Dateline Rice for Oct. 6, 2017

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October 6, 2017

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

US halts military drills with allies over Qatar crisis

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, a fellow for the Middle East at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in a story on the U.S. trying to use its influence to end the monthslong diplomatic conflict targeting Qatar over alleged support of extremists and ties to Iran.
CBSNews.com (This Associated Press story also appeared in more than 100 other media outlets.)
http://cbsn.ws/2hRXIp8

Ecuador remains out of compliance with its OPEC oil reduction target — minister

Carlos Perez, Ecuador’s minister of hydrocarbons, discussed the country’s key objectives and goals for increasing investments in its energy sector Oct. 6 at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. The event was hosted by the Baker Institute’s Latin America Initiative and Center for Energy Studies.
Kitco (This Reuters story appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/2xmOO5o

New test opens path for better 2-D catalysts

Rice University researchers have taken a deep look into atom-thick catalysts that produce hydrogen to see precisely where it’s coming from. Their findings could accelerate the development of 2-D materials for energy applications, such as fuel cells. The Rice lab of materials scientist Jun Lou, with colleagues at Los Alamos National Laboratory, developed a technique to probe through tiny “windows” created by an electron beam and measure the catalytic activity of molybdenum disulfide, a two-dimensional material that shows promise for applications that use electrocatalysis to extract hydrogen from water.
Futurity (Similar stories also appeared in Xinhua, Science Daily, R&D Magazine, Phys.org, Space Weekly, Science Newsline, Scienmag, DeathRattleSports.com and Nanowerk.)
http://bit.ly/2xmO3t1

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Analysis: How do they cheat thee? Count the ways

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 analysis of Texas’ congressional maps.
Texas Tribune (This article also appeared in The Eagle, KERA News and San Angelo Live.)
http://bit.ly/2fPF8tI

If recruiting matters in Amazon’s HQ2 decision, Dallas is the nation’s biggest talent magnet

Steve Murdock, the Allyn and Gladys Cline Professor of Sociology and director of Rice’s Hobby Center for the Study of Texas, is quoted in a story on Amazon’s search for a second headquarters.
Dallas Morning News (Subscription is required.)
http://bit.ly/2fXXqgd

BROADCAST

Trump faces dual tragedies in Las Vegas and Puerto Rico

Rice Professor of History Douglas Brinkley discusses the 1900 Galveston hurricane, former President George W. Bush’s response to Hurricane Katrina, the history of the National Rifle Association and former President Barack Obama’s failure to pass gun control legislation following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook. He also participated in a panel discussion titled “President Trump and the Presidency.”
WBUR.com
http://wbur.fm/2fVdLSw
C-SPAN2
http://bit.ly/2yMA9kR

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

4-D movies reveal 2 mechanisms for DNA loops

A multi-institutional team spanning Baylor College of Medicine, Rice University, Stanford University and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard created the first high-resolution 4-D map of genome folding, which tracks an entire human genome as it folds over time.
Bio IT World (A similar article also appeared in Technology Networks and DeathRattleSports.com.)
http://bit.ly/2fXA61O

Does where freestanding EDs operate change hospital payer mix?

Freestanding emergency departments (EDs) have proliferated over the last decade, and in Texas, “the epicenter of this movement,” they tend to be located in areas with higher profit potential rather than in areas with a higher demand for emergency care, a study  conducted by researchers at Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine found.
RevCycle Intelligence
http://bit.ly/2hQYHGb

World’s top 100 colleges and universities to study business and economics, 2018

Rice is No. 64 on the Times Higher Education ranking of the world’s top colleges and universities at which to study business and economics.
CEO World Magazine
http://bit.ly/2fPJOj5

Cristle Collins Judd to become 11th president of Sarah Lawrence College

Alumna Cristle Collins Judd ’82 is the new president of Sarah Lawrence College.
The Business Journals
http://bit.ly/2xX3qwB

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Deepak Srivastava appointed president of Gladstone Institutes

On Jan. 1 alumnus Deepak Srivastava ’86 will become president of Gladstone Institutes, which focuses on unsolved diseases.
Hawaii News Now (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/2hSg0a7

Vivakor appoints new member to team

Alumnus Daniel Hashim ’14 was named chief scientific officer at Vivakor, an asset acquisition company focused on natural resources. He also was appointed to its advisory board.
Digital Journal (This article also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/2krqaPR

Music by Handel, Vivaldi on Bachtoberfest program

Richie Hawley, professor of clarinet at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, will perform with violinist Zachary Carrettin and pianist Mina Gajic Dec. 9 in Longmont, Colo.
Daily Camera
http://bit.ly/2y4Ue8N

5 ways the internet of things is revolutionizing health care

A collaboration between IBM Research and Rice University to create the prototype IBM Multi-Purpose Eldercare Robot Assistant, a first-of-its-kind Watson-enabled application designed to aid the elderly and assist caregivers, is mentioned.
Make Use Of
http://bit.ly/2ggUDeW

Seaside students get new online science curriculum

An article on Seaside High School in Seaside, Ore., mentions that the STEMscopes curriculum was developed by Rice.
Cannon Beach Gazette
http://bit.ly/2fWYpx3

Meet the Rice Jones MBA Class of 2019

The Jones Graduate School of Business’ incoming MBA Class of 2019 is featured. Peter Rodriguez, dean of the Jones School, is quoted.
Poets & Quants
http://bit.ly/2fPMgWR
Inside the consortium application process
Clear Admit
http://bit.ly/2wCrqRO

Economics professor elected fellow to Game Theory Society

Former Rice faculty member William Zame was elected as a fellow of the Game Theory Society, which aims to promote the investigation, teaching and application of game theory.
University of California at Los Angeles
http://bit.ly/2ktCP4I

Rice University presents Nobel Laureate Vernon L. Smith

Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences Vernon L. Smith will discuss “On Learning from Proving Yourself Wrong: Two Cases from Experimental Economics, with Implications and Insights for the Economy” Nov. 9 at the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies Auditorium.
Wherevent
http://bit.ly/2xXwa8n

Rice Alumni in Medicine Fall Social – New York City Rubin Museum

The Rice Alumni in Medicine will hold its fall New York social event Oct. 6 at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City.
HeyEvent
http://bit.ly/2xWP7rZ

SPORTS

College football preview: Army at Rice

Rice’s Oct. 7 football game against Army at Rice Stadium is previewed.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://bit.ly/2z3aRjo
http://bit.ly/2ktXENq
Weekend TV/radio listings
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/2y6d9jK

Texas punter Michael Dixon earns Ray Guy weekly honor

Rice football player Jack Fox is on the watch list for the Ray Guy Award, given to the the nation’s best punter.
RayGuyAward.com
http://bit.ly/2xYNtFY

C-USA reset: Where the league stands as UNT sits idle in its bye week

Rice is mentioned in a Conference USA roundup.
Denton Record-Chronicle
http://bit.ly/2fX0XuT

New Texans LB Ben Heeney could bolster special teams

A photo of former Rice football player Darik Dillard is part of a slideshow.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://bit.ly/2yrl1NG
http://bit.ly/2yKKbDi

Katy Cinco Ranch makes emphatic statement with victory over Richmond Foster

Katy Cinco Ranch High School football player Brant Kuithe, who has committed to play at Rice, is mentioned.
TexasHSFootball.com
http://bit.ly/2fR2XRW

NFL1000: The most underrated stars in the NFL

Former Rice football player Bryce Callahan is mentioned.
True Viral News
http://bit.ly/2xmKSGk

Rockets working on rotation of James Harden, Chris Paul

A slideshow includes photos of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Houston Rockets players James Harden, Chris Paul and Clint Capela from an Aug. 20 charity basketball game at Tudor Fieldhouse.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Beaumont Enterprise.)
http://bit.ly/2xZAC41
http://bit.ly/2gh2h98
Rockets’ Bobby Brown discusses growth of Chinese Basketball Association
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Beaumont Enterprise.)
http://bit.ly/2xXDAII
http://bit.ly/2hSlhyk

Conner, Marshall, McCardall star on NCAA courts

A story about Fort Bend/Katy-area former high school volleyball standouts mentions the University of Southern Mississippi’s Nov. 5 match against Rice.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/2yNBoQU

Volleyball travels to Houston Friday

Rice’s Oct. 6 volleyball game against the University of Memphis is previewed.
GoTigersGo.com
http://bit.ly/2z39otq

Soccer to play at Rice, North Texas this weekend

Rice’s Oct. 6 women’s soccer match against the University of Texas at San Antonio is previewed.
GoUTSA.com
http://bit.ly/2fPNlOB

College swimming preview

The Oct. 7 Rice Fall Splash Invitational is mentioned.
Swim Swam
http://bit.ly/2fPzzvk

Virginia baseball announces 2018 schedule

Rice faces the University of Virginia Feb. 18 in Orlando, Fla.
VirginiaSports.com
http://bit.ly/2yMskvF

The Orioles had no good backup infielders and their regulars paid the price

A story on the Baltimore Orioles mentioned former Rice baseball player Paul Janish, who will be an assistant coach with the Owls during the upcoming season.
Camden Chat
http://bit.ly/2ytONBH

Surviving the tapering phase of marathon training

Alumna Becky Wade ’11 wrote a blog post about her preparation for the Oct. 8 Chicago Marathon.
Citius Mag

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