Dateline Rice for March 20, 2017 (Weekend Edition)


Today’s must-reads for entrepreneurs: Rice Business Plan Competition set
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.


This Indian-American scientist won a NSF CAREER Award  
Anshumali Shrivastava , assistant professor of computer science, hopes to come up with clever algorithmic strategies to enable faster, more scalable computations required by big data and machine-learning technologies, thanks to a new CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation.
India Today
Indian-American computer scientist Anshumali Shrivastava wins NSF CAREER Award

How Twitter could use artificial intelligence to cut online harassment
Richard Baraniuk, the Victor E. Cameron Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is quoted about using artificial intelligence to curb online harassment.
Fox News

Trump’s media diet causes global heartburn
Douglas Brinkley, professor of history, is quoted about the late musician Chuck Berry and President Donald Trump.
Should Trump earn a salary?
Business Report
‘Imus in the Morning’
WABC (This also aired on 66 other stations.) (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast.) 

Overqualified applicants will be your best hires
A Rice study on hiring overqualified candidates is mentioned. Jing Zhou, the Houston Endowment Professor of Organizational Behavior and director for Asian management research and education at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business and professor of psychology, is mentioned.
Financial Times (Subscription required.)

Prepare: The robots are coming for your distribution job
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, is quoted about automation.
The Morning Call

Integrity: A supreme leadership quality
An article mentions that Salman Khan spoke at Rice’s commencement in 2012.
Financial Express

America has a profit problem
An op-ed discusses a paper co-authored by Gustavo Grullon, the Jesse H. Jones Professor of Finance.
San Diego Union-Tribune

Now, Japanese humanoid robot, Softbank’s NAO, dons Indian avatar as Chintu to assist the elderly in the country
An article mentions that IBM is working with researchers at Rice to develop a robot to help elderly people who are homebound.
Financial Express
Spillikin and the portrayal of robots in popular culture
Huffington Post
Apakah robot menjadi solusi kebutuhan kaum jompo?
Tempo (An English translation is not available.)

DeVos seizes the moment on school choice
An article mentions a tweet sent out by Joshua Eyler, director of Rice’s Center for Teaching Excellence.

California housing bills could take away subsidies for homeowners and add them for renters
Bill Fulton, director of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted about housing in California.
Los Angeles Times (This also appeared in the San Diego Union-Tribune.)
California housing bills could take away subsidies for homeowners, add them for renters

Beyond donors: Regenerative medicine
Antonios Mikos, the Louis Calder Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, will speak International Conference on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine in South Africa July 26-30.
Mail & Guardian (Africa)

Will Dems support Soros, or abandon him like ACORN?
Rice is mentioned.
Daily Kos


Who knew addressing the floodplain could be so beautiful?
The Rice Design Alliance will host a tour of six Houston homes March 25-26.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This article appeared on the front of the Zest section in the March 18 print edition with a different headline, “Resilient Houston homes.”)
Rice Design Alliance tour opens 6 homes to the public
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
Take a peek inside this midcentury modern gem
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

A half million Texans could be without insurance under GOP health care plan
Vivian Ho, the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics at the Baker Institute for Public Policy and professor of economics, is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This article appeared on the front page of the March 18 print edition with a different headline, “State’s health gains at risk.”)
Of course Obamacare repeal would have a big negative effect on Texas
Off the Kuff

‘Eye Opener’
Essence Derouen, a cook at Baker College since 2013, died March 19. She was 21.

Do we know enough to build the Ike Dike?
Jim Blackburn, professor in the practice of environmental law and co-director of the Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center, authored an op-ed about the Ike Dike.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This appeared in the Chronicle’s “Gray Matters” online magazine.)

Event teaches millennials how to run for office
An article mentions an event hosted by the group “Houston Millennials” at Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

Book events: March 19-25
Sarah Whiting, dean of the Rice School of Architecture, the William Ward Watkin Professor of Architecture and fellow at Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, discussed her selection of the best architecture books at Brazos Bookstore March 19.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This also appeared in LMT Online.)

How foreign investment fuels hyper-gentrification
Leah Binkovitz, staff writer for Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, authored an op-ed about gentrification.
Rivard Report

Trump budget is bad news for Houston medical institutions
An article mentions that Rice receives funding from the National Institutes of Health.
Midtown Houston Patch

Cassatt, StrictLEE Strings to perform for the Queen
Alumna Jennifer Leshnower ’89 is mentioned.
OA Online

Rarely seen photos from Houston’s history will dazzle history buffs
President John F. Kennedy’s famous “Moon Speech” delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is discussed.
LMT Online

Young and Outstanding: Houston’s WindSync and Kinetic team up
An article profiles WindSync, a music group whose founders studied at Rice. Alumni Garrett Hudson ’11 and Tracy Jacobson ’10, graduate student Natalie Lin and Pierre Jalbert, professor of composition and theory at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, are mentioned.
Arts + Culture


Former Secretary of State James A. Baker III, honorary chair of Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, discusses President Trump’s budget proposal. (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast.)

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 the Texas Legislature. (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast.)

A broadcast mentions that Troy Sharpe secured his certified financial planner status from Rice. (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast.)

Houston Newsmakers
Elena Marks, a nonresident health policy fellow at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and president and CEO of the Episcopal Health Foundation, discusses the GOP health care plan.


5 things that have always worked for digital marketers, until now
A Rice study is mentioned.

Eliasson’s ‘Green Light’ to welcome refugees in Venice and Houston
Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts will present Olafur Eliasson’s “Green Light — An Artistic Workshop” through May 6.
The Art Newspaper (This also appeared in Art Intern.)

Waco ISD extends in-class STEM instruction for Pre-K students
An article mentions STEMscopes Early Explorer curriculum developed by Rice.
The Journal

KHN morning briefing: March 17
A news roundup mentions an article that discusses a study by Rice.
Kaiser Health News

Report: Oil and gas operations vulnerable to hackers
Charles McConnell, executive director of Rice’s Energy and Environment Initiative, is quoted about cybersecurity.
Insurance Journal


Losing ground in graphene
James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Chemistry, professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering at Rice University, testified before the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection at the hearing “Disrupter Series: Advanced Materials and Production” March 15.
Capitol Shorts

Asia Society Texas Center to hold panel on race and representation in Houston Grand Opera March 31
Shih-Hui Chen, professor and chair of composition and theory at the Shepherd School of Music, is mentioned.
Broadway World

The real American dream: 4 important stories of immigrants who ran for office in Texas
Stephen Klineberg, founding director of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research and a professor of sociology, is mentioned.

What’s happening in Copper Canyon — March 2017
Alumnus Emil Tejml ’58 is mentioned.
Cross Timbers Gazette

The worst argument for Trumpcare
A Rice study on insurance is mentioned.
The Spectrum

Mayor Turner selects new PWE director, interim Parks director
Rice is mentioned.
The Leader News

10 Houston startups helping the local tech ecosystem lift off
An article features a number of startups founded by Rice alumni. Alumni Emma Fauss ’13, Andrew Koller ’07, Charudatta Galande ’13, Neelam Singh ’14 and Adrian Yao ’14 are mentioned.
Geek Time

Welcome to the High Museum, where life is impermanent
An article mentions a student who will attend Rice.


Lady Cards fall to Owls in close finish
Rice women’s basketball defeated Lamar University 73-72 in the first round of the Women’s Basketball Invitational and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley 73-63 in the second round.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This also appeared in Beaumont Enterprise.)
Foul trouble dooms UTRGV women’s basketball in season-ending WBI quarterfinals loss to Rice
The Monitor
UTRGV women’s basketball breaking through adversity en route to another record season
The Monitor
Eastern Washington, Idaho women to collide again, this time in WBI

Sports Sunday’
Rice men’s basketball will face Utah Valley University in the College Basketball Invitational March 20. Head coach Mike Rhoades is featured in the KPRC broadcast. Articles mention players Marquez Letcher-Ellis and Marcus Evans.
Marquez Letcher-Ellis flashes potential during Rice’s run in CBI
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
Rice basketball team close to making history
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This also appeared in LMT Online.)
With a win, Rice would face bracketing curve ball in CBI semis
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
College results for March 18
Kansas City Star
Coastal Carolina hopes to get starting point guard back for CBI quarterfinal
Myrtle Beach Online

Rice coach crafts winners the old-fashioned way
Rice football head coach David Bailiff is featured.
The Galveston County Daily News (Subscription required.)

College baseball: Rice, A&M swept in conference-opening series
Rice baseball fell to Old Dominion University.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
College baseball: W. Virginia, Kentucky use 9th-inning rallies to clip Baylor, A&M
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
D1 digest: Friday, March 17
D1 Baseball
The ouch list: Week 5
D1 Baseball
Saturday’s ‘360’: Hokies overcome 8-run deficit to upend No. 1 Seminoles; Sheehan pitches Tribe past Rhode Island; ODU finishes 3-game sweep of Rice
Daily Press
ODU sweeps Rice doubleheader, Finwood earns 400th win
Monarchs sweep Rice to give Chris Finwood his 400th career win
4-hit shutout caps Monarchs’ sweep of C-USA favorite Rice
College roundup: Auburn waits out Alex Faedo, pounds Florida
Baseball America
Friday’s ‘360’: Finwood gains 400th coaching victory as ODU sweeps pair from Rice; U.Va. wrestler in NCAA final; CNU football coach completes staff
Daily Press

Seahawks bringing back DeShawn Shead, Luke Willson
Former Rice football player Luke Willson is featured.
Houston Chronicle

Cool heat: Shaggy is a closer in waiting
Former Rice baseball player J.T. Chargois is mentioned.
Twins Daily

CyFair Warriors Rugby works toward state championship
An article mentions that Ed Brown coached at Rice.
Community Impact

Reem Moussa: Egypt’s 1st female basketball champion in Europe
Former Rice basketball player Reem Moussa is featured.
Reem Mousa becomes 1st Egyptian female basketball player to win a European championship
Cairo Scene

Bearkats proving to be clutch with 2 outs
Rice baseball is mentioned.
Huntsville Item
Red-hot Bearkats keep rolling, sweep Islanders out of town
Huntsville Item
How throwing only changeups in a scrimmage sparked Kennedy’s transformation
Yahoo Sports
Red-hot Bearkats host Islanders in weekend baseball series
Huntsville Item
Texas State notebook: Bobcats men move on, but women’s season ends
Austin American-Statesman’s “MyStatesman”
Lesson learned by Texas as Texas Tech sweeps conference-opening series
Hook ’em

Green Bay Packers: 3-round mock draft
An article includes a photo from a Rice football game.

Late rallies come up short; Aggie baseball swept by Kentucky
Rice baseball will face A&M University March 21.
Sports on the air — March 20
Kansas City Star
Despite comeback attempt, A&M swept by Kentucky with Sunday loss
247 Sports
Late rallies come up short in 11-7 loss to Kentucky
Late comeback attempt comes up short, Aggies fall to Kentucky, 11-7
Aggie baseball team falls 11-7 in series finale, swept by Kentucky to open SEC
Aggie Sports

Windham sets school record in 400m, Lions earn 8 provisional qualifying marks in 1st outdoor weekend
Rice will host the Victor Lopez Invitational March 23-25.
North Texas e-News
Bruckner, Peterson win discus at UTSA Invitational
Texas Sports
Tulane outdoor track and field: Personal bests, top-3 finishes highlight final day of Louisiana Classics
Sports NOLA
Throwers break records at the UTSA Invitational
Daily Texan

NCAA Tournament South region 2nd round: No. 4 Butler Bulldogs versus No. 12 Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
Rice men’s basketball is mentioned.
Maddux Sports

Doing his duty: Events of 9/11 moved Tech coach to serve country
Former Rice coach Rusty Whitt is mentioned.
Red Raiders

No. 7 women’s tennis defeats Northwestern
Rice tennis is mentioned.
Daily Toreador
Women’s tennis takes on a pair of Oklahoma teams
Daily Texan

UTEP men’s golf prepares for Lone Star Invitational
Rice golf is mentioned.
El Paso Herald-Post
UTSA to host Lone Star Invitational on Monday-Tuesday
UTSA Athletics

Recruiting analysis: Sachse QB Jalen Mayden
Sid Richardson junior James Mayden is mentioned.
Texas HS Football

‘Sports Sunday’
A broadcast mentions that Rice will host a NFL Pro Day March 27.

The red report — Tony Cingrani
Former Rice baseball player Tony Cingrani is mentioned.
Sports Media 101

TSU coach Mike Davis on David versus Goliath
An article includes a photo from a Rice men’s basketball game.
LMT Online


Veeraraghavan wins NSF CAREER Award
Rice University engineer Ashok Veeraraghavan and his research group have a vision clear enough to earn a prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award.

Black children in Houston at higher risk for asthma
Black children in Houston are more than twice as likely to have asthma as white children, according to a new paper from sociologists at Rice University.

About Anya Bolshakov

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