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September 30, 2014

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Sonia Nazario:
Facing the border crisis (Rice News)

Robert Hetherwick (1942 - 2014):
On September 18, Robert Hetherwick passed away.  A native Ohioan, he earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Southern Louisiana in 1964, a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Rice in 1967 and a master’s degree in business administration from UH in 1969 .  He enjoyed a long career in the petrochemical and refining industries and retired as President and CEO of Calcasieu Refining Corporation.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary.

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Olajuwon in The Physics Amphitheatre".

September 29, 2014

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Jones School:
Producing entrepreneurs (Rice News)

De Lange Conference:
Rice to host biennial De Lange Conference (Rice News)

Joy Linsley (1935 - 2014):
On September 7, Joy Linsley passed away.  A native Texan, she graduated with Honors in English (Phi Beta Kappa) from Rice in 1957, she was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Nottingham form 1957-58 and she earned her PhD from Rice in 1967.  She enjoyed a 48-year teaching career, mostly at the University of St Thomas.  And, she loved her cats.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary.

September 28, 2014

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Flavio Cunha:
Rice economist awarded Frisch Medal (Rice News)

Ed Bosarge:
Memorial mansion listed for record $43 million (Houston Chronicle)

Ralph Speich (1925 - 2014):
On September 16, Ralph Speich, Sr passed away.  A native Houstonian, he earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Rice in 1945 upon his return from WW II service.  He enjoyed a career as a consulting engineering until he retired to Bluebonnet County in Plantersville.  He was active in his church and in the community.  Click here for the obituary.

September 27, 2014

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Rice alumni to get insider tour of China (China Daily)

Elaine Marie Alphin (1955 - 2014):
On August 19, Elaine Marie Alphin passed away.  A native Californian, she earned a BA degree from Rice in 1977 and, after a Watson Fellowship, a MA degree from York University in England.  Although she began her professional career as a journalist in Houston, she became an award-winning author of children and young adults.  Click here for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle obituary.

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Friday Afternoon Follies: M-I-C".

September 26, 2014

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Reach for America:
Rice among top contributors to Teach for America (Rice News)

The Servant of Two Masters:
Play to be performed at Rice, Nov 14-22 (

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Sammy Switcheroo, 1950s".

September 25, 2014

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Rice Gallery:
New Installation by Yusuke Asai (Rice News)

Rice Design Alliance:
New Rice lecture series explores the future (Houston Chronicle)

The Rice Thresher:
The Rice Thresher published yesterday.  You can check it out here.

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Sammy Through The Ages".

September 24, 2014

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David Leebron:
Board honors Leebron for 10 years of outstanding leadership (Rice News)

Shepherd School:
Orchestras present 2014-15 season debut concerts (Rice News)

Homer Leonard:
On August 21, Homer Leonard passed away at the age of 89.  He graduated from Rice with a BS in Mechanical Engineering in 1950.  He “was very adventurous in life and left a huge footprint on many people’s hearts”.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Ruth Young, '23".

September 23, 2014

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Best Colleges:
Rice cited on multiple college-ranking lists (Rice News)
The Top 25 Universities to Work For In 2014 (Forbes)

BJ Almond:
Almond honored by trustees (Rice News)

Matthew Sands (1919 - 2014):
On September 13, Matthew (“Matt”) Sands passed away.  A native of Massachusetts, he earned a BA in Physics and Mathematics from Clark University in 1940, a MA in Physics from Rice in 1941 and, after WWII service at Los Alamos on the Manhattan Project, a PhD from MIT in 1948.  He enjoyed a career as a physicist and educator at MIT, Caltech, Stanford/SLAC and UC Santa Cruz.  Also, he was a co-author of the Feynman Lectures on Physics, perhaps the most popular physics book ever written. 

Obituary (Santa Cruz Sentinel)
Matthew Sands, Founding Deputy Director of SLAC, Dies (SLAC)
Oral History interview (American Institute of Physics, May 4 and 5, 1987)

September 22, 2014

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Gladys Wylie (1928 - 2014):
On September 1, Gladys Wylie passed away.  A native Oklahoman, she graduated from Rice in 1949.  She was a professor at Tyler Junior College.  Her interests were her family, gardening and sewing but her passion was studying the Bible and teaching it.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary.    

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

September 21, 2014

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Sandra and Jim Robbins Lecture Series:
Rice students take a graffiti tour of Houston (Rice News)

An Evening For Rice's Honour, October 15:
The 16th “An Evening For Rice’s Honour” will be held on Wednesday, October 15 at River Oaks Country Club.  The 2014 Distinguished Owl Club Award will be presented to T. Jay Collins and Stephen Trauber.  Read more.
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