People, papers and presentations

Jim Faubion, professor of anthropology, has authored a chapter in the book “Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand): A Journal for Greek Letters.”

Bart Sinclair ’79, associate dean of engineering, received Rice Engineering Alumni’s first Distinguished Service Medal. The award was established to recognize people who have made invaluable contributions to the George R. Brown School of Engineering and its alumni.

The Association of Rice University Black Alumni (ARUBA) honored several alumni at its Oct. 12 gala, The Blueprint for Excellence, a Centennial Celebration of Achievement. Herbert Anderson ’03 and Michael Wilks ’01 received the Outstanding Achievement in Career award. Pamela Scott ’73 was honored with the Outstanding Achievement in Civic and Community award. Terrence Gee ’86 received the Outstanding Achievement in Service and Contributions to the University award. Chandler Davidson, the Radoslav A. Tsanoff Professor Emeritus of Public Affairs and Sociology, and Catherine Clack, associate dean of undergraduates and director of minority affairs, were honored with the Legacy Award. Jan West ’73, assistant director of Multicultural Relations in Public Affairs, took top honors with the Blueprint for Excellence Award, which is given for outstanding achievement in career, community and civic service and dedication to the university.

Rice University, as part of the Texas Medical Center, has been awarded the Texas Veterans Employer Award for its partnership with the Texas Veterans Commission to promote upcoming statewide veterans job fairs Nov. 15 as part of Gov. Rick Perry’s Hiring Red, White and You initiative. The Texas Medical Center was recognized for recruiting and hiring veterans 574 veterans and disabled veterans this year.



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