Dateline Rice for Nov. 23, 2016


Rice University baseball team heads to Cuba to play ball and study
Rice baseball will embark on a 12-day trip to Cuba beginning Nov. 23. Los Buhos (The Owls) will play five games against Cuban Baseball Federation teams, attend classes and explore Cuba’s culture. Jones College sophomore Ford Proctor and Luis Duno-Gottberg, department chair and associate professor of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, are quoted.
Los Búhos de Houston volarán a Cuba este miércoles
Marti (An English translation is not available.)


‘Freeze-frame’ proteins show how cancer evolves
Scientists from Rice, Baylor College of Medicine and other institutions are using synthetic biology to capture elusive, short-lived snippets of DNA that healthy cells produce on their way to becoming cancerous. Graduate student Qian Mei is mentioned.
National Science Foundation

How Canadian schools succeed in nudging indigenous students through college
Rice’s Hobby Center for the Study of Texas is mentioned.
The Atlantic

Former Intel executive to tour Australia for Weebit
An article profiles the company Weebit Nano, which was founded to develop a memory and semiconductor technology invented at Rice.
Business News Western Australia

There are no more secrets in sperm donation
Rice is mentioned.
New York Magazine’s “The Cut”


The history of Houston food
Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

Student blog — Independence from Chinese characteristics: Chinese Communist Party’s growing disdain for Hong Kong independence activism
Brown College junior Jackson Neagli authored an op-ed about the Chinese Communist Party and Hong Kong’s independence activism.
Houston Chronicle’s “Baker Institute Blog”

UT-Austin gets bigger, but its energy bills and emissions are shrinking
An article mention that Rice is a one of Texas’ district energy practitioners.
Texas Tribune

Voters nationwide support transit, but will Washington?
Ryan Holeywell, senior editor at Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, authored an article on transportation policy.
Rivard Report

Report: Trump’s trade policies could spark local recession
Bill Fulton, director of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted.
Houston Business Journal (Subscription required.)

Houston’s high-fashion high-dollar tourist experiment
Rice is mentioned in an article about New York fashion designer Vivienne Tam.

Channel 2 investigates cancer-causing chemical in Houston’s drinking water
Qilin Li, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and of materials science and nanoengineering, discusses chemicals found in Houston’s drinking water.


Douglas Brinkley, professor of history, discusses President-elect Donald Trump. (This also aired on CNNI and CNC3.)


Meal delivery service vegetable + butcher launches in D.C.
An article mentions that Turner Hoff studied at Rice.
Washington City Paper

Rice University: Importance of intentionality
Alumnus Jonathan Price ’16 authored an article about intentionality.
The Baptist Standard

Health Beat: Nursery of the future
Maria Oden, director of Rice’s Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen and a professor in the practice of engineering education, Brown College senior Sarah Hooper and Baker College senior Renata Wettermann discuss their research and work in Malawi.

Lessons from a red state in how to go green under Republicans
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, authored an op-ed about renewable energy.
The Hill


College baseball countdown: 87 days to go — Ford Proctor
Jones College sophomore Ford Proctor is featured.
College Baseball Central

Rice game could be last chance to see Christian McCaffrey
Rice football will play Stanford University Nov. 26.
Houston Chronicle
Rivalry week: Title game berths on line in Pac-12
Houston Chronicle
Pac-12 power rankings for week 12
Arizona Republic

UTEP volleyball hosts NM State in season finale
Rice volleyball is mentioned.
El Paso Herald-Post

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