Dateline Rice for April 4, 2017


Trump’s war on climate science is a war on the poor and people of color
A Rice study on child asthma cases in Houston is mentioned.

Loneliness makes cold symptoms feel worse
Suffering through a cold is annoying enough, but if you’re lonely, you’re likely to feel even worse, according to Rice researchers. Chris Fagundes, assistant professor of psychology, and graduate student Angie LeRoy are quoted.
Rice University study reveals lonely people have worse cold symptoms
Cold symptoms feel worse when you’re lonely
British Psychological Society
Cold and flu Season: Being lonely makes you feel worse
Psychology Today
Rice University study shows loneliness makes cold symptoms worse
University Herald
Feeling sick? Studies show being lonely will only make it worse
College Candy
Loneliness can make your bad cold worse, says study
India TV
Your loneliness might be making that common cold worse, says study
India Today
Loneliness can make your cold symptoms seem even more severe
ELLE South Africa
Bad cold becomes worse to lonely people, says study
India Now
Being lonely can affect your health

Elon Musk is changing the rules of space travel
President John F. Kennedy’s famous “Moon Speech” delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is discussed.
CNN (This also appeared in WKBT.)
RAMLOW: Spring inspires hype
The Hoya


Deputy constable killed in ambush mourned as ‘cop’s cop’
Alumnus Clint Greenwood ’83 was killed April 3 in the line of duty as an assistant chief deputy constable for Precinct 3 in Harris County.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This article appeared on the front of the April 4 print edition with a different headline, “Lawman killed in ambush mourned as ‘cop’s cop.’”)
Things to know about Clint Greenwood, the officer shot and killed in Baytown
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
See video of suspect vehicle in fatal shooting of Harris County deputy
Houston Public Media
Harris County deputy killed in Baytown, substantial reward offered for information
Houston Public Media
Greenwood has long, storied history in law enforcement
Baytown Sun (Subscription required.)
$65,000 reward for gunman who killed Pct. 3 deputy outside Baytown courthouse, officials say
Texas deputy constable slain; suspect sought
A look at the life of Assistant Chief Deputy Clint Greenwood
Hero down: Assistant Chief Deputy Constable Clint Greenwood assassinated in unprovoked ambush
Blue Lives Matter
$65K reward offered for info on this morning’s fatal shooting of Deputy Clinton Greenwood

‘Smart’ dumbbells allow for solo workouts
Rigging standard dumbbells to keep a user from getting hurt during a solo workout is pretty smart. So the Rice students who invented the system call themselves “Smart Bells.” Matthew Elliott, lecturer in mechanical engineering, and undergraduate students Michael Groth, Luke Daniels, David Lipsey, Temo Tovar and Joe Ballard are mentioned.
TMC News

Amid discord, Abbott predicts legislative success
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 Gov. Greg Abbott.
My San Antonio

Where Howard Hughes and other Houston luminaries are buried
Rice University founder William Marsh Rice is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

Jordan in a new role
Rice is mentioned in a reprint of a 1975 Houston Chronicle article.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

Baker Botts gives Rice University’s Baker Institute $1M for annual energy conferences
Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy has received a $1 million gift from Baker Botts LLP, a leading international law firm, to host an annual energy conference for key industry and government stakeholders.
Houston Chronicle’s “Fuel Fix”

My Top 5: White Oak Music Hall’s Johnny So
Alumnus Johnny So ’01 is featured.
365 Things To Do in Houston

Top 10 things for kids in Houston: April 3-9
Rice’s Glasscock School of Continuing Studies will celebrate “A Festival of Curiosity” April 8.
365 Things To Do in Houston


How to be a YouTube sensation
Baker College senior Michael Groth discusses his successful YouTube channel.


MIT researchers develop a new technique for speeding up lens-less camera technology
An article mentions that Rice engineers created the FlatCam, an extremely thin, lens-less camera system that uses sophisticated algorithms to record images and videos.
Imaging Resource
System bits: April 4
Semiconductor Engineering
A faster single-pixel camera for lens-less imaging
Photonics Media
A faster single-pixel camera
Science Daily

Power/performance bits: April 4
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 is quoted.
Semiconductor Engineering

‘Fuzzy’ fibers can take rockets’ heat
To stand up to the heat and pressure of next-generation rocket engines, the composite fibers used to make them should be fuzzy. A Rice laboratory, in collaboration with NASA, has developed “fuzzy fibers” of silicon carbide that act like Velcro and stand up to the punishment that materials experience in aerospace applications. Pulickel Ajayan, the Benjamin M. and Mary Greenwood Anderson Professor in Engineering and founding chair of the Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering, graduate student Amelia Hart and postdoctoral research associate Chandra Sekhar Tiwary are quoted.
Chem Europe (This also appeared in Product Design & Development.)


The 13-million-acre man
Alumnus George P. Bush ’98 is featured.
The Land Report

Tour of Texas: Austin tech in politics, watershed, Scaleworks and more
Hesam Panahi, lecturer in entrepreneurship at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is featured.

OFEL 2017 will be held in Dubrovnik this month
Rice retiree Marc Epstein is mentioned.
Total Dubrovnik

Houston Symphony revives long-lost cello concerto with historic performance
Brinton Averil Smith, associate professor of cello at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, is mentioned.
Broadway World

The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents Chiara String Quartet May 11
An article mentions that members of the Chiara Quartet attended Rice.
Broadway World

An opportunity not to be missed
An article mentions a student who interned at Rice.
Bryant Archway

The open educational resources movement is redefining the concept of online textbooks
Rice-based publisher OpenStax is mentioned.
University Affairs (Canada)


UH hosts Rice in Silver Glove opener
Rice baseball will play the University of Houston April 4.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

2017 minor league rosters announced!
Former Rice baseball player Skyler Ewing is mentioned.
McCovey Chronicles

Broncos’ track team hopes well-rounded roster will bring home an outdoor championship
Rice hosted the Victor Lopez Invitational March 23-25.
Western Herald
LSU track and field signees shine at Texas Relays

Bearkats on top of Southland baseball standings
An article includes a photo from a Rice football game.
Huntsville Item

UNC couldn’t fill its student section, so Arizona State students stepped in
Rice is mentioned.
Yahoo Sports
UNC’s student section at the NCAA title game isn’t actually filled with UNC students
USA Today

C-USA baseball notebook
Rice baseball is mentioned.
beIN Sports
How can Tech baseball get out of slump?
The News Star

Women’s basketball: The last season of Kellie Lewis-Jay
Rice women’s basketball is mentioned.
University Press
Mean green women’s basketball ties 2 NCAA records
The Best College Sports News Network

Women’s tennis: College crushes Delaware, demolished by Rice
Rice women’s tennis defeated the College of William and Mary 6-1.
The Flat Hat

Ex-Longhorns David Ash and Daje Johnson to play in developmental league
Rice football is mentioned.
Hook ’em
Shock and awe: Linwood’s NFL quest
Our Daily Bears

Ranking college football’s coaching hires
Former Rice coach Tom Herman is mentioned.

Johnny Manziel tweets thoughts on NCAA selling UNC title gear right after win
An article mentions that Johnny Manziel was suspended for half of the 2013 season opening game against Rice football.
Bleacher Report

Bills name Marlon Kerner director of player engagement and alumni
Former Rice coach Marlon Kerner is mentioned.
Buffalo Bills


Convincing a skeptical public about science is topic at Rice’s Baker Institute Tuesday night
William Press, the Raymer Professor in Computer Sciences and in Integrative Biology at the University of Texas at Austin, will discuss the importance of effective science advocacy at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy Tuesday night.

Rice ‘Listening Project’ to provide new perspectives on aural perception
Rice University students will offer a free concert series called the “Listening Project,” which invites audience members to experience new perspectives on aural perception, April 9, 13 and 19 on the Rice campus.

About Anya Bolshakov

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