Dateline Rice for April 10, 2017 (Weekend Edition)


Once opposed to intervention, Trump says he can be flexible
Edward Djerejian, director of Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and former U.S. ambassador to Syria and to Israel and a former assistant secretary of state for near eastern affairs, is quoted.
Washington Post (Similar articles appeared in 139 other media outlets.)
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
Trump’s strike on Syria has many wondering what the president’s foreign policy is
Business Insider
Trump’s emerging doctrine is flexibility
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
After Syria strike, Trump’s emerging doctrine is flexibility
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
Analysis: Trump’s Syria strike came with a message and risks
Houston Chronicle
Former U.S. ambassador to Syria examines what’s next after missile strike
6 arrested in violent protest against Syria action
Fox 29
Houston scholars weigh in on Syria
Análisis: ataque a Siria, arriesgada advertencia de Trump
Houston Chronicle’s “La Voz” (An English translation is not available.)


Congress sinks into partisan morass as shutdown threat looms
Paul Brace, the Clarence L. Carter Professor of Political Science, is quoted about Congress.
Bloomberg Politics (This also appeared in MSN News.)
Statele Unite risca sa ramana fara bani. Congresul si-a luat vacanta inainte sa voteze cheltuielile federale
Stirile Pro TV (An English translation is not available.)
La división política vuelve a poner al Gobierno de Estados Unidos al borde del cierre
Economica Hoy (An English translation is not available.)

Rice will end use of term ‘college masters’
Rice will replace the title “college master” with “college magister” at the beginning of academic year 2017-18. Dean of Undergraduates John Hutchinson is quoted.
Inside Higher Ed
Rice University officials change ‘college master’ title due to ‘negative historical connotation’
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
Rice University won’t use the word ‘college master’ anymore, citing ‘negative historical connotation’
Heat Street

Mark Pocan wrongly claims Donald Trump had no legal authority to launch missile attack on Syria
Richard Stoll, the Albert Thomas Chair in Political Science and scholar at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted about the U.S. airstrike on Syria.
PolitiFact Wisconsin

Demand surges for Mandarin lessons
An article about an increased demand for Chinese language classes in the U.S. mentions President David Leebron.
In US, demand surges for Mandarin lessons
China Daily

Being lonely makes your colds worse, says world’s saddest study
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.
Study: Colds feel worse when patients feel lonely
Kesepian, Semakin Memperparah Penyakit Demam
KR Jogja (An English translation is not available.)
La soledad empeora los resfriados
La Prensa Grafica (An English translation is not available.)

Trump, Clinton, Chavez: How authoritarian leaders exploit fake vulnerability
President John F. Kennedy’s famous “Moon Speech” delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is discussed.
Biden pledges to remain a player in ‘oncopolitics,’ plans to launch cancer initiative
Cancer Letter

Poll: Charging cheap items is cool with cardholders
Utpal Dholakia, the George R. Brown Professor of Marketing at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business and a marketing and consumer behavior expert, is quoted.
Yahoo Finance


Rice Business Plan Competition announces 2017 winners
Forest Devices from Carnegie Mellon University emerged as the top startup company April 8 in the 2017 Rice Business Plan Competition hosted by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship and Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business. Brad Burke, managing director of the Rice Alliance, is mentioned. Adhesys Medical, which won the contest in 2014, has also been purchased by a German pharmaceutical firm.
Houston Business Journal
Health-related startups dominate at 2017 Rice Business Plan contest
This Pakistani startup is competing for $1.5M prize money
Express Tribune
Adhesys, Rice Business winner, acquired by German pharmaceutical
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This article appeared on the front of the Business section in the April 8 print edition with a different headline, “German company snaps up a Rice winner.”)

Lamar Smith sows disorder as climate debate rages
Kenneth Evans, postdoctoral fellow for science and technology policy at Rice’s Baker Institute or Public Policy, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This article appeared on the front page of the April 10 print edition with a different headline, “Smith takes on climate science.”)

How Texas universities stack up against the world’s best colleges
Rice is No. 114 on Center for World University Rankings’ 2016 rankings.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
Gallery: How Texas universities stack up against the world
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

Slain lawman brought truth, accountability and a wicked sense of humor to a lifetime of work
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.)
Baytown police release surveillance photos of vehicle believed to be connected to asst. chief deputy’s murder
Police asks for community’s help finding suspect vehicle in fatal shooting of deputy
Houston Public Media

Cross, Granato, Jones: State should focus on voter education
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, co-authored an op-ed about voter education. Jones is also quoted about a Texas school voucher bill.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
Texas voucher bill hits dead end in Austin, as school choice again fails to get a vote in state House
The 74

Olson: Violence motivated by hate is terrorism
An op-ed mentions a Rice study named Houston the most ethnically diverse large metropolitan area in the nation.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

Led by ‘Feathers of Fire,’ SPA season filled with cultural diversity
Rice’s Boniuk Institute for the Study and Advancement of Religious Tolerance is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

Clear Horizons Early College High School celebrates 10th anniversary
Rice is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

Sunday letter: Not about UT versus UH
An op-ed mentions Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

Martha Turner SIR agents docents for Rice Design Alliance Architectural Tour
The Rice Design Alliance’s Architecture Tour is featured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This also appeared in My San Antonio.)
Homeowners want their landscapes to stand out on the block
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

‘Lucía the Luchadora’ author wants more Latino kids to see themselves in picture books
Alumna Cynthia Leonor Garza ’00 is featured for her book, “Lucia the Luchadora.”
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

‘Fountain’ at 100: An interview with William Camfield
William Camfield, the Joseph and Joanna Nazro Mullen Professor Emeritus of Art History, is featured.


Local food highlighted at Rice University Farm-to-Fork Dinner
A broadcast discusses the Farm-to-Fork Dinner that was hosted at Rice. Susann Glenn, manager of communications for Housing and Dining, and Jones College senior Meredith Glaubach are interviewed.
Houston Public Media’s “Houston Matters”


Houston es ‘cooltura’
James Turrell’s “Twilight Epiphany” Skyspace on the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion on the Rice campus is featured.
Mexico Food and Travel (An English translation is not available.)

Astronomers take a closer look at a young circumbinary disk
In a research paper published Apr. 3 on, astronomers presented a close-up view of the circumbinary disk HD 142527 obtained with the Atacama Large Millimeter and submillimeter Array in Chile. The new observations reveal the morphology and kinematics of the gas and dust emission in this disk. Postdoctoral research associate Yann Boehler is mentioned.
Phys Org

Working with robots: Human and machine coexistence in the workforce
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 quoted about artificial intelligence.
Business News Daily

Remembering organic chemistry legend Robert Burns Woodward
K.C. Nicolaou, the Harry C. and Olga K. Wiess Professor of Chemistry, is quoted about the late Robert Burns Woodward.

Minimally invasive biosensor successfully detects colitis in mice: 6 insights
Synthetic biologists at Rice have engineered gut bacteria capable of sensing colitis, an inflammation of the colon, in mice. The research points the way to new experiments for studying how gut bacteria and human hosts interact at a molecular level and could eventually lead to orally ingestible bacteria for monitoring gut health and disease. Jeffrey Tabor, assistant professor of bioengineering, is mentioned.
Becker’s GI & Endoscopy
Science is solving our health issues with rainbow colored s—

Joe Pukaite becomes senior vice president, CFO of Templar Energy
Alumnus Joe Pukaite ’01 is featured.
Oil & Gas Investor

New technique for sequencing complete genomes for less than $10,000
A team from Rice, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard has developed a new way to sequence genomes, which can assemble the genome of an organism, entirely from scratch, dramatically cheaper and faster.

Michael Petry interviews Guy Reid in our latest artist-to-artist exclusive
Alumnus Michael Petry ’81 interviews Guy Reid.


The modern workplace: Beauty bias or ‘lookism’ in the office may still exist
Alumnus Ken Podratz ’02 is mentioned.
University Herald

Facebook’s secret weapon for the future
Rice is one of 17 universities that Facebook announced it will partner with for swifter collaboration on technology research projects.
Seek Alpha

CNN historian thanks Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets for providing ‘the hope of democracy of the future’
Douglas Brinkley, professor of history, is featured.
Collegiate Times

Hype about coloring for adults
The author of an article mentions attending a graduate seminar at Rice.
Harlan Daily Enterprise (This also appeared in Sidney Daily News.)

NASA astronaut to share space flight and science experience with UC Merced campus
Alumna Tammy Jernigan ’89 is featured.
Sierra Sun Times

Aggie Coding Club cultivates creativity and professional networking
Rice is mentioned.
Engineering TAMU

Tiene miedo gobierno de Trump a López Obrador, afirma el investigador Antonio Payán
Tony Payan, the Baker Institute for Public Policy’s Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies and director of the institute’s Mexico Center, is mentioned.
Jorge Castro (An English translation is not available.)


College baseball: Rice gives Wayne Graham 1,700th career win
Rice baseball won one out of three games against Louisiana Tech University. Head coach Wayne Graham achieved his 1,700th career win as a college baseball coach; 1,125 of those wins were at Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
Rice’s Wayne Graham notches 1,700th career win
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
La. Tech clinches series with 6-0 victory at Rice
Nate Harris tosses shutout for La. Tech series win
Shreveport Times (This appeared in the News Star.)
Rice edges La. Tech to even series
The News Star (This also appeared in the Shreveport Times.)
Marshall Boggs powers La. Tech to win
The News Star (This also appeared in the Shreveport Times.)
La. Tech-Rice: Owls even series in extra innings with 1 Darryn Sheppard swing
College Baseball Central
Diamond ‘Dogs set for showdown at Rice
Could Richard Sherman join the Saints?

College baseball: UH completes sweep of East Carolina
Rice baseball will face the University of Houston April 11 and the University Southern Mississippi April 14-16.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
Panthers pop Golden Eagles 10-4 in baseball finale

Lost rivalries we want back
An article discusses the Rice-University of Houston rivalry.
Underdog Dynasty

Formation change benefiting Rice’s defense
An article discusses Rice football’s spring game.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
Competition of quarterback triumvirate on display at Rice spring game
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
April 7: Rice spring football game
Houston Chronicle

UH bounces back to crush East Carolina, 17-3
Rice baseball is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
On campus: Biggest questions of 2nd half
Baseball America
Family mentality drives Florida Atlantic
D1 Baseball
State of baseball: Midseason report
D1 Baseball

Texas Southern’s Derrick Griffin works out for Texans as a tight end
An article mentions that Rice hosted an NFL Pro Day March 27.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

Kentucky sweeps all-star series
A Rice commit is mentioned.
The Messenger (This also appeared in
In the community: From Alaska to O’Hara, area athletes do fair share of community service
Daily Times

Redemption: Former football star has new mission after years behind bars
An article mentions that Damon West spoke to the Rice football team. Head coach David Bailiff is quoted.

Marshall baseball beats UAB 2-1
Rice tennis is mentioned.
Marshall powers to 5-2 win over UAB
FAU softball visiting Herd for a 3-game set
No. 28 Tulane men’s tennis downs No. 37 Rice, 4-1
Sports NOLA

UCSB basketball staff coming together under new head coach Pasternack
An article mentions that Louis Reynaud coached at Rice.

Diamondbacks Minor League recap April 7: Duplantier impresses in season debut
Former Rice baseball player Jon Duplantier is mentioned.
AZ Snake Pit

World Masters spotlight: David Guthrie, Lawrence Day
Alumnus David Guthrie ’90 is featured.
Swimming World

UTSA women to continue campaign at Saturday’s Houston Alumni Invitational
Rice track and field is mentioned.
UTSA Athletics

Texas A&M competes at FAST Tournament
Rice volleyball is mentioned.

An epic, 22-mile road trip from UConn’s campus to its football stadium
Rice is mentioned.
SB Nation
The Underdog Dynasty inaugural mailbag: Offseason edition
Underdog Dynasty

The 6 picks: Texans in the 6th round of NFL draft
Former Rice football player Christian Covington is mentioned.
Houston Texans News

Rice transfer guard Marcus Evans down to Arizona, Miami and VCU
An article mentions Rice men’s basketball players who have announced intentions to transfer.
Arizona Desert Swarm
Miami Hurricanes in the running for Rice transfer Marcus Evans
KU recruiting notes: Hutchinson’s Shakur Juiston plans visit to Iowa State
Kansas City Star

It’s inevitable: C-USA as we know it is going to change
An article about Conference USA mentions Rice.

Friday games offer TV exposure, but create high school conflicts
Rice football is mentioned.
Bowling Green Daily News


Rice’s Cin-Ty Lee wins Guggenheim Fellowship
Rice University Earth scientist Cin-Ty Lee has won a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship to investigate how and when continents emerged from the oceans and the effect of their emergence on the evolution of whole-Earth cycling of life-giving nutrients.

Graduating Rice University student is YouTube star
Michael Groth, who will graduate in May with a mechanical engineering degree, is featured for being a YouTube star and entrepreneur.

Forest Devices from Carnegie Mellon University wins 2017 Rice Business Plan Competition
Forest Devices from Carnegie Mellon University emerged as the top startup company in the 2017 Rice Business Plan Competition hosted by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship and Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business. The annual event is the world’s richest and largest student startup competition.

Proton-nuclei smashups yield clues about ‘quark gluon plasma’
Findings from Rice University physicists working at Europe’s Large Hadron Collider are providing new insight about an exotic state of matter called the “quark-gluon plasma” that occurs when protons and neutrons melt.


About Anya Bolshakov

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