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September 30, 2017

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Hurricane Harvey:
Rice story map presents estimated damage (Rice News)

Memorial Services:
Memorial services set for Minter and Haskell (Rice News)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Friday Follies: circa 1969".

September 29, 2017

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Andrea Mitchell:
Rice grad student earns DOE honor (Rice News)

Robert Johnson (1932-2017):
On August 18, Robert Johnson passed away.  A  native of Illinois, he graduated from Brown with honors, earned his PhD in Organic Chemistry from Rice in 1958 and pursued post-doctoral studies at Johns Hopkins.  He enjoyed a career as a research chemist with Brown & Williamson from 1959 until he retired in 1991.  Afterwards, he enjoyed traveling with friends and family.  He is predeceased by, among others, his wife of 37 years, Millie.  Click here for The Courier-Journal obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Border to Border: Coast to Coast, Rice Football, 1966".

September 28, 2017

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Rice Theatre:
Rice University Theatre will present “Rumors” by Neil Simon on October 5-7 and 12-14.  Christina Keefe, the head of the Rice Theatre Program, directs the production which stars students Justin Bernard and Nathaniel Williams.  Read more.

Sue Deigaard '92:
Click here for the Chronicle interview with former MOB member Sue Deigaard ’92 who is running for a HISD Trustee seat.

Rev William Jennings Bryan III (1951-2017):
 
On August 27, Rev William Bryan III passed away.  A 7th generation Dallasite, he earned a BA in History from Rice in 1974 where he met his wife Corinne ’74.  Also, he earned MTh cum laude (’77) and DMin (’86) degrees from the Perkins School of Theology at SMU. He served local congregations of the United Method Church in Dallas before working for the Perkins School of Theology from 1998 until his death.  He is survived by, among others, his wife of 43 years, Corinne.  Click here for the Dallas Morning News obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "the tender ties of love, October 24, 1916".

September 27, 2017

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Association of Rice Alumni:
A Message from ARA President Matt Haynie '03 (Rice News)

Nanotechnology:
Tiny town lands tiny nanotechnology startup (Houston Chornicle)

Martin Erdoes (1957-2017):
On August 24, Martin Erdoes passed away.  A native Pennsylvanian, he attended Rice (class of 1979) and the University of Oklahoma.  “He loved math and sciences and was well-known for his somewhat whacky inventions”.  “He served as a dignitary to Bolivia and worked selflessly for the Tunisian Red Crescent”.  Click here for The Oklahoman obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Warren Eldridge Goss, 1895-1916".

September 26, 2017

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Douglas Brinkley:
Brinkley to be Presidential Scholar for NY Museum (New York Times)

Wes Anderson (Thanks, Russell Shelby!):
Click here for the trailer for Wes Anderson’s new movie Isle of Dogs.  He is the son of ARA Meritorious Service Award winner and avid Rice baseball fan Texas Anderson ‘81/’85.

Patric Savage (1928-2017):
On August 17, Patric Savage passed away.  Born in Missouri, he graduated from Rice in 1952.  After military service, he worked for Hughes Tool, General Dynamics, IBM and Shell, retiring in 1993.  Also, he enjoyed reading, tennis, singing, piano-playing, composing and travel.  He is survived by, among others, his wife Catherine.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Would have graduated with the class of 1919".

September 25, 2017

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Moody Center:
Exciting Fall Lineup (Rice News)

Hackathon:
Hackathon works to solve health care problems (Houston Chronicle)

Mary Pack (1928-2017):
On September 18, Mary Pack passed away.  A native Houstonian, she attended Rice (class of 1949) where she met her husband of 68 years, Charles Pack (class of 1950).  She taught for many years in the Pasadena Independent School District.  Also, she was active in her church and in the community.  Click here for The Pasadena Citizen obituary.

September 24, 2017

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Moody Center:
Moody Center earns architectural award (Rice News)

Betty Broyles-Pettey (1924-2017):
On September 14, Betty Broyles-Pettey passed away.  A native Houstonian, he graduated from Rice in 1945 where she met her first husband, the late Bill Broyles ’48 (he passed away in 1996).  Their son, Bill Broyles, the founding editor of Texas Monthly, also graduated from Rice (in 1966).  Thirteen years ago, she met her second husband, Jesse Pettey, who survives her. “She was a special human being, an exemplary wife and a great mother, but she was born to be a grandmother”.  Click here for the Austin American-Statesman obituary.

September 23, 2017

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Best colleges:
Rice does well in multiple rankings (Rice News)

Harlan Coben:
Harlan Coben talks about his new thriller (Houston Chronicle)

September 22, 2017

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Town Hall:
Special town hall set for Oct 3 (Rice News)

Toughest Colleges to get into in America (Thanks, Larry George!):
Hard Grader (Paper City)

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "I have no recollection of what I used these for, circa, 1918-20".

September 21, 2017

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Contemporary Arts Museum Houston:
CAMH donates archives to Rice (Rice News)

Pat Cauley (1937-2017):
On September 14, Pat Cauley passed away.  A native Texan, she graduated from Rice in 1959.  She was married for 56 years to the late Jim Cauley ’58 who played baseball and football for Rice.  She enjoyed a teaching career including teaching English at Robert E Lee High School in Baytown for 20 years. Also, she was active in her church and in the community.  Click here for the obituary. 

Rice History Corner:
Click here for Melissa Kean's latest blog entry entitled "Coach Philip Heckman Arbuckle.
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