Dateline Rice for Sept. 19, 2018


Rice University to offer free tuition to low-income and middle-income undergraduate students
Numerous articles and broadcasts quote President David Leebron and feature The Rice Investment, a new initiative to make higher education more affordable by dramatically expanding financial aid provided to students from low-income families to those with incomes up to $200,000.
CNN (This article appeared in more than 70 other CNN-affiliated media outlets.)
Rice University unveils free tuition program for middle-income students
Rice University announces tuition-free attendance for low- and middle-income 
Daily Kos
Rice announces free tuition for middle-income undergrad students
University Business
’13 Eyewitness News at 4 p.m.’
KTRK-TV (Houston)
KHOU 11 News top headlines at 5 p.m. Sept. 18, 2018
KHOU Online
‘KHOU 11 News’
KHOU-TV (Houston)
Rice offers full scholarships for families with incomes under $130,000
KIII Online
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KBMT-TV (Beaumont, Texas)
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This university is offering free tuition for families that make less than $130K
Simplemost (This article also appeared in 15 other media outlets.)
Texas’ top university offers free tuition to students whose families make $130,000 or less
PaperCity Magazine
Gun incident at Galveston High School, Rice’s free tuition for middle-class students and frustration in Santa Fe and more
Houston Public Media
The Rice Investment offers free tuition
Rice University to offer free, reduced tuition to some students
Rice University announces free tuition for middle-income undergraduate students
Beaumont Enterprise (A similar article also appeared in Boing Boing.)
Rice University announces free tuition for middle-income undergraduate students
Rice University offering free tuition for low- and middle-income students
Rare Houston
This Texas university will offer free tuition to low-income and middle-class students
Rice University says middle-class and low-income students won’t have to pay tuition
Texas Public Radio
Rice offers free tuition to students from low, and moderate-income families
Texas Standard (This segment aired on KSTX, KTPR, KCTI, KVHL, KTXI and KTPD.)
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An elite online bachelor’s degree
Caroline Levander, vice president for strategic initiatives and digital education at Rice, is quoted.
Inside Higher Ed

Top business schools and online education
Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business is featured in several articles, and BusinessBecause’s list of the top 10 graduate business programs for entrepreneurship ranks Rice No. 7 in the nation.
Inside Higher Ed
10 of the best US MBA programs for entrepreneurship
MBA VisitWire spotlight: Rice/Jones and UT Austin/McCombs
Clear Admit

1 state/2 states: Pathways for the Israeli-Palestinian dispute
An article mentions that Edward Djerejian, director of Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, presented the latest findings by the Baker Institute and Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on future pathways for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

The savings hack millennials do better than any other generation
Utpal Dholakia, the George R. Brown Professor of Marketing at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted in an article about how buying on credit may help people better stick to a budget.
MSN (This article originally appeared in Real Simple.)


Flores defeats Gallego in Senate District 19
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 several articles about an unexpected victory by Republican Pete Flores in Texas’ Senate District 19.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News.)
Yes he did! Retired game warden Pete Flores poaches Democratic Senate seat!
Austin American-Statesman
What ‘blue wave’? GOP wins monster victory in Texas Senate special election, captures supermajority
The Hayride

Survey finds Americans less fearful they’ll lose their jobs to automation
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, is quoted in an article about the possible effects of automation on the job market.

$6.6 million grant from Laura and John Arnold Foundation to fund Texas Policy Lab at Rice University
An article about the Laura and John Arnold Foundation mentions it donated $6.6 million to Rice to establish and house the Texas Policy Lab, which will bring academics and policymakers together to solve real-world problems facing Texans. Antonio Merlo, dean of the School of Social Sciences and the George A. Peterkin Professor of Economics, is quoted. 
Texas Non Profits

GCBO co-sponsoring Rice University course — discover the variety of birds in the Texas Gulf Coast 
An article mentions that Rice and the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory will co-sponsor a birding course.
Texas Non Profits

Aggie STEM program receives Inspiring Programs Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine
Alumna Luciana Barroso ’93 is featured and pictured.
Texas A&M University News

Houston’s most gorgeous modern houses
An article mentions that the home at 6001 Charlotte St. was featured on the Rice Design Alliance Home Tour.

Mayan Monday to forensics Friday and everything in between: This week’s happenings at HMNS
An article mentions that André Droxler, a professor of Earth, environmental and planetary sciences, will co-lead a tour of the Mayan jungles of Belize and Guatemala.
Beyond Bones

Houston startup accelerator hires med device industry veteran
Alumna Elizabeth Hoff ’87, a new managing director of Houston-based Fannin Innovation Studio, is pictured and featured.
Houston Business Journal

Get outdoors this fall with biking and walking tours in Houston
Rice’s Lovett Hall is pictured in an article about outdoor excursions in Houston.


Halas wins American Chemical Society Award in Colloid Chemistry: Rice University nanophotonics pioneer honored for colloid research
An article features Naomi Halas, the Stanley C. Moore Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and professor of chemistry, bioengineering, physics and astronomy, and materials science and nanoengineering and director of Rice’s Smalley-Curl Institute.
Nanotechnology Now

What recipes produce a habitable planet?
An article mentions that NASA’s interdisciplinary Nexus for Exoplanet System Science project has awarded Rice $7.7 million for a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional research program aimed at finding the different recipes nature might follow to produce rocky planets capable of supporting life. Rajdeep Dasgupta, professor of Earth, environmental and planetary sciences, is quoted.
Astrobiology Magazine

How the language in letters of recommendation can hold women back
An article cites research from co-author Mikki Hebl, the Martha and Henry Malcolm Lovett Chair of Psychology at Rice’s School of Social Sciences, that determined letters of recommendation written for women are more likely to contain words or phrases that raise doubts about job or education qualifications than letters written for men.

Ensysce Biosciences receives multiyear NIDA grant to study and deliver opioid overdose protection
The late Richard Smalley, who shared the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, is mentioned.

How programming will change over the next 10 years: 5 predictions
Two articles mention that Rice researchers created an application called BAYOU that uses deep learning to act as a search engine for coding.
Tech Republic
Artificial intelligence will kill these jobs (and No. 5 has nobody else to blame)

How to get hydrogen from water
An article mentions splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen to produce clean energy can be simplified with a single catalyst developed by scientists at Rice.
Boston Commons

1 year later: Lessons from hurricanes Harvey and Irma
Rice research that estimated 41 percent of homes affected by flooding from Hurricane Harvey’s were outside of FEMA high risk flood zones is mentioned.

China’s growth spurt
Alumnus John Mauldin ’72 authored a blog post and mentions the Rice Initiative for the Study of Economics.

YP’s guide to 2018 ATCE: Here’s how to ace it
An article mentions that the Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition’s “Startup Village” is a partnership between the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship.
Society of Petroleum Engineers’ The Way Ahead

OpenStax adds business textbook series
An article quotes Richard Baraniuk, OpenStax founder and Victor E. Cameron Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice.
Campus Technology

‘Get Lectured’: University of Miami, 2018-19
An article mentions that Lars Lerup, the Harry K. and Albert K. Smith Professor of Architecture, will speak at the University of Miami School of Architecture’s 2018-19 Tecnoglass Lecture Series.

In Saudi Arabia, black gold is still king
Graduate student Peter Volkmar is quoted.
Asia Times

Conoce la lista definitiva de las mejores escuelas para estudiar arquitectura en Estados Unidos
An article mentions that Rice’s undergraduate architecture program is ranked No. 4 in the U.S. on DesignIntelligence’s “Design Theory and Practice” rankings.
Plataforma Arquitectura Latin America (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in ArchDaily Mexico.)


Longtime Stanford volunteer Burt McMurtry dies
Longtime Rice philanthropist and trustee emeritus Burt McMurtry ’56 died Sept. 2. He was 83.
Palo Alto Online

What can we learn from what non-Jews are doing on disability issues?
An article mentions that the Rice 360° Institute for Global Health was a finalist in the MacArthur Foundation’s “100&Change” competition and received a $15 million grant to improve the newborn survival rate in Africa.
The Times of Israel

Fall admission events set at Morgan Park Academy
Rice is mentioned.
Beverly Patch

HHS announces ’18 homecoming court
Rice is mentioned.
The Henderson News (Subscription is required.)


Big gainers plaguing Rice defense as C-USA play begins
An article featuring Rice football ahead of the team’s next game against the University of Southern Mississippi Sept. 22 quotes head coach Mike Bloomgren and player Jaeger Bull and pictures player George Nyakwol.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Sept. 19 print edition with a different headline, “Owls dive into league play.”)
‘Fox 26 News at 6 a.m.’
KRIV-TV (Houston)

Rice’s Lennon, WKU’s Cerino tabbed as C-USA Co-Players of the Week
Rice volleyball player Nicole Lennon, the reigning Conference USA Co-Freshman of the Year, was named as C-USA Co-Offensive Player of the Week, and Grace Morgan was named as the C-USA Defensive Player of the Week.
Marshall volleyball players earn Conference USA honors
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

Cajun Tennis Classic serves as barometer for UL
An article mentions that the Rice tennis team will compete in the John Breaux Cajun Tennis Classic at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
The Daily Advertiser

Vigil perfect in Nicholls tennis opening weekend
An article mentions that the Rice tennis invitational will take place Sept. 28.
Houma Courier

Notebook: UNT soccer well-rested as it enters Conference USA play
Rice soccer is mentioned.
Denton Record-Chronicle

Texas’ Tom Herman on TCU’s Shawn Robinson: He reminds us all of a younger Kenny Hill
Former Rice assistant football coach Tom Herman is featured.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

About Stefan De La Garza

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