Dateline Rice for Feb. 20, 2017 (Weekend Edition)


Colorado aims to expand a main artery, but beleaguered neighbors balk
The $1.17 billion plan for Colorado’s Interstate 70, which links the airport, downtown and ski resorts to the west, calls for the demolition of 56 homes and 17 businesses in Denver. Kyle Shelton, postdoctoral research fellow at Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted.
New York Times

Trump election has parallels to Andrew Jackson’s presidency
Douglas Brinkley, professor of history, is quoted about the similarities between Presidents Andrew Jackson and Donald Trump, Trump’s relationship with the news media and a ranking of the best presidents in American history.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution (This Associated Press article appeared in more than 250 other publications.)
Trump praises his ‘fine-tuned machine,’ says media dishonest
Houston Chronicle
Remember Nixon? There’s history behind Trump’s press attacks
Houston Chronicle
Obama ranks 12th best leader in US presidential history
The Christian Science Monitor (This also appeared in more than 100 other publications.)
Obama ranked 12th best president by historians in new C-SPAN poll
USA Today
WINS-AM  (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast. Similar broadcasts appeared on more than six radio stations.) 
Pittsburgh Cable News Channel
Trump says there’s been no Russia contact — of course, much of what he says is untrue
Huffington Post
WTAG-AM (This was also broadcast on WTVN-AM, WHBL-AM, KOGO-AM, WTAQ-AM and 10 other stations.) (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast.) 
KLBJ-AM (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast.) 

Scientists gather to talk research, but political anxieties pervade
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 Donald Trump’s administration.

Blind attorney in Waco knows about the law, life challenges
Alumnus Will Conrad ’05 is featured.
The Washington Times


Patrick’s office deluged with calls, emails against bathroom bill
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 proposed “bathroom bills,” a bill to eliminate the ability of teachers and other state workers to use payroll deduction for union and labor organization dues and reported plans by the Trump administration to make it harder for immigrants to get asylum.
Houston Chronicle (This article appeared in the Feb. 20 print edition with a different headline, “Bathroom bill lights up lines.”)
KRLD-AM (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast.) (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast.) 
KLBJ-AM (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast.) 
WBZ-AM (This also appeared on WFLA-AM, WWJ-AM, KYW-AM, KNX-AM and more than 15 other stations.) (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast.) 

Why Houston feels like a young city
Raj Mankad, editor of the Rice Design Alliance’s Cite Magazine, authored an op-ed on the eternal youthfulness of Houston.
Houston Chronicle (This appeared in the Chronicle’s “Gray Matters” online magazine and the Chronicle’s Daily Digital section.)

They didn’t want their careers. They chose elephants.
Scott Sonenshein, the Henry Gardiner Symonds Professor of Management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business and author of the new book “Stretch,” is quoted.
Houston Chronicle

Rice students use iPhone app to help catch armed robbers
Two Rice University students robbed at gunpoint Friday used an iPhone app to help campus police arrest the robbers and recover their stolen goods, according to a university spokesperson.
Houston Chronicle
Find My iPhone leads police to Rice robbery suspects

Houston, ‘Tilt Brush’ by Google has landed
“Tilt Brush” by Google, a virtual reality experience that creates three-dimensional paintings, is being installed at Rice’s new Moody Center for the Arts. The center opens its doors to the public for its first full day Feb. 25. In a second gallery also dedicated to new-media arts, a large-scale installation by the Tokyo art collective teamLab, “Flowers and People, Cannot Be Controlled But Live Together — A Whole Year Per Hour,” will be on display. Alison Weaver, the Suzanne Deal Booth executive director, is quoted.
Houston Press

Bro metal’s toxic masculinity problem
The author description for an article by Kristy Loye mentions that she attended Rice.
Houston Press

Oil industry leaves the bust behind
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.
San Antonio Express-News

Thumbs up, thumbs down
An editorial mentions acts of vandalism that occurred at Rice and across the country.
Houston Chronicle


Clean environments lead to more ethical behavior, according to a study by Rice University.
KPLA-FM (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast.) 

Robert and Janice McNair are honored for their contributions to Houston, including to Rice.
KTRK (This also aired on KFDM, FKXK, KIDY, KXVA, KDBC, KGBT and KPEJ.) (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast.) 


Shift to tighter physician-hospital integration is more complex than expected
More physicians are contracting with hospitals through different types of agreements, but the shift to tighter physician-hospital integration is more complex than expected, according to new research from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. Vivian Ho, the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics at the Baker Institute and professor of economics, is quoted.
Pharmacy Choice

4 different ways to think of retirement
Utpal Dholakia, the George R. Brown Professor of Marketing at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business and a marketing and consumer behavior expert, authored a column on ways to get people to save more money for retirement.
Psychology Today

A case where smoking helped: Scientists help understand mechanics of rare hemoglobin mutation
There’s at least one person in the world for whom smoking has a beneficial effect, and it took an international collaboration of scientists led by a Rice University professor to figure out why. John Olson, the Ralph and Dorothy Looney Professor of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, is quoted.
Science Daily

The benefits of harvesting HVAC condensation
Former Rice facilities project manager Erik Knezevich is mentioned.
Water Tech


Examining college endowments per Pell recipient
Rice is mentioned in a chart.
Washington Monthly

Concert organist Ken Cowan in recital free to the public
Ken Cowan, associate professor of organ at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, will host a free concert in March.
Orange County Breeze

Texas A&M hosts 9th annual Acappellooza
An a cappella group from Rice participated in a showcase at Texas A&M University.
The Battalion

Luncheon focused on women’s heart health
Alumna Saran Oliver ’05 was the keynote speaker at a Women in Business luncheon.
Pryor Creek (Okla.) Times


Dane Myers, Rice earn season-opening win over David Pierce, Texas
Rice baseball is featured.
Houston Chronicle
Rice’s 9th-inning score spoils David Pierce’s debut at Texas
Texas baseball struggles to score in series finale vs. Rice
Baseball splits opening series with No. 23 Rice after 7-1 loss
Texas Sports
College baseball: UT takes two from Rice
Houston Chronicle
Umpires overshadow 2017 Texas baseball opener

UTEP wins 7th straight against Rice, snaps Owls’ 5-game win streak
Rice men’s basketball is featured.
Houston Chronicle
UTEP wins at Rice in key conference game
El Paso Times
Artis, UTEP beat Rice for 7th straight time, 79-71
Fox Sports
UTEP at Rice game thread, radio, betting odds, streaming, start time info
Miner Rush

UTEP women lose single digit affair to Rice
Rice women’s basketball is featured.
The Prospector

Men’s tennis falls to Rice, 4-0
Rice men’s tennis is featured.
LSU Sports

A&M opens spring slate with 6-0 win over Incarnate Word
Rice soccer is mentioned.

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