Dateline Rice for Sept. 19, 2013


KRIV-TV (Houston)
Raymond Johnson, the W. L. Moody Jr. Visiting Professor of Mathematics, came to Rice 50 years ago as the university’s first African-American student. He and Rice President David Leebron are quoted.


11 more private colleges join Say Yes tuition pact
Rice is among 11 private schools that have joined the Say Yes to Education program best known for providing high school students a tuition-free path to college. Chris Munoz, Rice’s vice president for enrollment, is quoted.
The Miami Herald (This Associated Press article appeared in 48 other news outlets.)

‘Out of control’ mucus shield cancers from treatment
Rice researchers have found that the presence of rosiglitazone may mitigate the mucus-producing cycle that protects uterine and pancreatic cancer cells and promotes metastasis. Daniel Carson, dean of the Wiess School of Natural Sciences, the Schlumberger Chair of Advanced Studies and Research and professor of biochemistry and cell biology, is quoted. Lead author Neeraja Dharmaraj, a postdoctoral researcher, and graduate student Brian Engel are mentioned.

Your heartbeat is a password: Medical implants could get new security feature
Researchers from Rice and the security company RSA have developed a method to ensure that anyone attempting to reprogram an implanted device is actually physically present with the patient and is not a hacker.
Secure medical implants with encrypted heartbeats
Medical implants could get new security feature based on your heartbeat

3 ways colleges are adapting to online learning
Rice President David Leebron comments on blending traditional classroom courses with open online ones. This article on U.S. News’ education page was excerpted from U.S. News’ ‘Best Colleges 2014.’
U.S. News & World Report

How to find cheap college textbooks
Rice’s OpenStaxCollege is mentioned as an alternative to high textbook prices.
U.S. News & World Report

Colleges that claim to meet full financial need
Rice is included on a list of colleges and universitites that met 100 percent of undergraduate students’ financial needs in fall 2012.
U.S. News & World Report

Grit drives Abbott to follow Perry as Texas governor
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, comments on the gubernatorial campaign of Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, the potential gubernatorial race of Texas Sen. Wendy Davis, voter registration regulations in Texas and the state’s refusal to reopen the case of a Mexican national on death row as ordered by the International Court of Justice.
Wendy sets the date. On Oct. 3, all will be revealed.
Austin American-Statesman (Austin, Texas)
Dems decry rules for voter registration
San Antonio Express-News
(A link was not available.)


Youth leadership forum scheduled
Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman, Texas Rep. Sylvester Turner, Olympic boxer Marlen Esparza, rapper Baby Jay and Olympic taekwondo coach Jean Lopez will speak at the annual Youth Leadership Forum Sept. 20 at Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

Culture scene: Sept. 19-25
The Apollo Chamber Players will perform this Sunday at Rice’s Alice Pratt Brown Hall a new work by Karim Al-Zand, associate professor compositon and theory at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music.
Houston Chronicle

The view from above
A new double-decker tour service in Houston drives by Rice. The tour mentions Rice’s founder, William Marsh Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. The article was on the front page of the E section.)

Texas and Dallas-Fort Worth keep adding people, but median income stagnates
Michael Cline, research scientist and associate director of Rice’s Hobby Center for the Study of Texas, comments on the state’s stagnant economy.
Dallas Morning News
(A link was not available.)

NASA planes research Houston pollution
Two NASA aircraft will fly over the Houston area to study air pollution throughout September. The project studies air quality between pollution at the surface and pollution overhead. Rice is a partner in the project.
Daily Cougar (Houston)

The Moores School of Music presents ‘The Enduring Legacies of Serge Koussevitzky and Gary Karr’
Pianist Timothy Hester, who taught opera studies at Rice, will perform Oct. 6 in Houston.
Katy News (Katy)


Fox News ‘The Five’
Rice researchers suggest female politicians are less likely than their male counterparts to engage in corruption and more likely to disapprove of it when they see it. (Click broadcast.)
Women likely to be less corrupt: Study
The Economic Times (India)

WTVT-TV (Tampa Bay, Fla.)
Twenty years on, Oslo Accords promise rings hollow. Edward Djerejian, founding director of Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
KTTV-TV (Los Angeles)
New Europe Online

KTRH-AM (Houston)
Bernard ‘Bun B’ Freeman, the Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning’s Distinguished Lecturer, discusses his new book, “Bun B’s Rap Coloring and Activity Book.” (Click audio.)


RIBA reveals 2014 international fellowships
The article mentions that writer and curator Luis Fernández-Galiano, a recipient of one of this year’s RIBA international fellowships, was a former professor at Rice.
The Architects’ Journal
(A link was not available.)

Unconventional hydrocarbons, big data and analytics
Rice alumnus Allen Gilmer ’83 writes about the global upstream oil and gas industry in the age of unconventional hydrocarbons, big data and analytics.
Oil&Gas Financial Journal

Java tips: DrJava is a great IDE for beginners
DrJava is a lightweight integrated development environment developed by Rice. It lets a user compile and execute Java programs.


Artis-Naples appoints two to leadership jobs
Rice alumnus David Filner ’99 is vice president of artistic operations for Artis-Naples. (Fort Myers, Fla.)

DSU holding family science days
The article mentions that a portable dome science activity theater, developed by Rice and the Houston Museum of National Science, will be accessible at a family science day at Dickinson State University.
Bismarck Tribune (Bismarck, N.D.)
Big News Network


Scheduling conflicts threaten game’s future
The future of the Bayou Bucket, which dates to 1971, became in doubt when the University of Houston moved to the American Athletic Conference this season. Rice senior executive athletics director Rick Mello is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. The article appeared on the front page of Sports.)

The Bayou Bucket football series between Rice and the University of Houston returns to Houston’s Reliant Stadium Sept. 21. (Stories mentioning the game also appeared in nine other news outlets.)

The Sept. 18 volleyball match between Rice and Baylor University is mentioned.

Breakdown: An example of KU’s offensive line getting out-physicaled by Rice
The Rice-Kansas Sept. 14 football game is reviewed.
Lawrence Journal-World (Lawrence, Kan. Other articles mentioning the Sept. 14 Rice-Kansas game appeared in 36 additional news outlets and on 12 broadcast outlets.) (Click broadcast)

Former Owl and Philadelphia Eagle James Casey ’11 is profiled on his long road to the NFL.

Sherrington: ‘I don’t know that I’ve ever seen 1 player lift a team as much as Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel’
Rice’s loss to Texas A&M Aug. 31 is mentioned.
Dallas Morning News (The Rice-Texas A&M game was also mentioned in 65 other news outlets and on two broadcast outlets.)

MSNBC-TV ‘The Rachel Maddow Show’
Film footage of the 1954 Cotton Bowl football game between Rice and the University of Alabama was shown.

Blackheath and Bromley Harriers strike gold at Sainsbury’s School Games
Alex Bruce Littlewood won the Justin F. Cooper Memorial Rice Invitational 6K cross country race at Rice. (United Kingdom)

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