Dateline Rice for Nov. 10, 2016


What kind of first lady will Melania Trump be?
Douglas Brinkley, professor of history, discusses the 2016 election.
USA Today
CNN (This also aired on CNNI.)
Vote might bring chaos in governing
San Antonio Express-News

Can Trump fulfill his campaign promises on immigration and trade? Mexico hopes not
Tony Payan, the Baker Institute for Public Policy’s Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies and director of the institute’s Mexico Center, is quoted about President-elect Donald Trump.
Los Angeles Times

Speaker Ryan’s new challenge: Working with President Trump
Paul Brace, the Clarence L. Carter Professor of Political Science, is quoted about President-elect Donald Trump.
Bloomberg Government (This also appeared in The Cortez Journal, Bloomberg Quint and Bloomberg Politics.)

The GOP’s attack on voting rights was the most under-covered story of 2016
A Rice study on voter ID laws is mentioned.
The Nation

Who wins in the Donald Trump investment economy?
Alumnus Dana Blankenhorn ’77 authored an article about the 2016 election.
MSN Money (This also appeared in MSN News.)


Trump energy plan: ‘Sweeping deregulation’ and ‘unfettered growth,’ analysts say
Ken Medlock, the James A. Baker III and Susan Baker Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics and senior director of the Center for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and lecturer of economics, is quoted about President-elect Donald Trump.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This article appeared on the front of the Business section in the Nov. 10 print edition with a different headline, “ENERGY: A reduction in regulations could be ahead, and the pipeline and coal industries might benefit, analysts say.”)

Free stuff: Humane Society honors veterans
“Now That’s What I Call Zine Fest Houston 23” will take place at Rice’s Matchbox Gallery Nov. 10. The Houston Youth Symphony will perform at Rice’s Stude Concert Hall Nov. 12. Rice Cinema will show “Jards” Nov. 15.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
Theater, classical music and dance: Nov. 10-16
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This also appeared in My San Antonio.)
What’s showing outside the megaplex?
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

Trump’s threatened colleges over student loans but his higher ed policy views vague
An article about President-elect Donald Trump’s stance on higher education notes that Rice University said it is too soon to comment on the potential effects of Trump’s education policies.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

Council delays new rules for changing street names
A slideshow includes a photo from Rice University archives of Richard Dowling, a Confederate army officer and namesake of Dowling Middle School.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

Mayor Turner weighs in on Tuesday elections
Bill Fulton, director of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted about the 2016 election.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This also appeared in Houston News Info.)
Urban laboratories of democracy
California Planning & Development Report
Houston business leaders sound off on Trump victory
Houston Business Journal

7 takeaways from the 2016 elections in 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, discusses the 2016 election. Stephen Klineberg, founding director of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research and a professor of sociology, is quoted in one of the Houston Chronicle articles.
Houston Chronicle
On Tuesday, democracy won, and that’s something to feel good about
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
Texas Republicans heartened by ‘good friend’ Trump as they push legislative agenda
San Antonio Express-News
Texas politicians look to Trump as he begins to fill White House staff
2016 election: Trump voters keep Texas solidly red
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
How did Texas turn out?
Texas Standard (This also aired on 24 other stations.)
Rinaldi wins on record
Empower Texans

Austin Election Day results: City council, bond issue, school board, state races
Alumnus Rob Walker ’69 is featured.
Downtown Austin Patch

Insurance costs rising in Texas
Marah Short, associate director of the Baker Institute for Public Policy’s Center for Health and Biosciences, is quoted about the insurance exchange.
Community Impact


Scientists analyze repeats in proteins implicated in neurological diseases
Rice scientists have uncovered new details about how a repeating nucleotide sequence in the gene for a mutant protein may trigger Huntington’s and other neurological diseases. Peter Wolynes, the D.R.Bullard-Welch Foundation Professor of Science, professor of chemistry, of biochemistry and cell biology, of physics and astronomy and of materials science and nanoengineering, is quoted.
Medical Xpress (This also appeared in Science Bulletin.)

Automated cars, trucks threaten professional driver jobs
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, expects that within 30 years machines will be capable of doing almost any job that a human can.
Claims Journal
Automated cars could threaten jobs of professional drivers
Sci-Tech Today (This also appeared in The Galveston County Daily News.)

Johnston Marklee’s Sharon Johnston interview at Los Angeles studio
Reto Geiser, the Wortham Assistant Professor of Architecture, is mentioned.
Design Boom

Donald Trump is president-elect: Now what?
Bill Arnold, professor in the practice of management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted about President-elect Donald Trump.
Downstream Business


Scientists express concerns about how Trump will affect science policies and research
Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy announced recommendations for how science and technology policy should be dealt with in the White House for the presidential transition team. Neal Lane, the Malcolm Gillis University Professor Emeritus, senior fellow in science and technology policy at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and professor emeritus of physics and astronomy, is quoted in some of the articles.
US physicists anxious over Trump administration
Physics World
Donald Trump’s presidential election win stuns scientists
Science-Based Medicine
AAAS CEO comments on the US presidential election outcome
Trumps seger skapar oro kring USA:s forskningspolitik
Universitets Lararen (An English translation is not available.)

How protein supplements can improve your nutrition
A Rice study is mentioned.

SVA alumna Sarah Sole’s paintings of Hillary Clinton
Alumna Sarah Sole ’88 is featured.

Computers’ involvement to rise in voting process
Dan Wallach, professor of computer science and of electrical and computer engineering, is quoted about election security.
The Simmons Voice

2016 Rather Prize calls on innovators to help improve Texas education
An article discusses the Rather Prize, which is being offered in partnership with Rice’s Center for Civic Leadership.
San Angelo Live

KPMG international appoints Regina Mayor global sector head of energy, natural resources practice
Regina Mayor, former adjunct professor in management, is featured.

Investors seek veteran-owned biz for funding
An article discusses the second EO Veterans Business Battle, hosted by the Entrepreneurs’ Organization-Houston and Rice’s Veterans in Business Association.
Hamlet Hub


Rice versus Charlotte prediction, game preview
Rice football will play the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Nov. 12.
Campus Insiders

Texans rookie Will Fuller back practicing
Former Rice football player Christian Covington is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)

North Shore’s Chasity Patterson makes it official with UT
An article mentions athletes who have signed national letters of intent to play for Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
Concordia Lutheran’s Shane Baz celebrates signing, mom’s health
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
Westfield’s Jase Febres, Darius McNeil sign Big 12 letters
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
Bellaire’s ‘Team Evans’ to stick together in Nashville
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
Postseason rankings: Houston’s top 100 high school football recruits
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
Postseason: Houston’s top 100 high school football recruits
Houston Chronicle
Early signing period signees
Houston Chronicle
Warm temperatures, warm team atmosphere draw former Sehome runner to Rice
The Bellingham Herald
Volleyball: Oak Ridge survives upset bid by Rockwall Heath
Houston Chronicle

UH adds Georgia Southern to future football schedules
Rice football will play the University of Houston in 2020.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
Houston, Georgia Southern schedule football series for 2020 and 2021
FB Schedules

Experienced UNH men have high expectations
A Rice transfer is mentioned.
Sea Coast Online (This also appeared in

2016-2017 women’s college basketball preview
Rice women’s basketball is mentioned.
Jackson Free Press

UTSA to close out regular season on road at Charlotte, Rice
Rice volleyball is mentioned.
UTSA Athletics
UTEP volleyball set for crucial match against Marshall
El Paso Proud

Meet the person behind Tom Herman’s rise through college football
An article mentions that Tom Herman coached at Rice.
Fox Sports
Together, we go far: While Tom Herman navigated the lower ranks of college coaching, Michelle Herman never wavered
Sports Rush

Chicago White Sox top 10 fantasy prospects
Former Rice baseball player Jordan Stephens is mentioned.
Fake Teams/SB Nation

Men’s basketball set to tip off Louis Rowe’s 1st season
Rice men’s basketball is mentioned.
The Breeze

Sydney Zupan breaks records for Bears
Rice swimming is mentioned.
West Newsmagazine


Rice expands graphene repertoire with MRI contrast agent
Graphene, the atomically thin sheets of carbon that materials scientists are hoping to use for everything from nanoelectronics and aircraft de-icers to batteries and bone implants, may also find use as contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), according to new research from Rice University.

Hunt for Huntington’s cause yields clues
Rice University scientists have uncovered new details about how a repeating nucleotide sequence in the gene for a mutant protein may trigger Huntington’s and other neurological diseases.

Rice U. urban expert available to discuss what Trump’s victory means for cities
With the 2016 race for president over, Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research Director Bill Fulton is available to discuss what President-elect Donald Trump’s victory means for the nation’s cities.

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