Dateline Rice for March 21, 2017


What does it take to win a marathon?
Alumna Becky Wade ’12 is featured for her book on running communities around the world.

Are Turkey’s big businesses breaking with AKP?
Kadir Yildirim, research scholar at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted about Turkey.
Al-Monitor (This also appeared in Free Republic.)

Putting coal profits ahead of coal miners
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, authored an op-ed about the coal industry.
The Hill


In a city where bigger is better, can Houston build a startup scene?
Edward Egan, fellow and director of the Baker Institute for Public Policy’s McNair Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Hesam Panahi, lecturer in entrepreneurship at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, are quoted in an article about startups in Houston.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This article appeared on the front page of the March 21 print edition with a different headline, “Can Houston boost its startup scene?” This also appeared in San Antonio Express-News.)

George P. Bush emerges as Ike Dike champion
The Rice-based Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

Texas A&M law school ranks in top 100
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 (This also appeared in Midland Reporter-Telegram and My San Antonio.)

5 things that have always worked for digital marketers, until now
A Rice study is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (This also appeared in My San Antonio, Greenwich Time and CT Post.)

Ways to save on college textbooks
An article mentions Rice’s Hedgehopper Program.

Vigil held for innocent woman who was shot and killed
Essence Derouen, a cook at Baker College since 2013, died March 19. She was 21. Undergraduate students Kat Sofjan, Samuel Soyebo and Natalie Swanson; Johnny Curet, director of campus dining; and Baker College master Rose van der Werff; are quoted.


Lihong Wang: World’s fastest camera for ultrafast phenomena provides temporal information
Alumnus Lihong Wang ’92 is featured.

Forget scaling. Moore’s law panel talks power consumption
An article features a photo of a computer built by Institute for Sustainable and Applied Infodynamics. Rice is credited.
Electronic Design

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.
Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine


Journey marries woman’s 2 passions
Lovett College junior Madeleine Pelzel will spend the spend the month of June cycling 841 miles from Bar Harbor, Maine, to New York City with Bike & Build, a nonprofit that coordinates service-oriented cycling trips that benefit affordable housing organizations and empower young adults.
Dubois County Herald

Indian-American scientist won a NSF CAREER Award this year
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.
Sakshi Education
Indian American scientist Anshumali Shrivastava gets NSF’s prestigious CAREER Award
News India Times

Tale of ‘killer molasses’ is one for the books
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 mentioned.

Ballet Hispánico at the Joyce Theater April 18-23 with Brazos Abiertos and all female choreographers
Rice is mentioned.
Queens Latino

Kauffman honoree examines impact of accelerators on an ecosystem
Yael Hochberg, the Ralph S. O’Connor Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, is profiled.

Things to do while in Houston for the Classic
Rice University founder William Marsh Rice is mentioned.

Trump’s media diet causes global heartburn
Douglas Brinkley, professor of history, is quoted about President Donald Trump.
Hot Air

Dosieraerosole: Keiner weiß, wie sie funktionieren
Tens of millions of Americans with lung disease use metered-dose inhalers each day, and new studies by Rice electrical engineers and pulmonologists at Baylor College of Medicine have identified critical errors that are causing many inhaler users to get only about half as much medicine as they should from each puff. Graduate student Rajoshi Biswas and Ashutosh Sabharwal, professor of electrical and computer engineering, are mentioned.
DocCheck News (An English translation is not available.)

Festival dei 2Mondi, a Pasqua gli appuntamenti raddoppiano
Rice is mentioned.
Tuttoggi Info (An English translation is not available.)

Studierende aus 92 Ländern an der Jacobs University Bremen: Gemeinschaft ohne Grenzen
Rice is mentioned.
WFB (An English translation is not available.)

Director Académico de UDLAP participa en Universidad de Rice
Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy is mentioned.
e-Consulta (An English translation is not available.)

Ven por elecciones riesgos energéticos
Francisco Monaldi, a fellow in Latin American energy policy at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is mentioned.
El Norte (Subscription required. An English translation is not available.)


Rice falls to Utah Valley in CBI quarterfinals
Rice men’s basketball fell to Utah Valley University 85-79 in the College Basketball Invitational quarterfinals.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This article appeared on the front of the Sports section in the March 21 print edition with a different headline, “Owls look to future as loss caps season.”)
CBI 2017: Quarterfinals scores, updated bracket and semifinals schedule
Bleacher Report
UVU basketball takes on Rice in CBI quarterfinals
Daily Herald
Utah Valley eliminates Owls from CBI 85-79
CBS Houston
Utah Valley advances to semifinals of CBI tournament
Young scores a season-high 20 points in homecoming to help UVU beat Rice
Daily Herald
Utah Valley stays hot, advances to semifinals of College Basketball Invitational
College basketball: Utah Valley beats Rice in CBI quarterfinal; Weber State falls to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in CIT
Salt Lake Tribune
UVU basketball: Utah Valley advances to CBI Final Four with 85-79 win at Rice
Deseret News

FAU Owls set to begin 1st spring football practice under Lane Kiffin
Rice football is mentioned.
How UNT coach Seth Littrell transformed a moment of truth into a bowl-eligible Mean Green team
Dallas Morning News

Shorthanded Vandals take down Eagles
Rice women’s basketball will face the University of Idaho in the Women’s Basketball Invitational semifinals March 23.
Idaho women advance to WBI semifinals with win over Eastern Washington
Idaho Statesman

A&M attempts to end losing skid, hosts Rice
Rice baseball will face A&M University March 21.
The Battalion
Wildcats complete the sweep as A&M falls to Kentucky in final game of series
The Battalion
Nashville sports on TV and radio: March 21
The Tennessean
Sports on the air — March 21
Kansas City Star
Aggies host Rice Tuesday
Aggie baseball team to host reeling Rice squad today
Aggie Sports

NCAA men’s tourney won’t have a repeat champion
Rice baseball is mentioned.
The Record Live
Rotating rotation
FAU Owl Access

Carol Yang in midst of memorable season with UNLV women’s tennis
Rice tennis is mentioned.
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Prep swimming season preview
Brown College sophomore Sara Nowaski is mentioned.
San Diego Union-Tribune

Former Rice football player Vance McDonald is featured. (This also aired on KBMT.)


Pulverizing e-waste is green, clean — and cold
Researchers at Rice University and the Indian Institute of Science have an idea for how to simplify electronic waste recycling: Crush it into nanodust.

About Anya Bolshakov

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