Dateline Rice for March 28, 2017

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Josh Earnest joins NBC News, MSNBC as analyst
Alumnus Josh Earnest ’97 has joined NBC News as a political analyst.
Fox News (This also appeared in WCSI.)
http://fxn.ws/2nI91Bj
NBC hires 1 of its own, while Fox hires an outsider
Downtrend (Similar stories appeared in over 10 other media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/2nf4gfm
Ex-White House press secretary Josh Earnest, a Kansas City native, joins NBC News
Kansas City Star
http://bit.ly/2nrwRzf
Josh Earnest lands gig with NBC News after ‘10-year run’ with Obama
Washington Times
http://bit.ly/2mMNGHw
Josh Earnest named NBC news analyst, says Obama would take Trump call despite wiretap claim
Deadline
http://bit.ly/2mMEZ04
Josh Earnest, former Obama press secretary, joins NBC News, MSNBC as analyst
Yahoo TV
https://yhoo.it/2nIDsY5

Canada, Australia woo international students
An article discusses how Canadian and Australian universities are attempting to attract more international students. Rice is mentioned.
U.S. News & World Report
http://bit.ly/2mMzQFq

Ask LH: How can I delegate work to an unreliable person?
A Rice study is mentioned.
Lifehacker AU
http://bit.ly/2ov0VJr

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Houston seeks ways to kick-start its innovation sector
Hesam Panahi, lecturer in entrepreneurship at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted about entrepreneurship in Houston. The article mentions that Rice offers startup incubators for students.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This article appeared on the front of the Business section in the March 28 print edition with a different headline, “More support flowers for city’s tech startups.” The online version previously appeared in Dateline March 27.)
http://bit.ly/2nsJ5Jp
‘Entrepreneurship is a very lonely activity’
San Antonio Express-News (Subscription required.)
http://bit.ly/2ov2eYU

Tuesday letters: Regional boost, repeal plan, Russia’s dictator
An op-ed mentions Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
http://bit.ly/2o7Ihva

Dan Rather comes to Houston to honor Red Cross volunteers, donors
Lovett College junior Martin Rather is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This also appeared in My San Antonio and LMT Online.)
http://bit.ly/2nwSIHa
http://bit.ly/2o7zklm

Study: Freestanding emergency departments in Texas deliver costly care, ‘sticker shock’
The rapid growth of freestanding emergency departments in Texas has been accompanied by an equal increase in use at relatively high prices that lead to sizable out-of-pocket costs to patients, according to new research by experts at Rice, Baylor College of Medicine, the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas. Vivian Ho, the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics at the Baker Institute and professor of economics, is quoted.
TMC News
http://bit.ly/2o2S6tJ
Freestanding emergency dept. care significantly costlier than urgent care
Health Leaders Media
http://bit.ly/2ouInJ8

Texas House, Senate at odds over using state’s rainy-day fund to cover ‘ongoing expenses’
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 about the Texas Legislature.
Dallas Morning News
http://bit.ly/2o2a4wl

Education savings accounts would bring choices to Texas education
Rice’s Hobby Center for the Study of Texas is mentioned.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
http://bit.ly/2nr8Isz

Axelrod, Rove to lead fall conference at Rice
Two of America’s premier political consultants, David Axelrod and Karl Rove, will serve as honorary directors of the first conference of the Presidential Elections Program hosted by Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. Ambassador Edward Djerejian, director of the institute, is quoted.
My San Antonio
http://bit.ly/2o7r98J

Color into sound: Loop38 at Turrell Skyspace
An article discusses a Loop38 performance that was hosted at James Turrell’s “Twilight Epiphany” Skyspace on the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion on the Rice campus. Graduate student Yvonne Chen and Jerry Hou, associate conductor at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, are mentioned.
Arts + Culture
http://bit.ly/2nrpGXA

Summer STEM programs keep young brains blooming
An article mentions summer camps hosted at Rice.
HCDE News Blog
http://bit.ly/2nrhxlZ

21 best things to do this week: ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ and Shell Houston Open
Rice Gallery will present Sol LeWitt’s “Glossy and Flat Black Squares” until May 14.
Houston Press
http://bit.ly/2o7ratn

Houston bucket list 2017: Lights, libations and Latin dancing
An article features James Turrell’s “Twilight Epiphany” Skyspace on the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion on the Rice campus as an item on Houston’s bucket list.
Houston Press
http://bit.ly/2nwE3M8

Analysis: The outsider dealmaker faltering in White House
Douglas Brinkley, professor of history, is quoted about President Donald Trump.
KLBJ
http://bit.ly/2nfAuHk

BROADCAST

Ambulances treat asthma attacks in Houston school zones, costing millions
“Preventable” asthma attacks among schoolchildren cost millions in health care dollars over 10 years, according to a new study by Rice, the city of Houston and the Houston Independent School District. Loren Raun, faculty fellow of statistics, environmental analysis and decision-making, is quoted.
Houston Public Media
http://bit.ly/2nwXYKD

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Nanotechnology could see big future in water cleanup
Nanotechnology could have a big future as a tool for upstream oil and gas and other industries to use to clean up contaminated water. Michael Wong, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, of chemistry, of materials science and nanoengineering and of civil and environmental engineering and department chair of chemical and biomolecular engineering, is quoted.
JPT
http://bit.ly/2odb3r3

Artificial photosynthesis steps into the light
Rice scientists have created an efficient, simple-to-manufacture oxygen-evolution catalyst that pairs well with semiconductors for solar water splitting, the conversion of solar energy to chemical energy in the form of hydrogen and oxygen. Kenton Whitmire, associate dean of the Wiess School of Natural Sciences, professor of chemistry and department chair of kinesiology, is quoted.
Science & Technology Research News
http://bit.ly/2mMy07q

New study defines best materials for carbon capture, methane selectivity
Natural gas producers want to draw all the methane they can from a well while sequestering as much carbon dioxide as possible and could use filters that optimize either carbon capture or methane flow. No single filter will do both, but thanks to Rice scientists, they now know how to fine-tune sorbents for their needs. Andrew Barron, the Charles W. Duncan Jr.-Welch Professor of Chemistry and professor of materials science and nanoengineering, and research scientist Saunab Ghosh are mentioned.
Oil Gas Daily
http://bit.ly/2o2EwH3
Rice U. refines filters for greener natural gas
Science & Technology Research News (This also appeared in Materialsgate.)
http://bit.ly/2o2cP0Q

How graphene quantum dots can fight cancer, counterfeiting and wine spoilage
An article mentions research by James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Chemistry, professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering.
New Atlas
http://bit.ly/2ouztvk

A closer look at kindergarten readiness in city schools
Paula Arce-Trigatti, director for National Education Research-Practice Partnerships at Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is mentioned.
Education Week (Subscription required.)
http://bit.ly/2ndUv05

3 hurdles Trump still faces to finalize Keystone XL Pipeline
William Arnold, professor in the practice of management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is mentioned in an article about the Keystone XL pipeline.
Eco Watch
http://bit.ly/2odhZEm

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Guerrillas versus robots in online privacy wars
Dan Wallach, professor of computer science and of electrical and computer engineering, is quoted.
Kansas City Star
http://bit.ly/2nwK9Mk

Pay less for hotel, motel, travel lodging
A Rice study is mentioned.
Daily Worth
http://bit.ly/2nfugY7

Carnegie Mellon University’s Girls of Steel: Successful approach to get more girls to study STEM
An article includes a screenshot from a Rice YouTube video.
University Herald
http://bit.ly/2ocS4Ng

Notre Dame professor to speak at Goshen College commencement
Alumnus Luis Ricardo Fraga ’81 is mentioned.
South Bend Tribune
http://bit.ly/2mMDzTg

Vanden, Armijo robotics squads qualify for world championship
A student who has been accepted to Rice is mentioned.
The Reporter
http://bit.ly/2ouuo6e

Honens appoints Jon Kimura Parker as artistic director
Jon Kimura Parker, professor of piano, has been named the artistic director of the Honens Piano Competition.
Rhinegold
http://bit.ly/2o7l783
The scoop: Jon Kimura Parker named artistic director of Honens Piano Competition
Musical Toronto
http://bit.ly/2nrlrvf
Pianist Jon Kimura Parker becomes artistic director of Canada’s Honens International Piano Competition
Broadway World
http://bit.ly/2o2uzcu

New Orleans woman could become 1st African-American saint
An unnamed Rice graduate is mentioned.
Club of Mozambique
http://bit.ly/2mMBwhO

NFL’s J. Kraft, also head of MLS expansion committee, bullish on St. Louis soccer
Rice is mentioned.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
http://bit.ly/2mMAS3V

Next Coast Ventures hires Zeynep Young as venture partner
Alumna Zeynep Young ’92 is featured.
Finsmes
http://bit.ly/2nwS9Ny

Kennedy achava que Hitler tinha sobrevivido à Segunda Guerra Mundial
President John F. Kennedy’s famous “Moon Speech” delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is discussed.
Zap.Aeiou (An English translation is not available.)
http://bit.ly/2ouGix3
Kennedy creía que Hitler sobrevivió a la Segunda Guerra Mundial
Pueblo y Sociedad Noticias (An English translation is not available.)
http://bit.ly/2ouFFDP

El sacerdote que se enfrenta al presidente de Honduras
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 mentioned.
El Periodico de Mexico (An English translation is not available.)
http://bit.ly/2nI7JWZ
Entre pánico e incertidumbre viven miles de migrantes mexicanos en EU
El Heraldo de Chihuahua (An English translation is not available.)
http://bit.ly/2odamxT
Miles de migrantes mexicanos viven en la incertidumbre en EEUU
La Gente (An English translation is not available.)
http://bit.ly/2odjZMP

SPORTS

HS roundup: Heights boys soccer to face Southlake Carroll in 2nd round
Rice women’s basketball defeated the University of North Carolina-Greensboro 74-62 to win the Women’s Basketball Invitational. Martel College senior Jasmine Goodwine is mentioned.
KDH Pressbox
http://bit.ly/2nr9q95
KIAH
http://bit.ly/2o2CfeU
http://bit.ly/2nfDMdI
http://bit.ly/2ov9ljQ

Kats wrap homestand, host Rice on Tuesday
Rice baseball will play Sam Houston State University March 28.
KBTX
http://bit.ly/2ndEibm

Rice’s leading scorer Marcus Evans to transfer
An article mentions Rice men’s basketball players who have announced intentions to transfer.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. Similar articles appeared in seven other media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/2ne9HdH
http://bit.ly/2nrsuEg

WHTM
Scott Pera, the Owls’ new head coach for men’s basketball, is featured.
http://bit.ly/2mMUpBg
http://bit.ly/2nfvhzj
WPMT
http://bit.ly/2nfB8Vi
http://bit.ly/2nfxZoA
http://bit.ly/2ouHb8L
http://bit.ly/2nrzL6O

Texas Basketball: VCU home-and-home series to begin next season
Former Rice coach Mike Rhoades is featured.
Fansided
http://bit.ly/2nwsBjp
Rothstein: VCU and Texas to begin home-and-home series
FanRag
http://bit.ly/2mMyPwX
Mike Rhoades ushers in new era for VCU Basketball
iSportsWeb
http://bit.ly/2ndOwZz

How Johnny Manziel factors into Kevin Sumlin’s choice for Texas A&M’s next starting QB
An article includes a photo from a Rice football game.
Dallas Morning News
http://bit.ly/2oupfv4

Justin Seely recaps A&M’s 2-2 week, looks ahead to TSU on Tuesday
Duncan College junior Glenn Otto is mentioned.
TexAgs (Subscription required.)
http://bit.ly/2nHWhdU

Aggie baseball team travels to play Texas State
Rice baseball is mentioned.
Aggie Sports
http://bit.ly/2neKFw5
Texas A&M baseball notes: Aggies playing from behind with 1-5 start to SEC play
Aggie Sports
http://bit.ly/2o7rTL2
Frogs’ leadoff hitter earns Big 12 player award after OSU series
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
http://bit.ly/2ouncXY
Diamond notes: Aggies must turn a corner during tough road stretch
TexAgs (Subscription required.)
http://bit.ly/2ndxj2d
A&M baseball preview: Texas State
WTAW
http://bit.ly/2mMEm6x
Aggies head to San Marcos to face red-hot Texas State team
247 Sports
http://bit.ly/2nwyxJc
Aggies Travel to Texas State Tuesday
KBTX (This also appeared in KXXV.)
http://bit.ly/2nIbDiA

Illinois Basketball: Sean Obi would be a great option for the Illini
A Rice transfer is mentioned.
Fansided
http://bit.ly/2ocVlfh
Duke forward Sean Obi to transfer
247 Sports
http://bit.ly/2nr4Png
The latest: LFA’s Ennis playing in Final Four
Daily North Shore
http://bit.ly/2nr411M

Watch those Webfoots
Rice men’s basketball is mentioned.
KPRC
http://bit.ly/2ndEQ15

Wildcats break top-3 as a team through 2 rounds
Rice golf is mentioned.
The Optimist
http://bit.ly/2nr8VM4

Derrick Griffin meets with Washington Redskins at Pro Day
An article mentions that Rice hosted an NFL Pro Day March 27. A number of former Rice football players are mentioned.
Sports Media 101
http://bit.ly/2o2bp6y
Closer to the dream: NFL scouts turn out for Pro Day across Houston
KTRK
http://abc13.co/2o2rmcL
TSU’s Derrick Griffin has disappointing Pro Day workout
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This also appeared in My San Antonio, LMT Online and Beaumont Enterprise.)
http://bit.ly/2o7ywNp
http://bit.ly/2nIGyv1
Rice players take advantage of lone NFL shot at Pro Day
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This also appeared in LMT Online and My San Antonio.)
http://bit.ly/2odx4WE
http://bit.ly/2nrsuEg
KPRC
http://bit.ly/2nIRby6
http://bit.ly/2ouRMR6
KTRK
http://bit.ly/2mMZGcm
http://bit.ly/2nrDul8
KRIV
http://bit.ly/2o7EpKK

Simms earns honorable mention All-American status from the AP
An article features a photo from a Rice women’s basketball game.
Virginian-Pilot
http://bit.ly/2ndKGzv

John Cooper student in The Woodlands ranks 17th in state triple jump
Rice hosted the Victor Lopez Invitational March 23-25.
Woodlands Online
http://bit.ly/2nfk95D
Setting new standards
Huntsville Item
http://bit.ly/2mMIsf7

NEWS RELEASES

University of St. Thomas’ Tate named chief of police at Rice
Rice University has named James Tate, chief of police at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, as its new chief of police and director of public safety, effective May 1.
http://bit.ly/2o7R5RO

Paper: Mexican government must to take measures to support small and medium-sized electrical companies
The Mexican government must take measures to improve and solidify the participation of small and medium-sized companies in the country’s electrical market, according to a new paper from the Mexico Center at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
http://bit.ly/2neia0q

About Anya Bolshakov

Anya Bolshakov is a news analyst in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.