Dateline Rice for Nov. 27, 2017 (Weekend Edition)

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Joe Barton warned woman not to release explicit photos that are now under police investigation
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 stories about the online release of a sexually explicit photo of Rep. Joe Barton, R-Ennis, a story on Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s displeasure with a $44 billion federal hurricane relief package and a story on 2018 elections.
NBC Nightly News (Video is embedded.)
http://nbcnews.to/2i9FhNw
Joe Barton warned woman not to release explicit photos that are now under police investigation
Dallas Morning News (This article also appeared at Sign of the Times, and similar articles appeared in more than 20 other media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/2hXgMiT
Texas Rep. Joe Barton might be a victim, but he’s also politically vulnerable, strategists say
Dallas Morning News
http://bit.ly/2Af5vmd
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://bit.ly/2AadDXp (Click on the video button to watch the broadcast. A similar story aired on WVBT-TV and WAVY-TV in Norfolk, Va.)
Abbott critical of White House Harvey relief package
Texas Public Radio
http://bit.ly/2zroF73
WOAI-AM (San Antonio)
http://bit.ly/2AdaYw6 (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast.)
KUT-FM (Austin, Texas)
http://bit.ly/2k2gDyN (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast.)

Politics shadow arrests of Citgo executives in Venezuela graft inquiry
Francisco Monaldi, a fellow in Latin American energy policy at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in an article on the arrests of six senior Citgo executives in Venezuela.
New York Times (This article also appeared at Houston News Info and Easy Branches World News.)
http://nyti.ms/2zJsbOo

FDR as a president who governed on whims, hunches and hail-Mary passes
Professor of History Douglas Brinkley wrote a review of Robert Dallek’s “Franklin Roosevelt: A Political Life.” Brinkley also was mentioned in a discussion of Hunter S. Thompson’s life on “Imus in the Morning.”
Washington Post (This article also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
http://wapo.st/2k2ZPYD
‘Imus in the Morning’
http://bit.ly/2Bu4V4i (Click the audio button to listen to the broadcast, which aired on more than 60 radio stations.)

Enrolling Latinos in Obamacare under Trump brings new challenges
Research conducted by Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Episcopal Health Foundation that found about a third of adult Latinos in Texas ages 18-64, or an estimated 2 million, were uninsured as of March 2016 is mentioned.
NBCNews.com
http://nbcnews.to/2ABQLkk

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.
National Science Foundation (This article also was featured on the front page of the U.S. Department of Energy website and appeared at Astrobiology Magazine, Ceramics.org and Space Daily.)
http://bit.ly/2AaAKRB

Studying circadian rhythms in plants and their pathogens might lead to precision medicine for people
An article mentions research by Janet Braam, professor of biochemistry and cell biology and chair of the Department of BioSciences.
Connecticut Post (This article also appeared at more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/2k6aJMX

Jesus was more Jewish than you think, says Bible prof
Matthias Henze, the Isla Carroll and Percy E. Turner Professor of Biblical Studies and professor of religion, discusses how the Jewish writings between the Old and New Testament help people understand Jesus.
Times of Israel
http://bit.ly/2ABpFJY

Harris scientists complete work on James Webb Space Telescope
President John F. Kennedy’s “Moon Speech” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962 is mentioned.
Democrat & Chronicle
http://on.rocne.ws/2AE1ZVw
25 of the most inspirational, wise and heartbreaking quotes from JFK
Business Insider
http://read.bi/2na4A3o
National Public Radio
http://bit.ly/2iXJb9r (Click on the audio button to listen to the broadcast, which aired on more than 700 radio stations.)
‘Coast to Coast AM’
http://bit.ly/2AC1Em7 (Click the audio button to listen to the broadcast, which aired on more than 500 radio stations.)

La mística oculta en los X-Men; por Wolfgang Gil Lugo
Jeffrey Kripal, the J. Newton Rayzor Professor of Religion, is mentioned in an article on the worldwide popularity of superheroes.
Entorno Inteligente (An English translation is not available.)
http://bit.ly/2n9fCpR

HOUSTON/TEXAS

What bond investors weren’t told about a threat facing Cinco Ranch
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, is quoted in an article on an investigation that found investors in the Cinco Ranch area west of Houston were not told of a risk of severe flooding.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This story appeared on the front page of the Nov. 26 print edition with a different headline, “Bondholders not notified of potential for flooding.”)
http://bit.ly/2jpCb4g

Kantarjian: Half a million killed needlessly each year by hepatitis C
Hagop Kantarjian, nonresident fellow in health policy at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored an op-ed on drugs that can cure hepatitis C but lack affordability and accessability.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Nov. 26 print edition with a different headline, “Half a million killed needlessly each year by dread hepatitis C.”)
http://bit.ly/2zJpBYU

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 and in the Nov. 24 print edition. It originally appeared on the Kinder Institute’s blog, “The Urban Edge.”)
http://bit.ly/2zSiRHf

Pre-K can be expensive. It’s worth it.
Erin Baumgartner, a researcher for the Houston Education Research Consortium, part of Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research and School of Social Sciences, wrote an op-ed on pre-K programs.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://bit.ly/2k43DJ8

Bayou City’s philanthropic legacy
Kristen Schlatre, director of the Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at Rice’s Glasscock School Continuing Studies, is quoted in an article on philanthropy in Houston, which mentions the donation of the Wiess President’s House. The Kinder Institute for Urban Research also is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://bit.ly/2k2FdQc

A lighthouse on rocky shores of AIDS crisis still lighting way for LGBTQ community
The Oral History Project, which is scheduled to be completed in 2019 and will feature personal AIDS/HIV experiences of survivors, physicians, activists and religious and political leaders, will be housed at the Woodson Research Center at Rice.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://bit.ly/2Bh6SAh

Houston: Ground zero for the death penalty
An article mentions the results of a Rice survey on public opinion for the death penalty in Texas.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Nov. 27 print edition.)
http://bit.ly/2BtTMAu

7 Texas lawyers in line for vacant federal judgeships
Alumna Karen Gren Scholer ’79 has been nominated by President Donald Trump to fill a North Texas district court vacancy (A correction has been requested on the misspelling of Scholer’s name.)
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News and the Nov. 26 print edition of the Chronicle with a different headline, “7 Texas lawyers in line for judgeships.”)
http://bit.ly/2Bgs9d9

Starting with Harvey, Lift provides ‘relief rides’ during emergencies
Matthew Wettergreen, lecturer for the Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen, is pictured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://bit.ly/2zswvNQ

Here’s how to avoid weight gain in ‘food season’
How can a person avoid gaining a few pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day? Roberta Anding, lecturer in kinesiology at Rice, a dietitian and sports nutritionist for Rice Athletics and the Houston Astros, and the performance dietitian for Baylor College of Medicine Corporate Programs, is quoted.
KTRH.com (This article appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/2zJJVte

30 years ago: Small dogs, Turkey Day Classic, Vanna visits
Alumnus Douglas Hooper ’91 is quoted in an article looking back at memorable Houston events in 1987.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News.)
http://bit.ly/2AcOn2K

A conversation with Third Root’s Charles ‘Easy Lee’ Peters
Bernard “Bun B” Freeman, former distinguished lecturer at Rice, is mentioned in a Q&A with rapper Charles “Easy Lee” Peters.
San Antonio Current
http://bit.ly/2n7Mm2K

Las Doñas de la Corte announces 2018 duchesses
Brown College sophomore Frances Williamson was named a dutchess for the 65th annual Buccaneer Days Coronation in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Corpus Christi Caller-Times
http://bit.ly/2iWMNZ0

BROADCAST

‘Great Day Houston’
Lovett College senior Martin Rather; his grandfather, former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather; and Caroline Quenemoen, associate dean of undergraduates and director of inquiry-based learning, discuss the Rather Prize, a $10,000 annual educational grant to a Texas-based student or educator. The Rather Prize is presented in partnership with Rice’s Center for Civic Leadership.
KHOU-TV
http://bit.ly/2Ag4iuK

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Startup demonstrates ReRAM retention, endurance
An article on Weebit Nano mentions the company has a research and development agreement with Rice and has licensed seven patents on Resistive Random Access Memory technology researched by James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and a professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering.
EE Times
http://ubm.io/2n7Cfep

Research seeks to protect scarce resource
A new filter produced by Rice scientists that has proven able to remove more than 90 percent of hydrocarbons, bacteria and particulates from contaminated water produced by hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations at shale oil and gas wells is mentioned. Andrew Barron, the Charles W. Duncan Jr.-Welch Professor of Chemistry and professor of materials science and nanoengineering, is quoted.
Process Cooling
http://bit.ly/2ia0rLp

Behold, 9 wonder materials for the world of tomorrow
Research by Rice scientists that found graphene quantum dots may offer a way to recycle waste carbon dioxide into valuable fuel, rather than release it into the atmosphere or bury it underground, is mentioned.
Silicon Republic
http://bit.ly/2AeNHaM

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Top 17 holiday performances this season: November and December 2017
The group Canadian Brass will perform Dec. 5 at Rice’s Stude Concert Hall.
365 Things To Do in Houston
http://bit.ly/2zIJ5wE

Ph.D. em economia participa de evento da FGV Energia
Kenneth Medlock, senior director of the Center for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, will speak Nov. 29 in Rio de Janeiro as part of FGV Energia’s lecture series, “Energy in Focus — Strategies and Challenges for the Future.”
Revista Fator Brasil (An English translation is not available.)
http://bit.ly/2k68h9v

SPORTS

Rice fires football coach David Bailiff
Rice head football coach David Bailiff was fired Nov. 27 after 11 seasons with the Owls.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://bit.ly/2ADk5ah
http://bit.ly/2k0QhNw
KHOU-TV (Houston)
http://bit.ly/2k4RGTc (Click the video button to watch the broadcast. Similar stories aired on KTRK-TV, KPRC-TV and KRIV-TV in Houston.)
KTRH-AM (Houston)
http://bit.ly/2hXkqt3 (Click the audio button to listen to the broadcast.)

Rice falls to North Texas to cap coach David Bailiff’s worst season
The Rice football team lost to the University of North Texas 30-14 Nov. 25.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News.)
http://bit.ly/2A919Po
http://bit.ly/2na7lC4
Smith rushes for career-high 178 in North Texas’ 30-14 win
Washington Post (This Associated Press article appeared in more than 50 media outlets.)
http://wapo.st/2zuOHXc
Rice closes book on season of frustration
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Nov. 26 print edition with a different headline, “Owls close book on season of frustration.”)
http://bit.ly/2hY6fE7
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://bit.ly/2i8JWPD (Click the video button to watch the broadcast.)
KTRK-TV (Houston)
http://bit.ly/2n5Hpr4 (Click the video button to watch the broadcast.)
KHOU-TV (Houston)
http://bit.ly/2jsyn2y (Click the video button to watch the broadcast.)
KPRC-TV (Houston)
http://bit.ly/2iXkAkP (Click the video button to watch the broadcast.)
KIAH-TV (Houston)
http://bit.ly/2BqZ7Zl (Click the video button to watch the broadcast.)

Best in Texas (Nov. 27): TCU, Texas A&M finish regular season as top 2, but who’s No. 3?
Rice is No. 11 in a ranking of Texas college football teams.
Dallas Morning News
http://bit.ly/2A9FEOx

Rice holds off St. Thomas 70-59 behind Lapray
The Rice men’s basketball team defeated St. Thomas University Nov. 25 at Tudor Fieldhouse.
Washington Post (This Associated Press article appeared in more than 40 media outlets, and it appeared in the Nov. 26 print edition of the Houston Chronicle as part of a college basketball roundup.)
http://wapo.st/2AEMBrY

Burnett scores 18 to lead Ole Miss
The Rice men’s basketball team lost to the University of Mississippi Nov. 22 at the MGM Resorts Main Event in Las Vegas.
Washington Post (This Associated Press article appeared in more than 60 media outlets.)
http://wapo.st/2iXxYFD
Rice Owls wilt under glare of bright Vegas lights
Houston Press
http://bit.ly/2jrWGxA

KMBC-TV (Kansas City, Mo.)
The Rice women’s basketball team lost to the University of Kansas Nov. 26.
http://bit.ly/2Bhx7qc (Click the video button to watch the broadcast.)
College basketball: No. 16 Texas A&M beats No. 10 USC, reaches 6-0
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://bit.ly/2n8ql3Q

Women’s college basketball: No. 2 Texas tops LSU
Rice’s victory over the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Nov. 24 at Tudor Fieldhouse is mentioned in a women’s college basketball roundup.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://bit.ly/2hYSjK5

Swim: Nov. 22 athletes of the week
Rice’s Marie-Claire Schillinger was named the Conference USA Swimmer of the Week Nov. 22.
ConferenceUSA.com
http://bit.ly/2jt13Im

Highlight: Boswell hits 53-yard game-winning field goal
Former Rice football player Chris Boswell made a 53-yard field goal as time expired in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 31-28 victory over the Green Bay Packers Nov. 26.
Steelers.com
http://bit.ly/2iX1Hi3

KTRK-TV (Houston)
Former Rice football player Temi Alaka ’17 caught a touchdown pass in the University of South Florida’s loss to the University of Central Florida Nov. 25.
http://bit.ly/2iaks4y (Click the video button to watch the broadcast.)

Rice women sign 6 for 2018-19 season
Becca Evans, Shannon Jelley, Erin Vance, Marta Cano-Minarro, Rocío Gonzáelz-Espresati and Phillis Range signed to swim at Rice.
SwimSwam
http://bit.ly/2zs3KRr

Prep girls hoops: Harrisburg starts own invitational with win over West Frankfort
Former Rice basketball player Andrew Drone ’17 is mentioned.
Benton News
http://bit.ly/2AeQmBe

Inside the Bills: Team chaplain Len Vanden Bos blends faith and football
An article on Buffalo Bills chaplain Len Vanden Bos mentions he once served as a graduate assistant for Rice’s football team.
Consolidated Communications (This article also appeared at the Buffalo News and Windstream.net.)
http://bit.ly/2jpWwXv

NEWS RELEASE

Baker, Kinder institutes make recommendations for a more equitable Houston
Houston must launch a jobs program as well as an early childhood education program to confront inequality in the city, according to experts at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and Kinder Institute for Urban Research. They participated in Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Mayoral Task Force on Equity, which was charged with developing actionable policy recommendations to make Houston a more equitable city. Quianta Moore, a fellow in child health policy in the Baker Institute’s Center for Health and Biosciences, and Kyle Shelton, director of strategic partnerships at the Kinder Institute, along with fellow task force members have issued a report detailing their recommendations, “Rising Together: A Roadmap to Confront Inequality in Houston.”
http://bit.ly/2i9Glkz

About Matt Wilson

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