Dateline Rice for March 1, 2018

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March 1, 2018

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

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.)
http://wapo.st/2CQGNIk
Trump’s rage at Sessions puts the president in serious danger
Washington Post (Subscription is required.)
http://wapo.st/2CRZj3k
A brief history of Alaska Rep. Don Young’s incendiary remarks (all right, it’s a long history)
Washington Post (Subscription is required.)
http://wapo.st/2CQ38Gg

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.)
http://wapo.st/2CQ4iS1
Graham lies at center of politics he both embraced and eschewed
Roll Call
http://bit.ly/2CPBUPW
More than a star among the stars
American Family Radio
http://bit.ly/2CRAMLM
Remembering Billy Graham
Publishers Weekly
http://bit.ly/2CRhIgu
11 essential books about Billy Graham
Publishers Weekly
http://bit.ly/2CRf3DB
Publishers careful about pushing Graham titles
Publishers Weekly
http://bit.ly/2CQ0kJ6
A Billy Graham crusade snapshot
Bible Gateway Blog
http://bit.ly/2CQQ03s

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.
Politico
http://politi.co/2CQBdG7
NHS grant targets an mHealth device for point-of-care diagnostics
mHealth Intelligence (Similar articles appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/2CPD5Pw
Lecturer discusses life-saveing technologies in low-resource areas
Yale Daily News
http://bit.ly/2CQYkAj

Bush faces uncertain future as Alamo debacle looms

George P. Bush ’98, who is running for re-election as Texas land commissioner, is featured.
WRAL.com
http://bit.ly/2CQ1JiL

HOUSTON/TEXAS

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.”)
http://bit.ly/2CRNo5j
Update: Academy gives stance on gun regulations after Dick’s alters policies
Houston Business Journal (Subscription is required.)
http://bit.ly/2CQs3t5
Sporting goods chain Dick’s to stop selling ‘assault-style’ weapons; Academy calls for stronger background checks
Austin Business Journal (Subscription is required.)
http://bit.ly/2CPJdXW

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.)
http://bit.ly/2CQ5K6V

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.
Vox
http://bit.ly/2CRTd2W
Opinion: Seliger mailer does disservice to voters
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in the Midland Reporter-Telegram, Plainview Daily Herald and Edwardsville Intelligencer.)
http://bit.ly/2CPacTu
Demócratas ven aumento en votación temprana de elecciones primarias
Austin American-Statesman (An English translation is not available.)
https://atxne.ws/2Fb25WB

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.)
http://bit.ly/2CQr2Bo

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.)
http://bit.ly/2CTrtLq

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.)
http://bit.ly/2CQx6tA
http://bit.ly/2CQo2oL

A few of Ericka Graham’s favorite things

Trees on Rice’s campus are mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://bit.ly/2CRFMzT

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
http://bit.ly/2CQKQ7E

Around the world in Houston: Discover India

Rice’s South Asian Society is mentioned.
365 Things To Do in Houston
http://bit.ly/2CQl6IJ

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

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
http://bit.ly/2CS9nJp

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.)
http://bit.ly/2CQTiE9

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
http://bit.ly/2CQe72m
Graphene-based edible electronics will let you make cereal circuits
TechCrunch
http://tcrn.ch/2CRQ7Mm

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.)
http://bit.ly/2CQOrCC

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.
Devex
http://bit.ly/2CQmdYN

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
http://bit.ly/2CRaf0W

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
http://bit.ly/2CQOrTh

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.
Crain’s
http://bit.ly/2CPyc98

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

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.
FingerLakes.org
http://bit.ly/2CRJCZY

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
http://bit.ly/2CNXAvH

Ragland Classical series to present German pianist in concert

Pianist Andreas Klein ’89 will perform March 11 in Klamath Falls, Ore.
Herald and News
http://bit.ly/2CS8sZt

‘History Happy Hour’ brings Dr. Bledsoe to discuss Civil War

Alumnus Drew Bledsoe ’10 will speak March 1 in Cleveland, Tenn.
Cleveland Daily Banner
http://bit.ly/2CQg6nk

25 atividades para empreendedores que acontecem em março

An entrepreneurship program developed by Rice is mentioned.
Exame (An English translation is not available.)
http://abr.ai/2CS8MYb

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.)
http://bit.ly/2CR9pkI

SPORTS

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.)
http://bit.ly/2CTrTBu
http://bit.ly/2FeKEUQ

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.)
http://bit.ly/2CR0jEG
Resurgent Miners travel across state with C-USA tourney berth at stake
El Paso Herald-Post
http://bit.ly/2CR4wbw

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.)
http://bit.ly/2CQslQO

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.
KTBS.com (This article appeared in more than 50 media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/2CRg3HM
Techsters jockeying for C-USA tourney seeding
News Star
http://tnsne.ws/2CRvTlG

Alumni notebook: Willis grad DeBrow inducted into Heartland Conference Hall of Fame

Rice baseball player Addison Moss is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/2CTp8jC

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
http://bit.ly/2CRTnao

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.)
http://bit.ly/2COZ3lD

Sanchez blast versus Tigers only miscue in Daniel Norris spring debut

Former Rice baseball player Dane Myers is mentioned.
Detroit News
http://detne.ws/2CSdyoF

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.
MyNorthwest.com
http://bit.ly/2CRd0PV

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