Dateline Rice for March 25, 2014


Higher ed conference to wrap up in North Texas
Rice President David Leebron will participate in a discussion at the Globalization Higher Education Conference.
Associated Press (This article also appeared in Fort Worth Business Press and 25 other affiliates.)
Bush education conference ends
CBS Dallas
KAVU-TV (Victoria, Texas)


Cancer vaccine a step closer as natural killer cells are rightly activated
Rice graduate student Mohit Kumar Jolly authored a study about scientists developing a vaccine to combat cancer.

Family offers $15,000 reward for missing Shaker grad
Panhandle Crime Stoppers announced a $15,000 cash reward for information that leads to the location and recovery of Martel College senior Reny Jose.
WTEN-TV (Albany, N.Y.)

Exclusive: Joe Wong hopes to make more people laugh in China
Alumnus Joe Wong ’00 is featured.

MLP industry veteran, Jeff Jorgensen, joins Center Coast Capital as director of research
Alumnus Jeff Jorgensen ’03 has been named senior vice president, director of research for Center Coast Capital Advisors.
Reuters (This article also appeared in and 10 other affiliates.)

Carlyle names 2 to newly created role of president
Alumnus Glenn Youngkin ’90 has been named co-president and co-chief operating officer for the Carlyle Group.
Reuters peHUB (This article also appeared in


Dewhurst could help down-ballot Republicans if he spends big to beat Patrick
Mark Jones, the Joseph D. Jamail Chair in Latin American Studies, professor and chair of political science and fellow in political science at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted about the Texas primary.
Austin American-Statesman

Student blog: Why women should run for office
Martel College junior Samantha Hea authored a blog post about the need for more women in the political landscape.
Houston Chronicle

Apollo delves into compositions and cultures
Alumnus Matthew Detrick ’03 mentions the encouragement he received while attending Rice’s Shepherd School of Music for his musical pursuits.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

Wonderworks Houston presents 5 cures for the summertime blues
Rice and University of Houston will host Wonderworks Houston college-level workshops for high school students this summer.
Memorial Examiner (This article also appeared in Bellaire Examiner.)

West U Rotary awards recognize local service
Rice’s Engineers Without Borders was awarded for its accomplishments at the Rotary Club of West University’s annual Vocation Awards Program. Brown College seniors Melody Tan and Shaurya Agarwal are mentioned.
Memorial Examiner (This article also appeared in Bellaire Examiner.)

Visiting professor offers chemical explanation for heat in chili peppers
Haldre Rogers, the Huxley Research Instructor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, is quoted in an article about why chili peppers are so hot.
Daily Texan Online


Understanding chromatography saves pharma big money
Rice’s research using ion-exchange chromatography, which would in theory capture proteins of interest, is featured. Christy Landes, assistant professor of chemistry, is quoted.
Laboratory News

Will Carnival Corp. cruise through earnings Tuesday?
A Rice stock market study is referenced.
Seeking Alpha
Will Walgreen kick its smoking habit on Tuesday?
Seeking Alpha


Arab League to hold summit In Kuwait
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for Kuwait at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in an article about the Arab foreign minister’s agenda for the 25th Arab League Summit.
Eagle World News

Best-selling author to discuss Evolution of the American Presidency at CSULB’s Distinguished Speaker Series event
Douglas Brinkley, professor of history and fellow in history at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, will speak at California State University March 27.
CSU Long Beach

Savvy, smart and sassy: ‘Revolutionary’ chamber ensemble to jazz up ETSU venue
WindSync, a quintet formed at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, is featured. WindSync members Garrett Hudson, flute; Erin Tsai, oboe; Jack Marquardt, clarinet; Tracy Jacobson, bassoon; and Anni Hochhalter, horn, are quoted.

7 shows this week: Kings of Leon, St. Vincent, Against Me! and more
Bernard “Bun B” Freeman, the Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning’s Distinguished Lecturer, will perform in Oregon for The Trillest Tour.
Oregon Live

Robert Jackson of Duke University delivers April 7 Kimball Lecture at Wilkes University
Alumnus Robert Jackson ’83 will deliver the Wilkes University Kimball Lecture at Duke University April 7.


Help-wanted sign hangs at Rice and UH
Rice has begun its search for a new basketball coach since Ben Braun stepped down after six years of coaching at Rice.
CBS Houston

Freshmen lead golf to open Lone Star Invite
Rice men’s golf ended the opening day of the Lone Star Invitational in fifth place at San Antonio’s Briggs Ranch.
Bellaire Examiner (This article also appeared in the Fort Bend Sun, Sugar Land Sun and Memorial Examiner.)

Rankings add to rivalry: UH, Rice to meet in top 20 baseball matchup Tuesday
Rice baseball will play University of Houston March 25 at Cougar Field.
Houston Chronicle
Calendar April 24 to 26
The Daily Cougar

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