Dateline Rice for March 15, 2017


US scientific leadership ‘may falter’ as Trump ponders cuts
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 possible cuts to federal research budgets.
Times Higher Education

Robopocalypse: The coming leftist panic on the robot economy
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, expects that within 30 years machines will be capable of doing almost any job that a human can.


Bridgewood Property Co.: New luxury senior living coming to Rice Village
An article mentions that a new luxury senior housing community projected to begin construction in late 2017 hopes to have an educational exchange program with Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This also appeared in LMT Online and My San Antonio.)

These are the things to do in Houston that are free or cost less than $5
A slideshow mentions that exploring Rice is a free activity to do in Houston.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

HAADS brings annual spring event to Spring Street Studios
An article mentions that Beverly Vosko has taught at Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

10 free things to do with your kids during the summer
The Rice Gallery is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle

See how US News ranks Texas graduate schools for MBAs, other degrees
In the 2018 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools,” Rice’s George R. Brown School of Engineering is tied for No. 29 nationally (up from No. 31 last year), and Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business is in a three-way tie for No. 29 based on its full-time MBA program ranking.
Houston Business Journal
UT’s business school retains top status in influential national ranking
Austin Business Journal

Student organization celebrates Indian Holi festival
An article mentions that a team from Rice will compete in the 22nd annual Gateway to India Culture Show at Baylor University March 25.
Baylor Lariat

‘North Pond’ premieres at Houston’s Match Theater
An article mentions that graduate student Ben Morris wrote the music and lyrics for the musical “North Pond.” The musical will premiere April 4 at MATCH Theater and a free-to-attend staged reading will be hosted at Rice April 15.
Broadway World

Texas colleges home to the most hate-group recruitment efforts in country
An article mentions posters that were hung at Rice.
San Antonio Current


Growing US oil production could slow price rebound
William Arnold, professor in the practice of management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted about nationwide oil production.
Houston Public Media

William Martin, the Harry and Hazel Chavanne Senior Fellow in Religion and Public Policy at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, discusses Texas drug policy. (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast.)


Hrabowski: For change, diversifying professoriate a must
Roland Smith, associate vice provost for diversity and inclusion and adjunct professor of education and sociology, is quoted about discussions of race on college campuses.

Are big companies damaging the economy?
An article mentions research by Gustavo Grullon, the Jesse H. Jones Professor of Finance.


How stable is the Kim Jong-un regime?
Alumnus Scott Snyder ’87 is interviewed about the Kim Jong-un regime.
Tokyo Business Today

Arguing people don’t need health insurance isn’t a winning strategy
A Rice study on insurance is mentioned.
Standard Examiner
The 14 million worst arguments for the GOP health care bill
Post and Courier
The worst argument for a new health care plan
The Flyer Group

Summit High grad Keegan Hebert helping Houston youth understand place in the world
Graduate student Keegan Hebert is featured.
Summit Daily

Mars colonization will require enhanced human bodies, here’s why
Scott Solomon, professor in the practice of ecology and evolutionary biology, is quoted about evolution.
University Herald

Polish researcher in the group of women who can change the world
Rice is mentioned.

Read what our teen writers have to say!
An article mentions a student who will be attending Rice.

There’s a very good reason to hire overqualified workers
A Rice study on hiring overqualified candidates is mentioned.
Government Executive

Study lays groundwork for use of carbon nanotubes in aerospace structures
A Rice study on carbon nanotubes is mentioned.
Agência FAPESP

Programa promove intercâmbio de alunos entre PUCRS e Rice University
Rice is mentioned.
Planeta Universitario (An English translation is not available.)

CERN Bilim Adamları Şanlıurfa’lı Öğrencilerle Buluştu
Postdoctoral research associate Bora Akgun is mentioned.
Urfanatik (An English translation is not available.)


Rice plans to make the most of CBI berth
Rice men’s basketball will play the University of San Francisco in the College Basketball Invitational March 15. Head coach Mike Rhoades and players Andrew Drone, Marcus Evans, Egor Koulechov and Chad Lott are mentioned. The KHOU broadcast mentions that Rhoades is offering incentives for students to attend the game.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This article appeared on the front of the Sports section in the March 15 print edition with a different headline, “Creating a culture: With only one senior, Rice thinks winning can be habit-forming.”)
NIT, CBI and CIT tournament schedules
USA Today

Longhorns capitalize on Aggies’ errors in historic rivalry game
Articles mention an NCAA tournament regional hosted at Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This article appeared on the front of the Sports section in the March 15 print edition with a different headline, “Horns up streak to 6, snap Aggies’ run at 5.”)
Texas baseball downs No.17 Texas A&M 4-3, pushing win streak to 6
Burnt Orange Nation

CHS baseball team routs Killeen in 8-6A opener
The late alumnus Ronnie Henson ’68 is featured.
San Angelo Standard-Times

D1 digest: Tuesday, March 14
Rice baseball fell to Sam Houston State University 2-6.
D1 Baseball
Bearkats rally, top Rice 6-2 in Houston
Huntsville Item
Kats keep rolling behind 6-2 comeback victory at Rice
Kats use 2-out rally to edge Rice, 6-2
SHSU-Rice: Bearkats break away late
College Baseball Central
Kacy Clemens becomes Texas baseball legend versus A&M

Rice baseball is mentioned.

Former NCAA Tournament hero joins Rice Basketball staff
Joey Rodriguez, Rice men’s basketball video specialist, is featured.

FPF: My baseball crush — forget long balls, I want leather
Former Rice baseball player Paul Janish is mentioned.
Camden Chat


Rice’s Religion Department to host Gnostic Film Festival March 24-26
Rice University’s Department of Religion will host a Gnostic Film Festival featuring six movies at the Rice Media Center March 24-26.

About Anya Bolshakov

Anya Bolshakov is a news analyst in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.