Dateline Rice for June 14, 2018


What the happiest 2-career couples are doing differently
Research from Otilia Obodaru, assistant professor of management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is cited.
Forbes India


Uber Eats has grown into Texas’ most-used food delivery app
Utpal Dholakia, the George R. Brown Professor of Marketing at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted in an article about Uber Eats’ growing prominence within the food delivery industry.
Bristol Herald Courier (This article appeared in 20 other media outlets.)

Houston Republicans disagree, mirroring state GOP
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 mentioned in a photo caption.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Deb Armintor: Armintor a champion for women, tearing down local obstacles
Alumna Deb Armintor ’02, who is running for Denton City Council Place 5, authored an op-ed.
Denton Record Chronicle

Yale scholar blows away the competition in Houston’s biggest music showdown
An article featuring the Ima Hogg Competition mentions that the final concert was held at Stude Concert Hall at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music.
PaperCity Magazine (A similar version of this article appeared in Dallas Art Dealers Association.)


San Antonio to play host to State Republican Convention
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 interviewed in a radio broadcast segment about the two candidates for chairperson and the goals of the State Republican Convention in San Antonio. Jones is also quoted in an article about the likelihood of President Donald Trump winning the Nobel Peace Prize.
Texas Public Radio (This segment also aired on KLBJ-Austin.)
Has Trump bolstered his Nobel Peace Prize case?

My 8 years with Obama
Alumnus Ben Rhodes ’00 is interviewed on KERA’s “Think” radio program about his new book, “The World as It Is: A Memoir of the Obama White House,” which details his experiences as President Barack Obama’s speech writer. (This broadcast also aired on 12 other affiliate radio stations.)


US State Department names new science envoys
An article about the most recent science envoy appointments by the U.S. Department of State mentions that Rice bioengineer and global health pioneer Rebecca Richards-Kortum, the Malcolm Gillis University Professor, professor of bioengineering and director of Rice 360º Institute for Global Health, received this honor.
The Scientist (This article also appeared in Medical Health News.)

Research partnership to examine factors throughout K-12 that contribute to earning a college degree
A 2015 Rice study titled “Lessons from a School District-University Research Partnership” by co-author Ruth López Turley, director of Rice’s Houston Education Research Consortium, associate director of research at Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research and professor of sociology, is cited.
Education Dive

Repair and regeneration of peripheral nerves possible with new dual polymer hydrogel adhesive
Antonios Mikos, the Louis Calder Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is quoted.

What living abroad does to your self-awareness
Hajo Adam, an assistant professor of management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted about his research, which determined that living abroad can clarify your sense of self. (Editor’s note: A correction on Adam’s name has been requested.)
World Economic Forum

Corporate tax cuts could lead to modest decline in wealth inequality
Research from co-authors Jorge Barro, fellow in public finance at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, and Anne Dayton, research manager in the institute’s McNair Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, is cited.
TaxProf Blog

Vermont Symphony Orchestra announces summer tour
Graduate student Rubén Rengel is mentioned.

Dr. Kristen Kulinowski to serve as interim executive authority
An article mentions that Kristen Kulinowski was a senior faculty fellow in chemistry at Rice.

ACM in the news
A roundup of articles from members of the Association for Computing Machinery mentions PlinyCompute, which was developed by Jia Zou, research scientist in computer science, and Chris Jermaine, an associate professor of computer science.

Interview with Germaine Franco
Alumna Germaine Franco ’84 is interviewed about her career as a music producer in Hollywood.
Film Music Magazine

Pacemakers Market 2018 Trend, segmentation and opportunities forecast to 2023
Rice is mentioned.
The Financial (This article also appeared in MilTech.)

Scholarships for Texas students: Everything you need to know
Rice is mentioned.
Student Loan Hero


How pickups and sedans have gotten more efficient
Gabriel Collins, the Baker Botts Fellow in Energy and Environmental Regulatory Affairs at the Baker Institute, is quoted in an article about how automakers plan to meet fuel efficiency goals amid increasingly strict standards.
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Santa Fe Opera concert at Fuller Lodge June 17
An article featuring Michael Hawk mentions that he attended Rice. Stephen King, the Lynette S. Autrey Professor of Voice and chair of voice at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, is mentioned.
Los Alamos Daily Post

Alumnos de Bellas Artes rehabilitan espacios urbanos
Artist Linarejos Moreno, a former visiting student at Rice, is featured as a founder of a project that rehabilitates urban spaces in Madrid with art.
RevistaDeArte (An English version is not available.)

SAT多少分能上藤校 ? 保底 1500  
An article about top U.S. universities’ SAT score requirements mentions Rice. (An English version is not available.)


‘13 Eyewitness News at 10 p.m.’
Fre’derick “Ziggy” Stovall-Redd, who was signed by Rice football in 2015 as an “Honorary Owl” and died June 1 at the age of 10, is featured in a tribute by the Rice football team.
KTRK-TV (Houston) (Click the video button to watch the broadcast.)

Jets OC Bates throwing whole playbook at rookie Darnold
Former Rice football and baseball player Jeremy Bates ’00 is featured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Mariners announce signing of 29 of 40 draft picks
Rice baseball player Cody Staab, recently drafted by the Seattle Mariners, is mentioned.

The Ogwumike sisters rock the sports world
An article mentions that Erica and Olivia Ogwumike play basketball at Rice.
LA Sentinel

From pages past June 14, 2018
Former Rice athletics director Rick Greenspan is mentioned.
The Pantagraph

Save the date: LSU, South Alabama football teams to face off for 1st time in 2024
An article mentions that Louisiana State University will play Rice in 2024.
The Advocate (Similar articles appeared in SB Nation and FB Schedules.)

5 signees who could make an early impact
Former Rice football player Calvin Johnson and former Rice assistant football coach Tom Herman are mentioned.

Sanchez earns C-USA Spirit of Service Award
An article mentions that Rice women’s track and field member Amanda Pasko is a Spring C-USA Spirit of Service Honoree.
UTSA Athletics

Around the dog park: Finalizing this season’s TV outlook
Rice head football coach Mike Bloomgren and former football player Miklo Smalls are mentioned.
Underdog Dynasty


Baker Institute expert: In Erdogan’s Turkey, ‘mustering popular anti-Western sentiment can be a political resource’
Less than two weeks from early parliamentary and presidential elections June 24, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appears poised to claim yet another victory, sustaining his appeal in the face of Turkey’s growing authoritarianism and rapidly deteriorating human rights record, said A.Kadir Yildirim, fellow for the Middle East at the Baker Institute. Yildirim is available to discuss Erdogan’s governance and Turkish politics with the news media.

Nearly 70 percent of undocumented Mexican immigrants report discrimination
A new study from Rice University found that 69 percent of undocumented Mexicans living in high-risk neighborhoods near the California-Mexico border reported interpersonal discrimination due to being undocumented. The study, which was led by Luz Garcini, a postdoctoral research fellow in psychology at Rice, will appear in a forthcoming edition of the American Psychological Association journal Psychology of Violence. Researchers found that interpersonal discrimination was associated with clinical levels of psychological distress even more so than having a history of trauma.

About Stefan De La Garza

Stefan De La Garza is a news analyst in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.