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Get Ready to See the World's Captivating Birds

Mark Kulstad, leader of ARRUF's Nature Group and ARRUF director in 2020-2021, has crossed the globe in search of the world's avian wonders.


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Truman Capote's A Christmas Memory--Two Ways

One group of members attended a performance of Capote's A Christmas Memory by the Tapestry Players at St. Luke's Methodist Church on Sunday, December 5th, at 2:30 p.m.


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ARRUF's Carolers' Winter Picnic and Capote's Winter Gem

Winter in Houston can defy Santa's North Pole standards, as it did on December 2nd, when ARRUF members met to start the holidays with a reception and luncheon in the Faculty Club Garden.

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Ascending to ARRUF

A Reception Honoring New Retired Rice University Faculty 2020 and 2021 Concluded at the Turrell Skyspace and the Twilight Epiphany


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Cognitive and Brain Health during Aging

Held Friday, Sept. 30, 10 a.m. to noon

What do senior adults value? Maintaining independence, sustaining relations with family and friends, and making beneficial decisions.


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New Dean Welcomed ARRUF Tour Onstage, Behind the Scenes

New Shepherd School Dean Matthew Loden welcomed ARRUF members for a tour of architect Allan Greenberg’s new 84,000 SF Brockman Hall for Opera.

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2021 New Directors for ARRUF

Meet the New Directors


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Columbia Magazine Article on Retired Faculty Organization

This article, used with permission, illustrates the many activities from a retired faculty orchestra to research presentations and yoga classes.


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Directors' Announcement

FROM DIRECTOR CLARENCE MILLER

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Alex Byrd on Visions of Educational Justice and Reform

Vice-Provost Alex Byrd reported on Rice University's coordination of multiple initiatives to achieve an equitable, more just educational experience for students and faculty.


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ION CENTER: A TRANSFORMATION IN PROGRESS

Jan E. Odegard, Interim Executive Director of The Ion


CAROLINE LEVANDER, VICE-PRESIDENT FOR DIGITAL AND GLOBAL STRATEGY
2020 JUNE ARRUF ZOOM MEETING: LEVANDER

On June 18th Caroline Levander, Vice-President for Global and Digital Strategy joined ARRUF members on ZOOM to tell about those weeks in spring when faculty transformed their classes to on-line for

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Liked the Birding in the City Wild Event? How About a More Ambitious Outing?

ARRUF could take a trip to Aransas National Wildlife Refuge in 2021 to see the spectacular and very rare Whooping Cranes. Mark Kulstad would likely be the leader for this tour.


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The Benefits of Collaboration? MORE BENEFITS!

When Bob Curl responded to the first pleas of retired faculty who were unable to access Fondren Library’s on-line Resources, he didn’t anticipate the consequences: Now the


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Another Spectacular Year for Jane Chance as Scholar and Poet

2019 has been a year of acknowledgement and success for Jane Chance, whose Chaucer scholarship continues to be celebrated, given awards, and reprinted in new editions.

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Half-Day Conference on Purposeful Aging and the Longevity Economy

As part of its long-term planning, the Association of Retired Rice University Faculty invited members to participate in a conference about the broad economic and societal context for retired facult


Birding in the City Wilds
Birding in the City Wilds

Saturday, March 9, 8 or 10 a.m.


2019 February ARRUF Newsletter
2019 February ARRUF Newsletter

2019 is off to a great start, and there’s more stimulating collaboration ahead. A reminder: spouses are automatically associate members and invited to all events.

Exhibitions Feature Poulos' Paintings
Exhibitions Feature Poulos' Paintings

ARRUF Artist Basilios Poulos exhibited in Greece (September) and at the Deborah Colton Gallery (December).


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Jane Chance: A Second Volume of Poems Just Released

Shown working with an image at the ARRUF writer's group in October, Jane Chance has been exploring several new forms of writing.


Conference Report
Conference Report

The Role of Retired Faculty in Universities: Not Just a Single Story Now

Half-Day Conference on the Role of Retired Faculty in the University
Half-Day Conference on the Role of Retired Faculty in the University

As part of its long-term planning, the Association of Retired Rice University Faculty is holding two conferences on the Role of Retired Faculty in the University, one in October 2018 and a second i


OISS Friends Meet
OISS Friends Meet

On September 28th, ARRUF Executive Committee Members Anne Schnoebelen, Viqui Arbizu-Sabater, and Clarence and HiIlary Miller met their international graduate students at the annual Office of Intern


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Basilios Poulos Painting Exhibited in Greece

Basilios Poulos, Professor Emeritus, Visual and Dramatic Arts, was invited to display his painting, 'Greek Tapestry #1,' 72" x 84," acrylic on canvas, that was featured in a group

Officers Elected for 2018-2019
Officers Elected for 2018-2019

We welcome the officers elected for 2018-2019. The new directors will assume their duties on July 1 at the beginning of the new fiscal year.


ARRUF Members Invited to Be US Friends of International Graduate Students
ARRUF Members Invited to Be US Friends of International Graduate Students

Many ARRUF members have collaborated on international projects or have lived and traveled abroad.


New Retired Faculty Welcomed to ARRUF
New Retired Faculty Welcomed to ARRUF

On May 3rd, Provost Marie Lynn Miranda honored seventeen Rice University faculty who retired this year by hosting the Association of Retired Rice University Faculty Annual Meeting and Re

Our New Paintings and ARRUF’s Artists
Our New Paintings and ARRUF’s Artists

ARRUF’s renovated space in Fondren signals its new significance partly by its huge screen for connecting participants on site with other members remotely, b


Jane Chance Adds Poetry Volumes to Body of Scholarly Publication
Jane Chance Adds Poetry Volumes to Body of Scholarly Publication

At the annual meeting, Jane Chance was asked to describe her recent publications as an example of the items that should be included in the new collection of individual profiles.


ARRUF's New Home in Fondren 412
ARRUF's New Home in Fondren 412

Renovation of Fondren 412 was completed ahead of schedule, and the room was opened for viewing on May 3rd from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. before the Annual General Meeting.

Workshop Introduces Approach to Writing Academic Memoirs
Workshop Introduces Approach to Writing Academic Memoirs

Intellectual trajectories or academic memoirs can capture the passions of a lifetime in research or scholarship. Have you ever wondered why people study what they do?


A Rice democrat meets the Royals: Disaster ensues
A Rice democrat meets the Royals: Disaster ensues

Bob Patten, Emeritus Professor and expert raconteur, spoke before a group of ARRUF members and friends about his 2012 briefing of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall at Westminster Abbe


Choosing Retirement Residences Workshop: First Steps
Choosing Retirement Residences Workshop: First Steps

For some, retirement freedom inspires dreams of changing residences, perhaps several times.

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Basilios Poulos Exhibition

ARRUF member Basilios Poulos has a solo exhibition of his collection of paintings, LANDSCAPE JOURNEYS, at the Reaves/Foltz Fine Art Gallery, 2143 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77098.


ARRUF Summer and Fall 2017 Newsletters
ARRUF Summer and Fall 2017 Newsletters

Link to the pdf file of the