthur Weston Jr (1923-2017):
On May 30, Arthur Weston Jr passed away.  Dr. Weston was a professor and department chair (Health and Physical Education) at Rice from 1952 to 1962 and a Nonresident Associate of Wiess College.  Click here for the Portland Press Herald obituary.  

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Duly received in good condition, 1910".

June 12, 2017

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Aydin Babakhani:
Texas team debuts battery-less pacemaker (Rice News0

Jeff Smisek:
A Board Reluctant To Bare Claws (New York Times)

Daniel Gillespie (1938-2017):
On April 19, Daniel Gillespie passed away.  Born in Missouri, he earned a BA in physics from Rice in 1960 and a PhD in high energy physics from Johns Hopkins in 1968.  He was “a research physicist best known for his derivation of the Stochastic Simulation Algorithm (The Gillespie Algorithm) and innovator in the field of stochastic physics in biology”.  Also, he had many outside interests including being an avid jazz fan.  He is survived by, among others, his wife Carol (they were married in 1976).  Click here for the Oklahoman obituary.
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