Dateline Rice for May 17, 2017


To raise better kids, say no
Scott Sonenshein, the Henry Gardiner Symonds Professor of Management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, authored an op-ed about raising children.
New York Times

Beware the CEO who doesn’t win an award
A recent study found that chief executives who don’t win awards, while their rivals do, often go on to make acquisitions of dubious value. Yan “Anthea” Zhang, the Fayez Sarofim Vanguard Professor of Management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, and Robert Hoskisson, the George R. Brown Professor of Strategic Management at the Jones School, co-authored the study.
The Wall Street Journal (Subscription required.)


New goal for Trump’s 1st foreign trip: Damage control
Douglas Brinkley, professor of history, is quoted about President Donald Trump’s first foreign trip.
New York Times (This also appeared in the Straits Times, MSN News and MSN News AE.)

Latest oil deal should boost price above $50, but not much more
William Arnold, professor in the practice of management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, authored an op-ed about a recent OPEC oil deal.
The Hill

Colonies on Mars: How human faces will evolve on the Red Planet
Scott Solomon, professor in the practice of ecology and evolutionary biology, discusses the possible colonization of Mars and evolution.

Entropy landscape sheds light on quantum mystery
By precisely measuring the entropy of a cerium copper gold alloy with baffling electronic properties cooled to nearly absolute zero, physicists in Germany and the United States have gleaned new evidence about the possible causes of high-temperature superconductivity and similar phenomena. Qimiao Si, the Harry C. and Olga K. Wiess Professor of Physics and Astronomy, is quoted.
National Science Foundation

Rice U.’s Yellow River formula addresses flood risk, sustainability
U.S. and Chinese geologists studying China’s Yellow River have created a new tool that could help Chinese officials better predict and prevent the river’s all-too-frequent floods, which threaten as many as 80 million people. The new tool, a physics-based formulation to calculate sediment transport, can also be applied to study the sustainability of eroding coastlines worldwide. Jeffrey Nittrouer, assistant professor of Earth science, and postdoctoral research associate Hongbo Ma are mentioned.
National Science Foundation (This also appeared in Environment Guru.)
New tool could help predict, prevent surging waters in flood plains (This also appeared in Terra Daily.)

Only 12 percent of students actually pay the full sticker price at their private college
An article that discusses tuition at private institutions mentions Rice.
Business Insider (This also appeared in InBusiness.)

Tapping the brakes on public-private partnership in Texas
Kyle Shelton, director of strategic partnerships at Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, authored an op-ed about the Texas highway system.

Move over NASCAR, here comes NanoCar
The Rice and University of Graz team finished first in the inaugural international Nanocar Race in Toulouse, France, April 28.
CBC Radio’s “Quirks & Quarks”


Art gallery and museum listings: May 18-24
Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts will present Thomas Struth’s “Nature & Politics” through May 29 and teamLab’s “Flower’s and People, Cannot Be Controlled But Live Together — A Whole Year Per Hour” through Aug. 13. The center will also host a family event, “Summer Jam” June 3.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This also appeared in LMT Online and My San Antonio.)
Houston-area museums have ambitious schedules for 2017
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This also appeared in LMT Online and My San Antonio.)

Explore: Classical music
The Chamber Music Houston will perform at Rice’s Stude Hall Sept. 19, Oct. 26, Nov. 14 and Dec. 5.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

Business schools push back against annual rankings
An article mentions that the Master of Business Administration program at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business was ranked No. 8 (up from No. 19 in 2015) in Bloomberg Businessweek’s analysis of the best full-time MBA programs in the nation.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

The Hates’ Christian Kidd faces the fight of his life
The author description for an article by Kristy Loye mentions that she attended Rice.
Houston Press

The Worldwide Ride of Silence takes to Houston’s streets
An article on raising awareness for cycling deaths mentions a study by Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research.


Questions after Washington Post report on President Trump and Russia
Richard Stoll, the Albert Thomas Chair in Political Science and scholar at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted about President Donald Trump disclosing classified information to the Russians.
KPFT (A correction on Stoll’s Rice affiliation has been requested.)

A broadcast mentions that Rice’s Center for Civic Leadership partnered with Houston PetSet to research Houston’s stray animal population.

Music in the making: Music for mothers
The Rice Chorale is mentioned.
Houston Public Media

Uresti blasts felony indictments, says charges against him are ‘groundless’
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.
Los números del censo subestimaron la participación de votantes hispanos en Texas
Mundo Hispanico (An English translation is not available.)
KTRH (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast.) 

Bloomberg Markets: The Trump economy
Ambassador Edward Djerejian, director of Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, discusses Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s White House visit.


Gas can turn laser-induced graphene superhydrophilic or superhydrophobic
Rice scientists who invented laser-induced graphene for applications like supercapacitors have now figured out a way to make the spongy graphene either superhydrophobic or superhydrophilic. James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Chemistry, professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering, is mentioned.
Graphene-info (This also appeared in Before It’s News.)
Research shows gas can bestow laser-induced graphene with super properties
AZO Nano
Gas gives laser-induced graphene super properties
Innovations Report


Row on 25th: Affordable housing development in Houston
Alumnus Holden Shannon ’85 is mentioned.

Five students honored by Edmond Rotary Club
A student who plans to attend Rice is mentioned.

IMCA makes North America appointment
Alumnus Eric Roan ’12 is mentioned.
Scandinavian Oil and Gas Magazine (This also appeared in Subsea UK.)

Spelman Johnson leading hunt for University of Chicago police chief
An article mentions that Spelman Johnson completed a search for a new chief of police at Rice.
Hunt Scanlon Media

Archangel Systems launches into new season of success
An article mentions that Katherine Greene attended Rice.
Opelika Observer

Lessons from outside the classroom: Managing information overload
The author description for an article by Ian Harmon mentions that he taught at Rice.
Hack Library School

NUWC Keyport hosts visit, talks by NASA scientist
Alumna Eileen Stansbery ’89 is mentioned.

Women in tech – ‘Erfolg in der Tech-Branche ist männlich besetzt’
Alumna Rebecca Parsons ’90 is featured.
Entwickler (An English translation is not available.)

Académicos e investigadores emiten comunicado en apoyo al diputado José Guerra
Francisco Monaldi, a fellow in Latin American energy policy at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is mentioned.
La Patilla (An English translation is not available. This also appeared in Entorno Intelligente.)
Académicos rechazan acusación de tribunal militar contra José Guerra
El Nacional (An English translation is not available.)

Las máquinas eliminarán el 50% de los puestos de trabajo actuales en 30 años
Moshe Vardi, director of Rice’s Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology, the Karen Ostrum George Distinguished Service Professor of Computational Engineering and professor of computer science, expects that within 30 years machines will be capable of doing almost any job that a human can.
InfoWeek (An English translation is not available.)


Kravetz leads Rice past Texas State
Rice baseball defeated Texas State University 10-1.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This also appeared in LMT Online and My San Antonio.)
Texas State-Rice: Owls fly in home finale
College Baseball Central

Texas A&M’s Pierson named ITA Texas Region Senior of the Year
Duncan College senior Katherine Ip received the TA/Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award.
WTAW (This also appeared in KBTX.)

Pick 6: Kelly, Rodriguez, Mora in need of improvement in ’17
Rice football coach David Bailiff is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle

Why Texas’ decade of mediocrity will likely end under Tom Herman
Former Rice coach Tom Herman is mentioned.
SB Nation

Kats visit No. 22 Aggies on Tuesday
Rice baseball is mentioned.

Big Fat Recruiting Update: Deep dives on Joshua Moore, OL/DL recruiting and late bloomers/early signing periods
An article mentions assistant football coach Brian Stewart.
Big Red Today

CUSA hoops tourneys to Texas
Rice is mentioned.
C-USA, Cowboys officials vow to make conference hoops tourney at The Star a destination event
Denton Record-Chronicle

Track translation — does success on track translate to the football field?
A Rice commit is mentioned.

Voices of D-III women’s: 5 things they want you to know
Martel College senior Emma Wine is quoted.

New VCU basketball coach Mike Rhoades completes his staff
Former Rice coaches Mike Rhoades, J.D. Byers and Brent Scott are mentioned.
Houston Chronicle
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Baker Institute expert examines how establishing national paid family leave would benefit United States
An expert at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy discusses policy issues that should be taken into consideration to successfully craft a nationwide paid family leave program.

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