People, papers and presentations

Rice postdoctoral researcher Luz Garcini is the lead author of a perspective on the experience of young immigrants in the United States and the implications of their limited access to psychological care. Her mentor, Christopher Fagundes, an assistant professor of psychology, is a co-author. The piece, “DREAMers Living in the United States: A Contextual Perspective and Clinical Implications,” appears in the Perspectives in Global Mental Health section in the American Journal of Psychiatry. Their co-authors are Juan Peña of the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque; Thania Galvan of the University of Denver, and Elizabeth Klonoff; of the University of Central Florida.

University Representative Y. Ping Sun delivered opening remarks at the annual admission lecture for the Chinese Association of Professionals in Science and Technology, which took place June 29 at Rice’s Duncan Hall. The lecture was presented by Elizabeth (Lizzie) Thomas, an international adviser for the Office of International Students and Scholars, and Taren Smith, associate director of admission at Rice.

The team led by Rice chemist James Tour that won this year’s first Nanocar Race in France has published a commentary, “How to Build and Race a Fast Nanocar,” in Nature Nanotechnology. The commentary shares the techniques and challenges the team faced as it designed, built and raced the nanocar that finished a 150-nanometer course in less than two hours on a silver track and beat five other international teams that raced on either gold or silver. Co-authors are Rice alumnus Victor Garcia-Lopez ’14, and Grant Simpson, Philipp Petermeier and Leonhard Grill of the University of Graz. Tour is the T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Chemistry, professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering.



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