Dateline Rice for March 23, 2017


The world’s 50 greatest leaders
Fortune Magazine included Rebecca Richards-Kortum on its list of the world’s 50 greatest leaders. She is the Malcolm Gillis University Professor, professor of bioengineering and of electrical and computer engineering and director of the Rice 360° Institute for Global Health. Tom Kolditz, director of Rice’s Doerr Institute for New Leaders, is cited as one of the expert advisers who made nominations for the list.
Katharine Hayhoe, Rebecca Richards-Kortum are among Fortune’s top 50 world leaders
Houston Chronicle


Rick Perry challenges election of Texas A&M’s 1st gay student body president, says it was ‘stolen’ in ‘name of diversity’
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 Sec. Rick Perry, the Neil Gorsuch confirmation hearing, Texas Rep. Kevin Brady and the Republican health care bill.
Washington Post
Energy Secretary Rick Perry attacks Texas A&M election as ‘stolen’
Chronicle of Higher Education
Rick Perry complains of ‘stolen’ election after Texas A&M elects its 1st openly gay student body president
Rick Perry blasts election of Texas A&M’s 1st gay SGA president
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This article appeared on the front page of the March 23 print edition with a different headline, “Perry claims A&M election ‘stolen.’” This also appeared in Beaumont Enterprise, the San Antonio Express-News, LMT Online and My San Antonio.)
Rick Perry really doesn’t like that Texas A&M just elected its 1st gay student body president
San Antonio Current
Local analysis of the Gorsuch confirmation hearing: Wednesday’s show (March 22)
Houston Public Media’s “Houston Matters”
As critical health care vote looms, the pressure is on for Texas Rep. Brady, chief tax writer
Dallas Morning News
CBS News Radio 
WBBM (This also aired on 401 other media outlets.) (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast.) 

Texas has big potential to get ‘smart,’ but time is of the essence
An article mentions that the Smart Texas Revolution conference will include participants from Rice.
Government Technology

Can startups be fostered in Houston’s ‘bigger is better’ business 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.
Government Technology

‘Just plain nutty’: Top US historian nukes ‘fabricator’ Trump’s ‘snake oil’ presidency on CNN
Douglas Brinkley, professor of history, is quoted about President Donald Trump. Brinkley’s book “Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America” is featured on a list of books to read. Brinkley will speak at Virginia Tech April 6.
Raw Story
Waiting for the paperback? Here are 11 good reads, out now
Seattle Times
Author and historian Douglas Brinkley to give Cutchins Distinguished Lecture on April 6
Virginia Tech News

2016 didn’t just give us ‘fake news.’ It likely gave us false memories.
In an interview, Roddy Roediger mentions he taught at Rice.

11 stunning ways nature is integrated into major cities
James Turrell’s “Twilight Epiphany” Skyspace on the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion on the Rice campus is featured.


State lawmakers take aim at campus sexual assault
An article mentions that students from Rice participated in a survey about sexual assault.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

Art gallery and museum listings: March 23-29
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 LMT Online and My San Antonio.)

Bassist Robin Kesselman relishes time in the spotlight
Timothy Pitts, professor of double bass, is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

What’s showing outside the megaplex?
Rice Cinema will show “The Truman Show,” “Pleasantville” and “Avatar” March 25 and “Dark City” and “Altered States” March 26.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

Affordable apartment project breaks ground in Houston
An article mentions “Urban Edge,” a blog from Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research.
Houston Business Journal

Texas parents deserve an education choice
Rice’s Hobby Center for the Study of Texas is mentioned.
Bryan-College Station Eagle

What San Antonio’s growth says about the Texas population boom
Steve Murdock, the Allyn and Gladys Cline Professor of Sociology and director of Rice’s Hobby Center for the Study of Texas, is quoted about Texas’ population.
Dallas Morning News
These San Antonio-area counties rank among the fastest-growing in US
CultureMap San Antonio

Vivienne Tam’s Houston-inspired fashion collection debuts online
Rice is mentioned in an article about New York fashion designer Vivienne Tam.
CultureMap Houston

Ask the hearing experts: To hear or to wait
Alumnus Saleem Assaf ’88 is featured.
Austin American-Statesman


Houston native YouTube star shares his success story
Baker College senior Michael Groth discusses his successful YouTube channel.

Encore Houston, episode 11 — Houston Chamber Choir
Ken Cowan, associate professor of organ at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, is featured.
Houston Public Media

‘Great Day Houston’
Alumnus Ryan Levy ’97 is mentioned.


Pulverizing electronic waste is green, clean and cold
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.
Chem Europe (This also appeared in Science & Technology Research News, Science Newsline, Innovations Report and Materialsgate.)
To recycle old gadgets, crush them into nanodust
Printplaten koud recyclen
De Ingenieur (An English translation is not available.)
Une ‘machine à laver’ cryogénique pour recycler nos déchets électroniques?
Mini Machines (An English translation is not available.)

Gene mutation may be linked 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.
Science Daily
Генетическая мутация может стать причиной аномального бесплодия у женщин, – ученые
Здравоохранение и наука (An English translation is not available.)

Apps created for everyone, by anyone
Rice is mentioned.

‘Nanoclip’ nerve cuff could help treat chronic diseases
A team from Rice, Boston University, the University of Philadelphia and GlaxoSmithKline designed, manufactured and tested a ultra-small nerve cuff or ‘nanoclip’ that uses electrical stimulation of nerves as an alternative to systemic pharmaceutical treatment — potentially opening the door to new therapeutics for a huge range of chronic conditions.
Scientist Live

Research from Jones School finds importance of direct customer connection
Research from Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business looks at how companies can redefine customer service and achieve success through a stronger understanding of their customers. Tony Gorry, the Friedkin Professor Emeritus of Management, and Bob Westbrook, the William Alexander Kirkland Professor of Business, are mentioned.
Metro MBA

GMAT scores keep going higher at leading business schools
Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business is mentioned.
Poets & Quants

Made of sterner stuff
An article discusses research by Pulickel Ajayan, the Benjamin M. and Mary Greenwood Anderson Professor in Engineering and founding chair of the Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering; postdoctoral research associate Chandra Sekhar Tiwary; and James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Chemistry, professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering.
Orthopedic Design & Technology


Dr. Martin Halbert named dean of university libraries
Alumnus Martin Halbert ’84 has been appointed dean of university libraries at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Symphony highlights musical wizardry in ‘Harry Potter’ film
Alumnus George Goad ’15 is featured.
Columbus Dispatch

The needs of elders are growing, will robo-nurses be a solution?
An article mentions that IBM is working with researchers at Rice to develop a robot to help elderly people who are homebound.
Blasting News

26th annual Centenary Student Research Forum begins March 31
A student who will attend Rice is mentioned.
Centenary College of Louisiana News

Mentoring program to support women in STEM
An article includes a screenshot from a Rice YouTube video.
University Herald

Business briefs March 23
Alumna Mary Balthrop ’07 is mentioned.
GCA News

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

Camille Paglia: The new liberal and conservative polarization resembles mental illness
An article discusses students’ reactions to the results of the 2016 election.
Truth Report

La clave para que el Plan Maestro triunfe
The late Malcolm Gillis, the sixth president of Rice University, is mentioned.
MDZ (An English translation is not available. This also appeared in InfoBae.)

Las 10 noticias petroleras más importantes de hoy March 22
Francisco Monaldi, a fellow in Latin American energy policy at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is mentioned.
RunRunEs (An English translation is not available.)

I giovani jihadisti raccontati dai romanzi arabi
David Cook, associate professor of religion, is mentioned.
Paper Blog (An English translation is not available.)

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


Coach trying to keep Rice women in the moment during WBI run
Rice women’s basketball will face the University of Idaho March 23 in the semifinals of the Women’s Basketball Invitational. Head coach Tina Langley is quoted and players Jasmine Goodwine and Lauren Grigsby are mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
Idaho women on road again for WBI semifinal
Idaho beats EWU, next up … Rice in WBI semifinals

Star Rocket in flight
Rice men’s basketball associate head coach Scott Pera is mentioned.
Texas Monthly

TSU baseball following familiar road to success
Rice baseball will face Florida International University March 24-26.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

College men’s basketball notebook on area players
Brown College sophomore Marcus Evans is mentioned.

Roadblocks: The Ricky Braddock story
An article mentions that Richard Braddock attended the Rice Institute.
Good Men Project

CSU Bakersfield, Utah Valley continue postseason runs outside the spotlight
Rice men’s basketball is mentioned.
Mid-Major Madness

Front and center: Derek Warehime’s the latest to try to solve Texas’ puzzling line
An article mentions that Tom Herman coached at Rice and Derek Warehime worked at Rice.
Hook ’em

Kats host Buffalo for 3-game series
Rice baseball is mentioned.
SEC baseball schedule (March 22): Time, TV schedule, online streaming
Team Speed Kills

‘New Contract Luke’: Willson talks his return to Seahawks after look at volatile world of free agency
Former Rice football player Luke Willson is featured.
ESPN Seattle

Herd’s Elmore adds All-District to postseason honors
Brown College sophomore Marcus Evans has been named NABC First Team All-District and Wiess College senior Egor Koulechov has been named NABC Second Team All-District.

UPsports briefs: March 23
Rice women’s basketball is mentioned.
University Press

Texas A&M back on track with victory over Rice
Rice baseball fell to Texas A&M University 8-5.
The Battalion

Travis’ stock up; Langham Creek’s down
Rice baseball assistant coach John Pope and a Rice commit are mentioned.


Rice U. study: Freestanding emergency departments in Texas deliver costly care, ‘sticker shock’
The rapid growth of freestanding emergency departments in Texas has been accompanied by an equal increase in use at relatively high prices that lead to sizable out-of-pocket costs to patients, according to new research by experts at Rice University, Baylor College of Medicine, the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas.

About Anya Bolshakov

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