Dateline Rice for May 5, 2017


Russian colleges, Rice University agree to train leaders in energy sector
Articles discuss a possible cooperation between Rice and three Russian oil and gas colleges. Charles McConnell, executive director of Rice’s Energy and Environment Initiative, is mentioned.
Sputnik News
Tres universidades rusas y la Universidad Rice de EEUU entablan colaboración
Sputnik Mundo (An English translation is not available.)
Один из ведущих университетов ‘Rice University’ пригласил УГНТУ на конференцию
Комсомольская правда (An English translation is not available.)

JFK’s only grandson Jack, 24, makes 1st live TV appearance alongside mom Caroline Kennedy
President John F. Kennedy’s famous “Moon Speech” delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is discussed.
People Politics
‘The Today Show’
ESPN Radio LA (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast.) 

OPEC, Trump agenda weigh heavily on minds of energy investors
William Arnold, professor in the practice of management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, authored an op-ed about the energy sector.
The Hill

Opinión: Ladrón que roba a ladrón … ¿seguirá vigente con la apertura del mercado?
Miriam Grunstein, contributing expert and scholar in the Mexico Center at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored an op-ed.
CNN Expansion (An English translation is not available.)


Turner, Fertitta endorse data center plan, call for collaboration
In his State of the City address, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced that he wants the University of Houston, Rice University and Texas A&M to work with the University of Texas on a task force’s recommendations for how to use the UT System’s 300-plus acres near the Texas Medical Center. 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.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This article appeared on the front page of the May 5 print edition with a different headline, “Data science center gets big-name boost.”)

State of the city
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This also appeared in San Antonio Express-News.)
Turner backs idea for data institute on UT’s land; UH will ‘collaborate’
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This also appeared in LMT Online and My San Antonio.)
Mayor Sylvester Turner outlines plans for tech innovation district
Houston Business Journal (Subscription required.)
With collaboration, scrapped UT campus could still be game-changer for Houston

Celebration, fear greet House passage of health-care bill
Vivian Ho, the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics at the Baker Institute and professor of economics, is quoted about the American Health Care Act.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This article appeared on the front page of the May 5 print edition with a different headline, “GOP health care win generates joy, anxiety.” This also appeared in San Antonio Express-News.)
What the GOP vote to replace the ACA means for you
Consumer Reports (This also appeared in Health Medicine Network.)
What’s next for AHCA: Policy experts say even bigger battle looms for health care bill
Fierce Healthcare
KRLD-AM (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast.) 

Texans could carry a gun without a license under a House bill that’s stuck in the chamber
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.
Dallas Morning News

It’s already crowded in CD07
Alumnus Alex Triantaphyllis ’06 is mentioned.
Off the Kuff

Baisakhi night: A Funjabi evening by Punjabi Culture Club of Houston
Rice is mentioned.
Indo American News

Hindi Class of 2017 graduating ceremony at India House, Houston
An article mentions that Arun Prakash taught at Rice.
Indo American News

HGSCA Director of Culture and Education, Luis Moyano III brings Houston and Guayaquil closer together through educational ties between Rice University, ESPOL and University of Guayaquil
Adria Baker, associate vice provost for international education and executive director of the Office of International Students and Scholars, and Seichii Matsuda, dean of graduate and postdoctoral studies, the E. Dell Butcher Professor of Chemistry, and professor of biochemistry and cell biology, participated in the “Coastal Consortium,” an educational conglomerate consisting of universities to further relations between Houston and Guayaquil through educational ties.

‘There was so much death’
An article features Pete Rodriguez, who worked at Park Plaza Hospital during the height of the AIDS epidemic. A full transcript of Rodriguez’s interview is stored at Rice’s Woodson Research Center as part of the oH Project.


New music + local philanthropy + Irish heritage = World premiere by Apollo Chamber Players
Alumnus Matthew Detrick ’03 is mentioned.
Houston Public Media

‘Great Day Houston’
Lovett College sophomore Martin Rather discusses the Rather Prize, which is being offered in partnership with Rice’s Center for Civic Leadership.

‘FOX 26 News special: Isiah Factor Uncensored’
A broadcast mentions that Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research found Fort Bend County to be the single most ethnically diverse county in the world.

‘Great Day Houston’
The BARK for BARC Pet Walk will take place at Rice May 6.


5 African-Americans appointed to new posts in higher education
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’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Journal of Blacks in Higher Education

Biology’s need for speed tolerates a few mistakes
Biology must be in a hurry. In balancing speed and accuracy to duplicate DNA, produce proteins and carry out other processes, evolution has apparently determined that speed is of higher priority, according to Rice researchers. Postdoctoral fellow Kinshuk Banerjee; Oleg Igoshin, associate professor of bioengineering; Anatoly Kolomeisky, professor of chemistry and of chemical and biomolecular engineering; and Krishna Palem, the Ken and Audrey Kennedy Professor of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering and professor of statistics, are mentioned.
Health Medicine Network

New molecular sieves sort and create chiral molecules
In a discovery with broad implications for the specialty chemicals industries like pharmaceuticals, researchers at Rice and the California Institute of Technology have succeeded in a decadeslong quest to make left- and right-handed versions of a molecular sieve, one of the most-used industrial, solid materials.
American Laboratory

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.
Scientific Computing


Duke, UNC among best-value colleges in country, Forbes says
Rice is No. 14 on Forbes’ America’s best value colleges list.
WRAL (This also appeared in WRAL TechWire.)

LCCC’s Stocker Arts Center hosts Sound Energy Concert
Rice is mentioned.
La Prensa

Fargo student with endless elite college options makes his pick
Articles mention students who were accepted to Rice.
WDAY (This also appeared in Grand Forks Herald, Bismarck Tribune, Bemidji Pioneer, Jamestown Sun, WDAZ, Inforum and West Fargo Pioneer.)
A day to celebrate: North Naples seniors headed to Harvard, West Point, FSU
Naples Daily News

IVSO will present music of Schumann and Respighi on May 13
An article mentions that Joseph Stern Kingma attended Rice.
Tonica News

4 faculty elected to National Academy of Sciences
An article mentions that Henry L. Roediger III taught at Rice.

If Texas schools were characters from ‘Friends’
An opinion piece explains why the “Friends” character Ross would have gone to Rice.
Her Campus


Rendon, Turner join MLB Central
A broadcast discusses an old Rice commercial which featured former Rice Owl Anthony Rendon, Rice baseball coach Wayne Graham and Rice President David Leebron.

Boerne Geneva’s Perez making huge mark in discus
A Rice commit is mentioned.
San Antonio Express-News

UH in 5-way logjam atop AAC baseball standings
Rice baseball will play the University of Houston May 9.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

The mouse that roared: Faces from UH past look at the Coogs now
As part of its “Journey Through the Archives” feature in celebration of 115 years of publishing, the Houston Chronicle reprinted a 1976 article that reported Rice football’s loss to the University of Houston.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This also appeared in My San Antonio.)

An early prediction of how UNT will fare in 2017
Rice football is mentioned.
Denton Record-Chronicle
Herman not afraid to use scholarships on special teams
247 Sports

Big 12 front-runner in Texas’ sights as Longhorns head to TCU
An article features a photo from a Rice baseball game.
Hook ’em

Woody: Regarding college transfer issues, it’s never wrong to do the right thing
A Rice transfer is mentioned.
Richmond Times-Dispatch
Player-by-player look at completed Wolf Pack roster
Reno Gazette-Journal

La. Tech returns to action at FIU
Rice baseball is mentioned.
The Shreveport Times
The College Report: New Diana product Hendricks-Campbell named to GAC first team in softball
Longview News-Journal
UTSA to face off with Middle Tennessee this weekend in 3-game series
UTSA Athletics

Mahanoy Area board sets new graduation date
Former Rice coach Mike Rhoades is mentioned.
Standard Speaker

Recent draft proves again that Washington can develop corners
Former Rice football player Phillip Gaines is mentioned.
247 Sports

8 baseball players added to Bragan Slugger Award watch list
Will Rice College sophomore Dominic DiCaprio has been added to the Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award Watch List.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Rice baseball will face the University of North Carolina at Charlotte May 5-6.


Astral tracker puts us in our place
Call it retro-innovation. The astral tracker designed by Rice University’s Team Solar Lunar 2.0 suggests not cutting-edge breakthroughs but archaic technologies: the astrolabe, the orrery, even the sundial.

About Anya Bolshakov

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