[October ]
1962

Rice celebrates its semicentennial October 10-12 with festivities based on the 1912 Opening Ceremonies. Hundreds of scholars and distinguished representatives from universities worldwide visit the campus, attend lectures and participate in the installation of Kenneth Sanborn Pitzer as the university's 3rd president. Alas, the Owls football team loses to the University of Oregon 31-12.

Speakers at the Semicentennial's "Academic Festival" include Arnold Toynbee and Margaret Mead.

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President Pitzer at the academic procession during his inauguration
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