ROMEO Luncheon, Friday April 15, 2016 — Dr. David W. Leebron, President of Rice University

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Romeo Quarterly Luncheon Friday April 15, 2016
Speaker –  Dr. David W. Leebron, President of Rice University

This is President David Leebron’s fourth address to ROMEO. In 2011 he spoke to us about his charge to Rice’s 100th matriculating class of 2015, emphasizing  some of the values of Rice which are meaningful to us all:

“R: Responsibility – Take responsibility. Take responsibility for making things better, for making a contribution.

  I: Integrity –  At the heart of Rice’s honor is our honor both as a community and as individuals.

 C: Community – Community has many different aspects, but most important is the way we support and treat each other.

 E: Excellence – Excellence requires doing absolutely the best you can, and then figuring out how to do better.”

with his wry sense of humor, he then added:

“In case you found this boring, just be glad you didn’t go to V-A-N-D-E-R-B-I-L-T.”


 

Time & Place

Time 11:15 am (refreshment bar open), 12:00 noon seating.
Cost Payable at the door (for all attendees) –
$25 with firm advance reservation, $30 walk-in.
Place Houston Engineering and Scientific Society –
HESS Club on Westheimer Way at
5430 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77056
Parking Free parking is available for HESS guests on the garage lower level where there is a direct club entrance and elevator – NO STAIRS!

All men and women with an interest in Rice University are welcome to attend ROMEO. There are no dues and the only cost is for lunch. The meal is excellent and the program outstanding. Please join us!

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ROMEO Luncheon, Friday, January 15, 2016 — Rice Shepherd School of Music

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ROMEO Quarterly Luncheon, January 15, 2016 —  Rice Shepherd School of Music

PROGRAM

Charlie Geyer, Professor of Trumpet and Chair of Brass
presents students
Anthony Bellino, trumpet Daniel Taubenheim, trumpet
Brian Mangrum, horn Tanner Antonetti, trombone
Zach Bridges, tuba
The quintet will represent Rice in a performance at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. next month as part of The Conservatory Project. Come and enjoy fellowship with your friends, an excellent meal and a concert from Rice’s renowned Shepherd School of Music.


 

Time & Place

Time 11:15 am (refreshment bar open), 12:00 noon seating.
Cost Payable at the door (for all attendees) –
$25 with firm advance reservation, $30 walk-in.
Place Houston Engineering and Scientific Society –
HESS Club on Westheimer Way at
5430 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77056
Parking Free parking is available for HESS guests on the garage lower level where there is a direct club entrance and elevator – NO STAIRS!

All men and women with an interest in Rice University are welcome to attend ROMEO. There are no dues and the only cost is for lunch. The meal is excellent and the program outstanding. Please join us!

ROMEO Luncheon, Friday, October 16, 2015 — Darrow Zeidenstein and Marthe D. Golden

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ROMEO Quarterly Luncheon, Friday, October 16, 2015

PROGRAM

Darrow Zeidenstein, Rice Vice President, Development
and Alumni Relations.

Marthe D. Golden, Assistant Vice President, Alumni Relations,
Executive Director, Association of Rice Alumni.

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Rice has reorganized the alumni relations department and its leaders will be here to show us how it can benefit the members of an affinity group such as ROMEO. Continue reading

ROMEO Luncheon, Friday, July 17, 2015 — Dr. Patrick Hartigan, Rice Professor of Physics and Astronomy

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ROMEO Quarterly Luncheon, Friday, July 17, 2015

PROGRAM

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Dr. Patrick Hartigan, Rice Professor of Physics and Astronomy, will speak at July 17 ROMEO. His topics will include star formation, planet hunting, new ideas about solar system formation and more. Continue reading

ROMEO Luncheon, Friday, April 17, 2015 — Linda L. Thrane

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ROMEO Quarterly Luncheon, Friday, April 17, 2015

PROGRAM

Linda Thrane

Linda L. Thrane, Rice Vice President for Public Affairs to speak for her third time at the RICE OWL MENTORS EATING OUT quarterly luncheon on Friday April 17, 2015 updating Rice’s progress in making our university known throughout the world. Continue reading

ROMEO Luncheon, Friday, January 16, 2015

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ROMEO Quarterly Luncheon, Friday, January 16, 2015

PROGRAM

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HARRIS COUNTY chief executive to speak at ROMEO quarterly luncheon on Friday January 16, 2015. The Honorable Ed Emmett, Harris County Judge, will talk and take questions about current and future projects and plans in the metro area. As Harris County’s chief executive officer, Judge Emmett is responsible for working with four county commissioners to oversee a county government serving more than four million remarkably diverse residents. Judge Emmett believes strongly that vision, planning and teamwork are the keys to maintaining Harris County’s economic strength and its commitment to opportunity and a unique quality of life for every resident.   Continue reading

ROMEO Luncheon, Friday, October 17, 2014

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ROMEO Quarterly Luncheon Friday, October 17, 2014

REVISED – SPEAKER CHANGE 

(Our scheduled speaker, Dean of Engineering Ned Thomas, was called out of the country to a meeting on short notice. Ned personally chose our speaker, who reports directly to him, to present an important new project to educate and develop Rice Engineers to become inspiring leaders, exceptional team members and bold entrepreneurs) Continue reading

ROMEO Luncheon, Friday, July 18, 2014

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ROMEO Quarterly Luncheon Friday, July 18, 2014

Our speaker for the July 18, 2014 ROMEO luncheon will be Mark P. Jones, Ph.D., who is the Joseph D. Jamail Chair in Latin American Studies at Rice University and the fellow in political science at the Baker Institute. Previously he has served as the chair of Rice’s Department of Political Science. Dr. Jones last spoke to ROMEO in October 2010, giving his take before the November elections. On July 18, he will return to bring us up to date regarding the upcoming 2014 off-year contests under very different political circumstances. All are welcome and there are no dues or costs other than lunch. Continue reading

ROMEO Luncheon, Friday, April 11, 2014

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ROMEO Quarterly Luncheon Friday, April 11, 2014

Dr. Marcia K. O’Malley
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Rice University

Rice Professor Marcia O’Malley Ph.D. M.E.
will speak on

Rehabilitation Robotics Continue reading

ROMEO Luncheon, Friday, January 17, 2014

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ROMEO Quarterly Luncheon Friday, January 17, 2014
Dr. Philip Bedient
Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering


In tropical storm Allison in June 2001, Brays Bayou had flooded the medical center doing millions of dollars in damage. Phil had led the Rice study group that predicted exactly that and spoke to us about the Brays Bayou Flood Warning System designed by Rice which had suddenly gained creditability. Today that system has been greatly expanded into. the Rice sponsored SSpeed project (Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters) of which Phil is director. One of their proposed projects is the Centennial Gate to be located on the Houston ship channel near the Baytown – La Porte Hartman bridge. If built, it would close the ship channel during storms to prevent a disastrous storm surge. Phil will have a very interesting story to tell. Continue reading