Dateline Rice for April 26, 2017


A survey on sexual assault alarmed colleges. Here’s how top schools responded.
An article discusses universities’ responses to an Association of American Universities survey on efforts to prevent sexual misconduct on college campuses. President David Leebron is quoted.
Washington Post (This also appeared in Reading Eagle and Standard Examiner.)


Best value colleges 2017 by region: Northeast, West, Midwest and South
Rice is No. 14 on Forbes’ America’s best value colleges list.
Best value colleges 2017: 300 schools worth the investment

Most religious people ‘morally uncomfortable’ with reproductive techs
As new and more effective human reproductive genetic technologies develop, people of faith are more likely to disapprove of these tools than nonreligious people, a new Rice study found. Elaine Howard Ecklund, the Herbert S. Autrey Chair and Professor of Sociology and director of the Religion and Public Life Program, is quoted.
WebIndia123 (This also appeared in ANI, New Kerala, India Live Today, India 4U, DNA India and Deccan Chronicle.)
Religious people more likely to oppose reproductive technologies
Science Daily (This also appeared in Phys Org, Health Medicine Network, Health Canal and Scienmag.)

Algorithm predicts epileptic seizures in real-time
A team of Rice engineering students recently took top honors and a $5,000 prize for its development of a potential digital cure for epilepsy. Behnaam Aazhang, the J.S. Abercrombie Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Gary Woods, professor in the practice of computer technology and electrical and computer engineering; and undergraduate students Sarah Hooper, Erik Biegert, Randy Zhang and Luke Van der Spoel are mentioned.
Futurity Today


County names Baytown courthouse annex after slain deputy constable
Harris County officials have voted to name a courthouse annex in Baytown for Clint Greenwood ’83, who 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 My San Antonio.)
Courthouse Annex to be renamed for Assist. Chief Deputy Greenwood

Lawler: ‘Complete Communities’ will aid Houston’s public health
An article mentions research by Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

2 Houston ISD schools among the nation’s 20 best
Rice is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
Local learning ranks high
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

Harris County proposes demolishing Jefferson Davis Hospital nurses quarters
Stephen Fox, lecturer of architecture, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This also appeared in San Antonio Express-News.)

Swastikas, bomb threats and ‘Heil Hitler’: Anti-Semitic incidents jump 50 percent in southern Texas
An article mentions posters that were hung at Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This also appeared in My San Antonio.)

Rally at UTSA protests Texas LGBTQ bills
An article mentions that a Students Against Hate rally was hosted at Rice.
Houston Chronicle (This also appeared in San Antonio Express-News and My San Antonio.)
Photos: Students Against Hate rallies across Texas stand against anti-LGBTQ bills

US Rep. Will Hurd is at odds with Donald Trump. Will that save him in 2018?
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 U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, the Texas Legislature and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.
Texas Tribune (This also appeared in El Paso Proud.)
Expert: Paxton team likely to attempt to punt trials to December or beyond
Texas Monitor
KLBJ (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast.) 
A re-election challenge (almost) as big as Texas
Standard Examiner (This also appeared in Reading Eagle and the Baltimore Post.)
Texas a punto de aprobar la primera ley en EEUU que elimina las ciudades santuario
Univision Austin (An English translation is not available.)
Will Hurd, uno de los críticos del muro de Trump
El Diario de El Paso (An English translation is not available.)
Republicano de Texas, uno de los críticos más duros de Donald
El Diario de Chihuahua (An English translation is not available. This also appeared in El

Thousands march downtown against Trump’s policies
Articles mention that members of the Rice community participated in the Houston March for Science. The TMC News article mentions that Laurence Yeung, assistant professor of Earth science, spoke at the event.
The Daily Cougar
March for Science — Houston
TMC News

Rice’s Kinder Institute to release findings from 36th Kinder Houston Area Survey
Stephen Klineberg, founding director of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research and a professor of sociology, will release findings from the 2017 Kinder Houston Area Survey at a downtown luncheon May 1.
Houston Style Magazine

Multifamily construction outpaced single-family homes in Houston
An article mentions a Rice study.
Houston Agent Magazine

Houston’s arts reach: The overall conversation
Postdoctoral fellow Patricia Alvarez and Lina Dib, lecturer in Rice’s program for writing and communication, will exhibit their work at Debtfair at Art League Houston.
Free Press Houston

Bay City ISD formally hires new superintendent
An article mentions that Marshall Scott III worked at Rice.
The Bay City Tribune

Cinco de Mayo celebrations: A history lesson and a ‘how-to’
Baker College seniors Brian Gravesmill and Amy Fox are featured.
The Buzz Magazines


How a comedian ran for mayor in Iceland and won — then fell in love with Houston
Jon Gnarr, former mayor of Reykjavik and the CENHS writer in residence, is featured.
Houston Public Media’s “Houston Matters”

How air quality in Houston is getting better — and worse
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, discusses air quality in Houston.
Houston Public Media’s “Houston Matters”

Texas astronaut sets record for most days in space
Astronaut and Rice alumna Peggy Whitson ’86 broke the American record for the most cumulative days in space. She surpassed the previous figure of 534 days. Whitson will help announce the Texans draft picks from space on the third day of the draft.
Texas Standard (This also aired on 24 other stations.)
Texans draft picks to be announced from outer space
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This also appeared in Beaumont Enterprise and My San Antonio.)
The Texans are making their draft picks from space
Mix 96.5
Astronauts to announce Texans’ Day 3 draft picks from space
Texans’ Day 3 NFL draft picks to be announced from outer space
Yahoo Sports (This also appeared in Yahoo Sports Canada.)


Odd new theory explains how early Earth got its oxygen
Rice petrologists who recreated hot, high-pressure conditions from 60 miles below Earth’s surface have found a new clue about a crucial event in the planet’s deep past. Rajdeep Dasgupta, professor of Earth science, and alumna Megan Duncan ’15 are quoted.
Live Science
Study: Early organic carbon got deep burial in mantle
Science & Technology Research News (This also appeared in Terra Daily.)
Early organic carbon got deep burial in mantle
Innovations Report

Harris County eyes putting water to better use after recent floods
Phil Bedient, the Herman Brown Professor of Engineering, is quoted.
Emergency Management

Higher spending for cancer surgery may indicate worse patient care
Higher costs for complex cancer surgery may be an indicator for worse — rather than better — quality of care, according to new research by experts at Rice and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Vivian Ho, the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics at the Baker Institute and professor of economics, is quoted.
News Medical (This also appeared in Health Medicine Network.)
Study: Higher costs for complex cancer surgery indicator for worse care
Medical Xpress (This also appeared in Health Medicine Network.)

Offshore Technology Conference events offer networking opportunities for young professionals
An article mentions that The Next Big Thing d5 event will be held at Rice May 5.
The Way Ahead


Klingensmith joins Blank Rome as partner in Houston
An article mentions that Elizabeth Klingensmith attended Rice.
Oil & Gas Financial Journal
Blank Rome welcomes new partner in Houston
Kinney Recruiting (This also appeared in Kinney Recruiting’s Texas Chronicles.)

Future links CW 17 — Green printing edition
Bioengineers at Rice, the University of Maryland and Wake Forest University have received a $6.25 million National Institutes of Health grant to establish the Center for Engineering Complex Tissues.

Lafayette joins national effort to expand college access
An article mentions that Rice is part of the American Talent Initiative.
Lafayette News

Owners of Dam Good Tacos open new restaurant in Fort Collins
Alumnus Mike Falco ’07 is mentioned.
Rocky Mountain Collegian

The single-pixel camera: A breakthrough in imaging promises more scientific innovations
Rice is mentioned.

2017 Texas Music Festival season announced
Rice is mentioned.
Broadway World

Gallery draws in pro artists, new media
An article includes a photo taken in the Rice Gallery.
The Arkansas Traveler


Playing baseball to take stand for premature babies
A portion of ticket sales from Rice baseball’s April 30 game will be donated to Baseball for Babies. Former Rice baseball players Philip Humber and Vincent Sinisi are mentioned.

The Rice football team joined DePelchin Children’s Center April 25 in tying blue ribbons for the 5,812 victims of child abuse in Harris County in 2016. Head coach David Bailiff is quoted.

Defense, defense: This draft crop is loaded on that side
An article features a photo from a Rice football game.
Houston Chronicle
Elliott effect, deep class fuel running back resurgence
Houston Chronicle (This also appeared in The Courier.)

Ranked: Each and every Seahawks draft class
Former Rice football player Luke Willson is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle
Ranking the Seattle Seahawks’ draft classes
Houston Chronicle

Roadrunners dominate Houston Baptist on Tuesday night, 10-2
Rice baseball will play the University of Texas at San Antonio April 28-30.
UTSA Athletics

Hogs win on wild pitch in extra innings
Rice baseball is mentioned.
Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (This also appeared in Arkansas Online and Whole Hog Sports.)
Texas Longhorns baseball falls 8-1 to No. 24 Louisiana-Lafayette
Burnt Orange Nation

SHSU track, field athletes set personal records over weekend
Rice hosted the J. Fred Duckett Twilight Meet April 22.
The Huntsville Item

Which conferences will meet most often during the 2017 regular season?
Rice football is mentioned.
FB Schedules

Rothstein: Josh Parrish to transfer from TCU to Rice
A Rice commit is mentioned.
FanRag Sports Network
Robert E. Lee’s Mary Claire Neal back at regional track and looking for success in a new event
ET Final Score

Elite pitching, go-ahead 5th inning lifts Cougars
Former Rice baseball player Jon Duplantier is mentioned.
Our Sports Central


Rice’s Lydia Kavraki wins ACM Athena Lecturer Award
Rice University computer scientist Lydia Kavraki has received one of the most prestigious honors in her field, the Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM) Athena Lecturer Award.

Rice’s Kinder Institute to release findings from 36th Kinder Houston Area Survey
Stephen Klineberg, founding director of Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research and a sociology professor in Rice’s School of Social Sciences, will release findings from the 2017 Kinder Houston Area Survey at a downtown luncheon May 1.

About Anya Bolshakov

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