Dateline Rice for May 1, 2017 (Weekend Edition)

FEATURED ITEM

Rice-ex Anthony Rendon has 10-RBI game for Nationals
Former Rice baseball player Anthony Rendon is featured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
http://bit.ly/2oXJIrZ
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Anthony Rendon has 3 HRs, 10 RBIs in Nationals’ 23-5 rout of Mets
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
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KHOU
http://bit.ly/2pxNWbH
ESPN
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NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Creating a digital cure for epilepsy
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.
Science 360 News (This is the top story on the Science 360 News home page.)
http://bit.ly/2pP6bwj
Rice University engineering students develop an algorithm that effectively predicts and prevents seizures
Tech Times
http://bit.ly/2p0I35B

On ‘sanctuary cities,’ Trumpian hyperbole runs up against legal precision
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.
Christian Science Monitor (This also appeared in Yahoo News, Daily Magazine and Viet Reader.)
http://bit.ly/2pONPeI

A dim 100 days
Douglas Brinkley, professor of history, is quoted about President Donald Trump. A broadcast also mentions the new book, “JFK: A Vision for America,” which Brinkley co-authored.
U.S. World and News Report
http://bit.ly/2qkKfZA
Donald Trump is growing into his power role
The Australian (Subscription required.)
http://bit.ly/2oPnoWe
‘Erin Burnett OutFront’
CNN
http://bit.ly/2p0V8vZ
http://bit.ly/2pP03nw
‘The Rita Cosby Show’
WABC
http://bit.ly/2qw5zry (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast.) 
http://bit.ly/2qkRHnv (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast.) 
http://bit.ly/2pnyhgF (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast.) 
C-SPAN 2
http://bit.ly/2qpkOU7

Astronaut breaks space record
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.
National Geographic AU
http://bit.ly/2p0SiHj

Nobody likes to admit being lonely, but you should
Suffering through a cold is annoying enough, but if you’re lonely, you’re likely to feel even worse, according to Rice researchers. Chris Fagundes, assistant professor of psychology, is quoted.
USA Today (This appeared in over 10 other media outlets.)
http://usat.ly/2qkYspm

How easy would it be to rig the next election?
Dan Wallach, professor of computer science and of electrical and computer engineering, is quoted.
Think Progress
http://bit.ly/2qkRS2x

Small businesses are returning to Groupon
Utpal Dholakia, the George R. Brown Professor of Marketing at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business and a marketing and consumer behavior expert, is quoted.
Wall Street Journal (Subscription required.)
http://on.wsj.com/2pA43aI

How this wearable smart patch analyzes your sweat to monitor your body
An article mentions that Wei Gao spoke at Rice.
Forbes
http://bit.ly/2pxs2pa

The South’s most stunning college dining halls
Rice’s Seibel Servery is featured on Southern Living’s list of the South’s most stunning college dining halls.
Southern Living (A correction on the name of Seibel Servery has been requested.)
http://bit.ly/2qkVqlh

The great oxidation event
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.
Wired
http://bit.ly/2pOTvp2

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Art workshop lights way for refugees
An article discusses Olafur Eliasson’s “Green Light — An Artistic Workshop,” which is on display at Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts through May 6. Alison Weaver, the Suzanne Deal Booth Executive Director of Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This article appeared on the front of the Zest section in the April 30 print edition.)
http://bit.ly/2p0Kzc0

15 tips for getting in 15,000 steps a day
Cardiologist John Higgins authored an article about healthy habits. The byline mentions that he works as a sports cardiologist for Rice Athletics.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This article appeared on the front of the StarHealth section in the May 1 print edition. The print article mentions Higgins’ Rice connection.)
http://bit.ly/2oP373j

Flashback to 1975 combines with a look to the future at record-breaking Chinquapin Spring Gala
David Medina ’83, director of multicultural community relations in Rice’s Office of Public Affairs, was honored at the Chinquapin Spring Gala April 27. Stephen Klineberg, founding director of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research and a professor of sociology, is mentioned in the CultureMap Houston article. Medina also discusses his work in diversity and education in the Passion Time video.
CultureMap Houston
http://bit.ly/2pPQm8r
How can multicultural ed be effective with David Medina 
Passion Time with Patricia Gras
https://youtu.be/HMeczR5M3Ak

These are the name origins of Houston’s iconic streets, buildings and other features
Rice University founder William Marsh Rice is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
http://bit.ly/2pAdCGF
http://bit.ly/2qoEZSb

Trails to explore on foot or by bike
Rice’s outer loop trail, the Lynn R. Lowrey Arboretum and the Rice Farmers Market are featured on lists of things to explore around Houston.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
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Find local produce and goods at Houston farmers markets
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
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Houston nature centers to explore
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
http://bit.ly/2qoWgL0
http://bit.ly/2qoRhK4

Houston street art fan documents the area’s artwork with his smartphone
A slideshow features the artwork on the wall of Baker College.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
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http://bit.ly/2oPiCIs

Vivienne Tam brings Houston-inspired collection to town
Rice is mentioned in an article about New York fashion designer Vivienne Tam.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
http://bit.ly/2oPblbi

UC Berkeley tops Forbes list of best value colleges
Rice is No. 14 on Forbes’ America’s best value colleges list.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/2pAm4FP
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OTC events cover full range of oil and gas interests
The Rice Alliance Startup Roundup is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/2oXIaOD

Texas A&M, Blackstone LaunchPad team up for entrepreneurial program
The Rice Business Plan Competition is mentioned.
The Eagle
http://bit.ly/2oY0jMa

Author to present ‘The Art of the Book’ May 9
Alumnus John Osterhout ’74 is featured.
San Angelo Standard-Times
http://bit.ly/2qoR35I

Austin Symphony: Young composers rule!
An article reports that Paul Novak from Rice University won first prize in the Sarah and Ernest Butler Texas Young Composers Competition.
Austin 360
http://atxne.ws/2pAcrqQ

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 Today
http://bit.ly/2oPwimA

Live music in Houston this May
An article features a photo from KTRU’s 26th annual Outdoor Show.
The Buzz Magazines
http://bit.ly/2pnwR5S

The Dallas Architecture Forum presents award-winning architect Enrique Norten
An article mentions that Enrique Norten was a visiting professor at Rice.
Preston Hollow BubbleLife (This also appeared in Dallas Uptown BubbleLife, Park Cities BubbleLife and Garland BubbleLife.)
http://bit.ly/2pP5bbn

BROADCAST

‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Hidden Heroes’
Students from Rice’s Boniuk Institute for the Study and Advancement of Religious Tolerance are featured on “Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Hidden Heroes.” Zahra Jamal, associate director for community engagement at the institute, and students Sophie D’Amico, Jaskeerat Gulati, Mishi Jain, Aziza Salako, Neethi Nayak, Timothy Chang, Reagan Kapp, Daniel McNamara, Sawyer Knight, Iqra Dada, Paul Mayer and Simbarashe Dzinamarira are featured.
KHOU (This aired on over 10 other stations.)
http://bit.ly/2pnDmW7

Classroom champions: Harmony Science Academy’s Jaece Rogers
An article mentions a student who will attend Rice.
KWTX
http://bit.ly/2p0NSAb
http://bit.ly/2pnxHj0
http://bit.ly/2oPy8E5

KRIV
The BARK for BARC Pet Walk will take place at Rice May 6.
http://bit.ly/2qvxd87

WSCL
Ken Cowan, associate professor of organ at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, is featured.
http://bit.ly/2pP7prq (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast.) 

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Rice vehicle 1st in nanocar race
The Rice and University of Graz team finished first in the inaugural international Nanocar Race in Toulouse, France, April 28. James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Chemistry, professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering, and former Rice graduate student Victor Garcia-Lopez are mentioned.
Science & Technology Research News
http://bit.ly/2qkPGbj
Sub-sub-sub-compact: The 1st international nanocar race starts today
The Truth About Cars
http://bit.ly/2qkYvBy

Rice’s Lydia Kavraki wins ACM Athena Lecturer Award
Lydia Kavraki, the Noah Harding Professor of Computer Science and professor of bioengineering, has received one of the most prestigious honors in her field, the Association for Computing Machinery’s Athena Lecturer Award.
Communications of the ACM
http://bit.ly/2pxC09Q
Trailblazer in robotics research named ACM 2017-2018 Athena Lecturer
ACM
http://bit.ly/2p0Thap
Athena Lecturer Award for women researchers goes to Rice prof who really gets robots moving
Network World
http://bit.ly/2qoRJYO

Quantum experiments probe underlying physics of rogue ocean waves
By precisely controlling the quantum behavior of an ultracold atomic gas, Rice physicists have created a model system for studying the wave phenomenon that may bring about rogue waves in Earth’s oceans. Randy Hulet, the Fayez Sarofim Professor of Physics and Astronomy, research scientist Jason Nguyen and graduate student De “Henry” Luo are mentioned.
Phys Org
http://bit.ly/2oPGo78
Ultracold atom waves may shed light on rogue ocean killers
Space Daily (This also appeared in R&D, Science Daily and Nanotechnology Now.)
http://bit.ly/2oPIK5R
Explaining the formation of rogue waves and tsunamis based on principles of quantum physics; using atomic waves to understand ocean waves
Science World Report
http://bit.ly/2oPpl4Q

Could fiber optic probes replace traditional biopsies?
Rice is mentioned.
Med Device Online
http://bit.ly/2qvx0lh

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Finals are pointless and should be scrapped, says leading education expert
Brown College freshman Phil Hedayatnia is featured.
The Tab
http://bit.ly/2pxM9Dk

April 30-May 1
Scott Sonenshein, the Henry Gardiner Symonds Professor of Management at the Jones Graduate School of Business, will speak in San Francisco May 1.
San Francisco Examiner
http://bit.ly/2pAahrd

Lessons learned about scientists and faith from the March for Science
Elaine Howard Ecklund, the Herbert S. Autrey Chair and Professor of Sociology and director of the Religion and Public Life Program, is mentioned.
All Christian News
http://bit.ly/2oPwP80

New space-proof materials use old ceramics tech for next-gen propulsion
To stand up to the heat and pressure of next-generation rocket engines, the composite fibers used to make them should be fuzzy. A Rice laboratory, in collaboration with NASA, has developed “fuzzy fibers” of silicon carbide that act like Velcro and stand up to the punishment that materials experience in aerospace applications. Pulickel Ajayan, the Benjamin M. and Mary Greenwood Anderson Professor in Engineering and founding chair of the Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering, is mentioned.
Edgy Labs
http://bit.ly/2pxFxF8

John Garner selected as Marines’ new program executive officer for land systems
Alumnus John Garner ’74 is featured.
USNI News
http://bit.ly/2qkJeAM

Editorial: Caring for the young, part 5
An op-ed mentions a Rice study.
Pagosa Daily Post
http://bit.ly/2qkTMQt

A literary star in Las Cruces
An article mentions that Lee Abbott taught at Rice.
Las Cruces Sun-News
http://bit.ly/2qvHZv3

DFA mentors collaborate to take studios to the next level
Rice is mentioned.
Design for America
http://bit.ly/2pOHzDO

Jefferson versus Trump: How their 2 inaugurations differed
John Boles, the William Pettus Hobby Professor of History, authored an op-ed about former President Thomas Jefferson and President Donald Trump.
History News Network
http://bit.ly/2p0kcTW

Houston Symphony announces 2017 Ima Hogg Competition semifinalists
The 42nd annual Houston Symphony Ima Hogg Competition semifinals and finals will be hosted at Rice June 1 and 3, respectively.
Broadway World
http://bit.ly/2oPpVj7

SPORTS

College baseball: No. 7 Texas Tech routs No. 4 TCU 21-3 in finale
Rice baseball won two out of three games against the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
http://bit.ly/2qvvIqn
College baseball: South Florida rallies past Houston; Rice tops UTSA
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
http://bit.ly/2qvDa4Z
College baseball: No. 4 TCU stops No. 7 Texas Tech in top-10 showdown
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
http://bit.ly/2p0ojzn
UTSA-Rice: Owls continue quest to survive
College Baseball Central
http://bit.ly/2pxE0Pk
UTSA-Rice: Owls survive late-inning rush from Roadrunners
College Baseball Central
http://bit.ly/2qp6cE5
Rice outlasts UTSA on Saturday, 7-4
UTSA Athletics
http://bit.ly/2qkVK3q
UTSA rally comes up short in 6-5 loss to Rice on Sunday
UTSA Athletics
http://bit.ly/2qkYj5u
5-run 9th lifts UTSA past Rice on Friday night, 10-6
UTSA Athletics
http://bit.ly/2qvuGe8
On NCAA Tournament bubble, FAU baseball streaks into final 10 games
Sun Sentinel
http://bit.ly/2p0zUOR
Rice closes series against UTSA with a 6-5 Win
The Best College Sports News Network
http://bit.ly/2pOKlJ5

Recap: Local players selected in 2017 NFL draft
An article mentions that Rice hosted an NFL Pro Day March 27.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
http://bit.ly/2oXOFRH
http://bit.ly/2pxD0e5
Texas Southern’s Derrick Griffin to try out for Vikings
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
http://bit.ly/2pOz8Ze
http://bit.ly/2qkZrWF

Rice and C-USA spring football recaps
An article discusses Rice football’s spring game.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
http://bit.ly/2oXNy4m
http://bit.ly/2pnaaP8
Prairie View A&M spring football recap
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
http://bit.ly/2qvHGAo
Texas Southern spring football recap
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
http://bit.ly/2oPs1jh
Big 12 spring football recaps
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
http://bit.ly/2ql75Ax

Staying offensive: 49ers select WR Trent Taylor
An article includes a photo from a Rice football game.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/2qoJM62

Forrest Lamp will give boost to Chargers’ offensive line
Rice football is mentioned.
SB Nation
http://bit.ly/2pnhXwt

5 Herd tennis members earn All-Conference accolades
Rice tennis players Lindsey Hodge and Wendy Zhang are mentioned.
Marshall Athletics
http://bit.ly/2pA4d1Z

Texas CB coach ‘can’t wait’ to put Longhorns in the NFL
Former Rice coach Tom Herman is mentioned.
247 Sports
http://bit.ly/2qkCVxq

Creighton freshman Kobe Paras receives scholarship release, plans to transfer
An article mentions Rice men’s basketball players who have announced intentions to transfer.
Blue Jays Today
http://bit.ly/2pAg3Jv

UNT tennis team honors players at annual banquet
Rice tennis is mentioned.
Denton Record-Chronicle
http://bit.ly/2qkTw41

Baylor’s Mills named coach at Oral Roberts
An article mentions that Paul Mills worked at Rice.
Bears Extra
http://bit.ly/2qvTIK4

Cardinals drop series in nail-biter
Rice baseball will play Lamar University May 3.
KBTX
http://bit.ly/2oY2MWT
KFDM
http://bit.ly/2p10kA0

Old Dominion’s Karen Barefoot expected to leave for UNC Wilmington
An article includes a photo from a Rice women’s basketball game.
Virginian-Pilot
http://bit.ly/2pxJR7l

Chicago Cubs move on from prospect who has a way with words
Former Rice baseball player John Williamson is mentioned.
Fansided
http://bit.ly/2pnEM35

KPRC
A portion of ticket sales from Rice baseball’s April 30 game were donated to Baseball for Babies.
http://bit.ly/2pnuFeo

WBAL
Former Rice football player O.J. Brigance is mentioned.
http://bit.ly/2pxIlCn
WBAL-AM
http://bit.ly/2qp4O4x (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast.) 
http://bit.ly/2ql3brj (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast.) 

NEWS RELEASES

Most residents would stay in Houston even if given a choice to move
The majority of area residents don’t just feel okay about living in Houston – they would choose to stay in the Bayou City even if given a choice to move, according to the 2017 Kinder Houston Area Survey. The 36th annual survey also revealed that traffic continues to be the dominant concern, people are less worried about crime and are increasingly supportive of immigration and gay rights. http://bit.ly/2oQnzkh

Christopher Smith named Baker Institute Advisory Board Fellow in Energy Studies
Christopher Smith, former assistant secretary for fossil energy at the U.S. Department of Energy, has been named the Baker Institute Advisory Board Fellow in Energy Studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, the institute announced today.
http://bit.ly/2pAGZJ9

About Anya Bolshakov

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