Dateline Rice for April 21, 2017


Rice wins 1st over UT since 1965
As part of its “Journey Through the Archives” feature in celebration of 115 years of publishing, the Houston Chronicle reprinted a 1994 article that reported Rice football’s historic win over the University of Texas.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)


The Gulf states are turning to Asia in a big way. Here’s why it matters.
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored an op-ed about the Gulf states.
Washington Post

Of course adults sneer at millennials: Christian Schneider
An op-ed references Rice’s decision to replace the title “college master” with “college magister.”
USA Today (This appeared in over 10 other media outlets.)

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.
Government Technology
Rice University receives $10.7M for Houston school partnership
Philanthropy News Digest

ConsenSys hires BHP Billiton blockchain and energy expert Dr. Tyler Smith
An article mentions the Business and the Blockchain conference that was hosted at Rice.
International Business Times UK (This also appeared in Yahoo Finance UK.)


Trump se hace a la idea de que hay que respetar los tratados
Douglas Brinkley, professor of history, is quoted about President Donald Trump. Brinkley will speak at Stephen F. Austin State University April 24.
Houston Chronicle (An English translation is not available. This Associated Press article appeared in over 10 other media outlets.)

Katy Virtual School brings online learning to students
An article mentions that Rice uses Canvas, an online course-management system.
Community Impact

HBJ’s 2017 Landmark Awards: Public Assemblies winner and finalists
An article mentions that the Rice Stadium renovation was a finalist in Public Assemblies category of Houston Business Journal’s Landmark Awards.
Houston Business Journal (Subscription required.)

Houston scientists ready to march on Saturday
An article mentions that the Houston Science March will includes speakers form Rice.
Houston Chronicle (The online version of this story was in the April 20 Dateline. The story appears in the April 21 print edition of the Chronicle with a different headline, “Marchers take first steps to rally worldwide support for science.” Subscription required.)


Why customers shouldn’t insist on being always right
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, discusses her research on customers on Houston Public Media’s “Bauer Business Focus.”
Houston Public Media

Niche ranked Rice the most selective school in Texas.

Quality Hill: A tour of Houston’s 1st — and forgotten — upscale neighborhood
Rice is mentioned.
Houston Public Media’s “Houston Matters”


10 best college towns for investors
Houston is No. 6 on a list of the 20 best college towns in which to buy an investment property. Rice is mentioned.
Realtor Mag

Houston’s laissez faire housing policy has limits for creating affordability
An article mentions a report by Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research.

With new advance, natural-gas filtering technology moves closer to commercial reality
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. Research scientist Saunab Ghosh is quoted.

Bizarre superfluid with negative mass created in a lab
Han Pu, professor of physics and astronomy, is mentioned.

Data mapping runs sensor-driven indoor navigation
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.
EE Times India


‘Ethical ambiguity:’ When scientific misconduct isn’t black and white
Elaine Howard Ecklund, the Herbert S. Autrey Chair and Professor of Sociology and director of the Religion and Public Life Program, discusses her research on so-called “gray” areas of research behavior.
Retraction Watch

Three 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.
KICKS (This also appeared in KSFA.)

Ken Cowan organ concert at Emmanuel Church May 5
Ken Cowan, associate professor of organ at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, is featured.
The Chestertown Spy

Marketo expands leadership team with new hires
Alumnus Mark Miller ’95 is mentioned.
Martech Advisor
Reggie Aggarwal to join Marketo Inc.’s board of directors
Washington Exec

Larry Rachleff prepares to conduct his last note with R.I. Philharmonic
Larry Rachleff, the Walter Kris Hubert Professor of Orchestra Conducting, will conduct the Rhode Island Philharmonic May 5-6.
Providence Journal

Recycling, donation are options to trash TVs, computers
Researchers at Rice and the Indian Institute of Science have an idea for how to simplify electronic waste recycling: Crush it into nanodust.
Cleburne Times-Review

Emory joins new amicus brief against President Trump’s executive order on immigration
Rice is one of the 31 universities that signed an amicus brief in the 4th Circuit about President Donald Trump’s travel ban.
Emory News Center


Rice baseball searching for answers in rough season
An article discusses Rice baseball’s 2017 season. Head coach Wayne Graham is quoted and players Dominic DiCaprio and Ryan Chandler are mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This also appeared in My San Antonio.)
Rice baseball searching for answers in uncharacteristically poor season
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

Around sports: Predators sweep past Blackhawks
An article mentions Rice men’s basketball players who have announced intentions to transfer.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
Rice’s Chad Lott becomes 6th transfer for Owls
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
Florida confirms Egor Koulechov’s transfer from Rice
ESPN (This also appeared in ESPN AU and ESPN IN.)

Former Duke center Sean Obi to transfer to Maryland
A Rice transfer is mentioned.
Baltimore Sun
Former Duke player Sean Obi commits to Maryland as graduate transfer
Washington Times
Obi on board with Terps
Terps add graduate transfer Sean Obi
Press Box

UH’s Seth Romero still projected as MLB 1st-round pick
A slideshow features a photo from a Rice baseball game.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

MU beats UTEP in C-USA tennis
Rice tennis is mentioned.
UTSA downs Southern Miss in opening round of C-USA Tournament, 4-2
UTSA Athletics
WTEN: 1st-round championship coverage

Officer’s hardships spark desires to protect UNT
Rice football is mentioned.
North Texas Daily
Gamecocks among teams with tough nonconference 2017 schedule
Jones: NFL thinks Bucs aren’t prime-time ready. It’s wrong. (This also appeared in Tampa Bay Times.)

Mike Evans brings up an interesting question: Does 2012 Texas A&M defeat 2013 Florida State?
An article features a photo from a Rice football game.
Dallas Morning News

Reversing the trend: Myles Garrett, Texas A&M and the NFL’s top pick
Former Rice football player King Hill is mentioned.

About Anya Bolshakov

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