Dateline Rice for Nov. 18, 2016

FEATURED ITEM

Bringing Latinos to science’s major league
Richard Tapia, University Professor, the Maxfield-Oshman Professor in Engineering and a professor of computational and applied mathematics, has won the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s 2016 AAAS Public Engagement with Science Award. Tapia participated in a Q&A and Rice Provost Marie Lynn Miranda is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This also appeared in Houston News Info.)
http://bit.ly/2g2oepV

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Who will advise Trump on science?
Neal Lane, the Malcolm Gillis University Professor Emeritus, senior fellow in science and technology policy at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and professor emeritus of physics and astronomy, is quoted about President-elect Donald Trump.
The Atlantic
http://theatln.tc/2g5ak7U

2-D material a brittle surprise
Scientists at Rice University have discovered that an atom-thick material being eyed for flexible electronics and next-generation optical devices is more brittle than they expected. Jun Lou, associate professor of materials science and nanoengineering, and postdoctoral research associate Yingchao Yang are mentioned.
National Science Foundation
http://bit.ly/2fMfxk7

The sudden, inevitable rewiring of the American left
President John F. Kennedy’s famous “Moon Speech” delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is discussed.
Inverse
http://bit.ly/2g5d5WX
How to invent radical solutions to huge problems
Singularity University/Medium
http://bit.ly/2fbwoyC

Why America’s space renaissance starts in Oklahoma
Alumnus and U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine ’97 is mentioned.
Ozy
http://bit.ly/2eLeWil

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Report: Suburbs can learn from each other to meet diverse needs
Houston’s suburbs must share innovations, successes and lessons learned from mistakes to ensure long-term prosperity, according to a new study commissioned by Urban Land Institute — Houston and conducted by Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research. Kyle Shelton, postdoctoral research fellow at the Kinder Institute, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This article appeared on the front of the Business section in the Nov. 18 print edition with a different headline, “Area’s challenge is spreading success as growth persists.”)
http://bit.ly/2fCIlxR

Emmett to seek re-election as Harris County judge
Harris County Judge Ed Emmett ’71 will seek re-election as Harris County judge.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
http://bit.ly/2fCSA57
Harris County Judge Ed Emmett to seek re-election in 2018
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
http://bit.ly/2fCSOJC
http://bit.ly/2g5d854

Harassment, intimidation reported across nation but Houston fares better than most
Stephen Klineberg, founding director of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research and a professor of sociology, is quoted about the aftermath of the 2016 election.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
http://bit.ly/2g56onU
Harassment, intimidation reported across Texas, nation after election
San Antonio Express-News
http://bit.ly/2g59nfV

Rice MBA program among top 10 in the nation, best in Texas, according to Bloomberg Businessweek
The Master of Business Administration program at Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business is ranked No. 8 (up from No. 19 in 2015) in Bloomberg Businessweek’s new analysis of the best full-time MBA programs in the nation. This marks the MBA program’s first top 10 ranking.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This also appeared in My San Antonio.)
http://bit.ly/2fbtDxm
http://bit.ly/2gqlFmC
Rice tops for Texas in Bloomberg Businessweek MBA program ranking
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/2g5eSep
These are the best business schools in Texas, and Houston, to get your MBA
Houston Business Journal
http://bit.ly/2g3MqJu
U. of C., Northwestern both drop in Businessweek’s business school rankings
The Morning Call
http://bit.ly/2fbvUIx

For politicians, personal health is risky territory
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 bout the 2016 election.
Reporting Texas
http://bit.ly/2evRcOu
Let us judge Trump by his deeds
Poland
http://bit.ly/2g3I6N0

Advocate of Hindu causes raises awareness and funds
Duncan College senior Anita Kapyur is mentioned.
Indo American News
http://bit.ly/2g3JCwe

10 things to know for Friday
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 a Texas shale oil field and EPA regulation.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
http://bit.ly/2fbs2HK
Why killing EPA regulation won’t be a silver bullet for energy industries
KERA (This also appeared in KUT.)
http://bit.ly/2g5bkZA

Dear progressives: Please stop making me happy Trump was elected
An editorial discusses students’ reactions to the results of the 2016 election.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
http://bit.ly/2eNAZs8

No Astrodome laser light show for the Super Bowl
A proposal to repurpose the Houston Astrodome by unnamed Rice alumni was rejected by the NFL.
Off the Kuff
http://bit.ly/2fM934H

BROADCAST

KTSA
Katharine Neill, the Alfred C. Glassell III Postdoctoral Fellow in Drug Policy at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, discusses marijuana policy.
http://bit.ly/2fMdMUb (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast.)

WWJ
A Rice alumna is mentioned.
http://bit.ly/2g3FOO0 (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast.)

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Molecular imaging hack makes cameras ‘faster’
A new Rice technique grabs images of chemical processes that happen faster than most laboratory cameras are able to capture them. Christy Landes, associate professor of chemistry and of electrical and computer engineering, and Kevin Kelly, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and applied physics graduate program chair, are quoted.
Chem Europe (This also appeared in Nano Werk, Science Blog, Phys Org, Product Design & Development and Scienmag.)
http://bit.ly/2fbwKoS
New microscopy technique grabs images faster than typical lab cameras
News Medical
http://bit.ly/2g57rnu
Perfecting the art of the ‘selfie’
eeDesignIt
http://bit.ly/2gqtMiO

About 1M Texans gained health care coverage due to Affordable Care Act
Texas has experienced a roughly 6 percentage-point increase in health insurance coverage from the Affordable Care Act, according to new research by experts at Rice and the Episcopal Health Foundation. This translates into just under 1 million Texans who have gained coverage due to President Barack Obama’s health care law. Vivian Ho, the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics at the Baker Institute and professor of economics, and Elena Marks, a nonresident health policy fellow at the Baker Institute and president and CEO of the Episcopal Health Foundation, are quoted.
Medical Xpress (This also appeared in Bioengineer.org.)
http://bit.ly/2g2AwhP

How to make sure you don’t screw up your ballot
In an article in the December issue of Current Directions in Psychological Science, Philip Kortum, assistant professor of psychology, and Michael Byrne, professor of psychology, examine the process of voting through the lens of behavioral science, drawing on available research to show how the design of voting interfaces can have significant impact on voter behavior.
APS
http://bit.ly/2foekiq

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Be nice, it may help your city’s economy
Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research is mentioned.
Small Business Exchange
http://bit.ly/2gqwc0W

Jordan Jaffe’s new eco-comedy ‘Whirlwind’ to have staged reading in New York
Alumnus Jordan Jaffe ’10 is featured.
Broadway World
http://bit.ly/2fM6IH8

Canton Symphony Orchestra presents ‘Masterwork 3 Seasonings’ Nov. 19
Alumna Rachel Sandman ’12 is mentioned.
Broadway World
http://bit.ly/2eUcIwG

IWU watches alumna’s space launch
Alumna Peggy Whitson ’86 is mentioned.
The Hawk Eye
http://bit.ly/2eNFVNu
Watch live: Iowa native Peggy Whitson set for 3rd trip to the International Space Station
The Gazette
http://bit.ly/2gqomnV

Hereford Hall of Fame inductees honored
Alumnus Jimmy Powell ’65 is mentioned.
Farm Forum
http://bit.ly/2g3ObX2

Dear Heather Mac Donald
The author of an editorial describes his friend who is a Rice alumnus.
The Harvard Law Record
http://bit.ly/2g3vZiR

Culture corner, a guide to cultural organizations
Alumna Maria Sampen’ 99 is mentioned.
Tacoma Weekly
http://bit.ly/2g3HDIk

Is Trump just trolling Rick Perry by floating his name for energy secretary?
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, is quoted about President-elect Donald Trump.
Fusion
http://fus.in/2g2qvkZ

Coltin Walton earns Grow award
A student who may apply to Rice is mentioned.
Morning Ag Clips
http://bit.ly/2f7LkKF
Commissioner Miller honors Coltin Walton from Magnolia with November ‘Grow’ award
The Katy News
http://bit.ly/2fMiL75

SPORTS

Breaking down Rice versus UTEP
The Rice football team will play the University of Texas at El Paso at Rice Stadium Nov. 19.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
http://bit.ly/2fLZEdD
Miners football heads to Houston to face Rice Saturday
El Paso Proud
http://bit.ly/2g3xcqy

Undefeated Oak Ridge aiming for ‘special’ finish to volleyball season
A Rice commit is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
http://bit.ly/2fCWHhQ
No more sneaking up: Oak Ridge heads to state as nation’s No. 1 team
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
http://bit.ly/2gnj8ss
http://bit.ly/2fCXpeZ
Volleyball: Oak Ridge aiming for redemption in return to state
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/2fnXDUj

Dale Robertson’s Tweets and takes: Nov. 18
Rice football head coach David Bailiff is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
http://bit.ly/2g53lvU

Miners open play in C-USA volleyball tournament
Rice volleyball is mentioned.
El Paso Times
http://bit.ly/2fM4RBY
Lady Tops garner C-USA volleyball honors
Bowling Green Daily News
http://bit.ly/2g5aBrF
UTSA to open C-USA Tournament play on Friday against Florida Atlantic
UTSA Athletics
http://bit.ly/2fodmCE
UTEP Volleyball set to take on Western Kentucky at C-USA Championships
El Paso Herald-Post
http://bit.ly/2fbDmU7
MU’s Kellerman named C-USA Libero of the Year
The Herald-Dispatch
http://bit.ly/2g3UZUU
Allie Kellerman named C-USA Libero of the Year
Marshall Athletics
http://bit.ly/2fohMcU

Lamar officially announces nationally ranked baseball class
Rice baseball is mentioned.
The News
http://bit.ly/2fMbuEe
Baseball Cardinals announce full class
The News
http://bit.ly/2fD1mAd
Davis adds nationally ranked class for 2018
KBMT/12 News
http://bit.ly/2gnncc6

Meet notes: CSU set for Phill Hansel Invite
Rice swimming is mentioned.
Colorado State Athletics
http://bit.ly/2g5gZyO

Olympians and American record holders at BMW Dallas Marathon
Alumna Becky Wade ’12 is mentioned.
Broadway World
http://bit.ly/2fM804G

Longhorn Roundup: Texas volleyball gets back in the win column
Rice cross-country is mentioned.
247Sports
http://bit.ly/2gqoVyo

Texas A&M basketball welcomes USC to College Station Friday
Rice men’s basketball is mentioned.
The Best College Sports News Network
http://bit.ly/2fD1Aav
MSU Mustangs stay home for classic at D.L. Ligon
Times Record News
http://bit.ly/2g5gdC7

NEWS RELEASES

Rice to host event on how public education affects Houston communities
Public education and how it impacts Houston’s neighborhoods will be discussed at a Nov. 21 free public lecture and panel discussion hosted by Rice University’s Shell Center for Sustainability. The event will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. at Interfaith Ministries Great Hall, 3303 Main St.
http://bit.ly/2g3JrDz

Molecular imaging hack makes cameras ‘faster’
A new Rice University technique grabs images of chemical processes that happen faster than most laboratory cameras are able to capture them.
http://bit.ly/2fDdmll

Rice U. study: About 1 million Texans gained health care coverage due to Affordable Care Act
Texas has experienced a roughly 6 percentage-point increase in health insurance coverage from the Affordable Care Act, according to new research by experts at Rice University and the Episcopal Health Foundation. This translates into just under 1 million Texans who have gained coverage due to President Barack Obama’s health care law.
http://bit.ly/2g4adce

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