Friends of Fondren Library - FOFL

Seeks to heighten community and alumni interest in Fondren Library and to support academic programs at Rice University by funding library collections and facilities.

The Books That Shaped My World, featuring David Leebron

Please join the Friends of Fondren Library for The Books that Shaped My World, Featuring David Leebron, Rice University President.

David W. Leebron, J.D., has served as Rice University's seventh president since 2004, a period of growth and transformation for the university. A native of Philadelphia, Leebron is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, where he was elected president of the Harvard Law Review. Following a judicial clerkship on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, he taught at the UCLA School of Law in 1980. After two years in private practice, he joined the faculty at the NYU School of Law in 1983. In 1989, Leebron joined the faculty of Columbia Law School, where in 1996 he was appointed dean and served in that position until coming to Rice. He is a member of the political science faculty at Rice, and has written in the areas of international trade and investment, torts, privacy, corporate law and human rights. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the boards of the Association of American Universities, and the IMAX Corporation. He has also been awarded Commandeur de l'Ordre National du Mérite by the government of France and the Encomienda de la Orden de Isabel La Católica by the government of Spain.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Kyle Morrow Room, Fondren Library 3rd Floor

To RSVP, please visit https://foflbooksleebron.eventbrite.com.

This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Guests are welcome.

Parking is available in the Central Campus Garage, in Founder's Court Lot, in Lot N at Gate 21 off of Rice Boulevard or in the Stadium Lot. A credit card is required. A campus map with parking information is available at www.rice.edu/maps/maps.html.

2018 Rice Authors, Editors, Composers and Artists Reception

On Wednesday, January 31, 2018, the Friends of Fondren Library will host its annual event honoring Rice faculty, staff, alumni and members of the Friends of Fondren Library who have authored a book, edited a journal, composed a major musical work or mounted a one-person art show in the calendar year 2017.

Please register for this event using the button to the right.

Meet the Author: John B. Boles '65

Friends of Fondren Library's Meet the Author Co-Chairs Kristin Necessary '01 and Mindy Vanderford '84 invite you to join us for a special event featuring John B. Boles '65, the William P. Hobby Professor of History at Rice University and the former editor of the Journal of Southern History, who will discuss his book "Jefferson: Architect of American Liberty." A question-and-answer session and casual reception will follow. 

 

Friends of Fondren Library Reception on March 29, 2017

On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, the Friends of Fondren Library will host its annual event honoring Rice faculty, staff, alumni and members of the Friends of Fondren Library who have authored a book published in calendar year 2016, edited a journal published in 2016, composed a major musical work in 2016 or mounted a one-person art show in 2016.

5:30pm
Farnsworth Pavilion in the Ley Student Center

Click Here to RSVP

or RSVP by email to mary.lowery@rice.edu 

2017 Reception Honoring Rice University Authors, Editors, Composers and Artists

On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, the Friends of Fondren Library will host its annual event honoring Rice faculty, staff, alumni and members of the Friends of Fondren Library who have authored a book published in calendar year 2016, edited a journal published in 2016, composed a major musical work in 2016 or mounted a one-person art show in 2016.