40 years: The Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology Reunion 2012
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The 40th Anniversary Reunion Celebration for the Department of Biochemistry
& Cell Biology will be the evening of Friday, October 12, 2012 and
the morning of Saturday, October 13, 2012.
Friday, October 12,
6 PM - 11 PM
featuring the BCB graduate student body
- Light Dinner Buffet
Served from 6 - 8 PM
- Current Research in
the Department, Poster Session, 6 - 7 PM*
- Group Photographs, 7 PM
- Plenary Session at 8
- "Welcome to the
Department", BCB Chair, Janet Braam
- Guest speaker, Rice
Doctoral alumnus Joe Xi Huang (Joe Wong).
- Light Buffet &
Bar Served from 9 - 11 PM
- Poster Session
Breakdown, 10:30 PM
13, 8 AM - 2 PM
featuring the BCB alumni
Breakfast Served from 8 AM - 9:45 AM
- Alumni Poster
Session Set-up, 8 - 9 AM
Student Career Cafe Breakfast, 8 - 9 AM
- Alumni Poster
Session 9 - 10 AM*
- Plenary Session at
10 AM , "The Department
Past and Present"
- The Early Years,
Former BCB Chair, John S. Olson
- The Late 80’s and
the 90’s, Former BCB Chair, Kathleen S. Matthews
- The 2000's, Former
BCB Chair, George N. Bennett
- The Department
Today, Current BCB Chair, Janet Braam
- Group Photographs, 11 AM
- Lunch and Graduate
Student Awards, 12:30 PM
Poster Break-down, 2 PM
*Poster presenters are
requested to attend their posters during this one hour period.
We expect the dress range at the reunion will be casual to business casual.
You can find information about the wide range of events across campus October 10 – 14, 2012 at www.centennial.rice.edu. Some highlights include the Centennial Lecture Series on Thursday, October 11, the academic procession, and President Leebron’s keynote speech on Friday morning, October 12. A presidential panel from institutions across the globe is scheduled Friday afternoon, followed by Presidents Rupp, Gillis, and Leebron sharing the podium with three Chairs of the Rice Board of Trustees. And, there is a planned “spectacle” in the academic quadrangle on Saturday evening as part of the Alumni Homecoming Party that promises to be what the word describes!
We look forward to seeing all of you as we celebrate 40 years of the Department!!
Drs. John Olson and Kathy Matthews (the “old-timers”!)
Co-Chairs of the 40th Reunion Committee
Additional information about the reunion:
Rice University has special rates at several nearby hotels. Click here to see a listing of these hotels. BCB has reserved blocks of rooms at special rates for our reunion:
Best Western Hotel & Suites at Medical Center
6700 Main Street
Houston, TX 77030
Name of Group: Rice Anniversary
Group Code: RICEANN
King – $99.99 per night
Double – $109.99 per night
Call hotel to reserve rooms
| Rooms must be reserved by 09/15/12.
We will have food, science, reminiscing, and lots of celebration in the new BioScience Research Collaborative, located within walking distance of the selected hotels and with regular bus service from the BRC to the heart of the campus.
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Administrative questions may be addressed to Dr. Susan Cates, Department of Biochemistry & Cell Biology, Rice Univ., MS-140, Houston TX 77005.