Dateline Rice for April 20, 2017


Donald Trump was critical of global deals. President Trump is slow to nix them
Douglas Brinkley, professor of history, is quoted about President Donald Trump.
Time (This Associated Press article appeared in over 300 over media outlets.)
Once critical of global deals, Trump slow to pull out of any
New York Times
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
How President Trump has changed his tune on global deals
Trump slow to withdraw from global deals he had been critical of
CBS News
Trump’s campaign rhetoric on trade deals softens as president
PBS NewsHour
Brinkley to discuss presidency at temple
The Island Now

How Erdogan won more power but lost legitimacy in Turkey’s constitutional referendum
Kadir Yildirim, research scholar at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored an op-ed about the recent Turkish referendum.
Washington Post

With new research ‘lab,’ D.C. aims big for better public policy
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.

SAVI camera ditches long lens for distant images
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.
National Science Foundation (This also appeared in Space Daily.)

App developed by Indians reaches finals of B-plan competition
The Rice Business Plan Competition is mentioned.
India Post


What’s showing outside the megaplex?
Rice Cinema will screen “Crepúsculo,” “El Techo” and “Venecia” April 21 and “Safe” April 22.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

Houston lands on list of best college towns to buy an investment property
Houston is No. 6 on a list of the 20 best college towns in which to buy an investment property. Rice is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This also appeared in My San Antonio and LMT Online.)
Houston ranked as 1 of the best college towns to buy an investment home
Houston Agent Magazine

Gallery and museum listings: April 20-26
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; 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 My San Antonio.)

Houston scientists ready to march on Saturday
An article mentions that the Houston Science March will includes speakers form Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

Chronicle critics offer entertainment suggestions
KTRU’s 26th annual Outdoor Show will take place April 22.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This also appeared in LMT Online and My San Antonio.)
How high: The best of the week
Free Press Houston

25 must-see buildings in Texas
James Turrell’s “Twilight Epiphany” Skyspace on the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion on the Rice campus is featured on a list of must-see buildings in Texas.
El Paso Times

Ranking shows S.A. university is one of the hardest to get into in Texas
Niche ranked Rice the most selective school in Texas.
LMT Online


Political roundup: Pence’s warning to the North Korea, and Tillerson’s visit to Russia
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 featured on the “Houston Matters” political roundup.
Houston Public Media’s “Houston Matters”

Book examines James Baker and other historic ‘gatekeepers’ of the West Wing
Chris Whipple discussed his new book, “The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency,” with former Secretary of State James A. Baker III, honorary chair of Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, April 19 at the Baker Institute.
Houston Public Media’s “Houston Matters”

What happens if a pension bill doesn’t pass this legislative session?
Bill Fulton, director of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is featured.
Houston Public Media’s “Houston Matters”

‘Imus in the Morning’
Lovett College freshman Wyatt Imus is mentioned.
WABC (This also aired on 66 other stations.) (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast.) 

Podcast: Spotlight on science: Dr. Michael Haley
Alumnus Michael Haley ’87 is mentioned.
Daily Emerald

335: Paul Cannon on contemporary music, Frank Zappa and opportunities
An article mentions that Paul Cannon attended Rice.
Contrabass Conversations


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.
iConnect 007

Climate change poses risk to fossil fuel industry
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is mentioned.
The Science Times
Climate change and risks to fossil fuel industry: Sustainability train has left the station.
Energetica India (This also appeared in MenaFN.)


3 Texans cross the Atlantic … in a rowboat!
Alumni David Alviar ’95 and Mike Matson ’90 are part of a team that became the first Texans to row across the Atlantic. They also were recognized by Guinness World Records as the first and fastest three-man crew to row the Atlantic.
96.1 (This also appeared in Q107.)

Brittle electrodes turn to glass
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.

Q&A on the use of Google Consumer Surveys for social science research
Graduate student Lie Philip Santoso, Robert Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science, and Randy Stevenson, professor of political science, discuss their research on Google Consumer Surveys.
Cambridge Core

Gold is the new green
An article mentions research by Michael Wong, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, of chemistry, of materials science and nanoengineering and of civil and environmental engineering and chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.
Schiff Gold

Trump likely to shift power choices to states, ISOs: Panelists
Peter Hartley, the George and Cynthia Mitchell Chair in Sustainable Development, is quoted.

Technology could allow Facebook users to type 100 words per minute –using only their thoughts
Rice is one of 17 universities that Facebook announced it will partner with for swifter collaboration on technology research projects.
John Hopkins University HUB

Take Stock in Children launches company, announces summer camp programs
An article mentions a summer camp that uses content developed by Rice.
The Observer News

Wellesley College tool helps clarify college costs
An article discusses a new online calculator created to help families get a more accurate estimate of the actual cost of attending college. Rice is cited as one of the universities that offers the calculator.
Campus Technology

Induction ceremony of NASA astronauts into the Jewish-American Hall of Fame
Alumnus Jeffrey Hoffman ’88 is mentioned.
Jewish Boston

Regents approve 2 percent tuition increase for Dalton State
Rice-based publisher OpenStax is mentioned.
Chattanoogan (This also appeared in the Daily Citizen.)
USG 2017-2018 academic year tuition increase limited to 2 percent
Middle Georgia CEO (This also appeared in Metro Atlanta CEO, Albany CEO and Augusta CEO.)

Baylor has a new president
Will Rice College senior Shelby Livingstone is mentioned.

Flipping the script
Alumna Merle Gross-Ginsburg ’57 is featured.
Commercial Property Executive

Dealing with e-waste the nanotech way
Researchers at Rice and the Indian Institute of Science have an idea for how to simplify electronic waste recycling: Crush it into nanodust.

Chris Bates Red 5, Abebi Stafford at the Black Dog on April 22
An article mentions that Abebi Stafford attended Rice.
Jazz Police


NFL’s next generation heading to Australia for Stanford clash with Rice University
Rice and Stanford will open the 2017 season Aug. 26 at the Sydney Cup at Allianz Stadium in Sydney.
The Daily Telegraph (This also appeared in and Perth Now.)

Former Rice baseball player Anthony Rendon is mentioned. (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast.) 

Around sports: Capitals even series with Maple Leafs
An article mentions Rice men’s basketball players who have announced intentions to transfer.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
Rice swingman Egor Koulechov transferring to Florida
Houston Chronicle

Houston’s most beloved sports figures
Rice baseball coach Wayne Graham and former Rice coach Jess Neely are featured in a slideshow.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

UTSA update — Wednesday, April 19
Rice tennis is mentioned.
UTSA Athletics

UTEP volleyball announces 2017 slate
Rice volleyball is mentioned.
El Paso Herald-Post

WKU baseball looks to bounce back against Rice
Rice baseball is mentioned.
WKU Herald
Looking back — and ahead — at Boise State baseball
Idaho Statesman

Herd falls to Bobcats on walk-off HR, 11-10
Rice tennis is mentioned.
Women’s tennis: Kononova excelling after UNT took a chance on her
Denton Record-Chronicle

UTSA women lead C-USA in 2 events through season’s 1st 6 meets
Duncan College junior Hannah Jackson is mentioned.
UTSA Athletics

Georgetown recruiting Duke grad transfer PF Sean Obi
A Rice transfer is mentioned.
Casual Hoya

King remembers fallen teammate as NFL draft looms
Rice football is mentioned.
Brooklyn Downtown Star (This also appeared in Greenpoint Star.)
Pick 6: Toughest nonconference schedules in Power 5 in 2017
USA Today (This also appeared in Washington Post and Miami Herald.)


Rice crew revved for Nanocar Race
Rice University chemist James Tour and members of his international team will meet in Toulouse, France, next week for the first Nanocar Race, a competition between single-molecule cars on a track that can only be viewed through a microscope.

About Anya Bolshakov

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