People, places and presentations

Mary McIntire, dean of the Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies, was recognized by the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council April 26 with their “Success to Significance” award for her leadership and lifelong accomplishments.

Tamara Siler ’87, senior associate director of admission and coordinator of minority recruitment, received the 2013 Founder’s Award from the Texas Association for College Admission Counseling (TACAC) at the association’s annual conference April 21-23 in San Antonio. The Founder’s Award recognizes TACAC members whose contributions to the association and the profession are “above and beyond the call of duty” and exemplary of exceptional talent and devotion to students.

At NASA’s invitation, Patricia Reiff, a professor of physics and astronomy and associate director for public outreach for the Rice Space Institute (RSI), and Umbe Cantú, RSI administrator, will attend a national tribute to the late Sally Ride, America’s first woman in space, at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., May 20. Rice and RSI have organized and hosted the Sally Ride Science Festival annually for seven years; the 2013 event is scheduled for Oct. 12.

The Rice Design Alliance magazine, Cite: The Architecture + Design Review of Houston, has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The NEA grant will help Cite continue its critical examination of Houston’s current growth, as well as chronicle important aspects of the city’s architectural heritage. The funded issues will focus on the environment, on public housing, on art and architecture and on the rapid growth along the periphery of Houston.



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