Dateline Rice for Nov. 15, 2017


Top 25 best grad programs for entrepreneurs in 2018
Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business was ranked No. 2 on the Princeton Review’s list of 2018 top graduate entrepreneurship programs, which was compiled in a partnership with Entrepreneur magazine.
Entrepreneur (Similar articles appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
Rice, UH entrepreneurship programs jump to No. 2 on Princeton Review lists
Houston Business Journal


Nanoshells could deliver more chemo with fewer side effects
Researchers investigating ways to deliver high doses of cancer-killing drugs inside tumors have shown they can use a laser and light-activated gold nanoparticles to remotely trigger the release of approved cancer drugs inside cancer cells in laboratory cultures.
National Science Foundation

Destroying a rotating house in Houston: The end of a long-running art project
“Prototype 180,” a conceptual art demonstration by Mary Ellen Carroll, a former lecturer at the Rice School of Architecture, was disassembled Nov. 11. The project involved turning all the elements on a residential plot of land — including the house — 180 degrees. Edward Knightly, professor of electrical and computer engineering and computer science and department chair of electrical and computer engineering, is mentioned.
The Guardian

US premiere of ‘Picasso Ricercar’ will be at Berkeley Piano Club
“Beat,” written by Art Gottschalk, professor of composition and theory at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, will be performed Nov. 19 in Berkeley, Calif. Gottschalk’s “Concerto for Violin and Wind Ensemble” will be performed Nov. 16 in Bradenton, Fla.
San Francisco Chronicle
This week in Sarasota
Your Observer

¿El yacimiento de la abundancia o el pozo de los deseos?
Miriam Grunstein, contributing expert and scholar in the Mexico Center at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, wrote an op-ed on the discovery of a large deposit of oil in Veracruz and its impact on state-owned petroleum company Pemex.
Manufactura (An English translation is not available.)


Texas college leaders worry about impact of federal tax overhaul
Graduate Student Association President Sydney Gibson is quoted about how graduate students might be impacted by the proposed federal tax overhaul. A photo of Rice’s campus is featured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Why are our ballots so poorly designed?
Michael Byrne, professor of psychology, wrote an op-ed on improving voting systems.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This appeared in the Chronicle’s “Gray Matters” online magazine and at more than 10 other media outlets.)

A ‘blue wave’ with no one to ride it: Will a big-name Democrat run in Texas
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 in an article on Democrats’ prospects in Texas ahead of 2018 elections. Jones also is quoted in a blog post on potential Democratic challengers to Gov. Greg Abbott.
Texas Observer
At some point we will be able to stop talking about who may run for governor as a Democrat
Off the Kuff

Turner and Emmett announce 2nd round of aid from Harvey relief fund
A story on Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund distributions mentions that a study by Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research provided guidance to officials in Harris County and Houston.
Houston Public Media (Similar articles also appeared at, and Patch.)

Sylvia Garcia, Armando Walle enter race to succeed Congressman Gene Green
Robert Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science, is quoted in a story on Texas Sen. Sylvia Garcia, D-Houston, and state Rep. Armando Walle, D-Houston, running to replace retiring state Rep. Gene Green, D-Houston.
Houston Public Media

Couple leave careers to start popular underground burger joint
Burger-Chan, owned by Rice graduates Willet Feng ’06 and Diane Wu Feng ’07, is featured.

Pete Olson provides congressional update for 2018
U.S. Rep. Pete Olson ’85, R-Texas, will speak Dec. 4 in Sugar Land.

Art gallery and museum listings: Nov. 16-22
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.)

Capturing a crisis
Rice’s Woodson Research Center is mentioned in an article on the history of AIDS in Houston.

‘Imus in the Morning’
Professor of History Douglas Brinkley is mentioned. He discusses his book “Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America” on Iowa Public Radio.
WABC-AM (New York) (Click the audio button to listen to the broadcast, which aired on more than 60 radio stations.)
Iowa Public Radio

‘Houston Matters’
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 (SSPEED) Center, comments on a controversial storm water detention project on Buffalo Bayou. Anthony Brandt, professor of composition and theory at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, and alumnus David Eagleman ’93, a neuroscientist at Stanford University, discuss their book “The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes the World.” Brandt and Eagleman are also quoted in the KOA-AM broadcast.
Houston Public Media (Click the audio button to listen to the broadcast.)
‘Coast to Coast AM’
KOA-AM (Denver) (Click the audio button to listen to the broadcast, which aired on more than 500 radio stations.)

KTRH-AM (Houston)
Richard Stoll, the Albert Thomas Chair in Political Science and scholar at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, commented on surveillance cameras in the U.S. made by a company that is 42 percent owned by the Chinese government. (Click the audio button to listen to the broadcast.) (Click the audio button to listen to the broadcast.)

Tomorrow’s technology: From asteroid mining to programmable matter – Science Weekly podcast
Kelly Weinersmith, adjunct faculty member and the former Huxley Fellow in Ecology and Evolution, and her husband, Zach, discuss their book “Soonish.”
The Guardian


Howard Hughes … The road to hearing loss, Part I
An article on Howard Hughes mentions he attended Rice.
Hearing Health Matters

Part-time MBA battle: Houston versus Dallas
Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business is mentioned in a comparison of MBA programs in Houston and Dallas.


Lack of candidates not an isolated incidence in rural areas
Melissa Marschall, professor of political science, is quoted in an article on factors contributing to a lack of mayoral candidates in rural areas. A study by the Kinder Institute for Urban Research is mentioned.
Spring Grove Herald

NOBTS mourns loss of beloved professor
Alumnus Jerry Barlow ’69, professor of preaching and pastoral work at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, died Nov. 11 at 72.
Baptist Press

Audio: How to manage work and home after maternity leave
Alumna Liz Taishoff Sweigart ’01 discusses returning to work and managing other aspects of life after welcoming a new child.


Rice’s struggles have coach David Bailiff’s tenure at risk
Rice football coach David Bailiff and player Nahshon Ellerbe are quoted, and players Miklo Smalls, Aaron Cephus, Emmanuel Esukpa and Sam Stewart are mentioned. Former Owls James Casey, Jarrett Dillard and Charles Ross are mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Game 11 preview: Old Dominion versus Rice

Florida Atlantic keeps top spot in this week’s Conference USA Power Rankings
Rice is No. 12 in a ranking of Conference USA football teams.

Thomas scores 18, helps Georgia Southern down Rice 75-54
The Rice men’s basketball team lost to Georgia State University 75-54 Nov. 14 at Tudor Fieldhouse.
Houston Chronicle (This Associated Press article appeared in more than 40 media outlets.)
WYAY-FM (Atlanta) (Click the audio button to listen to the broadcast.)
WSB-AM (Atlanta) (Click the audio button to listen to the broadcast.)
Rice versus Georgia State

Movin’ On Up: Keeping track of former prep athletes
Rice soccer player Maya Hoyer, the Conference USA goalkeeper of the year, is mentioned.
San Jose Mercury News

Jeff Long out as UA athletic director, sources say
The University of Arkansas and athletic director Jeff Long are parting ways, according to sources close to the situation. Long formerly worked at Rice.

Baseball finalizes 2018 schedule
Columbia University’s baseball team will face Rice March 14.

Nobody remembers the goofs
Former Rice assistant football coach Tom Herman, now the head coach at the University of Texas, is featured.
CLU Magazine


Baker Institute’s Diamond available to discuss GOP tax plan
Republicans in Congress are currently working to pass the largest overhaul of the U.S. tax code since 1986 by the end of this calendar year. John Diamond, director of the Center for Public Finance at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is available to discuss the House and Senate tax bills and their implications. Diamond, the Edward A. and Hermena Hancock Kelly Fellow in Public Finance at the institute, discusses his tax reform insights on the institute’s new “Policy Matters” podcast.

About Matt Wilson

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