Dateline Rice for April 18, 2017

Editor’s note: The Dallas Morning News article in the weekend edition of Dateline mentioned two other Rice alumni who were not referenced in the article description. William Bryan III ’74 is the patient being treated for pancreatic cancer by a physician and friend who is an unnamed Rice alum in the article, and Bryan’s wife, alumna Corinne Clemons Bryan ’74, is also mentioned. The Bryans are pictured in the article.


Rice University gets major grant from Kinder Foundation
The Kinder Foundation has awarded a $10.7 million grant to Rice’s Houston Education Research Consortium to expand its innovative work to additional school districts in the Greater Houston region. Ruth Lopez Turley, director of the consortium, associate director of research at Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research and professor of sociology, is quoted.
Houston Business Journal


This camera captures crazy detail with no long lens
A unique camera that can capture a detailed micron-resolution image from a distance uses a laser and techniques that borrow from holography, microscopy and “Matrix”-style bullet time. A prototype built and tested by engineers at Rice and Northwestern University is featured. Ashok Veeraraghavan, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, graduate student Yicheng Wu and alumnus Jason Holloway ’13 are mentioned.
Futurity (This article appeared in the April 18 issue of Futurity Today.)
SAVI Camera launched to capture distant images without the need for long lenses
Synthetic apertures for the optical domain
Optics & Photonics
Novel imaging array captures faraway details without long lens
SAVI camera ditches long lens for distant images
Science Newsline

Girls with single parents twice as likely to be obese
A Rice study is mentioned.
Yahoo News CA


Houston sprawls. But not everywhere.
Kyle Shelton, director of strategic partnerships at Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, authored an op-ed about housing trends in Houston.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This appeared in the Chronicle’s “Gray Matters” online magazine.)

International supermodel, TV news star and a doctor power a $1.4M night: Tearful moments reveal mission
The Rice Rasikas dance troupe is mentioned.

The Woodlands Symphony to present a celebration of local arts and artists
Will Rice College senior Katherine Audas is mentioned.
Woodlands Online
Woodlands Symphony to present ‘HomeGrown’ concert, a celebration of Woodlands arts and artists
The Paper

Shows of the week: Emo unicorns finally link up on tour
KTRU’s 26th annual Outdoor Show will take place April 22.
Houston Press

Multifamily and townhome housing growing to meet Houston needs
Although single-family detached homes constitute 61 percent of Houston’s housing stock, the number of multifamily properties and townhomes is growing at a faster rate and is consistent with Houstonians’ living preferences, according to a new report from Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research. Alumna Kelsey Walker ’15 is quoted.
Houston Style Magazine


Confusion over Texas law kept some from voting in 2016
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 the Texas voter ID law.
Houston Public Media’s “Houston Matters”

What divides America
Alumnus Mugambi Jouet ’01 mentions he recently visited Rice and experienced “southern hospitality.”
Think (This also aired on 12 radio stations.)

Alumnus Jeremy Thigpen ’97 is mentioned. (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast. This also aired on KEX and WOAI.)


Nano-SPEARs gently measure electrical signals in small animals
The Rice lab of electrical and computer engineer Jacob Robinson has invented “nanoscale suspended electrode arrays” — aka nano-SPEARs — to give researchers access to electrophysiological signals from the cells of small animals without injuring them. Robinson is an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering.
Nanotechnology Now (This also appeared in Science Daily, Scienmag, Health Medicine Network and Phys Org.)
Nano-SPEARs probe cells for improved drug screening
The Engineer
Microscopic probes simplify process of measuring electrical signals in small animals
News Medical

New $1.5M grant to fund national research on faith and work
A $1.5 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. will enable researchers from Rice and Seattle Pacific University to examine the relationship between faith and work. Elaine Howard Ecklund, the Herbert S. Autrey Chair and Professor of Sociology and director of the Religion and Public Life Program, is quoted.
Houston Style Magazine (This also appeared in Scienmag.)

Researchers working toward indoor location detection
Rice computer scientists are mapping a new solution for interior navigational location detection by linking it to existing sensors in mobile devices. Anshumali Shrivastava, assistant professor of computer science; Krishna Palem, the Ken and Audrey Kennedy Professor of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering and professor of statistics; and graduate students Juan Jose Gonzalez Espana and Chen Luo are mentioned.
Phys Org (This also appeared in Science Daily, ECN, GPS Daily, Health Medicine Network and Scienmag.)
Machine learning key to enabling interior navigational location detection
Electronics 360

How some battery materials expand without cracking
A team of researchers at Rice, MIT, the University of Southern Denmark and Argonne National Laboratory has figured out the secret to why fairly brittle electrode materials don’t crack under the strain of expansion and contraction cycles.
Energy Harvesting Journal (This also appeared in Energy Collective.)

Why the next person you hire should be overqualified
A Rice study on hiring overqualified candidates is mentioned. Jing Zhou, the Houston Endowment Professor of Organizational Behavior and director for Asian management research and education at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business and professor of psychology, is quoted.
Fast Company
Personas sobrecalificadas
ProExpansion (An English translation is not available.)

Houston’s gourmet food trucks cooperate, compete to elevate group’s prestige
New research by management and organizational behavior experts at Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business finds that gourmet food trucks in Houston cooperate extensively and engage in friendly competition to promote the group members’ excellence and uniqueness. Scott Sonenshein, the Henry Gardiner Symonds Professor of Management at the Jones Graduate School of Business, Otilia Obodaru, assistant professor of management at the Jones School, and research analyst Kristen Nault are mentioned.
Phys Org

Molecular design evolution of porphyrin chromophores for photovoltaic materials
Postdoctoral research associate Pei Dong authored an article.
Advanced Science News


Acclaimed organist to perform at Millburn church on April 30
Alumnus Daryl Robinson ’14 is featured.

Semiconductor innovations in computer vision and mobile photography
Alumnus Michael McDonald ’89 authored an article.
Embedded Vision Alliance

Dirt-free indoor garden grows a year of weekly salads
A team at Rice, cleverly named Lettuce Turnip the Beet, has designed a produce cultivation machine — a hydroponic garden that grows plants without soil. Instead, a pump recirculates 55 gallons of water through tiers of PVC pipe, using little energy and no waste to grow lettuce, garlic and other vegetables. Undergraduate students Sanjiv Gopalkrishnan, Dominique Schaefer Pipps, Jared Broadman and George Dawson are mentioned.

How AI will dominate the future of banking, and what businesses can do to catch up
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.
Tech Republic

Criterion announces July 2017 titles
Rice is mentioned.
Film Pulse

Lincoln wins Gemant award from AIP
Alumnus Don Lincoln ’90 won the 2017 Andrew Gemant Award, an annual prize recognizing significant contributions to the cultural, artistic or humanistic dimension of physics.
Illinois Ag Connection

Venezuela: El diario la calle te invita ver tres películas online hoy domingo
April DeConick, the Isla Carroll Turner and Percy Turner Professor of Religion and department chair of religion, is mentioned.
Entorno Inteligente (An English translation is not available.)

Intelligenza umana ed intelligenza artificiale:Ssimbiosi o conflitto?
Jacob Robinson, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, is mentioned.
First Online (An English translation is not available.)

Impresión 3-D para hacer prótesis mejores y más baratas
Alumna Nicolette Chamberlain-Simon ’16 is mentioned.
Actualidad Digital (An English translation is not available.)


The 2017 Effy Awards, part I: Celebrating greatest coaching performances
Former Rice coach Mike Rhoades is mentioned.
Sports Illustrated

What to know this week: UH golf looks to defend title, baseball closing in on 1st
An article includes a photo form a Rice baseball game.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This also appeared in My San Antonio.)

Texas QB competition entering critical summer phase
Former Rice coach Tom Herman and former Rice football player Chase Clement are mentioned.
ESPN (This also appeared in ESPN AU.)

Know your enemy, spring edition: North Texas Mean Green
Rice football is mentioned.
Black Heart Gold Pants

Chuck Landon: Could the MEC move tourney to The Cam?
Rice tennis is mentioned.
The Herald-Dispatch
Herd tennis seeded 3rd at C-USA Women’s Tennis Championship
Marshall Athletics
UTSA to open C-USA Tournament play against Southern Miss
UTSA Athletics
UTSA to face top-seed Rice on Friday in opening round of C-USA Tournament
UTSA Athletics
UTEP tennis seeded 14th at C-USA Tournament
El Paso Herald-Post

LSU baseball update: Tigers move ahead after another SEC series win
Rice baseball is mentioned.
Sports NOLA

VCU lands Rice sit-out transfer Marcus Evans
An article mentions Rice men’s basketball players who have announced intentions to transfer.
ESPN (This also appeared in ESPN IN and ESPN AU.)

Jana Woodson named Tulane associate athletics director of external operations
An article mentions that Jana Woodson previously worked at Rice.
Sports NOLA

Southern Miss claims series win over Rice
Rice won one out of three games against the University of Southern Mississippi.

Major Applewhite looks to make his mark at Houston
Former Rice coach Major Applewhite is featured.

Best bets: Community events and announcements
Rice baseball will play Middle Tennessee State May 12.
Huntsville Item

Sports stars spotted playing a different sport
A slideshow includes a photo from a Rice football game.
MSN News MY (This also appeared in MSN Sport GB.)
5 prospects the New England Patriots should target in the NFL Draft
MSN Sport GB

10 college basketball teams doomed for a rebuilding year in 2017-18
Rice men’s basketball’s 2017 season is discussed.
Bleacher Report


Rice to receive $10.7 million from Kinder Foundation for education research
The Kinder Foundation has awarded a $10.7 million grant to Rice University’s Houston Education Research Consortium to expand its innovative work to additional school districts in the Greater Houston region.

About Anya Bolshakov

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