Dateline Rice for March 1, 2018


Trump aide Hope Hicks to resign amid personal tumult and Russia probe
Professor of History Douglas Brinkley is quoted in an article on White House communications director Hope Hicks announcing plans to resign and a column on President Donald Trump’s criticism of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Brinkley also is mentioned in an article on Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, who suggested more Jews would have survived the Holocaust if they had been armed.
Washington Post (Subscription is required. This article appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
Trump’s rage at Sessions puts the president in serious danger
Washington Post (Subscription is required.)
A brief history of Alaska Rep. Don Young’s incendiary remarks (all right, it’s a long history)
Washington Post (Subscription is required.)

Billy Graham is the first religious leader to lie in honor at the US Capitol. Some say he should be the last.
William Martin, the Harry and Hazel Chavanne Senior Fellow in Religion and Public Policy at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in articles on the late Rev. Billy Graham. An excerpt from Martin’s book, “A Prophet with Honor: The Billy Graham Story,” was published in a blog post.
Washington Post (Subscription is required. This article appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
Graham lies at center of politics he both embraced and eschewed
Roll Call
More than a star among the stars
American Family Radio
Remembering Billy Graham
Publishers Weekly
11 essential books about Billy Graham
Publishers Weekly
Publishers careful about pushing Graham titles
Publishers Weekly
A Billy Graham crusade snapshot
Bible Gateway Blog

Big opioids bill coming
A roundup of health news mentions the National Science Foundation awarded $10 million to a Rice-led team that hopes to create wearable and point-of-care microscopes that use on-chip illumination and sensing to non-invasively aid in the diagnosis and monitoring of nearly 100 health conditions that today require a biopsy or blood test. Ashutosh Sabharwal, professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Ashok Veeraraghavan, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, are quoted in a mHealth Intelligence article. Mentioned are Richard Baraniuk, the Victor E. Cameron Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Rebecca Richards-Kortum, the Malcolm Gillis University Professor, professor of bioengineering and of electrical and computer engineering and director of the Rice 360° Institute for Global Health; and Lin Zhong, professor of electrical and computer engineering. A Yale Daily News article features Kortum’s Feb. 27 lecture at Yale University.
NHS grant targets an mHealth device for point-of-care diagnostics
mHealth Intelligence (Similar articles appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
Lecturer discusses life-saveing technologies in low-resource areas
Yale Daily News

Bush faces uncertain future as Alamo debacle looms
George P. Bush ’98, who is running for re-election as Texas land commissioner, is featured.


Academy stands pat as Dick’s, Walmart restrict gun sales
Utpal Dholakia, the George R. Brown Professor of Marketing at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business and a marketing and consumer behavior expert, is quoted in an article on Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart adding restrictions to gun sales in the wake of a school shooting in Florida. Dholakia and Vikas Mittal, the J. Hugh Liedtke Professor of Marketing, are quoted in Business Journal articles that mention an upcoming Rice study.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front page of the March 1 print edition with a different headline, “Retailers: As Dick’s and Walmart add restrictions on gun sales, Katy-based Academy won’t change policy.”)
Update: Academy gives stance on gun regulations after Dick’s alters policies
Houston Business Journal (Subscription is required.)
Sporting goods chain Dick’s to stop selling ‘assault-style’ weapons; Academy calls for stronger background checks
Austin Business Journal (Subscription is required.)

Mexico’s reliance on Texas natural gas depends on NAFTA
Adrian Duhalt, postdoctoral fellow in Mexico energy studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy’s Mexico Center and Center for Energy Studies, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Why Democrats are suddenly competitive in deep-red 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 articles on primary races in Texas. The Rice University Lib-Con Study, created by Jones, is mentioned in an op-ed on Texas State Sen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo.
Opinion: Seliger mailer does disservice to voters
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in the Midland Reporter-Telegram, Plainview Daily Herald and Edwardsville Intelligencer.)
Demócratas ven aumento en votación temprana de elecciones primarias
Austin American-Statesman (An English translation is not available.)

The US energy industry should watch its back as China gains influence
Amy Myers Jaffe, a former energy fellow at Rice Baker Institute for Public Policy, participated in a Q&A ahead of CERAWeek, an international gathering of energy industry leaders, experts and government officials in Houston.
Dallas Morning News (Subscription is required.)

Richard Linklater puts Houston in the frame
An article on filmmaker Richard Linklater mentions he frequented the Rice Media Center in his youth.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

On the go: Beethoven, Biorythm and Flamenco
“Garrick Ohlsson Plays Beethoven” is March 2 at Rice’s Stude Concert Hall.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News and Beaumont Enterprise, and it appeared in the Preview Houston section of the March 1 print edition.)

A few of Ericka Graham’s favorite things
Trees on Rice’s campus are mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Candidate profiles for US Representative, District 22, First Court of Appeals, Place 7, 14th Court of Appeals, Place 8, 14th Court of Appeals, Place 3, State Board of Education No. 4, 268th District Court Judge
Rep. Pete Olson ’85, who is seeking re-election in Texas’ 22nd Congressional District, is mentioned.
Fort Bend Star

Around the world in Houston: Discover India
Rice’s South Asian Society is mentioned.
365 Things To Do in Houston


The 10 best US business schools in terms of management research productivity in 2017
Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business is No. 9 in rankings released by Texas A&M University and the University of Georgia.
CEOWorld Magazine

Dressing atoms in an ultracold soup (with video)
Using lasers, U.S. and Austrian physicists have coaxed ultracold strontium atoms into complex structures unlike any previously seen in nature. Tom Killian, professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted. Study co-authors mentioned include Barry Dunning, the Sam and Helen Worden Professor of Physics; graduate students Joe Whalen and Roger Ding; and Francisco Camargo and Germano Woehl Jr., formerly of Rice.
Nanowerk (Similar articles appeared in more than 10 media outlets.)

R&D Special Focus: Nanotechnology
A roundup of nanotechnology news mentions Rice scientists who introduced laser-induced graphene have enhanced their technique to produce what may become a new class of edible electronics.
R&D Magazine
Graphene-based edible electronics will let you make cereal circuits

The top 200 universities in the world for architecture 2018
Rice is among the top 200 universities in the world for studying architecture, according to a new ranking by Quacquarelli Symonds.
Arch Daily (This article also appeared in Arch Daily Mexico and Platforma Arquitectura.)

Opinion: The DFI bill is good for American taxpayers, national security and the world’s poorest
Todd Moss, nonresident scholar at the Center for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, co-authored an op-ed on the Better Utilization of Investments Leading to Development Act.

Testing the mettle of metal-free: X-rayed catalysts
Detective work by Rice chemists has defined a deception in graphene catalysts that, until now, has defied description. James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and a professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering, and graduate student Ruquan Ye are quoted.
Spectroscopy Now

A new story for Sub-Saharan glass
Scholars from Rice, University College London and the Field Museum found the first direct evidence that glass was produced in sub-Saharan Africa centuries before the arrival of Europeans. Alumnus Abidemi Babatunde Babalola ’14, lead author of the study, is quoted.
Materials World

If I knew then …
Patty Bender, a guest lecturer at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is featured in a series asking executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their philosophy.


George Eastman Museum expands its South Asian cinema collection with 2 major donations
Tish Stringer, lecturer and film program manager in Rice’s Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts, donated 68 film prints to the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, N.Y.

New Mexico State University draws fire for trying to fire congressional candidate Gavin Clarkson (Choctaw)
Alumnus Gavin Clarkson ’91, who is seeking the Republican nomination in a New Mexico congressional race, is featured.
Native News Online

Ragland Classical series to present German pianist in concert
Pianist Andreas Klein ’89 will perform March 11 in Klamath Falls, Ore.
Herald and News

‘History Happy Hour’ brings Dr. Bledsoe to discuss Civil War
Alumnus Drew Bledsoe ’10 will speak March 1 in Cleveland, Tenn.
Cleveland Daily Banner

25 atividades para empreendedores que acontecem em março
An entrepreneurship program developed by Rice is mentioned.
Exame (An English translation is not available.)

Thomas McEvilley, crítico y defensor del arte no occidental
The late Thomas McEvilley, a former Rice art history professor, is featured.
20 Minutos (An English translation is not available.)


Klein Collins’ Drew Svoboda hired as Rice running backs coach
Klein Collins High School head coach Drew Svoboda joined the Rice football team’s coaching staff. Owls head coach Mike Bloomgren is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News.)

UTEP Miners men’s basketball team playing its best at end of bad season
Articles on the University of Texas at El Paso men’s basketball team mentions the Miners face Rice March 1 at Tudor Fieldhouse.
El Paso Times (This article also appeared in TruVista.)
Resurgent Miners travel across state with C-USA tourney berth at stake
El Paso Herald-Post

Roadrunners moving forward without star guard
An article on the University of Texas at San Antonio men’s basketball team mentions the Roadrunners face Rice March 3 at Tudor Fieldhouse.
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription is required.)

Lady Techsters aim to close out regular season strong against Rice
The Rice women’s basketball team faces Louisiana Tech University March 1 at Tudor Fieldhouse. (This article appeared in more than 50 media outlets.)
Techsters jockeying for C-USA tourney seeding
News Star

Alumni notebook: Willis grad DeBrow inducted into Heartland Conference Hall of Fame
Rice baseball player Addison Moss is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle

Lady Raiders jump to No. 6 in USTA rankings
An article on Texas Tech University women’s tennis mentions the Lady Raiders face Rice March 3.
Daily Toreador

HCHSA Insider: Olympian Sam McGuffie can’t stand still
Former Rice football and track and field athlete Sam McGuffie ’14, a member of the U.S. men’s bobsled team that competed in the Winter Olympics in South Korea, is featured. He is competing in the Las Vegas Invitational-USA Sevens Tiger rugby tournament and hopes to make the U.S. team for the 2020 Olympics.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Sanchez blast versus Tigers only miscue in Daniel Norris spring debut
Former Rice baseball player Dane Myers is mentioned.
Detroit News

The Groz Remembers: Norm Charlton’s renaissance with Mariners proved that in baseball, you never know
Former Rice baseball player Norm Charlton ’86 is featured.

About Matt Wilson

Matt Wilson is a news analyst in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.