Dateline Rice for Oct. 25, 2017


Carlyle’s billionaire founders hand the reins to seasoned, in-house leaders
Alumnus Glenn Youngkin ’90 will become co-CEO of Carlyle Group Jan. 1.
Bloomberg (This story also appeared in Yahoo Finance and Business Day.)

SK Innovation donates $50,000 to Rice University in US
Rice’s Center for Languages and Intercultural Communication’s Korean program recently received a $50,000 donation from SK Innovation to support a scholarship for the Rice in Korea study abroad program and for Korean cultural programs at Rice. Rafael Salaberry, director of the Center for Languages and Intercultural Communication, is quoted. Y. Ping Sun, university representative, and interim Humanities Dean Lora Wildenthal are mentioned.
The Korea Herald

Commentary: How will Maria evacuees impact Orlando? Listen to Houston mayor recall Katrina
A Rice study that found civic activism surged when Hurricane Katrina evacuees arrived in Houston but later waned is mentioned in a column on Hurricane Maria evacuees’ impact on Orlando, Fla.
Orlando Sentinel

Georgia Appeals Court ruling: University system may charge DACA students out-of-state tuition
A 2016 study by Rice-based publisher OpenStax that found Georgia’s public colleges and universities are the best in the country for saving money on textbooks is mentioned in a story on a court ruling that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients can be subject to paying out-of-state tuition at institutions’ discretion. OpenStax also is mentioned in a story on open educational resources.
Chattanooga Times Free Press
Imagining the ‘open’ university: Sharing scholarship to improve research and education

Ribeirão Preto inaugura nova sede IEA e estúdio de gravação
José Onuchic, the Harry C. and Olga K. Wiess Chair of Physics, a professor of physics and astronomy, of chemistry and of biosciences, gave the opening lecture at the Instituto de Estudos Avançados Polo Ribeirão Preto at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil.
Jornal da USP (An English translation is not available.)


These are the best colleges, universities for 2018, according to WalletHub
Rice is No. 10 on WalletHub’s list of the top colleges and universities for 2018.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. A similar story appeared in the Register Citizen, Middletown Press and
KTRH-AM (Houston)

Al Gore speaking at Rice: ‘We will see many more Harveys’
Former Vice President Al Gore, a member of the board of Rice’s Doerr Institute for New Leaders, spoke on climate change Oct. 23 at Tudor Fieldhouse.
Houston Business Journal

Environmentalists worry industry could thwart cleanup of toxic Houston-area dump site
Jim Blackburn, a professor in the practice of environmental law and the co-director of Rice’s Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center, is quoted in a story on opposition to the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to clean up the San Jacinto River Waste Pits by companies responsible for the site.
Texas Tribune

University free speech, Harvey topics for lawmakers over interim
Rice’s emergency relief fund for students affected by Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey is mentioned in a story on top agenda items for Texas lawmakers ahead of the next legislative session.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

The Schneider Report: Turner’s pension reform plan now in voters’ hands
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science, is quoted in a story about the pension reform plan on the November ballot in Houston.
Houston Public Media

Inauguration events underway this week for Baylor University President Linda A. Livingstone
A story about the inauguration of new Baylor University President Linda Livingstone mentions her daughter, Will Rice College senior and Rice volleyball player Shelby Livingstone.
Baylor University

AlumNow: Physics teacher inspired Carter grad to become an engineer
Rice alumna Bridgette Bennett ’12 is featured in a Q&A.
The Hub

Art gallery and museum listings: Oct. 26-Nov. 1
Trenton Doyle Hancock’s “Texas: 1997-2017” at the former Rice University Gallery and “Mickalene Thomas: Waiting on a Prime-Time Star” at Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts are mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in

FPH picks of the week: Hell-o-Ween
“Could Be Loved,” an exhibition by artist Lindsea Varisco and Duncan College senior Huidi Xiang, will be on display Oct. 27 at Rice’s juiceBOX units.
Free Press Houston

Where to happy hour near Rice University
Valhalla on Rice’s campus is mentioned.
365 Things To Do in Houston

Halloween se apodera de Houston con los eventos más espeluznantes
A screening of “Mujeres del Caos Venezolano,” a documentary by Margarita Cádenas, is scheduled for Nov. 2 at Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts.
El Venezolano Houston (An English translation is not available.)


‘The Lead with Jake Tapper’
Rice Professor of History Douglas Brinkley discussed President Donald Trump’s feuds with Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz. Brinkley and Rice also are mentioned on “Imus in the Morning.”
CNN (Click on the video button to watch the broadcast.) 
‘CNN Tonight with Don Lemon’
CNN (Click on the video button to watch the broadcast.) 
‘Across America with Carol Costello’
CNN (Click on the video button to watch the broadcast.) 
‘Imus in the Morning’
WABC-AM (New York) (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast, which also aired on more than 50 affiliates.) 

KPRC-TV (Houston)
Paul Padley, professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted in a story on the impact hot weather in Los Angeles will have on the World Series. Padley also is quoted in an article on artificial intelligence. (Click on the video button to watch the broadcast.) 
HPE unveils a set of artificial intelligence platforms and services
Inside HPC (A similar article appeared on more than 10 other media outlets.)

‘Houston Matters’
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 part of a discussion on politics. He also is quoted in a story on Texas constitutional amendments on the ballot in November.
Houston Public Media
Consitutional amendments will be up to Texas voters
Weatherford Democrat (This story also appeared in the Athens Daily Review.)

KTRH-AM (Houston)
Rice is mentioned in a story on Houston’s bid to land Amazon’s second headquarters and a blog post on the effort. (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast.) 
What Houston is showing to Amazon
Off the Kuff


Health and wellness apps may collect health info, unbeknownst to users
Kirsten Ostherr, professor of English and director of Rice’s Medical Futures Lab, is quoted on concerns about the lack of regulation of health and wellness mobile apps by the Food and Drug Administration and the potential for personal health data to be collected, saved and shared.
Healthcare Analytics News

New technology could cut MRI scan times
Patients who have to undergo a magnetic resonance imaging scan may be spared the ordeal of having to lie still in the scanner for up to 45 minutes, thanks to new technology patented by Rice University, also known as “compressed sensing” technology. The technology was recently licensed by Siemens Healthineers. Richard Baraniuk, Rice’s Victor E. Cameron Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Kevin Kelly, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and applied physics graduate program chair, are quoted. (A similar story appeared in Space Weekly, Scienmag, Mass Device and Medical Product Outsourcing.)

Would Turing have won the Turing Award?
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, wrote an op-ed on the A.M. Turing Award, given annually by the Association for Computing Machinery.
Communications of the ACM

The levels of biological organization in the body
An article on the systems of the human body includes a Rice graphic.
Science Trends


Are we all unconscious racists?
Fred Oswald, professor of psychology, is mentioned in a story on implicit bias.
The Aquila Report

Magloire’s New Chamber Ballet returns to City Center Studio 5 next week
An article mentions that Reiko Fueting trained at Rice.
Broadway World


Rice staying positive in its search for 2nd win of season
The Rice football team faces Louisiana Tech University Oct. 28. Owls head coach David Bailiff, defensive line coach Frank Okam and tight end Robbie Wells are quoted. Players Brian Womac, Jack Fox, Emmanuel Ellerbee, Cole Thomas, Sam Stewart, Ken Thompson, Cory Klingler, Carl Thompson and V.J. Banks are mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

La. Tech weekly football press conference transcript: Oct. 24
Louisiana Tech head coach Skip Holtz discussed the Bulldogs’ game against Rice.

Marshall claims top spot in Conference USA power rankings
Rice is No. 13 in a ranking of Conference USA football teams.
The Virginian-Pilot

State of Texas power rankings: Week 8
Rice is No. 10 in a ranking of college football teams in Texas.
Frogs O’ War

Texas-Texas A&M basketball game has some serious competition
The men’s basketball teams from Texas A&M University and the University of Texas will square off Oct. 25 at Tudor Fieldhouse with proceeds from the game going to the Rebuild Texas Relief Fund. Game 2 of the World Series between the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers is the same night.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This story also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News, and a similar story appeared in
KPRC-TV (Houston) (Click on the video button to watch the broadcast.) 
KTBC-TV (Austin, Texas) (Click on the video button to watch the broadcast.) 
KTXX-AM (Austin, Texas) (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast.) 
Aggies, Longhorns set to raise money for hurricane victims with exhibition
The Eagle
Big 12 media day notes: Preseason hype, playing for charity, Young-Hield comparison
Norman Transcript

‘NFL Films Presents’
Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett mentions President John F. Kennedy’s “Moon Speech,” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.
Fox Sports 1

Duplantier’s rapid rise ends with MiLBY award
Former Rice baseball player Jon Duplantier, now a top prospect in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization, won a Minor League Baseball Yearly (MiLBY) award as Top Starting Pitcher.

2018 CBD top 100 countdown: 85, Ford Proctor (Rice)
Rice baseball player Ford Proctor is No. 85 on College Baseball Daily’s ranking of the top 100 players in the country.
College Baseball Daily


Rice expert available to discuss Texas House Speaker Joe Straus’ decision not to seek re-election
Texas House Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, announced he will not seek re-election in 2018. Rice political scientist Mark Jones is available to discuss the potential impact on Texas politics.

Rice Sport Management faculty available to discuss Astros in the World Series
As the Houston Astros face the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series, faculty from Rice’s Department of Sport Management are available to discuss all aspects of the event. Clark Haptonstall, department chair and a professor in the practice, is available to discuss sport marketing, media relations and public relations. Diana Crossey, a professor in the practice, is available to discuss large-scale events and event management. James Disch, an associate professor of sport management, is available to discuss sport analytics. Karen Jones, a lecturer in the department, is available to discuss in-stadium risk management. Tom Stallings, a professor in the practice, is available to discuss ticket sales and revenue generation.

About Matt Wilson

Matt Wilson is a senior editor in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.