Dateline Rice for June 29, 2017


Amazon’s secret weapon
Scott Sonenshein, the Henry Gardiner Symonds Professor of Management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted about Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods.
KTRH (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast.) (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast.) 


La silenciosa batalla de las universidades en Texas para proteger a sus estudiantes indocumentados
Rice President David Leebron is quoted.
Univision (An English translation is not available.)

静岡)米国の大学生が茶道体験 藤枝の玉露の里
Students from Rice’s Center for Languages & Intercultural Communication’s Rice in Japan summer study abroad program are featured. CLIC Lecturer Naoko Ozaki is mentioned. Wiess College senior Eugene Yeom and Lovett College senior Nickolas Walling are quoted.
Asahi (An English translation is not available.)
News 24 (An English translation is not available.)


Who’s working, and who’s not, in Houston
Leah Binkovitz, staff writer for Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, authored op-eds about employment and illegal trash dumping in Houston.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This appeared in the Chronicle’s “Gray Matters” online magazine.)
Illegal trash was piling up. They wanted to do something about it.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This appeared in the Chronicle’s “Gray Matters” online magazine.)

Art gallery and museum listings: June 29-July5
Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts will present teamLab’s “Flower’s and People, Cannot Be Controlled But Live Together — A Whole Year Per Hour” through Aug. 13 and “David Scanavino: Repeater” through Aug. 26.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

What’s showing outside the megaplex?
Rice Cinema will screen “Mansfield Park” June 29.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

Some of the year’s best music may be happening this week at Fort Worth’s Mimir Chamber Music Festival
An article mentions that Curt Thompson and Johan Frost studied at Rice.
Dallas Morning News

Critics fear new Texas law giving SBOE wide discretion over textbooks
David Brockman, nonresident scholar at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy’s Religion and Public Policy Program, authored an op-ed about Texas Senate Bill 801.
Texas Observer

Real estate legend John Daugherty reveals surprising lessons learned in 50-year career
Alumnus Jimmy Jax ’56 is mentioned.
CultureMap Houston

Longtime Athens Daily Review owner, publisher dies
The late alumnus Richard E. “Dick” Dwelle ’43 is mentioned.
Athens Daily Review


Political roundup: Senate health care bill and President Trump’s travel ban
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 featured on Houston Matters’ “Political Roundup.” Jones is also quoted about gerrymandering and Texas Senate Bill 4.
Houston Public Media’s “Houston Matters”
AP analysis: Texas gave House GOP biggest gerrymandering bump
The Facts
Mexico now wants Texas law banning ‘sanctuary cities’ thrown out


Ruthenium rules for new fuel cells
Rice scientists have fabricated a durable catalyst for high-performance fuel cells by attaching single ruthenium atoms to graphene. James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Chemistry, professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering, is quoted.
Science Daily (This also appeared in Scienmag and BioPortfolio.)


Wipro: 50 percent of workforce in US are locals
Articles mention that the company Wipro recruits students from Rice.
50 percent of Wipro workforce in the US include locals
Wipro says locals form 50 percent of its workforce in US
Hindu Business Line
Americans form 50 percent of Wipro techies in US
India (This also appeared in Web India 123.)

John B. Boles wants students to know more about Jefferson than that he was a slaveholder
John Boles and his new book, “Jefferson: Architect of American Liberty,” are featured. Boles is the William Pettus Hobby Professor of History.
History News Network

Kickapoo High School senior earns accolades at National Speech and Debate Tournament
An article mentions a student who hopes to attend Rice.
Springfield News-Leader

Dubai student makes it to elite New York Academy of Sciences list
An article mentions that Rice is currently reviewing a thesis written by a 15-year-old Dubai student.
Khaleej Times


Caleb Chapman on becoming the latest Texas target by Ducks
An article mentions a satellite camp that was hosted at Rice.

3 late goals lifts Cavalry past FC Cleburne 4-1
Houston FC will play Brazos Valley Cavalry at Rice Stadium July 1.

Robertson, others keep being honored
Rice men’s basketball is mentioned.
DeSoto Times-Tribune

2007 NBA draft redone: Feast, famine and Morris Almond
Former Rice basketball player Morris Almond is mentioned.
Deseret News

SMU’s 5 biggest rivalries: The Battle for the Iron Skillet still reigns supreme
Rice football is mentioned.
Dallas Morning News


Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business developing plans to offer new online MBA for professionals
Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business today announced plans to launch a new online Master of Business Administration program, subject to Rice Faculty Senate and accreditor approval. MBA@Rice is designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders to excel in the ever-changing business landscape.

Study: State revenue declines lead to cuts in children’s Medicaid benefits, education spending
State spending cuts during economic downturns fall more heavily on children than the elderly, according to new research by experts at Rice University. Their findings are published in the National Tax Journal and analyze implications for policymakers.

About Anya Bolshakov

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