Dateline Rice for Nov. 13, 2017 (Weekend Edition)

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Lessons from Hurricane Harvey: Houston’s struggle is America’s tale
Jim Blackburn, a professor in the practice of environmental law and the co-director of Rice’s Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters (SSPEED) Center, and Phil Bedient, the Herman Brown Professor of Engineering and director of the SSPEED Center, are quoted in an article examining Houston’s path forward after Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey.
New York Times (This article, which also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets, appeared on the front page of the Nov. 12 print edition with a different headline, “Houston after Hurricane Harvey: The essence of America’s struggle.”)
http://nyti.ms/2yxwt6K

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

My kingdom for a renewable energy source
Ted Temzelides, professor of economics, co-authored an op-ed on government efforts to advance renewable energy sources.
Wall Street Journal (Subscripion is required.)
http://on.wsj.com/2iV8706

The future has arrived for Mohammed bin Salman
Kristian Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored an op-ed on Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s anti-corruption arrests of several princes and senior officials.
The Atlantic (This article also appeared in Defense One.)
http://theatln.tc/2i9lpGW
Stakes high for Houston in Saudi power struggle
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in an article on Saudi Arabia’s ties to Houston’s energy industry.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News, and it appeared on the front page of the Nov. 12 print edition of the Chronicle.)
http://bit.ly/2ADiFIu

After Texas church massacre, tiny town turns to prayer to begin healing process
Bill Martin, the Chavanne Professor Emeritus of Religion and Public Policy, is quoted in an article on Sutherland Springs, Texas, in the aftermath of mass shootings. Martin, the author of evangelist Billy Graham’s biography “A Prophet with Honor: The Billy Graham Story,” also is mentioned in an article on Graham’s 99th birthday.
Washington Post (This article also appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://wapo.st/2mmbceP
Evangelist Billy Graham celebrates his 99th birthday; to be commemorated over airwaves through Nov. 17
Northern Kentucky Tribune
http://bit.ly/2zTBzP0

Historian shreds Trump for dissing his own countrymen when he should be celebrating veterans
Professor of History Douglas Brinkley comments on President Donald Trump’s statement that he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin’s claim that his country didn’t meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Brinkley also spoke Nov. 10 at Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pa.
LiveLeak (This article also appeared in News Reality.)
http://bit.ly/2zFsPcn
Grammy-nominated historian speaks at local campus
Erie News Now
http://bit.ly/2yvYEDl
WSEE-TV (Erie, Pa.)
http://bit.ly/2hp2oPS (Click the video button to watch the broadcast.)

HOUSTON/TEXAS

‘We all have an opinion about the city’
Maria Nicanor, the new executive director of the Rice Design Alliance, the programming public engagement arm of Rice Architecture, participated in a Q&A on her thoughts on Houston and the RDA. Sarah Whiting, dean of Rice’s School of Architecture and the William Ward Watkin Professor of Architecture; Bill Fulton, director of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research; and alumnus Charles Renfro ’87 are mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This appeared in the Chronicle’s “Gray Matters” online magazine.)
http://bit.ly/2ABe5M3

Harvey’s gone. But trauma lingers in our brains and bodies.
Claudia Kolker, associate director of intellectual capital, marketing and communications at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, authored an article on Acute Stress Disorder, which occurs after exposure to a traumatic event. Matthew Wettergreen, lecturer for the Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen, and Otilia Obodaru, assistant professor of management at the Jones School, are quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This appeared in the Chronicle’s “Gray Matters” online magazine, and it appeared on the front of the StarHealth section in the Nov. 13 print edition.)
http://bit.ly/2gYanDm

Creativity grows by blending, breaking, bending
Anthony Brandt, professor of composition and theory at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, and alumnus David Eagleman ’93, a neuroscientist at Stanford University, discuss their book “The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes the World.”
Houston Chroncle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in The Passive Voice, and it appeared on the front of the StarHealth section in the Nov. 13 print edition of the Chronicle.)
http://bit.ly/2mnq24y
‘Tech Nation’
KQED-FM (San Francisco)
http://bit.ly/2jo3jo6 (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast.)

Can Phil King make the leap from Fort Worth gang cop to speaker of the House?
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 article on state Rep. Phil King, R-Weatherford, the first announced candidate to be the next Texas House speaker. Jones also commented on next year’s elections.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
http://bit.ly/2zxCDYf
GOP turnover gives Texas Democrats hope for opportunities in congressional races
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This story appeared on the front page of the Nov. 12 print edition with a different headline, “GOP exits lift Dems’ hopes.”)
http://bit.ly/2yxnQJt
As Abbott files for re-election, Democrats in disarray
Austin American-Statesman
https://atxne.ws/2htOuje
With Straus out, experts agree things are looking ‘right’ in Texas
Rare Houston (This article also appeared in Longroom.)
http://bit.ly/2zGW9PW
KRLD-AM (Dallas)
http://bit.ly/2hw916W (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast.)
KTRH-AM (Houston)
http://bit.ly/2yyNnlE (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast.)
http://bit.ly/2ABMqcI (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast.)
KLBJ-AM (Austin, Texas)
http://bit.ly/2zzpKNx (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast.)

Why is walkability so hard to develop in Houston?
An article on Houston’s walkability mentions it was originally posted on the Kinder Institute for Urban Research’s blog, “The Urban Edge.”
Houston Chronicle (Subscripion is required. This appeared in the Chronicle’s “Gray Matters” online magazine. A similar article appeared in Rare Houston.)
http://bit.ly/2zAXutK

‘Columbus’ isn’t about architecture. It’s about relationships.
“Columbus,” a film set in Columbus, Ind., a town famous for its architecture, is playing Nov. 13 at the Rice Media Center as part of the Houston Cinema Arts Festival.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This appeared in the Chronicle’s “Gray Matters” online magazine.)
http://bit.ly/2iSm1jL

Book events: Nov. 12-18
Author Viet Thanh Nguyen will discuss “The Refugees” as part of Inprint’s Margarett Root Brown Reading Series Nov. 13 at Rice’s Stude Concert Hall.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://bit.ly/2zW6ZnW

Hillary Clinton inducted into women’s hall of fame alongside Rosa Parks in Houston
An article on the induction of former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton into the International Women’s Forum’s International Hall of Fame Oct. 27 in Houston mentions University Representative Y. Ping Sun attended the event.
PaperCity
http://bit.ly/2zV47YC

Plan your weekend: Nov. 16-19
“A Proust Sonata,” a stage production inspired by Marcel Proust’s novel “In Search of Lost Time” runs Nov. 16-18 at Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts.
365 Things To Do in Houston
http://bit.ly/2mmE3Q3

Scholar sees Constitution as unifying force in divided nation
Alumna Jane Scarborough ’64 is featured.
Falmouth Enterprise
http://bit.ly/2zxZLn6

Rose-Hulman students making toys accessible
An article on Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology receiving citation from the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology for innovative design in its recent report, “Engineering Change: Lessons from Leaders on Modernizing Higher Education Engineering Curriculum,” mentions Rice also was cited.
Tribune Star
http://bit.ly/2zF0HpO

BROADCAST

History and traditions: Homecoming offers unique experience at Rice University
Rice’s Homecoming traditions are featured in a story by alumna Katherine Whaley ’04.
ABC13.com
http://abc13.co/2zS9F64

‘Houston Newsmakers’
Tom Kolditz, a crisis leadership scholar and director of Rice’s Doerr Institute for New Leaders, discusses coping with the mass shootings in Sutherland Springs, Texas.
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://bit.ly/2mjfsLW (Click on the video button to watch the broadcast.)

KTRH-AM (Houston)
John Diamond, the Edward A. and Hermena Hancock Kelly Fellow in Public Finance at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and an adjunct professor of economics, is quoted in a story on President Donald Trump’s effect on the business climate.
http://bit.ly/2jo59W2 (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast.)

KUT-FM (Austin, Texas)
Stephen Klineberg, professor of sociology and founding director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, discusses the role of education in the growth and prosperity of Houston.
http://bit.ly/2jnaHjw (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast.)

KTRK-TV (Houston)
A 2016 report by Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Episcopal Health Foundation that found almost one-third of Hispanic Texans ages 18 to 64 were without health insurance is mentioned.
http://bit.ly/2iRukwe (Click on the video button to watch the broadcast.)

‘Great Day on Fox 26’
Matthew Baring, professor of physics and astronomy, discusses the collision of two massive neutron stars.
KMPH-TV (Fresno, Calif.)
http://bit.ly/2AE4bYS (Click on the video button to watch the broadcast.)

‘Americas Now’
A Rice study that found up to 85 percent of environmental projects around the world fail because of a lack of exposure to potential partners who could help them thrive is mentioned.
WOUC-TV (Zanesville, Ohio)
http://bit.ly/2zxNoKt (Click on the video button to watch the broadcast.)

KUT-FM (Austin)
Alumnus William Broyles ’66 is featured.
http://bit.ly/2zFASGc (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast.)

KOA-AM (Denver)
How To Design Programs, an introduction to programming and computing developed at Rice, is mentioned.
http://bit.ly/2jm25tp (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast, which also aired on WTAG-AM in Springfield, Mass., WSYR-AM in Syracuse, N.Y., and WUTQ-AM in Utica, N.Y.)

CNN en Español
Francisco Monaldi, a fellow in Latin American energy policy at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, discusses the energy industry.
http://bit.ly/2zCF8rX (Click on the video button to watch the broadcast, which is in Spanish.)

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Some Latinos believe science may negatively impact their kids’ faith
More than one-third of Latinos interviewed in a recent study believe science education may have a negative impact on the religious faith of their children, according to new research from sociologists at Rice. The study examined the relationship between STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education and religious faith from the perspective of blacks and Latinos, two groups that are among the most religious in the U.S. Study authors Daniel Bolger, a Rice Ph.D. student, and Elaine Howard Ecklund, founding director of the Religion and Public Life Program and the Herbert S. Autrey Chair in Social Sciences, are quoted.
Phys.org
http://bit.ly/2zFxevT

OpenStax textbooks now accessible via digital bookstores
Rice-based publisher OpenStax announced that its textbooks are now available through VitalSource and RedShelf, the digital textbook providers for the majority of campus bookstores in the U.S. Colleges and universities participating in inclusive access programs — programs where students are billed for all their digital textbooks and resources at registration — will include OpenStax content for free or for no additional cost beyond a marginal platform fee.
Authorlink
http://bit.ly/2jmJD3W

‘Trojan horse’ nanoshells offer hope for more effective cancer treatment
Researchers investigating ways to deliver high doses of cancer-killing drugs inside tumors have shown they can use a laser and light-activated gold nanoparticles to remotely trigger the release of approved cancer drugs inside cancer cells in laboratory cultures. Naomi Halas, the Stanley C. Moore Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and professor of chemistry, bioengineering, physics and astronomy, and materials science and nanoengineering and the director of Rice’s Smalley-Curl Institute, and Rice alumna Amanda Goodman ’13, lead author of the study, are quoted.
Phys.org (Similar articles appeared at The Engineer, Bionity and Electronics360.)
http://bit.ly/2mqYvj5

Time, once again, to get to work
An op-ed by former U.S. Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., mentions President John F. Kennedy’s “Moon Speech” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962.
Long Island Technology News
http://bit.ly/2yWOiRh

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Lucky 7th: Pipe Organ Fest concludes ‘most successful year’
Ken Cowan, associate professor of organ at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, accompanied students on a trip to Kilgore, Texas, for Alan Morrison’s closing concert at the East Texas Pipe Organ Festival.
Suddenlink
http://bit.ly/2zEPdm9

‘From Sainthood to Sickness: The Medicalization of Anorexia in Houston’
Graduate student Els Woudstra will present “From Sainthood to Sickness: The Medicalization of Anorexia in Houston” Nov. 21 at The Health Museum.
Eventful
http://bit.ly/2mpKHFx

‘Probing the Secrets of Magnetic Reconnection’ Dec. 2
Alumnus Roman Gomez ’07 will speak Dec. 2 at Southwestern Oregon Community College.
The World
http://bit.ly/2zCm1hH

This Week at Baylor: Nov. 12-18, 2017
Paul Cherukuri ’08, executive director of the Rice Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering, will speak Nov. 17 at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.
Baylor University
http://bit.ly/2Aqy1QL

SPORTS

Rice falls to Southern Mississippi; losing streak stretches to 8
The Rice football team lost 43-34 to the University of Southern Mississippi Nov. 11.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/2iRaukS
Griggs, Smith lead Southern Miss over Rice 43-34
Washington Post (This Associated Press article appeared in more than 100 media outlets.)
http://wapo.st/2yXcO4L
Southern Miss survives Rice, achieves bowl eligibility
Hattiesburg American
http://hatne.ws/2zTHxzM
Rice fights, never dies, yet still loses to Southern Miss
Houston Press
http://bit.ly/2hqyfQm
Southern Miss downs Rice, 43-34
SouthernMiss.com
http://bit.ly/2zzqbrm
KRTK-TV (Houston)
http://bit.ly/2iRUxL3 (Click the video button to watch the broadcast.)
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://bit.ly/2hwp7x6 (Click the video button to watch the broadcast.)
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://bit.ly/2yxYqeM (Click the video button to watch the broadcast.)
KIAH-TV (Houston)
http://bit.ly/2zziMbp  (Click the video button to watch the broadcast.)

Rice freshmen Miklo Smalls, Aaron Cephus providing a spark to offense
Rice quarterback Miklo Smalls and wide receiver Aaron Cephus are featured. Offensive coordinator Billy Lynch is quoted.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://bit.ly/2hwIwhL

TCU, Texas A&M remain top 2 while Texas and Houston fight for 3rd
Rice is No. 11 in a ranking of Texas college football teams.
Dallas Morning News (Subscription is required.)
http://bit.ly/2mlmq3k

Conference USA power rankings Week 11
Rice is No. 13 in a ranking of Conference USA football teams.
Underdog Dynasty
http://bit.ly/2zG1t6d

Baylor soccer wins NCAA Tournament opener over Rice
The Rice women’s soccer team lost 3-2 to Baylor in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Nov. 10 in Waco, Texas.
KWTX.com
http://bit.ly/2ABVJJY
Baylor soccer knocks off Rice 3-2 to advance to NCAA 2nd round
Baylor Lariat
http://bit.ly/2AEyFtX
SOC beats Rice to advance to 2nd round of NCAA
BaylorBears.com
http://bit.ly/2i98WTE

Rice narrowly drops season opener to Eastern Kentucky
The Rice men’s basketball team lost 73-72 to Eastern Kentucky University Nov. 10 at Tudor Fieldhouse.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/2ADLV2K
Freshman Boyd hits late FTs, EKU beats Rice 73-72
Washington Post (This Associated Press article appeared in more than 50 media outlets.)
http://wapo.st/2zAIBrn
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://bit.ly/2zxvLKx (Click the video button to watch the broadcast.)
KIAH-TV (Houston)
http://bit.ly/2zBpz3T (Click the video button to watch the broadcast.)
OVC hoops: Ole Miss up next for Colonels after win over Rice
http://bit.ly/2zV9JCk
Houston Rockets guard James Harden takes in Rice’s season opener
FloHoops
http://bit.ly/2ml35z7

Women’s college basketball: No. 2 UT opens with easy win over Stetson
The Rice women’s basketball team’s 88-83 win over Northern Arizona University Nov. 12 is mentioned in a roundup.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/2hvEK8a

The ultimate viewer’s guide to college basketball
Former Rice basketball player Egor Koulechov ’17, who now plays at the University of Florida, is mentioned.
ESPN.com
http://es.pn/2AB5d80
Athlon Sports 2017-18 SEC basketball preview
Athlon Sports & Life
http://bit.ly/2zLIhGN

Lady Tops draw No. 2 seed for C-USA volleyball tournament
The Rice volleyball team is the No. 3 seed in the Conference USA tournament, which begins Nov. 17 in Bowling Gree, Ky.
Bowling Green Daily News
http://bit.ly/2mjH1ou

NEWS RELEASES

Opening reception for Joseph Cohen’s ‘Looking at a flower’ at Rice University will be Nov. 16
Following a monthslong Rice Public Art residency in the Weisman research laboratory of Rice’s Department of Chemistry, Houston-based artist Joseph Cohen will present his findings and resulting artworks in a solo presentation, “Looking at a flower,” at the BioScience Research Collaborative. An opening reception with the artist will be held Nov. 16. “Looking at a flower” will run through April 8. The reception and exhibition hosted by Rice Public Art are both free and open to the public.
http://bit.ly/2zUCdvS

Rice researchers to demonstrate water desalination technology
Rice researchers who pioneered a solar water desalination project, SNOWater, will participate in the inaugural University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Showcase in Washington, D.C. Hosted by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities and the Association of American Universities (in partnership with the National Academy of Inventors and VentureWell), the showcase will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 14 in the foyer of Rayburn House Office Building, 45 Independence Ave. SW. SNOWater was invented by Rice graduate student Pratiksha Dongare and Rice postdoctoral research fellow Alessandro Alabastri in Rice’s Nanotechnology-Enabled Water Treatment Research Center.
http://bit.ly/2icqm1J

‘New Approaches to Climate Policy’ in focus at Rice’s Baker Institute Nov. 16
A panel of experts will gather at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy Nov. 16 to address approaches to dealing with the challenges of climate change. The discussion will include issues such as carbon tax implementation, ecosystem service valuation, direct regulation and technological innovation. Hosted by the Baker Institute’s Center for Energy Studies, the event is free and open to the public but registration is required.
http://bit.ly/2iT2nUS

Some Latinos believe science may negatively impact their kids’ faith
More than one-third of Latinos interviewed in a recent study believe science education may have a negative impact on the religious faith of their children, according to new research from sociologists at Rice. The study examined the relationship between STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education and religious faith from the perspective of blacks and Latinos, two groups that are among the most religious in the U.S.
http://bit.ly/2yWt2Ll

About Matt Wilson

Matt Wilson is a news analyst in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.