Dateline Rice for August 2, 2016

FEATURED ITEM

Rice University lands major donation for Jewish studies, music school
Rice has received a gift of more than $4.1 million from the estate of the late Samuel W. and Goldye Marian Spain to the university’s Program in Jewish Studies and the Shepherd School of Music. Matthias Henze, the Isla Carroll and Percy E. Turner Professor of Biblical Studies and professor of religion, is quoted.
Houston Business Journal
http://bit.ly/2aiBjZe

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

‘Campus carry’ goes into effect as Texas remembers UT Tower shootings 50 years later
Article mentions that Rice opted out of the Texas “campus carry” law. Rice President David Leebron is quoted in the Christian Science Monitor article.
Fox News U.S.
http://fxn.ws/2af6bhG
‘Campus carry’ takes effect on UT shooting anniversary
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This article appeared on the front of the Aug. 2 print edition.)
http://bit.ly/2aFNDoQ
Texas students now can bring guns to college classrooms
Voice of America
http://bit.ly/2aPoAzm
4 things to know about the new ‘campus carry’ law at Texas universities
Community Impact
http://bit.ly/2arRdA9
‘Campus carry’ law finally goes into effect
San Antonio Express-News
http://bit.ly/2aNhVsG
‘Campus carry’ law goes into effect at Texas schools
KHOU
http://bit.ly/2asUHG0
‘Campus carry’ explained: What you need to know
The Daily Cougar
http://bit.ly/2arAX8d
Texas expands campus concealed carry, overriding free speech concerns
The Christian Science Monitor
http://bit.ly/2arRjI9
KTRK
http://bit.ly/2at4Faf
KHOU
http://bit.ly/2ay7J2X
KRIV
http://bit.ly/2aNmGT2
KTRH
http://bit.ly/2aKkkTZ

Job or internship hunting? Don’t make these social media mistakes
A slideshow mentions that Rice is ranked No. 4 nationally and the best college in Texas by Money magazine.
Money
http://ti.me/2aZEeYd
Money magazine releases rankings of colleges with the best value
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This also appeared in My San Antonio.)
http://bit.ly/2aZMlnD
http://bit.ly/2aNfB50
Money magazine’s best colleges for the value
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
http://bit.ly/2apor5o

Mighty Ike: A monster storm in the making
An investigative report published by ProPublica and the Texas Tribune argues that Houston is not well-prepared for a major hurricane. Phil Bedient, the Herman Brown Professor of Engineering, is quoted. This story originally aired in March, but was recently updated.
Reveal (This aired on radio 326 stations.)
http://bit.ly/1py2zdQ

Preaching message of disease control
Peter Hotez, a fellow in disease and poverty at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in an article about neglected tropical diseases.
Times Live
http://bit.ly/2aZGNty

Charles Barkley’s show on race is the last thing anyone needs
A study by Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research is mentioned.
Complex
http://bit.ly/2aZIVkI

Mischief and loyalty oaths at wannabe universities
An article discusses urban institutions and their rivals. Rice is mentioned.
Forbes
http://bit.ly/2aZFlYb

Behind the scenes at NASA: Meet Costa Rican space pioneers
Alumnus Fernando Zumbado ’07 is mentioned.
The Tico Times News
http://bit.ly/2aZQLv0

HOUSTON/TEXAS

NASA vision
President John F. Kennedy’s famous “Moon Speech” delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is discussed.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
http://bit.ly/2aKcSbB
48-hour primer: WPG versus HAM
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
http://bit.ly/2aPrhAV

For Joanne King Herring, the ideas keep coming
A photo of Wade Adams, senior faculty fellow in materials science and nanoengineering, is featured in a slideshow.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This also appeared in My San Antonio.)
http://bit.ly/2ay0QyB
http://bit.ly/2aizADo

Book reviews august 2016
A book by Robert Flatt, adjunct professor in management, is reviewed.
Katy/Fulshear Lifestyles & Homes (This also appeared in Cy-Fair Lifestyles & Homes, FortBend Lifestyles & Homes, Woodlands Lifestyles & Homes and Houston Lifestyles & Homes.)
http://bit.ly/2aKmIdw

Rice Kinder Institute to release report on financial state of Houston’s pensions and options for reform
Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research will release a report highlighting the current financial state of Houston’s pensions Aug. 9. Bill Fulton, director of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is mentioned.
Houston Style Magazine
http://bit.ly/2aiHvAp

BROADCAST

WGXA-TV (Macon, Ga.)
Rice University-based publisher OpenStax announced the top 10 schools that have saved their students the most money through adoption of OpenStax free college textbooks in the 2015-16 academic school year.
http://bit.ly/2aNlXBz
WFXL-TV (Albany, Ga.)
http://bit.ly/2aZRTP8

WNEW-FM (New York City)
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science, is quoted about Donald Trump.
http://bit.ly/2as1SuL (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast.)

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Climate change relief actions signify risk for fossil fuel industry
Burning coal, oil and natural gas is responsible for two-thirds of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Yet these same fuels are also the economic mainstay of resource-rich countries and the world’s largest companies. According to a new working paper from Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, this means that climate-change relief actions represent danger for the fossil fuel business. Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at the institute, is quoted.
AZO Clean Tech
http://bit.ly/2asYP8V
Climate risk and the fossil fuel industry
Homeland Security News Wire
http://bit.ly/2at770r

New studies explore 3-D structure of DNA
Erez Lieberman Aiden, adjunct assistant professor in computational and applied mathematics and in computer science, and his colleagues recently introduced Juicer, an open-source tool used in three-dimensional genome sequencing processes.
Phys Org
http://bit.ly/2aNdSNn
New studies from the Center for Genome Architecture at Baylor explore 3-D structure of DNA
Science Codex (This also appeared in Science Newsline.)
http://bit.ly/2arNbrF
Center for Genome Architecture explores 3-D structure of DNA
Baylor College of Medicine News
http://bit.ly/2arFwPQ

Spiders inspire stronger materials that manipulate sound, heat
New discoveries about spider silk could inspire novel materials to manipulate sound and heat in the same way semiconducting circuits manipulate electrons, according to scientists at Rice, in Europe and in Singapore. Edwin Thomas, the William and Stephanie Sick Dean of the George R. Brown School of Engineering and professor of materials science and nanoengineering and of chemical and biomolecular engineering, is quoted.
Design News
http://ubm.io/2apgE7l

Scientists use computer simulations to develop graphene-like crystals of salts
Scientists have found a way to acquire 2-D graphene-like layers of various salts. Rice participated in the study.
AZO Nano
http://bit.ly/2auVJlh
Researchers discover a method for obtaining graphene-like films from salts to boost nanoelectronics
Tech Me Zine
http://bit.ly/2aNkwDf

Response to Mitnick: What consumers want
A Rice study is mentioned.
Public Utilities Fortnightly
http://bit.ly/2aiHcFH

The exercise that pumps seniors up
A Rice study on moderate aerobic exercise is mentioned.
Easy Health Options
http://bit.ly/2av4hZk

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

A tale of 2 conventions
An article mentions that former President George H. W. Bush was an adjunct professor at Rice.
Black Press USA
http://bit.ly/2af7RI4

UCO business faculty member receives national recognition
Fred Oswald, professor of psychology, is mentioned.
Edmond Sun
http://bit.ly/2apmAxq

SMPTE brings together Hollywood creativity and Silicon Valley innovation with 2016 Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age Conference
An article mentions that Rice participated in the Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age Conference
Below the Line
http://bit.ly/2auRNRb

Illinois School District adopts digital STEM curriculum for next-generation standards
An article mentions that Rice helped in the development of STEMscopes, which provides digital resources, supplemental print materials and hands-on exploration kits that build student engagement and excitement for learning.
The Journal
http://bit.ly/2aMy8xY

New Orleans food and drink travel guide
Alumna Joanna O’Leary ’12 authored this article on food in New Orleans.
The Taste
http://bit.ly/2arMXH6

Tricycle turns 25
Anne Carolyn Klein, Professor of Religion, is mentioned.
Tricycle (Subscription required.)
http://bit.ly/2at4nQK

Slain French priest was attack on ‘all of us,’ English imam says
Craig Considine, lecturer of sociology, is quoted about ISIS.
Catholic Philly
http://bit.ly/2arTE5y
Slain French priest was attack on ‘all of us,’ imam said
Catholic Review
http://bit.ly/2aKgg5z

SPORTS

Covington wants to fit right in
Rice alumnus Christian Covington ’15 is mentioned.
CBS Houston
http://cbsloc.al/2aPnx2w

Lady Toppers picked to win C-USA, Lucas preseason player of the year
Rice volleyball has been picked to finish third in Conference-USA.
WKU Herald
http://bit.ly/2aphNMp
WKU’s Lucas Tabbed as C-USA preseason POY
El Paso Times
http://bit.ly/2ay3Nz5
Lady Toppers picked to win C-USA
WBKO
http://bit.ly/2aFQv5j
Boskovic, Runjic named to C-USA preseason team, Roadrunners picked to finish 2nd
UTSA Athletics
http://bit.ly/2auZs1R

2016 HS football preview: Private schools
An article mentions that Rosehill Christian School will play at Rice Stadium Aug. 25.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
http://bit.ly/2aNdYV2
http://bit.ly/2aiztYp

HBU football hires UTSA’s Reeve as quarterback coach
An article mentions that Charlie Reeve coached at Rice.
Your Fort Bend News (This also appeared in The Potpourri Magnolia Edition, Cypress Creek Mirror, The Katy Rancher, Memorial Examiner and Bellaire, River Oaks and West University Examiner.)
http://bit.ly/2aPnzrd

Sun belt preview: Quarterback questions surround Cajuns
Rice football is mentioned.
Arkansas Online
http://bit.ly/2aNixig
Rice single-game football tickets on sale
Bellaire, River Oaks and West University Examiner (This also appeared in The Katy Rancher.)
http://bit.ly/2aNiT8D
USM preseason win-loss predictions part 1
Sportsblog
http://bit.ly/2ay5Enn

Samford soccer readies to face impressive schedule in 2016
Rice soccer is mentioned.
AL.com
http://bit.ly/2afgZMQ

From Green Bay Gymstars to pole-vault stars
Rice is mentioned.
Green Bay Press-Gazette
http://gbpg.net/2aN7eGA

NEWS RELEASES

HISD school closings disproportionately displace poor and black students
The Houston Independent School District’s school closures between 2003 and 2010 disproportionately displaced poor and black students, according to a new research brief from Rice University’s Houston Education Research Consortium.
http://bit.ly/2aiHNHz

Rice Kinder Institute to release report on financial state of Houston’s pensions and options for reform
Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research will release a report highlighting the current financial state of Houston’s pensions at 2 p.m. Aug. 9 during a media briefing at Rice’s BioScience Research Collaborative.
http://bit.ly/2apycjM

Top 10: Which colleges save the most with free textbooks?
Rice University-based publisher OpenStax announced the top 10 schools that have saved their students the most money through adoption of OpenStax free college textbooks in the 2015-16 academic school year.
http://bit.ly/2aFXI5f

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