Dateline Rice for Sept. 5, 2017 (Harvey Edition)

Editor’s note: Today’s issue is devoted to coverage related to Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey and the Rice Owls’ trip to Australia. Many from the Rice University community were cited in news reports about Harvey. The list of those media placements along with other media mentions from last week exceeds 45 pages. We counted each article for our annual reporting, but out of respect for your time, we’re including just a sample in today’s Dateline. We will include the non-Harvey-related media placements from last week in upcoming issues of Dateline. The names and titles of the students, faculty and staff who appear in the following articles are included at the end of this issue.


Over 1,400 Rice University students help Hurricane Harvey victims 
Campus Safety
What is lurking in Harvey’s floodwaters? These two researchers are trying to find out 
USA Today (This appeared in more than 20 other media outlets.)
Rice University students test water for E. coli
USA Today (This also appeared in USWeekly and 16 other media outlets.)
Houston faces tough choices to handle Harvey and future flooding 
Booming Houston built over land meant for flood projects 
U.S. News & World Report (This Associated Press article appeared in the Houston Chronicle and more than 100 other media outlets.)
Opinion | Harvey shows Houston’s flood-prevention shortfalls 
The Hill
Rain-swollen Addicks Dam in Houston overflows for first time 
NBC News
Houston port reopens cargo terminals while waterways access remains limited 
USA Today
How ‘Wild West’ growth may have contributed to devastating flood in Houston 
The Washington Post (This also appeared in the Houston Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Winnipeg Free Press and
Biggest economic risk for Houston: People will leave and never come back 
CNN Money (This appeared in more than 100 other media outlets.)
The potential economic costs of Hurricane Harvey: Explained 
CNN Money (This also appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
Flooding and the city: The big picture 
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This appeared in the Chronicle’s “Gray Matters” online magazine.)
Berger: Five days of hellish rainfall must be a wake-up call to stop business as usual 
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
Harvey highlights how climate is changing 
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
Three reasons Houston was a ‘sitting duck’ for Harvey flooding 
National Public Radio (This also appeared on and more than 700 other media outlets.)
Vulnerable Galveston spared so far from Harvey flooding 
U.S. News & World Report (This also appeared in Netscape News.)
Houston, warned 
New York Times
Houston drainage grid ‘so obsolete it’s just unbelievable’ 
ABC News (This Associated Press article also appeared in the Houston Chronicle and more than 50 other media outlets.)
What’s happening: Harvey makes landfall, again 
Houston Chronicle (This Associated Press article appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
Harvey tests political opposites in Texas’ Abbott, Turner 
New York Times (This Associated Press article appeared in more than 100 other media outlets.)
Texas faces more flooding as Houston crippled and costs soar 
Bloomberg Quint (This also appeared in the Houston Chronicle, Standard-Examiner, LiveMint and Newsmax.)
Harvey highlights Texas city-state divide 
POLITICO (This also appeared in True Viral News and My Informs.)
Brinkley: What Houston could learn from Katrina 
CNN (This also appeared in, WSEE-TV, KTVK-TV, Crossroads Today, KXLF-TV and KITV-TV.)
CNN Tonight with Don Lemon
Harvey and the hazards of huge storms (This aired on Texas Public Radio and more than 70 other media outlets.)
Harvey has morphed into a multi-pronged environmental disaster 
New Republic
Oil refineries in Hurricane Harvey’s path are polluting Latino and low-income neighborhoods 
What Hurricane Harvey says about risk, climate and resilience 
The Conversation (This also appeared in the Houston Chronicle and more than 20 other media outlets.)
‘Your eyes start itching’: pollution soars in Houston after chemical industry leaks 
The Guardian (This also appeared in MSN and Yahoo! News.)
In Texas, distrust of Washington collides with need for federal aid
New York Times (This also appeared in
Is Houston still a model city? Its supporters aren’t backing down
New York Times
BBC News – U.K. National                                             
The politics of disasters 
Rasmussen Reports (This also appeared in the Daily Progress.)
Hurricane Harvey puts squeeze on oil supply chain 
The Hill
Storm Harvey could financially hurt already strained Houston hospitals 
Reuters (This also appeared in Fox Business and more than 25 other media outlets.)
How natural disasters can be faith-challenging experiences 
National Public Radio (This aired on more than 700 other media outlets.)
Nation’s fourth-largest city struggles to get moving again after Harvey 
The Washington Post (This also appeared in the Houston Chronicle and Standard-Examiner.)
Over 21 miles of highway, snapshots of a resilient Houston 
New York Times (This appeared on the homepage.)
For Houston’s homeowners, tough decisions on whether to rebuild
Reuters (This also appeared in U.S. News & World Report, Yahoo! News and Times of India.)
Bun B and Scooter Braun plan Houston benefit concert 
CBS News (This appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
‘I’m hopeful’: Vancouver pianist weathering Hurricane Harvey 
CBC News
Lesbian ex-mayor has perfect response to Ann Coulter’s hurricane nonsense 
Huffington Post
Why some companies rally to help in a disaster
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This appeared in the Chronicle’s “Gray Matters” online magazine.)
Bentsen: The Texas Medical Center defeated Harvey
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
How Texas universities are coping with Harvey 
USA Today (This also appeared in Mic and more than 200 other media outlets.)
Travel through Texas remains difficult for former Montanans as Hurricane Harvey brings heavy flooding
In pictures: Houston we have a problem: Harvey strikes Texas
How they are crossing Houston’s flooded roads 
New Vision
Anxious about Harvey, Dallas parents track college students in Houston 
Dallas Morning News
UGA provides ways for students to help Hurricane Harvey victims 
The Red & Black
KRIV-TV (Houston)
Hurricane Harvey tests Rice’s resolve 
Poets & Quants
Charities respond to Harvey 
The NonProfit Times
Former RI’ers living in Houston react to Hurricane Harvey 
WLNE-TV (New Bedford, Mass.)
Jewish college students brave Hurricane Harvey 
150 students pitch in for Houston
Army of Chabad on campus volunteers descending on Houston
Martins Ferry native helping Harvey relief 
The Times Leader
Hurricane Harvey relief fund
Houston Symphony weathers deluge 
San Francisco Classical Voice
La Mesa woman collecting socks for hurricane victims 
San Diego Tribune
The social media storm: How a new kind of civic infrastructure empowered Houstonians 
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This also appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle.)
OU alumni rise to help Houston residents as water recedes from Hurricane Harvey
The Post
In the path of a 500-year storm 
Boston Herald
With a hurricane on their heels, East Grand Forks couple back home in Minnesota 
Grand Forks Herald
Emerging from the flood waters: True kindness
Some Houston residents face repeat evacuations 
Republican American
City native in Texas holds out hope that home will be spared 
The Call
Cite: A path forward to rebuild Houston post-Harvey 
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
CSPAN’s ‘Washington Journal’
CBS Evening News (New York) (This appeared on more than 500 other media outlets.)
Colleges announce closings as Harvey pounds Texas coast 
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Texas colleges brave Harvey 
Inside Higher Ed
Watch live: Hurricane Harvey approaches Texas
PBS Newshour (This appeared on more than 700 affiliates.)
Texas schools shuttered by Harvey could stay that way awhile 
U.S. News & World Report (This also appeared in the Washington Post and more than 100 other media outlets.)
Water damage from Hurricane Harvey extended far beyond flood zones 
New York Times


Rice football fell to Stanford University 62-7 at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia. Head coach David Bailiff is quoted. Players Sam Glaesmann, Austin Walker and Emmanuel Ellerbee are featured. Due to the flooding from Hurricane Harvey, the Rice football team stayed in Fort Worth and practiced at Texas Christian University.
Rice settling back in Houston after Australia trip, Harvey delay
CBS Sports Network (This aired seven times on Sept. 3.)
Rice football players check on status of hurricane Harvey
Fox Sports (This Associated Press article also appeared in the Houston Chronicle and more than 100 other media outlets.)
When Rice left for its opener in Australia, the Owls had no idea of what was to come
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
Rice football team to work out at TCU
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required.)
Stanford routs Rice 62-7 in game in Sydney
Houston Chronicle (Subscription required. This also appeared in Conexion.)
Long return trip for Rice Owls made harder by Harvey
Houston Press (This also appeared in Follow News.)
Morning news: David Bailiff interview
Rice football takes refuge at TCU after returning from Australia
NBC Sports
Harvey keeping Rice and Houston football teams off campus
Fox Sports
Harvey keeps Houston sports teams away from home – update
Fox Business
Harvey keeping Rice and Houston football teams off campus
CBS Houston
Rice Owls hit by Stanford Cardinal storm in Sydney Cup – now for Hurricane Harvey
Sydney Morning Herald
Rice Owls quarterback Sam Glaesmann the model student athlete
Brisbane Times
Rice Owls wide receiver Austin Walker salutes late father with team’s only touchdown in Sydney Cup
Daily Telegraph
The split personality driving Rice defensive linebacker Emmanuel Ellerbee
The Daily Telegraph

Rice basketball players assist victims of Harvey
The Rice men’s basketball team and student athletes from the track and swimming teams volunteered to help Hurricane Harvey victims.
Houston Chronicle

Vanderbilt Athletics collecting donations for Hurricane Harvey victims
Rice is helping Vanderbilt University collect donations for Hurricane Harvey victims. (This appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)

Baylor hosting Rice University volleyball
Baylor University offered accommodations to the Rice volleyball team.
KCEN-TV (Temple, Texas)
Baylor shelters Rice volleyball team, as Harvey wreaks havoc in Houston
KCEN-TV (Temple, Texas)
Baylor football players volunteer at shelters for Hurricane Harvey victims
Students, families affected by Hurricane Harvey
Baylor Lariat
KWKT-TV (Waco)

Texas colleges scramble to help students affected by Hurricane Harvey
Campus Safety

Coach from Midstate impacted by Harvey in Houston
Rice men’s basketball coach Scott Pera was forced to evacuate his home during Hurricane Harvey.
WHTM-TV (Harrisburg, Pa.)

WRIC-TV (Richmond, Va.)
Former Rice basketball coach Mike Rhoades is featured for helping to collect clothing donations for the victims of Hurricane Harvey.
Woody: Events in Houston hit close to home for new VCU basketball coach Mike Rhoades
Richmond Times-Dispatch

KTVK-TV (Phoenix)
Former Rice football coach Todd Graham offers his condolences to the city of Houston.

Hurricane Harvey hits home for Red Sox’s Brock Holt, Chris Young
Former Rice baseball player Brock Holt is quoted.


Aspirin-like pain reliever diflunisal blocks hearing protein
A Rice University study has found that the aspirin-like drug diflunisal blocks the action of prestin, a key protein that is required for hearing.

Rice U. solubility study could impact energy, biology, environment
Rice University chemical engineers have used the most realistic computer model yet devised to simulate the precise atomic and molecular interactions that come into play when water mixes with alkanes, a family of hydrocarbons that includes methane, propane and other refined products.

More than 1,400 Rice students volunteering following Hurricane Harvey
While Rice University was closed in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Rice students, faculty and staff mobilized to help – both to assist victims of the devastating storm and to keep their campus up and running.

Motorized molecules drill through cells
Motorized molecules that target diseased cells may deliver drugs to or kill the cells by drilling into the cell membranes. Scientists at Rice, Durham (U.K.) and North Carolina State universities have demonstrated them on cancer and other cells.


Students Claire Kostic, Kathryn Bailey, George Dyre, Riley Gardell, Jacob Song, Cade Ritter, Matthew Brewer, Sarah Robinson, Molly Hurley, Leah Sherman and Seth Kimmel are mentioned for helping in hurricane relief efforts.

Graduate students Eric Rice and Ping-Feng Yu are featured for their study of the bacteria found in the floodwater. Dean of Undergraduates John Hutchinson’s letter to the Rice community is mentioned.

Douglas Brinkley, professor of history; Bill Arnold, professor in the practice of management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business; and Jim Blackburn, professor in the practice of environmental law and co-director of the Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters (SSPEED) Center, authored op-eds.

Phil Bedient, the Herman Brown Professor of Engineering and director of the SSPEED Center; Peter Rodriguez, dean of Jones Graduate School of Business; 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; Kristen Schlatre, director of the Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at Rice’s Glasscock School Continuing Studies; Richard Stoll, the Albert Thomas Chair in Political Science and scholar at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy; Bob Sabin, science and engineering librarian; Stephen Klineberg, founding director of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research and a professor of sociology; Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science; Bill Fulton, director of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research; Bernard “Bun B” Freeman, former distinguished lecturer at Rice; Annise Parker ’78, professor in the practice and a fellow at Rice’s Doerr Institute for New Leaders; Jon Kimura Parker, professor of piano at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music; Anthony Pinn, the Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities, professor of religion and fellow at Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research; Ron Witte, associate professor of architecture; Vivian Ho, the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and professor of economics; Kyle Shelton, director of strategic partnerships at Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research; Matthew Strauss, associate professor of percussion; Holly Beretto, marketing specialist for Brown School of Engineering; Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering; Kristen Swartz, senior research analyst at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business; Lacy Johnson, an assistant professor of creative writing; Amanda Caldwell, assistant coach of women’s swimming; Rabbi Shmuli Slonim; Anastasiya Zavyalova, assistant professor of strategic management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business; Mike Morgan, parking manager; and Vida Yao, assistant professor of philosophy, are quoted. Albert Pope, the Gus Sessions Wortham Professor of Architecture; Matthew Wettergreen, lecturer for the Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen; and alumna Danielle Marco ’12 are mentioned.

The Houston Chronicle also cited a 2010 SSPEED Center study.

About Arie Passwaters

Arie Wilson Passwaters is a Web editor in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.