Dateline Rice for March 22, 2017


To recycle old gadgets, crush them into nanodust
Researchers at Rice and the Indian Institute of Science have an idea for how to simplify electronic waste recycling: Crush it into nanodust. Postdoctoral research associate Chandra Sekhar Tiwary and Pulickel Ajayan, the Benjamin M. and Mary Greenwood Anderson Professor in Engineering and founding chair of the Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering, are mentioned.
Futurity (This article appeared in the March 22 issue of Futurity Today.)
Pulverizing electronic waste is green, clean — and cold
Phys Org (This also appeared in ECN, Revolution-Green, Nanotechnology Now, Nanowerk and Scienmag.)
E-waste not, want not: Freezing, crushing and reclaiming old electronics
New Atlas
Researchers from Rice University and IISC join hands in developing a method for recycling e-wastes
Crazy Engineers
Återvinner e-avfall med kyla och stålkula
Evertiq (An English translation is not available.)

Is the Trump presidency in trouble? 1st 100 days ‘most failed’ ever, prominent historian says
Douglas Brinkley, professor of history, is quoted about President Donald Trump and the Lions Municipal Golf Course. Brinkley will speak at Stephen F. Austin State University April 24.
International Business Times
Trump’s 1st 100 days ‘most failed’ ever, historian says
Raw Story
SFA’s Archie McDonald Speaker Series to feature noted historian Douglas Brinkley
Gilmer Mirror
Proposed bill transfers UT-owned Lions Municipal Golf Course to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Daily Texan


City bike plan ready for approval but facing old concerns
An article mentions that Houston Bike Plan commuters are concentrated in dense neighborhoods within or along Loop 610, including Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

Student hunger
An article mentions a pilot program between the Houston Food Bank and researchers from Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News.)

Katy Virtual School brings online learning to students
An article mentions that Rice uses Canvas, an online course-management system.
Community Impact Newspaper

Have you spotted these 3 Houston Easter eggs?
An article mentions Rice’s Anderson Hall.
Houstonia (This appeared in the April issue.)

Millennials for office
An article mentions an event hosted by the group “Houston Millennials” at Rice.
Off the Kuff

Trump’s budget cuts have Houston health care leaders concerned
Rice is mentioned.
Houston Business Journal (Subscription required.)


Some say NASA bill doesn’t go far enough
George Abbey, the Baker Botts Senior Fellow in Space Policy at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted about a NASA authorization bill signed by President Donald Trump.

Scott Sonenshein, the Henry Gardiner Symonds Professor of Management at the Jones Graduate School of Business, discusses his new book, “Stretch.”

Richard Stoll, the Albert Thomas Chair in Political Science and scholar at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, discusses North Korea’s ability to strike the U.S. with nuclear weapons. (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, discusses President Donald Trump. (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast.)

Gisela Heffes on ‘Passion Time with Patricia Gras’: Author of ‘Sophie la Belle: And Miniature Cities’
Gisela Heffes, associate professor of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, is featured.
Passion Time with Patricia Gras


Ultra-strong metals created in a smash
Researchers from Rice and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst have created gradient nanograined-structured metals for improving the strength and toughness of metals. Ned Thomas, the William and Stephanie Sick Dean of Rice’s George R. Brown School of Engineering is quoted.
Materials Today

Turbulent reign over: Top exec at top cancer center resigns
Rice is mentioned.
Medscape (Subscription required.)

Researchers uncover gene mutation that may provide answers to unexplained female infertility
Researchers at Rice, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital have uncovered a gene mutation that may provide answers to unexplained female infertility.
News Medical
Gene mutation may be linked to unexplained female infertility
Medical Xpress (This also appeared in Science Blog and eScience News.)
La mutación de un gen estaría detrás de casos de infertilidad inexplicables
N + 1 (An English translation is not available.)

Soonish, a book about science making things better and/or worse
The book “Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That’ll Improve and/or Ruin Everything,” co-authored by Kelly Weinersmith, adjunct faculty member and the former Huxley Fellow in Ecology and Evolution, is discussed.

How to use coupons for your business (without losing money)
A Rice study is mentioned.
B Plans

Houston architects selected to participate in Chicago Architecture Biennial
The 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial will include Jesus Vassallo, assistant professor of architecture, and Reto Geiser, the Wortham Assistant Professor of Architecture.
Texas Architect


Overqualified? Hire them anyway!
A Rice study on hiring overqualified candidates is mentioned.
Recruiting Trends
There’s a very good reason to hire overqualified workers
Academy of Management

Lowry: The worst argument for Trumpcare
A Rice study on insurance is mentioned.
The Star
The worst argument for Trumpcare
The Bradford Era

Paul Otremba discusses making his way in poetry
Paul Otremba, assistant professor of English, will speak in Columbia, S.C., March 24.
Free Times

Forest Park grad combines passion for people and biking into philanthropic mission
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 Free Press

Computer scientist Anshumali Shrivastava receives 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 West

Mark Durcan, Tom Corrick join St. Luke’s board
Alumnus Mark Durcan ’83 is featured.
Idaho Business Review

Veilig elektriciteit winnen uit restwarmte
Rice is mentioned.
De Ingenieur (An English translation is not available.)

Las cosas más pequeñas jamás construidas por el ser humano
Rice is mentioned.
Investigacion y Desarrollo (An English translation is not available.)

Смогут ли роботы заменить сиделок?
An article mentions that IBM is working with researchers at Rice to develop a robot to help elderly people who are homebound.
RosInvest (An English translation is not available.)


Mike Rhoades leaving Rice for VCU job
Rice men’s basketball head coach Mike Rhoades has accepted an offer to be the head basketball coach at Virginia Commonwealth University. Rhoades and Rice Athletics Director Joe Karlgaard are quoted, and players Marcus Evans and Egor Koulechov are mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This article appeared on the front of the Sports section in the March 22 print edition with a different headline, “Rhoades answers call back to VCU.”)
Rice’s Mike Rhoades leaving to coach VCU
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
Rice coach, former VCU assistant returning to coach Rams
Houston Chronicle
Jerry Krause, who helped build Chicago Bulls’ dynasty, dies
Houston Chronicle
Mike Rhoades leaving Rice University basketball for VCU head coaching job
Mike Rhoades returns to VCU, but leaves the Rice Owls in great shape
Houston Press

College baseball: Texas A&M extends Rice’s losing streak to 7
Rice baseball fell to Texas A&M University 8-5.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
Aggies knock off Owls to end losing streak
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

Baseball: Clear Creek holds off Clear Brook, 7-4
A Rice commit is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle

Bill Worrell, play-by-play announcer, on his iconic sports broadcasting career
An article mentions that Super Bowl VIII was hosted at Rice Stadium.
Houstonia (This appeared in the April issue.)

Texas State works extra innings to hand Texas its 4th straight loss, 11-10
Rice baseball is mentioned.
Hook ’em

Outdoor season brings championship goals for Cougars
Rice track and field is mentioned.
The Daily Cougar

2017 NFL Draft: Florida Atlantic’s Trey Hendrickson rising among DEs
Former Rice football player Driphus Jackson is mentioned.

About Anya Bolshakov

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