Dateline Rice for March 16, 2017


Today’s less-competitive markets would anger Teddy Roosevelt
Gustavo Grullon, the Jesse H. Jones Professor of Finance, co-authored an op-ed about the U.S. economy.
The Hill

Trump pays homage to Andrew Jackson
Douglas Brinkley, professor of history, is quoted about President Donald Trump and former President Andrew Jackson.
U.S. News & World Report
Why America’s Founding Fathers wanted the president to take a salary
Washington Post
Founding Fathers wanted presidents to receive a salary, Constitution requires it
Las Vegas Review-Journal (This also appeared in Daily Millbury.)

Who is Wayne Tracker? Tillerson’s pseudonym puts Exxon emails at fore of investigation
Christian Emden, professor of German studies, is quoted in an article about Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
Christian Science Monitor (This also appeared in Yahoo News.)

We need to stop talking about space as a ‘frontier’
The author of an article discusses a talk by Rick Tumlinson that took place at Rice. President John F. Kennedy’s famous “Moon Speech” delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is also discussed.

Set your own credit card limits and improve your life
Scott Sonenshein, the Henry Gardiner Symonds Professor of Management at the Jones Graduate School of Business, discusses the benefits of setting limits.
Nerd Wallet (This also appeared in Houston Chronicle, NewsOK, WHIO, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Palm Beach Post, Metro US, SF Gate, My San Antonio, Gadsden Times and The Ledger.)

Electrons are caught mysteriously disappearing and reappearing in atoms in breakthrough that could lead to the ‘next generation of electronics’
Rice research is mentioned.
Daily Mail

The business of shooting pigs from the sky
Evan Siemann, the Harry C. and Olga K. Wiess Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, is quoted in an article about helicopter hog-hunting companies.
Pacific Standard

Drone, fotoğraf sanatıyla buluşuyor
An article features a picture of Rice.
Stuff Türkiye (An English translation is not available.)


Inspiring, educating young women is focus of events
An article mentions that speakers from Rice participated in South Early College High School’s inaugural Young Women’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Conference.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This also appeared in My San Antonio.)

Texas graduate schools land near top of US News 2017 college rankings
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 Chronicle (Subscription required. This also appeared in My San Antonio.)
Gallery: Best grad programs of Texas schools
Houston Chronicle

Art gallery and museum listings: March 16-22
Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts will present Olafur Eliasson’s “Green Light — An Artistic Workshop” through May 6; Thomas Struth’s “Nature & Politics” through May 29; Dana Thater’s “The Starry Messenger” through Feb. 1; and teamLab’s “Flower’s and People, Cannot Be Controlled But Live Together — A Whole Year Per Hour” through Aug. 13. Rice Gallery will present Sol LeWitt’s “Glossy and Flat Black Squares” until May 14.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This also appeared in My San Antonio.)

26 tips for Houston newcomers
Bernard “Bun B” Freeman, former distinguished lecturer at Rice, is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

These tours of Houston show off the coolest parts of the Bayou City
A slideshow mentions a company that offers tours of the Rice campus.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

What’s showing outside the megaplex?
Rice Cinema will show “Tosuni — Birth of Happiness” March 21 and “Watermark” March 22.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

HAADS brings annual spring event to Spring Street Studios
An article mentions that Beverly Vosko has taught at Rice.
My San Antonio


Leaders talk what will happen if ‘bathroom bill’ becomes law
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 Texas Senate Bill 6, which some call “The Bathroom Bill.”

Mexican free-tailed bats arrive in Midland for spring migration
William Arnold, professor in the practice of management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted about nationwide oil production.
Texas Standard (This also aired on 24 other stations.)


First shipment of large quantities of graphene quantum dots
An article mentions that Dotz Nano has an R&D agreement with a Rice lab.
Printed Electronics World

What are the best Houston marketing MBA programs?
Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business is featured on a list of the best Houston marketing MBA programs.
Metro MBA

Study lays groundwork for use of carbon nanotubes in aerospace structures
A Rice study on carbon nanotubes is mentioned.
Science & Technology Research News


America’s education black hole — putting the US at risk?
Jonathan Ludwig discusses the state of education in the U.S. The podcast mentions that Ludwig taught at Rice.
SAGE International Australia

Chunking: The brain’s shortcut to understanding and recalling information
The Rice Neologisms Database is mentioned.

Now playing: Arts listings for March 16-23
Ken Cowan, associate professor of organ at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, is mentioned.

Texas Appeals Court slams Houston for refusing camera document request
An article mentions that Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science, was commissioned to draft a study on red-light cameras.
The Newspaper

Solo violinist Timothy B. Steeves plays in Royal Oak
Graduate student Timothy Steeves is mentioned.
Pride Source

The worst argument for Trumpcare
A Rice study on insurance is mentioned.
Sentinel Source (This also appeared in Daily Corinthian and Madison County Journal.)

Ballet Hispanico announces its 2017 New York season at the Joyce Theater featuring all-female choreographers
Rice is mentioned.
Broadway World

Houston Grand Opera announces deadline for Bauer Family High School Voice Studio extended to March 24
Barbara Clark, associate professor of voice at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, is mentioned.
Broadway World

NY Philharmonic names Deborah Borda president and CEO and Bill Thomas executive director
An article mentions that Rice’s Shepherd School of Music is a New York Philharmonic Global Academy partner.
Broadway World

Opinion: Time for real college assessment
James Pomerantz, professor of psychology, co-authored an op-ed about the effectiveness of college programs.
Lake Tahoe News

Artist seeks area barn to transform
Alumna Catie Newell ’06 is mentioned.
Huron County View

Şanlıurfalı öğrenciler sordu, CERN cevapladı
Postdoctoral research associate Bora Akgun is mentioned.
Gazete Ipekyol (An English translation is not available.)

Coches del tamaño de átomos: así es la carrera de Nanocars
Rice is mentioned.
Hipertextual (An English translation is not available.)


Rice advances by beating San Francisco behind Marcus Evans’ late spree
Rice men’s basketball defeated the University of San Francisco in their first-round meeting of the College Basketball Invitational 85-76. This is the team’s first postseason appearance since 2012. Head coach Mike Rhoades and players Marcus Evans and Egor Koulechov are mentioned. The team will play Utah Valley University March 20.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This article appeared on the front of the Sports section in the March 16 print edition with a different headline, “Owls move on as Evans stages late scoring spree.”)
Marcus Evans guides Rice past San Francisco in opening round of College Basketball Invitational
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This also appeared in My San Antonio.)
College Basketball Invitational: Rice 85, San Francisco 76
Houston Chronicle
Rice wins, Houston falls in postseason play
CBS Houston

Rice aims to use Women’s Basketball Invitational as catalyst for future postseason success
Rice women’s basketball will play Lamar University in the Women’s Basketball Invitational March 16. Head coach Tina Langley is quoted and Sid Richardson College junior Nicole Iademarco is mentioned. This is the team’s first postseason appearance since 2006.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
Alumni notebook: 1 last NCAA tourney run for TWHS grad Kelsey Lang
Houston Chronicle (This also appeared in the Courier of Montgomery County.)
2 Central stars to play in Lamar, Texas State tournament game
Houston Chronicle

It’s time for more college achievers
Sid Richardson College senior Scott Filip is mentioned.
Daily Herald

TSU’s Mike Davis thinking big despite huge odds
Rice men’s basketball is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

Mining Houston-area talent pays off for Sam Houston State baseball
Rice baseball fell to Sam Houston State University 6-2 and Texas State University 13-4. The team will play Old Dominion University March 17-19.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

Bobcats pick up 1st win over Rice since 2012
San Marcos Daily Record
D1 digest: Wednesday, March 15
D1 Baseball

Wellness Center honors Cuero Olympian
Alumnus Fred Hansen ’63 is mentioned.
DeWitt County Today

Oregon baseball welcomes underdog role entering Pac-12 play
Rice baseball is mentioned.
Pac-12 Baseball enters 1st week of conference play
Pac-12 News

UTSA Update — Wednesday, March 15
Rice golf is mentioned.
UTSA Athletics

What we know about LSU football schedules through 2025; 1 added for 2019, 1 dropped for 2020
Rice football is mentioned.
The Advocate

MLB position power rankings: B/R’s top 30 3rd basemen
Former Rice baseball player Anthony Rendon is mentioned.
Bleacher Report

Boys basketball: Is Zach Reichle the greatest player in program history?
Former Rice basketball player Seth Gearhart is mentioned.
Wilsonville Spokesman

For Pirates’ James Taillon: Pressure is a privilege
Former Rice signee Jameson Taillon is mentioned.
Pittsburgh Magazine

2016 Atlantic League Player of the Year Jeremy Barfield re-signs with Skeeters
Former Rice baseball player Mark Haynes is mentioned.
Fort Bend Star


42 teams selected to vie for over $1M in prizes at Rice Business Plan Competition
Forty-two teams hailing from some of the world’s top universities will vie for more than $1 million in prizes at the 17th annual Rice Business Plan Competition at Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business April 6-8.

About Anya Bolshakov

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