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(Founded 1921. Formerly known as Faculty Women's Club of Rice University)

2014-15 Schedule of Activities

Meetings are the second Wednesday of each month (September – April) at the Cohen House, Rice University’s Faculty Club on the Rice University campus with refreshments at 9:30 a.m. followed by a guest speaker and meeting at 10 a.m. Tables are reserved in the dining room of the Cohen House for those who wish to stay for lunch.

September 10, 2014

Meeting will be held at the President’s House, and hosted by Ms. Y.Ping Sun, the President’s wife and our honored member. Please RSVP by Sept 3 to Amy Calliavet at dpevents@rice.edu or calling 713-348-4111. After Sept 3, contact Amy to inquire if seats are still available.  There will be limited valet parking available.  Consider carpooling to the event.

9:30 a.m.- Refreshments, meet and greet, and opportunity to learn more about the year’s activities.

10:00 a.m. – A talk by Dr. Robert “Bob” Roush, Baylor College of Medicine – Huffington Center on Aging. The topic is “Aging Houstonians”, with advice on aging well.

October 8, 2014

The Dean of Undergraduates, Dr. John S. Hutchinson,  will join us for a talk. The topic will be announced soon.

October 9, 2014

Premier of the film “Particle Fever” at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, with introduction from Rice’s Bonner Lab faculty. This will be an evening outing. The film is at 6 pm at the Imax theater of the museum. There will be a refreshment table at the lobby for our members. The film tickets are $8 for our group. Please RSVP to facultywomensclubboard@rice.edu.  The museum has offered to reserve seats for us at the top row, for those wishing to avoid the IMAX theater stairs.

November 12, 2014

Dr. Stephen Fox, Lecturer of Architecture at Rice, will talk about the History of Cohen House on the Rice campus, and the Cohen family.

Friday December 5, 2014

Holiday Dinner-Dance at the Cohen House, cocktails beginning at 6:30

January 14, 2015

Susan Miller MD, MPH, FACP, will discuss the origins, epidemiology and cultural ramifications surrounding the trafficking of women and children, and describe the business model which sustains this form of modern day slavery. Dr. Miller is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Weill Medical College, Cornell University. She is also the Deputy Chief in the Department of Family Medicine at The Methodist Hospital and an Associate Professor in the Center for Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine and in the Houston Methodist Hospital Research Institute. Dr. Miller is currently the Chair of the Institutional Review Board of the Methodist Hospital Research Institute and is the Director of the Chao Program for International Research Ethics.

February 11, 2015

Prof. Marcia Citron of the Shepherd School of Music will talk about “Opera in the Movies”.

March 11, 2015

Presentation about  fashion and personal image.  More details later.

April 8, 2015

Ms. Marian Luntz, Film Curator of the Houston Museum of Fine Arts will speak about the Museum’s Film Department and film curation in general.

May 13, 2015

Spring Tea Social, at Cohen House, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the afternoon. Hats are optional.