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2017-18 Schedule of Activities


Our business meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month of the school year (September to April) at the Cohen House, Rice University’s Faculty Club on the Rice University campus.

Following our business meeting, we invite speakers from Rice and the wider Houston community to offer us a lecture. The lectures cover a variety of topics and interests, and are open to the Rice community. We sometimes organize on-campus visits or excursions to interesting destinations. Carpools are available always.

We begin with coffee hour and socializing at 9:30 am. Our Club’s business meeting is held between 10:00am and 10:30am. Our speakers begin their presentation at 10:30am.

The meetings and lectures at Cohen House or elsewhere on-campus are followed by lunch at the Faculty Club. Tables are reserved for those who wish to stay for lunch. If members of the Rice community who are not members of the Faculty Club wish to stay for lunch we can arrange for them to pay via check or cash.

The first meeting of the year is traditionally held at the President’s House, and the last meeting of the year is traditionally an afternoon tea social.

 

2017-2018


 

September 13- 9:30 AM meet at The Weiss House. The speaker will be Dr. Dennis Huston who will be discussing “Shakespeare in Love”.

October 4- 12:00 PM Book Club will discuss Bernice Kert’s Abby Aldrich Rockefeller.

October 11- 9:30 AM meet at the Cohen House. The speaker is Dr. John Boles, author of the recently published book Jefferson: Architect of American Liberty.

October 21- 1:00 PM-3:00 PM Children’s Halloween Party

November 1- 12:00 PM Book Club will discuss Wallace Stegner’s Crossing to Safety.

November 8- 9:30 AM meet at the Cohen House. The speaker will be Dr. Tracy Volz, Director and Professor in the Practice at the Rice Center for Engineering Leadership.

December 6- 12:00 PM Book Club will discuss Fredrik Backman’s A Man Called Ove: A Novel.

December 13- 2:00 PM-4:00 PM Holiday Party at The Cohen House

January- Happy New Year. There is no Book Club this month.

January 10- 9:30 AM meet at the Cohen House. The speaker is Dr. Maria Oden, Dir of (OEDK).

February 7- 12:00 PM Book Club will discuss Catherine Bailey’s Black Diamonds: The Rise and Fall of a Great English Dynasty.

February 14- 9:30 AM meet at the Cohen House. The speaker is Dr. James Blackburn, Professor in the Practice of Environmental Law.

March 7- 12:00 PM Book Club will discuss J. D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy.

March 14- 9:30 AM The club will meet and tour The Moody Center for the Arts.

March 31- 10 AM to 11:30 AM Easter Egg Hunt.

April 4- 12:00 PM Book Club will discuss Marilynne Robinson’s Lila.

April 11- 9:30 AM meet at the Cohen House. Our speaker will be Dean Robert Kekovich will update us on the new music and opera building and associated programs.

May 2- 12:00 PM Book Club will discuss M.L. Stedman’s The Light Between Oceans.

May 9- 2 PM we will have the Club’s annual tea and introduction of the new board.