Dateline Rice for June 30, 2017


Rice University plans to offer online MBA
Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business 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. Rice President David Leebron is quoted.
Houston Business Journal
KTRK (Similar broadcasts aired on KJTV, KYTX and KGBT.)


‘It is really not normal’: Both sides condemn Trump for vulgar tweet about TV host
Douglas Brinkley, professor of history, is quoted about President Donald Trump.
Washington Post (This also appeared in MSN News CA, Denver Post, Twin Cities Pioneer Press, Trib Live, The Times-Picayune and Houston Chronicle.)
‘It is really not normal’: Both sides condemn Trump for vulgar tweet about Mika Brzezinski
Trump under fire from all sides over latest Twitter outburst: ‘This has to stop’
Both sides condemn Trump for vulgar tweet about TV host
The Oregonian
Trump lashes out at ‘Morning Joe’ hosts on Twitter
Philadelphia Inquirer

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.
U.S. Department of Energy (This is a featured item in the University Research section. This also appeared in Controlled Environments.)
Researchers attach single ruthenium atoms to graphene to produce high-performance fuel cells
Azo Nano
Durable ruthenium and graphene fuel cell catalyst matches performance of platinum alloys
Green Car Congress

America’s flagship ‘clean coal’ experiment abandoned after 11 years and $7.5B
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, is quoted about “clean coal.”

Developing an audience that likes classical music
Alumna Aubrey Bergauer ’05 authored an op-ed.

Finding comfort, and North Korea, in a tiny restaurant
Sonia Ryang, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Center Professor of Asian Studies and director of the Chao Center for Asian Studies, is quoted.
Macau Daily Times


People in business
Yvonne Romero da Silva, vice dean and director of admissions at the University of Pennsylvania, has been named vice president for enrollment at Rice University.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

Bold reform: A 15-year look-back on electric competition in Texas
Residential electricity rates in competitive areas in Texas have declined relative to wholesale electricity prices, which suggests that Texas electricity providers are minimizing costs to meet market demands, according to a new paper by Ken Medlock, the James A. Baker III and Susan Baker Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics and senior director of the Center for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and lecturer of economics and Peter Hartley, the George and Cynthia Mitchell Chair in Sustainable Development.
Texas Monthly

Texas attorney general calls for the end of DACA
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.
WOAI (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast. Similar broadcasts aired on KRLD and KLBJ.) 


BC Startup Sales podcast — hiring your 1st sales representative with Evan Bartlett (ZocDoc)
Alumnus Evan Bartlett ’04 is featured.
Bowery Capital


It’s official, 3-D printed graphene aerogel is the lightest material in the world
James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Chemistry, professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering, is mentinoed.
3D Printing Industry

Mission (to be) accomplished: Building Houston’s innovation ecosystem
Yael Hochberg, the Ralph S. O’Connor Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, is quoted about innovation in Houston.

Laser World of Photonics 2017 wrap-up report
Randall Hulet, the Fayez Sarofim Professor of Physics and Astronomy, is mentioned.
Novus Light

Eliminating lymphatic filariasis in Cameroon
Peter Hotez, a fellow in disease and poverty at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, co-authored an op-ed about eliminating lymphatic filariasis in Cameroon.
PLOS Blogs


Open textbooks: OpenStax’s 2016 partner schools expected to save students $8.2M
Eleven U.S. colleges and universities that partnered last summer with Rice University-based nonprofit publisher OpenStax to boost the use of freely available textbooks and learning materials on their campuses expect the program to save their students nearly $8.2 million — about $4 million more than projected — in the coming academic year.
Info Docket

A grand, golden life
Alumnus Jim Buckley ’59 is featured.
Emanuel County Live

Locals form 50 percent of Wipro’s workforce in US
Articles mention that the company Wipro recruits students from Rice.
Bureaucracy Today

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 Richard Boylan, professor of economics, and Vivian Ho, the chair in health economics at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and director of the institute’s Center for Health and Biosciences.
Phys Org (This also appeared in MTNV.)


Check out historic photos of Deer Park, the birthplace of Texas
A slideshow features a photo of Rice Stadium.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

Rice product Jon Duplantier to play in MLB Futures Game
Former Rice baseball player Jon Duplantier is featured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

Cape League roundup: Braves sweep Red Sox in doubleheader
Will Rice College sophomore Dominic DiCaprio is mentioned.
Cape Cod Times

UNLV agrees to $57M multimedia rights deal with Learfield
Rice men’s basketball is mentioned.
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Take a look back at LSU’s wild run in the NCAA Tournament
Rice baseball is mentioned.
The Times-Picayune

Texas A&M’s lowest moments from its 1st 5 years in the SEC
An article includes a photo from a Rice football game.
Dallas Morning News

Southern Miss announces remaining football home game times
Rice football’s 2017 schedule is discussed.
MS News Now (This also appeared in WDAM.)

Rice WR heads latest batch of newcomers
A Rice transfer is mentioned.
WVU Sports
University’s Utt among 14 new Mountaineers
The Dominion Post

About Anya Bolshakov

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