Dateline Rice for August 3, 2016


Israeli flash memory disruptor Weebit Nano raises $5M, lists on ASX
An article mentions that the company Weebit Nano was founded to develop a memory and semiconductor technology invented by James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Chemistry, professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering.
Australian Financial Review Magazine
Weebit Nano down on ASX debut
Business News Western Australia (Registration required.)

How to get involved with research in high school
An article mentions a Baker Institute for Public Policy research program for students interested in political science.
The Huffington Post

Explore some of the world’s deepest blue holes
A study that Rice participated in on the Great Blue Hole is mentioned.

The return of the Polish question
Ewa Thompson, research professor of Slavic studies, authored an op-ed about Poland.
Polish News


School closures hit black, poor students the hardest
The Houston Independent School District’s school closures between 2003 and 2010 disproportionately displaced poor and black students, according to a research brief from Rice’s Houston Education Research Consortium. Kori Stroub, a postdoctoral research fellow at HERC, is quoted. Leah Binkovitz, staff writer for Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, authored an op-ed about the research in the Houston Chronicle’s “Gray Matters.”
Houston Chronicle (This appeared in the Chronicle’s “Gray Matters” online magazine. Subscription required.)
Houston school closings disproportionately displaced poor and black students
Phys Org

Where to take your Houston engagement photos
An article mentions that Rice is one of the popular places in Houston for engagement photos.

Precinct 4 pocket park named in honor of Judge Hellums
An article mentions that Bonnie Hellums was once a member of Rice’s administration.
The Spring Observer (This also appeared in Memorial Examiner, The Potpourri Tomball Edition and Cypress Creek Mirror.)

The Bridge hosts Women of Distinction luncheon
Alumna Jamila Mensah ’00 is mentioned.
The Pasadena Citizen

‘Jefferson County Scavenger Hunt’ promotes historical sites in the area
A slideshow includes a photo from Rice University archives of Richard Dowling, a Confederate army officer and namesake of Dowling Middle School.
Houston Chronicle (This also appeared in Beaumont Enterprise.)


Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science, is quoted about Donald Trump. (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast.)

Houstonia magazine named James Turrell’s “Twilight Epiphany” Skyspace on the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion on the Rice campus the best public art in Houston.


Beating the heat a challenge at the nanoscale
Rice scientists who analyze the properties of materials as small as a single molecule have encountered a challenge that appears at very low temperatures. Douglas Natelson, professor of physics and astronomy and of electrical and computer engineering, and postdoctoral researcher Pavlo Zolotavin are quoted.
Chem Europe


Big shift to free texts in state colleges
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.
Athens Banner-Herald

Kyo-Shin-An Arts to present ‘Kanrecki Surprise’ at Tenri Cultural Institute
Alumna Nora Suggs ’74 is mentioned.
Broadway World

Glen Arbor concert features Teresa Procter, Charles Webb, Mitchell Jones
Alumna Teresa Procter ’14 is mentioned.
My North

DNC/RNC, a tale of 2 conventions
An article mentions that former President George H. W. Bush was an adjunct professor at Rice.
Thy Black Man

‘Campus carry’ law takes effect in Texas
Articles mention that Rice opted out of the Texas “campus carry” law.
Under new law, Texas allows guns in classrooms
The Villages Suntimes
A look at how Texas’ guns on campus law will work
Tri-Valley Dispatch
Texas permite portar armas en sus campus universitarios
Cibercuba (An English translation is not available.)

Teijin Aramid´s carbon nanotube fibres awarded
Matteo Pasquali, the A.J. Hartsook Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, chair of the Department of Chemistry and a professor of materials science and nanoengineering and of chemistry, was awarded the honorary Paul Schlack Man-Made Fibres Prize.
The Indian Textile

Rockwall Crossing, Dr. Bart Miller named ‘best orthodontist’
An article mentions that Bart Miller attended Rice.
Blue Ribbon News

Slain French priest was attack on ‘all of us,’ imam said
Craig Considine, lecturer of sociology, is quoted about ISIS.
St. Cloud Visitor (This also appeared in The Compass.)

Sumona Pramanik joins Fetzer Vineyards as senior brand manager, Fetzer
Alumna Sumona Pramanik ’00 is mentioned.
Wine Business

The Hazlewood Act: College for veterans
Michael Cline, associate director of Rice’s Hobby Center for the Study of Texas, discusses the Hazlewood Act.
SM Corridor News


Rice adds games against LSU in 2020, 2024
Rice football will host LSU in 2020 at NRG Stadium and will play LSU in Baton Rouge in 2024.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
Rice, LSU announce 2 additional football games

Memphis men’s golf announces 2016-17 schedule
Rice golf is mentioned.
University of Memphis Athletics

How every Texas school was disrespected in AP’s all-time football poll
Rice was ranked No. 69 on the Associated Press’ list of all-time top 100 college football programs.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
How the AP’s all-time poll disrespects Texas schools
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
Texas ranked No. 8 in all-time Associated Press football rankings
Houston Chronicle (This also appeared in My San Antonio.)
Alabama ranked 4th best all-time program by AP
Montgomery Advertiser
Ohio State tops AP’s all-time top 100 ranking
USA Today (This also appeared in Houston Chronicle.)
Ohio State named top all-time football team by AP
A review of the Aggies No. 18 ranking over 80 years of the AP poll
USC No. 5 on AP all-time college football rankings; UCLA at 17
Los Angeles Times
A&M 18th in the all-time AP top 25

Texas countdown to football: 5 rosters to remember
A photo from a Rice-UT football game is featured.
Hook ’em

We created 5 NCAA super conferences based on geography, and they’re beautiful
Rice football is mentioned.
SEC Country
Sowegalive preseason top 30: No. 23 Baylor Bears
College football 2016: C-USA preview
USA Today
USA Today tabs Tech as pick to play for C-USA title
The News Star
Neill signs free agent deal with Cleveland Browns on Monday
UTSA Athletics

Column: Pierce primed to navigate Longhorns culture
Tulane’s David Pierce, a Houston native and former Rice assistant, has agreed to become the Longhorns’ new head coach.
The Daily Texan
Texas baseball’s David Pierce talks about the legacy he’s taking over

Players who can carry middling CBB teams to the 2017 NCAA tournament
Rice basketball players Marcus Evans and Egor Koulechov are featured.
Bleacher Report

UTEP soccer’s Aleah Davis honored by C-USA
Rice student-athletes Jasmine Isokpunwu, Jenny Fichera and Samantha Chaiken are mentioned.

C-USA coaches tab Herd soccer 4th
Rice soccer was picked for second place in 14-team Conference USA by league head coaches in a preseason poll.
Lady Toppers picked to finish 8th in C-USA, Chua named to all-preseason team
WKU Herald

Southern Miss volleyball picked 4th
Rice volleyball has been picked to finish third in Conference USA.

Jordan ‘Sunshine’ Taylor won’t be a 1-catch wonder
Former Rice football player Jordan Taylor is mentioned.
Mile High Sports


Federal grant to Rice targets ovarian cancer
Rice University bioengineer Junghae Suh has been awarded a prestigious R01 grant by the National Institutes of Health to research the use of viral gene therapy to fight ovarian cancer.

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