Dateline Rice for May 24, 2017


Analytical tool may improve prediction of flooding
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.
China Daily
Yellow River sediment transport a clue to flooding
New tool could help predict, prevent surging waters in flood plains


Pakistan, US need close cooperation to fight terrorism: Aizaz Chaudhry
Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy is mentioned.
Such TV
Pakistan, US need close cooperation to fight terrorism, restore peace in Afghanistan: Aizaz Chaudhry
Daily Pakistan

OpenGov, neighborly continue hot streak for Gov Tech funding news
Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research’s research on public-private partnerships is mentioned.
Government Technology

Just some of the investors you’ll run into at #TheEuropas, June 13, London
An article mentions that Sean Seaton Rogers attended Rice.
Tech Crunch

Coming full circle: Giving thanks to teachers who change lives
In an op-ed, alumna Esther Tricoche ’09 mentions she attended Rice.
Ed Surge

Big Oil is betting on plastics. It may be a risky bet.
Amy Myers Jaffe, a former energy fellow at Rice Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored an op-ed about Big Oil.
Wall Street Journal (Subscription required.)


Rice University, University of Houston tech incubators sign on at DesignHive space
Rice’s OwlSpark and University of Houston’s RED Labs will co-lease a creative office space in downtown. Kerri Smith, managing director of OwlSpark and associate managing director of Rice Alliance, is quoted.
Houston Business Journal
UH and Rice lease creative office space for summer accelerator
LMT Online

MD Anderson officials optimistic after 4th straight month in the black
Vivian Ho, the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and professor of economics, is quoted about MD Anderson and her research on freestanding emergency rooms.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
Here’s what you need to know about freestanding emergency rooms
Don’t Waste Your Money

How will Texas continue to pay for its highways?
Kyle Shelton, director of strategic partnerships at Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, authored an op-ed about Texas highways.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This appeared in the Chronicle’s “Gray Matters” online magazine.)

Rice University students create indoor farming device
A team at Rice, cleverly named Lettuce Turnip the Beet, has designed a produce cultivation machine — a hydroponic garden that grows plants without soil. Instead, a pump recirculates 55 gallons of water through tiers of PVC pipe, using little energy and no waste to grow lettuce, garlic and other vegetables. Undergraduate students Sanjiv Gopalkrishnan, Dominique Schaefer Pipps, Jared Broadman and George Dawson are mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This also appeared in My San Antonio.)

Midtown property where Beyonce’s career was launched sold to BMW dealer
Rice University founder William Marsh Rice is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

Fort Bend ISD announces top students
Articles mentions students who were accepted to Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

Lamar CISD announces top 2017 seniors
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
Aiken High’s Tucker named US Presidential Scholar
NA Today
Accomplished Aiken senior Tucker adds to many laurels
NA Today
MFHS grads earn more than $5M in scholarships
The Highlander


Click2Daily: Visiting Bellaire’s new Evelyn’s Park
An article mentions that Teas Nursery completed landscaping projects at Rice.


Zap! Graphene is bad news for bacteria
Scientists at Rice University and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev have discovered that laser-induced graphene is a highly effective anti-fouling material and, when electrified, bacteria zapper. James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Chemistry, professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering, and graduate student Yilun Li are mentioned.
Bionity (This also appeared in Chem Europe and Innovations Report.)
New laser-induced graphene kills bacteria, resists biofouling
Azo Nano
Laser-produced graphene kills resistant bacteria
Science & Enterprise
Laser-induced graphene showing promise as implant material
Med Gadget
System bits: May 23
Semiconductor Engineering
Graphene becomes enemy of bacteria
Controlled Environments

Preparing graduates to meet STEM needs and opportunities
An article discusses curricula originally developed at Rice.
Education Week

Lithium battery prototype has thrice the capacity of li-ion batteries
Rice scientists have created a rechargeable lithium metal battery with three times the capacity of commercial lithium-ion batteries by resolving something that has long stumped researchers: the dendrite problem. The battery stores lithium in a unique anode, a seamless hybrid of graphene and carbon nanotubes. The material first created at Rice in 2012 is essentially a three-dimensional carbon surface that provides abundant area for lithium to inhabit. James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Chemistry, professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering, is mentioned.
Slash Gear

Surviving solo with independent practice association support
An article mentions a study on physician integration with hospitals by Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Rev Cycle Intelligence


DFAlumni Week featured story: Casondra Peretore
Alumna Casondra Peretore ’16 is featured.
Design for America

How editing Wikipedia empowers students — a reflection
Martel College junior Katie Webber authored an op-ed.

‘Bobcat nanowagon’ is a 1st step toward creating a new academic field
The Rice and University of Graz team finished first in the inaugural international Nanocar Race in Toulouse, France, April 28.
Ohio University Compass

A few notes on the CUNY ‘After Piketty’ panel …
Brad DeLong mentions he participated in a panel at Rice.
Washington Center for Equitable Growth

SB 4 lawsuit is filed, as Texas agenda faces court challenges
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.
Equal Voice

Science shows alcohol is a much bigger gateway drug than marijuana
A Rice study on marijuana is mentioned.
Weed TV


Wayne Graham’s Rice team enters C-USA Tournament fighting for survival
Rice baseball will face Florida Atlantic University in the C-USA Championship May 24. Head coach Wayne Graham is quoted.
Sun Herald
Rice counting on pitching to make run in C-USA Tournament
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
‘Not Normal Baseball’
FAU Owl Access

How many days until college football starts? Every year, it’s confusing
Rice and Stanford will open the 2017 football season Aug. 26 at the Sydney Cup at Allianz Stadium in Sydney.
SB Nation
Has college football ever seen 2 truly dominant teams like Cavs/Warriors?
Fox Sports

Kacy Clemens accompanies Texas hurlers onto All-Big 12 baseball team
An article includes a photo from a Rice baseball game.
Hook ’em

Key for Jacob Eason this year will be consistency
Rice football is mentioned.
247 Sports

4-Star QB Jalen Mayden commits to Mississippi State over Nebraska and more
Former Rice football player James Mayden is mentioned.
Bleacher Report
Jalen Mayden, 4-star QB, picks Mississippi State. Watch him spin it.
SB Nation
#CLANGA: 4-Star QB Jalen Mayden commits to Mississippi State

Mariners routed again, 10-1 by Nationals
Former Rice baseball player Anthony Rendon is mentioned.
Yakima Herald (This also appeared in ArcaMax.)
Nationals pummel the Mariners, 10-1
Seattle Times

Houston Hoedown: Recapping the local action from May 15 to 22
Rice’s Holloway Field is mentioned.
Dynamo Theory (A correction on the misspelling of Holloway Field has been requested.)

Max Wright talks Aggies and ‘Top 11’
An article discusses a photo shoot that took place at Rice Stadium.

K-State baseball: Who are we? Part 1
Rice baseball is mentioned.
Bring on the Cats
Texas looks to its defense as Big 12 tournament begins in Oklahoma City
Hook ’em


Half of mayoral elections in 6 US states are unopposed
Approximately half of mayoral elections in six U.S. states are unopposed, and unopposed elections are on the rise, according to a report from the Center for Local Elections in American Politics, part of Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research.

About Anya Bolshakov

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