Dateline Rice for April 28, 2017


Back to school: Campus leaders rethink their role in age of Trump
An article about university presidents’ responses to President Donald Trump’s original travel ban includes a quote from President David Leebron’s message to the Rice community.
CNN Politics

Trump’s loyalists see course correction amid the tumult
Douglas Brinkley, professor of history, is quoted about President Donald Trump.
Wall Street Journal
Trump se hace a la idea de que hay que respetar los tratados (An English translation is not available.)


Houston colleges land on Forbes’ best value colleges for 2017
Rice is No. 14 on Forbes’ America’s best value colleges list.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This also appeared in My San Antonio.)
Rice University has landed high on another Forbes list
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This also appeared in LMT Online and My San Antonio.)
Looking for the best higher-ed value in Texas? Forbes ranks ‘Best Value Colleges’
Austin Business Journal

The part of Obamacare that Congress must keep
Ken Janda, adjunct professor in management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, authored an op-ed about Obamacare.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This appeared in the Chronicle’s “Gray Matters” online magazine.)

Protein ‘spy’ gains new abilities
Rice scientists have learned to spy on cells with a divide-and-conquer strategy to label proteins. Graduate students Emily Thomas and Sarah Knudsen; Jonathan Silberg, associate professor of biochemistry and cell biology; alumnus Naresh Pandey ’14; and Zachary Ball, associate professor of chemistry and associate department chair of chemistry for undergraduate studies, are mentioned.
TMC News (This also appeared in Science Daily, Scienmag and Health Medicine Network.)
Researchers build a novel switch to facilitate tagging of proteins in a cell
Phys Org

Study: Higher costs for complex cancer surgery indicator for worse 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.
TMC News

20 years ago Conan O’Brien came to Houston to complain about his time slot
Rice is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

Cypress Ridge junior tallies perfect ACT score
A student who hopes to attend Rice is featured.
Houston Chronicle (This also appeared in My San Antonio.)

Hindus of Greater Houston present awards to 7 inspirational youth
Hanszen College senior Komal Luthra is mentioned.
Indo American News

Livingstone envisions bright future
An article mentions that Linda Livingstone’s daughter attends Rice.
Baylor Lariat

Founders Day banquet set for Saturday
Alumnus Jonathan Cary ’08 is mentioned.
Palestine Herald-Press

This Texas college is tougher to get into than an Ivy League power: Surprising new rankings reveal the real admissions angst
Rice is No. 19 on Niche’s list of universities in the U.S. that are hardest to get into.

International diplomacy takes center stage at River Oaks Country Club
An article includes photos from the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft annual luncheon. Ambassador Edward Djerejian, director of Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is featured.

Texas Tech hosts Rice professor for Bucy Distinguished Lecture
Naomi Halas, the Stanley C. Moore Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and professor of chemistry, of bioengineering, of physics and astronomy, and of materials science and nanoengineering, will speak at Texas Tech University May 4.
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Houston’s Chief Acevedo, defiant and introspective, rails against SB 4
An article mentions that Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo cited immigration studies by Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research at a press conference.
Houston Press

Texas A&M Senior Tessa Johnson ’17 set to become 1st bachelor’s in statistics graduate
Rice is mentioned.
Texas A&M Today


Rice is mentioned.


30 things for ASC leaders to know for April 2017
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.
Becker’s ASC Review

Pipeline Law Firm names new energy regulatory partner
Alumna Sabina Walia ’02 is mentioned.
Pipeline & Gas Journal


Arab women in the legislative process
Marwa Shalaby, fellow for the Middle East and director of Women’s Rights in the Middle East Program at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, and research associate Laila Elimam authored an op-ed.
Cairo Review of Global Affairs

From the archives: Just 1 of the girls
Diana Strassmann, the Carolyn and Fred McManis Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Humanities, is quoted in a reprint of a 1998 Worth article.

This guy rowed 3,000 miles across the ocean to propose to his boyfriend, and you’re still single
Rice rowing coach David Alviar is mentioned.
Elite Daily

Mercury presents Mozart’s ‘Requiem’ May 13
Alumna Sarah Mesko ’10 is mentioned.
Broadway World

Free online resources to be implemented
Rice-based publisher OpenStax is mentioned.

3 Indian-Americans among 64 Truman Scholars
McMurtry College senior Mishi Jain has been selected as a 2017 Truman Scholar.
News India Times

Redfin: These are the 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.
American Apartment Owners Association

Best-selling author Justin Cronin featured guest at Durango Public Library Literary Festival
Best-selling author Justin Cronin, writer-in-residence at Rice, is featured.
Durango Herald

2017 Arkansas Times academic all-star team 
An article features a student who will attend Rice.
Arkansas Times

OSU takes second in startup competition
The Rice Business Plan Competition is mentioned.
The Journal Record (Subscription required.)


Roadrunners to match up with Rice this weekend
Rice baseball will play the University of Texas at San Antonio April 28-30, Lamar University May 3 and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte May 5-6.
UTSA Athletics
Cardinals host Colonels in weather-altered schedule
Streaking Charlotte 49ers’ baseball team closing in on 1st place in C-USA
Charlotte Observer

Off the top of my head
Rice baseball is mentioned.
D1 Baseball

Rice players in the NFL and where they were drafted
Former Rice football players Christian Covington, Chris Boswell, Luke Willson, Jordan Taylor, Andrew Sendejo, Vance McDonald, Phillip Gaines and Bryce Callahan are mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

3 teams make big trades to select QBs
Rice football is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (This also appeared in Seattle PI.)
NFL draft starts as expected as Myles Garrett goes to Browns. Then it gets nutty.
Washington Post
NFL draft profile: No. 1 — Texas A&M pass rusher Myles Garrett, elite skills and athletic traits
Yahoo Sports

In focus: Notable NFL draft picks coached by Tom Herman
Former Rice coach Tom Herman is mentioned.
247 Sports

Homecoming for Heroes fundraiser is Saturday in Oakalla
Rice football coach David Bailiff is mentioned.
Temple Daily Telegram
Homecoming for Heroes is Saturday night
Killeen Daily Herald

Learn to apologize and forgive
Rice football is mentioned.
Ladue News

The NCAA Tourney is returning, but Houston still isn’t a college hoops town
An article discusses college basketball in Houston. Rice is mentioned.
Houston Press

With a motor and a mentor, elite basketball recruit Cate Reese moves forward with diabetes
Rice is mentioned.

NFC West teams left out of NFL draft’s QB run, and that’s OK
An article includes a photo from a Rice football game.
Arizona Republic

After key personnel losses, how will Florida revamp front court?
An article mentions Rice men’s basketball players who have announced intentions to transfer.
Sports Illustrated

Injured Diamondbacks pitcher Shelby Miller has MRI sent to Dr. James Andrews
Former Rice baseball player Jon Duplantier is mentioned.
USA Today (This also appeared in North


Ultracold atom waves may shed light on rogue ocean killers
By precisely controlling the quantum behavior of an ultracold atomic gas, Rice University physicists have created a model system for studying the wave phenomenon that may bring about rogue waves in Earth’s oceans.

Protein ‘spy’ gains new abilities
Rice University scientists have learned to spy on cells with a divide-and-conquer strategy to label proteins.

Baker Institute immigration expert provides insights on visas
A decision by the federal government to restrict or abolish H-1B or TN visas would significantly reduce the number of skilled Mexican immigrants working in the United States, according to an expert at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.

About Anya Bolshakov

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