Dateline Rice for August 5, 2016


New facility adds to Rice’s comfort level in ever-evolving landscape
Rice football head coach David Bailiff held his first press conference of the year in advance of fall practice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This article appeared on the front of the Sports section in the Aug. 5 print edition with a different headline, “New facility adds to comfort level.”)
Rice football media day
Houston Chronicle


How to hack an election in 7 minutes
Dan Wallach, professor of computer science and of electrical and computer engineering, is quoted in an article about cybersecurity and politics.

Blade runners: Do high-tech prostheses give runners an unfair advantage?
Rice University’s Locomotion Laboratory is mentioned.
Scientific American

Is your university one of Georgia’s most diverse?
Rice is No. 21 on Niche’s list of most diverse universities.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution


Party that champions environmental ideals believes oil industry must change
Mark Jones, the Joseph D. Jamail Chair in Latin American Studies, professor of political science, fellow in political science at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and fellow at Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted about the presidential elections and corruption in Venezuela.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This article appeared on the front of the Aug. 5 print edition with a different headline, “Convention has green message for oil.”)
Houstonians sending aid to Venezuelan relatives in crisis
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This article appeared on the front of the Aug. 5 print edition with a different headline, “Locals send aid to Venezuelan relatives in crisis.”)
Green Party presidential nominating convention held in Houston
KRLD (Similar broadcasts aired on KNX and KUT.)


Gold nanowires heat up quickly when very cold
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.
Materials Today

At 3rd birthday, the DEC takes stock of its impact on startups
An article mentions a grant Yael Hochberg, the Ralph S. O’Connor Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, received to study which types of educational programming offered by accelerators and incubators have the most benefit for startups.

John Shaw, former Cornell professor and member of the ‘Texas Rangers,’ passes away
An article mentions that John Shaw taught at Rice.
Arch Paper

Gold plus titanium hardest known metallic substance
Titanium is the leading material for artificial knee and hip joints because it’s strong, wear-resistant and nontoxic, but an unexpected discovery by Rice University physicists shows that the gold standard for artificial joints can be improved with the addition of some actual gold. Emilia Morosan, associate professor of physics and astronomy, of chemistry and of materials science and nanoengineering, is mentioned.
Orthopedics This Week

Rice researcher Suh wins grant to study viral gene therapy to fight ovarian cancer
Junghae Suh, associate professor of bioengineering, 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.
Biomedical Engineering Society

Scientists find a way of acquiring graphene-like films from salts to boost nanoelectronics
Scientists have found a way to acquire 2-D graphene-like layers of various salts. Rice participated in the study.
Space Daily

Scientists have invented wireless ‘neural dust’ to monitor your brain
Jacob Robinson, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, is quoted about “neural dust” wireless, implantable sensor prototypes made by scientists at the University of California at Berkeley.
Business Insider (This also appeared in Tech Insider and In

Oregon Health & Science University cultivating diversity
Alumna Allyson Knapper ’15 is mentioned.


Redesigned Google Maps highlights cities’ ‘areas of interest’
Kyle Shelton, postdoctoral research fellow at Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, authored an op-ed about Google Maps.
Gov Tech

Data-Sharing efforts aim to improve child welfare, juvenile justice outcomes
Leah Binkovitz, staff writer for Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, authored an op-ed about the juvenile justice system and the child welfare system.
Gov Tech

Open educational resources in the running for the hearts and minds of American faculty but challenges ahead, according to study
Rice University-based publisher OpenStax is mentioned.
Moodle News

Geekwire: Presidential candidates ignore automation job challenge
Moshe Vardi, director of Rice’s Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology, the Karen Ostrum George Distinguished Service Professor of Computational Engineering and professor of computer science, is quoted about how the widespread automation of U.S. manufacturing jobs has contributed to Trump’s popularity and how continuing job automation is likely to spur greater political, economic and social changes in the next decade.
Protectionism will not relieve the plight of the working class
Value Walk

Safety expert hands ‘F’ to Harley-Davidson safe-weight warning
Kenneth Laughery, the Herbert S. Autrey Professor Emeritus of Psychology and a research professor, is mentioned.
Iron Demons

A tale of 2 conventions
An article mentions that former President George H. W. Bush was an adjunct professor at Rice.
Frost Illustrated (This also appeared in The Baltimore Times, Real Times Media and Nashville Pride.)

Cyberspace is the new frontier, but where is our resolve for STEM education?
President John F. Kennedy’s famous “Moon Speech” delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is discussed.
The Washington Times

Slain French priest was attack on ‘all of us,’ imam said
Craig Considine, lecturer of sociology, is quoted about ISIS.
The Georgia Bulletin

Telegraph string quartet
An article mentions that a member of the Telegraph Quartet studied at Rice.
Bangor Daily News


Rice, LSU add 2020, 2024 dates to historic football series
Rice football will host LSU in 2020 at NRG Stadium and will play LSU in Baton Rouge in 2024.
The Potpourri Tomball Edition

Amway Coaches Poll
Rice football head coach David Bailiff was one of the coaches who participated in the Amway Coaches Poll.
USA Today
Texas A&M left out of ‘USA Today Preseason Coaches Poll’
Football ranked No. 6 in preseason coaches poll
LSU Sports
Vols rank No. 10 in Amway Preseason Coaches Poll
UT Vols ranked No. 10 in Amway Preseason Coaches Poll
Vols ranked 10th in preseason coaches poll with Tide picked No. 1
Aztecs don’t get much love in USA Today Coaches Poll
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Breaking: Preseason coaches poll released for 2016
247 Sports

UofL football ranked No. 23 in preseason coaches poll
Rice football is mentioned.
The Lane Report
We’re No. 1!: In AP poll, only 44 schools have made claim
USA Today (This also appeared in Houston Chronicle.)
Ferby, Wales look to lead offense in 2016 with ‘thunder and lightning’
WKU Herald

Report: Baylor OL arrested for stalking previously accused of sexual assault
An article features a photo form the 2015 Rice-Baylor football game.
Yahoo! Sports

UTEP women’s basketball releases 2016-17 schedule
Rice women’s basketball is mentioned.
SB Nation
UTEP releases 2015-16 women’s basketball schedule

Texas Tech soccer begins practice, to be led by underclassmen in 2016
Rice soccer is mentioned.
Red Raiders (This also appeared in Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.)

Cape League: Playoffs begin Friday
Rice baseball player Ford Proctor is mentioned.
Cape Cod Times

Devon Still could go from unemployed to starter with Texans
Rice alumnus Christian Covington ’15 is mentioned.
Texans report: Jay Prosch learning to mesh with Lamar Miller in backfield
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
Christian Covington leaves Texans practice with injury
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

A look at Minor League promotions of college relief pitchers
Former Rice baseball player J.T. Chargois is featured.
Twins Daily

Modesto strolls past Visalia in 10 innings
Former Rice baseball player Shane Hoelscher is mentioned.
The Modesto Bee

Tom Archdeacon: Murphy brings farmer’s work ethic to Rio Olympics
An article mentions that the U.S. Olympic Trials were hosted at Rice.
Dayton Daily News

Gary Rundles, Brad Montgomery, Tina Langley to be inducted into UWA Athletics HOF
Rice women’s basketball head coach Tina Langley has been selected for induction into the University of West Alabama Athletics Hall of Fame.

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