Dateline Rice for Nov. 20, 2017 (Weekend Edition)

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Why sexual harassment training doesn’t stop harassment
Associate Professor of Psychology Eden King’s 2015 testimony on sexual harassment training methods before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is mentioned.
Washington Post (This article appeared more than 10 other media outlets.)
http://wapo.st/2z4gcqm

You probably tend not to read articles with headlines that are this long, but maybe you should
An analysis by Tarik Umar, assistant professor of finance at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, that found short headlines draw more readers is mentioned.
Wall Street Journal (Subscription is required.)
http://on.wsj.com/2AfxiWi

Robot army is transforming the global workplace
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, is quoted in a story on automation.
Financial Times (Subscription is required.)
http://on.ft.com/2AW9KSY
AI and jobs: Here’s what one of the leading minds in private equity thinks
GeekWire (This article also appeared in Easy Branches World News.)
http://bit.ly/2hOHwFN

When Jacksonville floods, the rich don’t worry; the poor fight to get through
An article on flooding in Jacksonville, Fla., mentions a study by Rice and Texas A&M University at Galveston that found Houston floodplain maps failed to predict roughly 75 percent of flood damage from five floods between 1999 and 2009.
Mother Jones (This story originally appeared at CityLab.)
http://bit.ly/2zj5JLH

Saudi walls of ritz crumble over international investors
Kristian Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in an article on the effect of Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s anti-corruption purge on investors.
PressTV
http://bit.ly/2zUQxDK

‘Når man kan få skyer til at regne, hvorfor skubber man så ikke bare orkanerne tilbage i havet?’
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, and Stephen Klineberg, professor of sociology and founding director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, are quoted in an article on climate change in the wake of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey.
Information
http://bit.ly/2jIuZUN (An English translation is not available.)

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Tears reveal Harvey’s toll on the arts
An article on the Houston arts community’s recovery from Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey mentions the Houston Symphony’s temporary relocation to Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front of the Zest section in the Nov. 19 print edition.)
http://bit.ly/2z3UYsI

Is income equality possible in Houston?
Leah Binkovitz, staff writer for Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, wrote about efforts to bridge the gap between the haves and have-nots in Houston. A Pew Research study that found the city was among the most economically segregated in the U.S. is cited.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This appeared in the Chronicle’s “Gray Matters” online magazine. It originally appeared on the Kinder Institute’s blog, “The Urban Edge.”)
http://bit.ly/2zSiRHf

Congress approved CHIP. So why haven’t they funded it?
Ken Janda, an adjunct professor of management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, wrote an op-ed on the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This appeared in the Chronicle’s “Gray Matters” online magazine.)
http://bit.ly/2B7LBK2

Rice cracks top 10 on Businessweek’s list of best graduate business schools
Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business is No. 10 in Bloomberg Businessweek’s ranking of top MBA programs.
Houston Business Journal (This article also appeared in Dallas Business Journal, San Antonio Business Journal and Austin Business Journal.)
http://bit.ly/2hOWM5D

‘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 Nov. 19 print edition and was included in a previous Dateline when the article was posted online.)
http://bit.ly/2ABe5M3

Unsafe streets killed my mother. It’s time to act.
Colleen Corcoran, whose mother, Marjorie Corcoran, was killed Feb. 3 in a train-cyclist accident in Houston, wrote an op-ed on dangerous intersections and possible solutions. The cutline for a photo that accompanies the op-ed mentions that Marjorie Corcoran was a professor of physics and astronomy at Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This appeared in the Nov. 19 print edition with a different headline, “On foot or wheels, let no one die from thoughtless street design,” and was included in a previous Dateline when the article was posted online.) )
http://bit.ly/2zQu6O4

The 2017 Texas House and Senate, from left to right: Post special-session edition
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, ranked members of the Texas Legislature from most liberal to most conservative based on analysis of voting. Jones also is mentioned in articles on Texas state Rep. Sarah Davis, R-Houston, and during a panel discussion of Texas politics.
Texas Tribune
http://bit.ly/2AgfnPw
Sarah Davis really gets under the skin of some Republicans
Texas Monthly
http://bit.ly/2jEKMUx
‘What’s Your Point?’
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://bit.ly/2iy47mT (Click on the video button to watch the broadcast.)
Primeras señales de revitalización demócrata: ¿más problemas para Donald Trump?
Infobae (This article also appeared at Bocetos.)
http://bit.ly/2jEKfSF (An English translation is not available.)
Trump se encuentra en nuevos aprietos
EP Mundo
http://bit.ly/2zRJEn3 (An English translation is not available.)

Congressman Pete Olson readies to share his legislative predictions for 2018
U.S. Rep. Pete Olson ’85, R-Texas, will speak Dec. 4 in Sugar Land.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://bit.ly/2z4gCgm
http://bit.ly/2z72aV7

HGO’s ‘House Without a Christmas Tree’ to feature Bay Area teens
Barbara Clark, associate professor of voice at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://bit.ly/2j9ln1r
http://bit.ly/2hPJGoC

Rice University: Cool happenings
Baker College senior Haley Kurisky authored an article about events at Rice. Men’s basketball coach Scott Pera and Bernard “Bun B” Freeman, former distinguished lecturer, are mentioned. Trenton Doyle Hancock’s “Texas: 1997-2017” at the former Rice University Gallery and “Mickalene Thomas: Waiting on a Prime-Time Star” at Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts also are mentioned.
The Buzz Magazines
http://bit.ly/2zSxeve

TSUS names Regents’ Professor, Regents’ Scholar at Texas State
The Rice University Business Plan Competition at the Jones Graduate School of Business is mentioned.
San Marcos Corridor News
http://bit.ly/2B7gRsv

BROADCAST

National Public Radio
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.”
http://bit.ly/2hFGwzO (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast, which aired on more than 700 stations.)

Texas State suspends Greek activities, and profanity on a pickup truck: The good, bad and ugly of the news
Vivian Ho, the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and professor of economics, was part of a panel discussion on “Houston Matters.”
Houston Public Media
http://bit.ly/2j820pF

KUT-FM (Austin, Texas)
Nathan Jones, nonresident scholar in drug policy and Mexico studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, discusses Mexican cartels gaining a foothold in Texas.
http://bit.ly/2AWLlfY (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast.)

KUT-FM (Austin)
Work toward 3-D printing transplantable veins by Jordan Miller, assistant professor of bioengineering, is mentioned.
http://bit.ly/2izoLmT (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast.)

How data, analytics and context help secure DoD systems
Alumnus Keith Johnson ’95, chief technology officer and chief engineer for the Defense and Intelligence Group at Leidos, was part of a panel discussion on cybersecurity in the U.S. defense sector.
Federal News Radio
http://bit.ly/2zUE96I

‘Women of Power’
Rice is mentioned in a feature on poet Ntozake Shange.
WCPO-TV (Cincinnati)
http://bit.ly/2zWJVCF (Click on the video button to watch the broadcast.)

WSCL-FM (Salisbury, Md.)
A performance by Ken Cowan, associate professor of organ at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, is played.
http://bit.ly/2jIs26F (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast.)

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Heavy nitrogen molecules reveal planetary-scale tug-of-war
Nature whispers its stories in a faint molecular language, and Rice scientist Laurence Yeung and colleagues can finally tell one of those stories, thanks to a one-of-a-kind instrument that allowed them to hear what the atmosphere is saying with rare nitrogen molecules. Yeung and colleagues at Rice, UCLA, Michigan State University and the University of New Mexico counted rare molecules in the atmosphere that contain only heavy isotopes of nitrogen and discovered a planetary-scale tug-of-war between life, the deep Earth and the upper atmosphere that is expressed in atmospheric nitrogen.
R&D Magazine (A similar article also appeared at SpaceWeekly.com, EnvironmentGuru, Nanowerk, Technology Networks, Innovations Report and Health Medicine Network.)
http://bit.ly/2zVfgI4

How to lead in a crisis
Tom Kolditz, a crisis leadership scholar and director of Rice’s Doerr Institute for New Leaders, spoke on leadership amid crisis at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan CFO Summit in Newton, Mass.
CFO
http://bit.ly/2B702hj
A general tells CFOs what people want from leaders in crisis times
TechTarget
http://bit.ly/2zXAFyb

Borophene shines alone as 2-D plasmonic material
An atom-thick film of boron could be the first pure two-dimensional material able to emit visible and near-infrared light by activating its plasmons, according to Rice scientists. That would make the material known as borophene a candidate for plasmonic and photonic devices like biomolecule sensors, waveguides, nanoscale light harvesters and nanoantennas. Simulations by the lab of Rice theoretical physicist Boris Yakobson are detailed in a paper by Yakobson and lead authors Yuefei Huang, a graduate student, and Sharmila Shirodkar, a postdoctoral researcher, in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.
Phys.org
http://bit.ly/2z5lrGd

Skywalking: STS-80 mission highlights: Nov.-Dec. 1996
Alumna Tamara Jernigan ’89 is mentioned.
Spaceflight Insider
http://bit.ly/2mLGMTx

How Yayoi Kusama built a massive market for her work
A feature on artist Yayoi Kusama includes pictures of her “Dots Obsession” at the Rice University Art Gallery.
Artsy
http://bit.ly/2zlPrlu

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

The best work you may never see: Director Stash Capar fashions spec spot for SpaceX
President John F. Kennedy’s “Moon Speech” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962 is mentioned.
Shoot
http://bit.ly/2iB3XeT

SPORTS

Touchdown with 37 seconds left sends Old Dominion past Rice
The Rice football team lost 24-21 to Old Dominion University Nov. 18 in Norfolk, Va.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This Associated Press article appeared in more than 75 other media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/2AXOpsd
http://bit.ly/2zSfIXI
Williams’ late score lifts ODU over Rice, 24-21
ODUSports.com
http://bit.ly/2hOe96q
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://bit.ly/2AeRiII (Click on the video button to watch the broadcast.)
KHOU-TV (Houston)
http://bit.ly/2mKilFT (Click on the video button to watch the broadcast.)
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://bit.ly/2jb8NPd (Click on the video button to watch the broadcast.)
KTRK-TV (Houston)
http://bit.ly/2izpW5Q (Click on the video button to watch the broadcast.)
KIAH-TV (Houston)
http://bit.ly/2z2QNxd (Click on the video button to watch the broadcast.)
KTBC-TV (Austin)
http://bit.ly/2Ah7nxD (Click on the video button to watch the broadcast.)
KTRH-AM (Houston)
http://bit.ly/2jcFtYu (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast.)

Emmanuel Ellerbee pursues strong finish to Rice’s weak season
Rice football player Emmanuel Ellerbee is featured. Owls coach David Bailiff is quoted and player Blain Padgett is mentioned along with former players Dennis Parks and Christian Covington.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://bit.ly/2zSzh2j

Best in Texas (Nov. 20): TCU takes top spot once again; Texas, Texas A&M separated by just one point
Rice is No. 11 in a ranking of Texas college football teams.
Dallas Morning News
http://bit.ly/2zlEQXP

‘Fox College Football Extra’
Rice is mentioned in a discussion on Stanford University running back Bryce Love.
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://bit.ly/2zQNpt7 (Click on the video button to watch the broadcast.)

Comcast SportsNet Chicago
Rice quarterbacks coach Wesley Beschorner was inducted to the Iowa High School Athletic Association Players Hall of Fame.
http://bit.ly/2zXkHEr

Cashaw, Adams, Lapray post career highs in Rice’s 87-65 win
The Rice men’s basketball team defeated Northwestern State University 87-65 in Natchitoches, La.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/2z5Pw8y (This Associated Press article appeared in more than 50 other media outlets.)
KIAH-TV (Houston)
http://bit.ly/2jH94NC (Click on the video button to watch the broadcast.)

Before Rice matchup, Rebels showing lineup versatility
Rice’s Nov. 20 basketball game against the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, part of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic, is previewed.
Las Vegas Sun
http://bit.ly/2z5odLK
2017 Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic primer
Blogging the Bracket
http://bit.ly/2zZuh9W
KVVU-TV (Las Vegas)
http://bit.ly/2mKPvVP (Click on the video button to watch the broadcast.)

Women’s basketball: No. 8 UCLA downs 3rd-ranked Baylor
The Rice women’s basketball team’s 67-45 victory over Houston Baptist University is mentioned. Players Erica and Olivia Ogwumike are mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://bit.ly/2iAjZ8u

Rendon earns MLB Award for Best Performance
Former Rice baseball player Anthony Rendon, who now plays for the Washington Nationals, won the Esurance MLB Award for Best Performance. He went 6-for-6 with three home runs and drove in 10 runs in a 23-5 victory over the New York Mets April 30.
MLB.com
http://atmlb.com/2j8e9eh

Houston breaks 4 more school records on final day of Phill Hansel
The Rice women’s swimming team placed second at the Phill Hansel Invitational Nov. 16-18 at the University of Houston. Owls Kaitlyn Swinney, Rylee Linhardt, Marie-Claire Schillinger, Kate Nezelek, Jaecey Parham, Alicia Caldwell and Lauren Rhodes are mentioned.
SwimSwam
http://bit.ly/2zVTTUV
Falcons place 5th at Phill Hansel Invite
GoAirForceFalcons.com
http://bit.ly/2zTo4P6

NEWS RELEASES

Rice University scientists named AAAS Fellows
Rice professors Janet Braam and José Onuchic have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science. Braam and Onuchic are among 396 AAAS members elected by their peers to this year’s class of fellows. Fewer than 1 percent of the association’s members are elected each year. Fellows are selected for their distinguished efforts to advance science or scientific applications.
http://bit.ly/2B4ykBQ

Heavy nitrogen molecules reveal planetary-scale tug-of-war
Nature whispers its stories in a faint molecular language, and Rice scientist Laurence Yeung and colleagues can finally tell one of those stories, thanks to a one-of-a-kind instrument that allowed them to hear what the atmosphere is saying with rare nitrogen molecules. Yeung and colleagues at Rice, UCLA, Michigan State University and the University of New Mexico counted rare molecules in the atmosphere that contain only heavy isotopes of nitrogen and discovered a planetary-scale tug-of-war between life, the deep Earth and the upper atmosphere that is expressed in atmospheric nitrogen.
http://bit.ly/2jHSA87

Borophene shines alone as 2-D plasmonic material
An atom-thick film of boron could be the first pure two-dimensional material able to emit visible and near-infrared light by activating its plasmons, according to Rice scientists. That would make the material known as borophene a candidate for plasmonic and photonic devices like biomolecule sensors, waveguides, nanoscale light harvesters and nanoantennas. Simulations by the lab of Rice theoretical physicist Boris Yakobson are detailed in a paper by Yakobson and lead authors Yuefei Huang, a graduate student, and Sharmila Shirodkar, a postdoctoral researcher, in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.
http://bit.ly/2zkWYAQ

About Matt Wilson

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