Rice to announce baseball, educational trip to Cuba at Aug. 11 news conference


David Ruth

Chuck Pool

Rice to announce baseball, educational trip to Cuba at Aug. 11 news conference

HOUSTON – (Aug. 9, 2016) – Rice University will hold a news conference at 11 a.m. Aug. 11 in the R Room at Rice Stadium to announce details of a fall Rice baseball and educational trip to Cuba. The visit is believed to be the first-of-its-kind collegiate trip since President Barack Obama announced the restoration of diplomatic relations with the island nation.

Who:  Joe Karlgaard, director of athletics; Wayne Graham, Rice head baseball coach; and Luis Duno-Gottberg, associate professor of Caribbean and Film Studies and chair of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American studies.

What: News conference to announce Rice educational and baseball trip to Cuba.

When: Set up at 10:30 a.m.; news conference begins at 11 a.m.

Where: R Room, Rice Stadium, Rice University campus, 6100 Main St.

Media should park in the area outside of Rice Stadium near Gate 4.

For more information, contact David Ruth, director of national media relations at Rice, at david@rice.edu or 713-348-6327; or, Chuck Pool, assistant athletics director in athletics communications, at cpool@rice.edu or 713-348-5775.


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This news release can be found online at news.rice.edu.

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About David Ruth

David Ruth is director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.