Dateline Rice for August 25, 2016


Douglas Brinkley, professor of history, is quoted about Hillary Clinton’s ties to the Clinton Foundation.

Is doomsday inevitable for Venezuela?
Francisco Monaldi, a fellow in Latin American energy policy at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in an article about oil in Venezuela.
Yahoo! Finance (This also appeared in Oil Price.)


The best cheap eats near Houston’s colleges and universities
An article discusses food options near Houston universities. Rice is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This also appeared in My San Antonio.)
Great cheap eats around Houston’s college campuses
Houston Chronicle

Family friendly: Blanket Bingo
An article mentions tours of the historic home of Rice University founder William Marsh Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

Here’s what’s showing outside the megaplex
Rice Cinema will show “Suffragette” Aug. 25.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

Gallery and museum listings: Aug. 25-31
Michael De Feo’s exhibit “Crosstown Traffic” is open at Rice Gallery through Aug. 28.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

Worms point way toward viral strategies
Yizhi Jane Tao, associate professor of biochemistry and cell biology, and geneticist Weiwei Zhong, assistant professor of biochemistry and cell biology, have won a prestigious National Institutes of Health R01 grant to study how the Orsay virus infects a specific worm. Tao and Zhong are quoted.
Houston Style Magazine (This also appeared in Phys Org.)

Fame in the abstract
William Camfield, the Joseph and Joanna Nazro Mullen Professor Emeritus of Art History, is quoted in an article about Houston artist Dorothy Wood.
Texas Monthly

Houston’s bike share program expands to Texas Medical Center, several college campuses
An article mentions that Houston’s bike share system, Houston B-cycle, will add stations and bikes at Rice.
CultureMap Houston
Houston’s bike share program to triple in size
Mayor Turner announces major expansion of Houston bike share program
Houston Style Magazine


‘Open Journal’
Alison Weaver, executive director of Rice University’s Moody Center for the Arts, discusses the new center, a space for cross-disciplinary teaching and collaborations and a venue for exhibitions and performances. Designed by architect Michael Maltzan, the two-story center is scheduled to open to the public in February. Mona Hatoum has been selected as the Moody’s first artist-in-residence.

Custody deaths and affordable housing: Wednesday’s show (Aug. 24)
Regions in Texas differ widely in adherence to recommended cancer treatment for elderly patients, according to a study by researchers at Rice and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Vivian Ho, the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics at the Baker Institute and professor of economics, is quoted.
Houston Public Media’s “Houston Matters”
Is Houston really a better place for cancer treatment?
Houston Public Media’s “Houston Matters”

A broadcast mentions that Rice opted out of the Texas “campus carry” law. (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast.)


Ultrastrong light-matter coupling could advance quantum computing, create new states of matter
Where light and matter intersect, the world illuminates. Where light and matter interact so strongly that they become one, they illuminate a world of new physics, according to Rice scientists. Junichiro Kono, professor of electrical and computer engineering, of physics and astronomy, and of materials science and nanoengineering, and Qi Zhang ’15 are quoted. Graduate students Xinwei Li and Minhan Lou are mentioned.
Photonics Online
Light and matter merge in quantum coupling
Nanotechnology Now

Map helps maximize carbon-capture material
A careful balance of the ingredients in carbon-capture materials would maximize the sequestration of greenhouse gases while simplifying the processing — or “sweetening” — of natural gas, according to researchers at Rice. Andrew Barron, the Charles W. Duncan Jr.-Welch Professor of Chemistry and a professor of materials science and nanoengineering, is quoted.
World of Chemicals

Method watches nucleosomes open and close
Peter Wolynes, the D.R.Bullard-Welch Foundation Professor of Science, professor of chemistry, of biochemistry and cell biology, of physics and astronomy and of materials science and nanoengineering, is quoted in an article about nucleosomes.

Performance review company SAP scraps annual reviews
An article mentions Rice research on employee performance reviews.
Human Resources Online

20-year effort brings only 2 FPSO vessels to US GOM
An article mentions that Rice Global Engineering and Construction Forum.
Society of Petroleum Engineers

Hanbury steps out with bold new look
An article mentions that Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas + Co. designed Duncan College and McMurtry College.
Associated Construction Publications


Strong external governance makes top managers more prone to cheat
When top-level managers find governance mechanisms too coercive, they’re more likely to commit fraud, according to a new paper by strategic management experts at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, Auburn University’s Harbert College of Business and Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. Robert Hoskisson, the George R. Brown Professor of Strategic Management, is quoted.
Post Online Media
Does more regulation lead to more fraud?
Epoch Times

As the number of freestanding ERs grows, so does scrutiny
Vivian Ho, the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and professor of economics, is quoted in an article about freestanding ER centers.
Bristol Herald Courier

David K. Ross’s ‘The Traces of Lost Facts’ exhibition to open this fall at Rice Media Center Gallery
The Rice Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts will exhibit “The Traces of Lost Facts,” a collection by Montréal-based artist David Ross, at the Rice Media Center Sept. 8-Oct. 15.
Broadway World

Rhode Island Philharmonic announces 2016-17 season with director Larry Rachleff’s last year, Sept. 17
An article mentions that Larry Rachleff, the Walter Kris Hubert Professor of Orchestra Conducting, is the music director of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra.
Broadway World

An opening to imagine the present: A conversation with Cymene Howe and Anand Pandian
Cymene Howe, associate professor of anthropology, is interviewed about a new book she co-authored, “Lexicon for an Anthropocene Yet Unseen.”
Bad at Sports

A sudden graveyard
An article mentions that partners from Rice have done research with Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary.
The Oracle

Brentwood architect Michael Hindman to speak to Rotary Club this Friday
Alumnus Michael Hindman ’76 is featured.
Brentwood Home Page

Marijuana versus alcohol: Science explains which one is a greater threat
An extensive and easy-to-use collection of charts that present findings from decades of government survey data of drug use in the United States is now available on the website of Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. William Martin, the Harry and Hazel Chavanne Senior Fellow in Religion and Public Policy, is quoted.
Parent Herald

B.C.’s big LNG plans face harsh new economic reality: Province may never build a plant
Ken Medlock, the James A. Baker III and Susan Baker Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics and senior director of the Center for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and lecturer of economics, is quoted about LNG exports.

New report: Rate of uninsured young adults drops by more than one-third in Texas
The percentage of young adults ages 18 to 34 in Texas without health insurance has dropped by 35 percent since the Affordable Care Act went into effect, according to a new report released by Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Episcopal Health Foundation. Vivian Ho, the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics at the institute and professor of economics, and Elena Marks, a nonresident health policy fellow at the institute and president and CEO of the Episcopal Health Foundation, are quoted.
The Orange Leader (This also appeared in Science Newsline.)
More Texas young adults, fewer Hispanics insured under ACA
Public News Service
Rate of young adult uninsured in Texas drops by one-third
Health Leaders Media
Rate of young adults without insurance falls by more than one-third in Texas
Becker’s Hospital Review


UTEP volleyball set to open season at Oklahoma Invitational
Rice volleyball will play University of Texas at El Paso Sept. 23 and Brigham Young University Aug. 27.
El Paso Herald-Post
UTEP volleyball opens season on road at Oklahoma
El Paso Proud
Cheer on the Cougars
Daily Herald

Daily Craig: Pass the dinero
An article mentions that Rice is one of the universities making a pitch to Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby to join the Big 12.
Colorado State’s formal pitch to join Big 12 short, simple
Mosley: 2 things Art Briles needs to do if he hopes to be a college head coach again
Sports Day

Savages look to continue playoff streak
A Rice commit is mentioned.
Pauls Valley Democrat
Houston’s Top 100 high school football recruits
Houston Chronicle

Defending C-USA champions Florida International announce 2016-17 schedule
Rice swimming is mentioned.
Swimming World

Tom Herman should leave UH for these 9 programs
An article mentions that Tom Herman coached at Rice.
CBS Houston

Lamar’s Hall of Honor set to induct Class of 2016
A slideshow includes a photo from a Rice baseball game.
Houston Chronicle (This also appeared in Beaumont Enterprise.)

Midway aims for more success in new era under Jeff Hulme
Rice football player Sam Glaesmann is mentioned.
Waco Tribune-Herald
District 8-6A football preview
Waco Tribune-Herald

College football schedule
Rice football is mentioned.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
It’s the most wonderful time of the year … right?
SB Nation
Stanford will ask a lot of QB, whoever it is
Houston Chronicle
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 2016 preview
SB Nation

No pressure: Sterlin Gilbert tries to save Longhorns’ offense, Charlie Strong’s job
Rice head football coach David Bailiff is mentioned.
CBS Sports

Texas college football top 10 preview
Rice football’s 2016 is discussed. Wiess College senior Tyler Stehling is mentioned.
The Prospector

RCW: From the office of … Michael Slater
An article mentioned that Michael Slater coached at Rice.
KU Athletics

Bohls: Texas’ Malik Jefferson is coming on strong, but don’t rush him
An article includes a photo from a Rice football game.
Hook ’em

Why coach David Beaty is taking over KU’s play-calling, despite the obvious risks
An article mentions that David Beaty coached at Rice.

UTSA unveils 2016-17 men’s basketball schedule
Rice men’s basketball is mentioned.
UTSA Today
UTSA reveals basketball schedule for 2016-17 campaign
The Best College Sports News Network

C-USA announces preseason XC polls
Rice women’s cross-country is mentioned.
Bowling Green Daily News
Roadrunners picked 8th in preseason C-USA poll
UTSA Athletics

UTSA men selected to finish 6th in preseason C-USA poll
Rice men’s cross-country is mentioned.
UTSA Athletics

Raiders’ DeAndre Washington tops 2016 fantasy football sleepers
Former Rice football player Vance McDonald is mentioned.
USA Today

TCU position outlook: Tight ends get few chances, but can produce
A Rice transfer is mentioned.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram

C-USA Preview: WKU aims to defend title, build on ’15 dream year
Rice head football coach David Bailiff and student-athlete Alvin Jones are featured.
Orlando Sentinel

Breathing fire: Junior cements volleyball legacy at New Palestine
Alumna Kristina Dennemann ’09 is mentioned.
Daily Reporter


Rice invites Houston to head back to school Sept. 7
Rice University’s Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies invites the Houston community to head back to school for its “Fall Preview” Sept. 7. A showcase of lifelong learning opportunities, the event will feature a range of free, brief preview lectures highlighting upcoming courses and also allow the community to experience the school’s home, the state-of-the-art Anderson-Clarke Center. Registration is not required.

Worms point way toward viral strategies
Rice University structural biologist Yizhi Jane Tao and geneticist Weiwei Zhong have won a prestigious National Institutes of Health R01 grant to study how the Orsay virus infects a specific worm.

Rice Owls introduce American football to new international students
The Rice Owls held their annual football clinic for incoming international students, scholars and families Aug. 20 at Rice Stadium.

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