Correction: In the July 30 issue of Dateline, David Sayler’s former title at Rice should have been “senior executive athletics director.”
To make tiny graphene ribbons, simply add water
James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and professor of mechanical engineering and materials science and of computer science, is quoted in an article about the development of graphene nanoribbons. Graduate students Vera Abramova and Alexander Slesarev are also mentioned.
Researchers create sub-10-nanometer graphene nanoribbon patterns
Water clears path for graphene nanoribbon development
Nanowerk.com (This article also appeared in Science Newsline and e!Science News.)
Water clears path for nanoribbon development: Rice University researchers create sub-10-nanometer graphene nanoribbon patterns
Water-enabled lithography creates long graphene nanoribbons
Efforts to recruit poor students lag at some elite colleges
A front-page story in the New York Times about how elite colleges provide financial aid to low-income students includes a chart that ranks 50 highly selective private universities and colleges in order of the percentage of students receiving Pell grants. Rice, which has 17 percent, appears in the top third of the chart.
Israel Palestine peace talks’ success hinge on Jerusalem issue
Edward Djerejian, founding director of Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in an article about the upcoming Israeli and Palestinian peace talks.
Fate of Jerusalem looms over peace talks
Columbia Faith and Values
Spy agencies shun Lenovo, finding backdoors built into the hardware
Rice is mentioned in an article about the connection between China’s cyber warfare division and Lenovo computers.
Milliron quits Western Governors U.-Texas for Civitas Learning
Ray Martinez, former director of government relations at Rice, has been appointed chancellor of WGU Texas.
Chronicle of Higher Education
Tip-a-Cop comes to NW Harris County
The Rice University Police Department participated in the Tip-a-Cop event to benefit athletes in the Special Olympics.
The Potpourri (Tomball Edition)
Alamo Drafthouse founder discusses revolutionizing entertainment and making people happy
Rice alumnus Tim League ’92 is interviewed.
Houston environmental news update
Several of the Rice Design Alliance’s current and upcoming events are mentioned.
Mark Jones, the Joseph D. Jamail Chair in Latin American Studies, professor and chair of political science and fellow in political science at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is interviewed in a story about the recent special session of the Texas legislature.
Ruth Lopez Turley, associate professor of sociology and director of the Houston Education Research Consortium, is interviewed in a segment about the many languages spoken in Houston.
Over 100 languages in Houston
Ruth Lopez Turley, associate professor of sociology and director of the Houston Education Research Consortium, is interviewed in a segment about the achievement gap between Hispanics and whites.
Pay for prison reform, get less welfare spending
Richard Boylan, professor of economics, is quoted in an article about the effects of prison reform on the welfare system.
Study links state prison reforms to drops in welfare spending
Unintended consequences of prison reform
mediLexicon.com (This article also appeared in the Kenyan TImes and Medical News Today.)
USAEE North American conference highlights: Day one
The U.S. Association of Energy Economic’s Adelman Frankel Award was presented to Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy’s Center of Energy Studies. Ken Medlock, the James A. Baker III and Susan Baker Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics and senior director of the Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute and adjunct assistant professor in economics, accepted the award.
Youngstown incubator ranked 11th in world
Rice is mentioned in an article about the University Business Incubator Index.
BusinessJournalDaily.com (This article also appeared on Vindy.com.)
Breakthrough in detecting DNA mutations could help treat tuberculosis, cancer
David Zhang, the Ted Law Jr. Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, is quoted in an article about a new method of detecting specific mutations in a segment of DNA.
Natcore technology triples light-generated current in quantum dot film
Rice is mentioned in an article about Natcore Technologies. Andrew Barron, the Charles W. Duncan Jr.-Welch Professor of Chemistry and professor of materials science, is quoted.
Nanowerk.com (This article also appeared in the Barchart.com, StreetInsider.com, KKFX-TV, WRCB-TV and more than 10 other outlets.)
An innovative solar company you may not know about (but should)
Solar Power World
System bits: July 30
Rice is mentioned in an article about controlling nanomaterials.
System Level Design
CSO names new contrabassoon
Rice alumni Miles Maner has been named as the new contrabassoon/bassoon for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Chicago Classical Review
Just in: Chicago snatches bassoon from Kansas
Chicago Symphony Orchestra names Miles Maner as new contrabassoon/bassoon
SEVEN Networks announces promotion of two senior technology executives
Rice alumna Chaitali Sengupta has been promoted to chief technology officer.
TMC.net (This article also appeared in the HispanicBusiness.com, Yahoo!Finance, Virtual Strategy Magazine and more than 10 other outlets.)
World-renowned musicians join fine arts faculty
Former Rice faculty member Lynn Harrell will join Pepperdine University’s faculty as one of its new artists in residence.
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST
Is your food jet-lagged?
Rice is mentioned in an article about the circadian rhythms of fruits and vegetables.
Jóvenes filántropos: comprometidos y exigentes
Jim Crownover ’65, former chair of the Rice Board of Trustees, is quoted about the philanthropy of Rice trustee Laura Arnold and her husband, John.
(An English translation of this article was not available.)
Centre College announces a record-breaking $250 million gift
An article about Robert “Bob” Brockman’s $250 million gift to Centre College mentions that Brockman has served on the Rice Board of Trustees.
If Berkman retires, Rice baseball program would welcome him with open arms
Rice baseball coach Wayne Graham is quoted in an article about former Owls baseball player Lance Berkman’s plans for retirement and possible return to Rice.
My Fox Houston.com
Conference USA West Division up in air
Rice in mentioned in an article about the Conference USA West Division.
UBC Thunderbirds host NCAA Div. 1 Rice University
The University of British Columbia Thunderbirds will play the Rice Owls tonight in a basketball game in Canada.
TOC recruiting round up: July 30
Rice is mentioned in an article about athletes committing and pledging to play for various colleges.