Dateline Rice for April 5, 2017


Here’s how they play Monopoly in America, and who wins
An article mentions research by Gustavo Grullon, the Jesse H. Jones Professor of Finance.

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.
Gizmodo AU (This also appeared in Gizmodo India.)

World’s longest gas pipeline could be built by 2025
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
Arab News (This also appeared in World News 24×7.)


Ports could benefit from proposed loan program
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 Texas Senate Bill 28 and the Texas House budget.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This article appeared on the front of the Business section in the April 5 print edition with a different headline, “Proposal aims to buoy state’s ports.” This also appeared in San Antonio Express-News.)
House Budget Bill heads to floor, freighted with divisive amendments
Houston Public Media

With nod to constable murder, Senate approves court security bill
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 also appeared in LMT Online and My San Antonio.)
Funeral arrangements announced for slain Harris County Precinct 3 asst. chief
Official biography of Assistant Chief Deputy Clinton Greenwood
A look into the career of fallen Deputy Constable Greenwood
Funeral arrangements announced for slain Assistant Chief Deputy Constable Greenwood
Funeral services for assistant chief deputy constable shot, killed in Baytown
Remembering the life of Assistant Chief Deputy Clint Greenwood
The Police News
Things to know about Clint Greenwood, the officer shot and killed in Baytown
Beaumont Enterprise

Ghost bike memorial put up for beloved Rice scientist Marjorie Corcoran off of Main Street
An article discusses a memorial set up for Marjorie Corcoran, a professor of physics and astronomy who was killed Feb. 3 in a train-cyclist accident. Doug Natelson, professor of physics and astronomy, of electrical and computer engineering, and of materials science and nanoengineering and department chair of physics and astronomy, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This also appeared in My San Antonio.)

Rice University names chief of police
Rice has named James Tate, chief of police at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, as its new chief of police and director of public safety, effective May 1.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This also appeared in LMT Online and My San Antonio.)

Data: Texas colleges and universities with the highest number of registered sex offenders on campus
A slideshow mentions there are zero registered sex offenders on Rice’s campus.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This also appeared in My San Antonio.)

Becoming Americans: A spring break field trip for Rice students
An article features a Rice class that traveled to New York over spring break to study the history of Jewish immigration to America. The article mentions Joshua Furman, the Stanford and Joan Alexander Postdoctoral Fellow; Catherine Clack, associate dean of undergraduates and director of multicultural affairs; and undergraduate students Thresa Skeslien Jenkins, Mai Pham, Miranda Lee, Jesse Liebman, Craig Broadman, Matthew Archibald, Ariana Engles, Amber Tong and Sunee Kate Quirante.
Jewish Herald-Voice

Where Howard Hughes and other Houston luminaries are buried
Rice University founder William Marsh Rice is mentioned.
LMT Online
10 times the butler actually did it


Book: Humans will become obsolete in 50 years
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, discusses the future of technology.
KTRH (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast.) 
Treasury secretary blunder sparks discussion of automated future


Lab aids new push for regenerative medicine
A lab led by Antonios Mikos, the Louis Calder Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and a professor of materials science and nanoengineering, will take part in a five-year, $20 million effort to apply advanced manufacturing techniques to regenerative medicine.
Medical Product Outsourcing

Refining filters for greener natural gas
Natural gas producers want to draw all the methane they can from a well while sequestering as much carbon dioxide as possible and could use filters that optimize either carbon capture or methane flow. No single filter will do both, but thanks to Rice scientists, they now know how to fine-tune sorbents for their needs. Andrew Barron, the Charles W. Duncan Jr.-Welch Professor of Chemistry and professor of materials science and nanoengineering, is mentioned.
Filtration Separation

Fast single-pixel camera
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.
Schnelle 1-Pixel-Kamera
Elektor (An English translation is not available.)

The HERWorld Energy Forum at Rice’s Jones Graduate School
The second HERWorld Energy Forum was held at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business March 8. Michelle “Mikki” Hebl, the Martha and Henry Malcolm Lovett Chair of Psychology and professor of psychology and management, was a keynote speaker. Peter Rodriguez, dean of Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is interviewed.

‘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.
Science & Technology Research News
This could (someday) be a safer, more efficient future of weightlifting
Football Scoop

Moody Center for the Arts, Rice University
Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts is featured.

Wake Forest Baptist Institute leads effort to advance manufacturing of regenerative medicine therapies
Rice is mentioned.
Science & Technology Research News

OTC holds timely opportunity to chart E&P industry future
The article mentions that d5 will be held at Rice May 5.

Projetos de graduação vencedores do Archiprix International / Hunter Douglas Awards 2017
Alumnus Yuan Jin ’16 is one of the eight winners of the Archiprix International/Hunter Douglas Awards 2017.
Arch Daily (An English translation is not available.)


Stanford joins amicus brief opposing revised travel ban
Rice is one of the 31 universities that signed an amicus brief in the 4th Circuit about President Donald Trump’s travel ban.
Stanford News

Democrats thwart Trump’s rush to fill Cabinet, other high-level positions
An article mentions that Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy is involved with the White House Transition Project.
Washington Times

Cold symptoms feel worse when people are lonely, study suggests
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.

A path less trod — Black Cedar Trio
An article mentions that Kris Palmer attended Rice.
San Francisco Classical Voice

Castaway casting stand eases prosthetic fittings
Getting a prosthetic leg will be a little more comfortable for patients with a device assembled by Rice students. Renata Ramos, lecturer of bioengineering, and undergraduate students Michael Young, Isabel Gonzalez, Brian Ying, Regina Barcio and Chinwe Appio-Riley are mentioned.
Idea Connection

This firm may make coal’s future a lot brighter
Rice is mentioned.
Coal Zoom


Rice uses strong 1st inning to defeat Houston in Silver Glove Series
Rice baseball defeated the University of Houston 9-0. Players Kendal Jefferies, Addison Moss, Zach Esquivel, Willy Amador, Glenn Otto, Brad Gneiting and Charlie Warren are mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

10 college football teams hoping spring as springboard after missing bowl game
Rice football’s 2017 season is discussed. Head coach David Bailiff is mentioned. Bailiff will be a guest at the National Mounted Warfare Foundation’s third annual Homecoming for Heroes gala April 29.
USA Today
3rd annual Homecoming for Heroes will benefit National Mounted Warrior Museum
Killeen Daily Herald

Texas A&M hosts the Houston Dash Thursday
Rice soccer is mentioned.

Ripe for success: Applewhite’s coaching roots run deep
Former Rice coach Major Applewhite is mentioned.
Daily Cougar

ESPN’s Joe Lunardi has Sooners in 2018 NCAA Tournament
An article mentions Rice men’s basketball players who have announced intentions to transfer.

How can Tech baseball get out of slump?
Rice baseball will play Louisiana Tech University.
Shreveport Times
Streak starter? Tech rallies, slugs past SFA
Shreveport Times

Potential abounding, North Texas on the rise under Seth Littrell
Rice football is mentioned.

Professor proposes pay for college athletes
Alumnus David Grenardo ’99 is mentioned.
Athletics Business

Longhorns baseball team tops Bearkats at home
Rice baseball is mentioned.
Sports Media 101

Rice is mentioned.

About Anya Bolshakov

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