Dateline Rice for Nov. 30, 2017

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Oil producers, led by Saudi Arabia and OPEC, likely to extend cuts
Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in an article on OPEC closing in on a deal to extend output cuts through the end of 2018 in an effort to boost prices.
New York Times
http://nyti.ms/2zTDCmH

$60 oil means supply and demand are finding balance
Bill Arnold, professor in the practice of management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, authored an op-ed on the oil industry.
The Hill
http://bit.ly/2j2GYcu

Hurricane Harvey makes Houston reassess growth-friendly policies
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 Center, is quoted in an article on Houston’s efforts to protect against future floods.
Reuters (This article appeared in more than 25 media outlets.)
http://reut.rs/2ByACtb

González Anaya deja a Pemex con la menor producción desde 1990, sin refinerías y seco en gasolinas
Miriam Grunstein, contributing expert and scholar in the Mexico Center at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in an article on Mexico-owned petroleum company Pemex.
Sin Embargo (An English translation is not available.)
http://bit.ly/2i5CGjW

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Harris County Jail launches new program to halt opioid addiction
Katharine Neill Harris, the Alfred C. Glassell III Fellow in Drug Policy at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in a story on the Harris County Jail’s plan to offer monthly injections of Vivitrol to combat herioin addiction.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News and Laredo Morning Times, and it appeared on the front page of the Nov. 30 print edition of the Chronicle with a different headline, “Jail launches program to halt addiction.”)
http://bit.ly/2kfx1MF
http://bit.ly/2zBJ8pO

Why is everything so ’embattled’ right now?
Jennifer Latson, an editor at the Jones Graduate School of Business’ Rice Business Wisdom, authored an article on the recent rise of the term “embattled.” Terrence Doody, the Allison Sarofim Distinguished Teaching Professor and professor of English, and Vikas Mittal, the  J. Hugh Liedtke Professor of Marketing, are quoted. Mittal also is quoted in an article on public schools’ family and community engagement based on a Jones Graduate School of Business study.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This appeared in the Chronicle’s “Gray Matters” online magazine, and it also appeared in Houston Public Media with a different headline, “How casual use of militaristic hyperbole gets everyone up in arms.”)
http://bit.ly/2AhvdbZ
Survey: Public school parents less satisfied with engagement opportunities
Education Dive
http://bit.ly/2AiuGX5

After nude photos and sex messages, Barton says he won’t seek re-election
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 articles on U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Ennis, who announced he won’t seek re-election after a sexually explicit photo of Barton was released online. Jones also is quoted in stories about a potential gubernatorial run by Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez, conservative leaders calling for GOP House candidates to support voting as a bloc for Texas House speaker and President Donald Trump sharing videos on Twitter that allegedly portray Muslims committing acts of violence.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram (This article appeared in more than 10 media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/2BB7xgW
North Texas Congressman faces tough choices
Huntsville Item (This article also appeared in the Mineral Wells Index.)
http://bit.ly/2BzMOKn
Candidates lining up for Dallas County sheriff if Lupe Valdez runs for Texas governor
Dallas Morning News (Subscription is required. A portion of this article appeared at Off the Kuff.)
http://bit.ly/2nlC4MH
KRLD-AM (Dallas)
http://bit.ly/2jxTuQU (Click the audio button to listen to the broadcast, which also aired on KLBJ-AM in Austin, Texas.)
KRLD-AM (Dallas)
http://bit.ly/2kdFDTD (Click the audio button to listen to the broadcast.)

More than 100,000 Houston children set to lose health coverage with CHIP expiration
Vivian Ho, the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and professor of economics, is quoted in an article on the Children’s Health Insurance Plan, which is on pace to run out of funding in Texas in January after federal authorization expired in September.
Houston Public Media
http://bit.ly/2zDez3m

Rice University is auctioning off its owl mascot costume for more than $450
A recently retired Sammy the Owl costume is being auctioned by Rice Athletics.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://bit.ly/2Bmz84w
http://bit.ly/2zBJ8pO

Art gallery and museum listings
“Mickalene Thomas: Waiting on a Prime-Time Star” at Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://bit.ly/2hK44Us
http://bit.ly/2iEou1P

BROADCAST

‘Erin Burnett OutFront’
Professor of History Douglas Brinkley discusses President Donald Trump. He also spoke Nov. 14 at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.
CNN
http://bit.ly/2ni3VgA (Click the video button to watch the broadcast.)
‘CNN Today’
CNN International
http://bit.ly/2zB18kh (Click the video button to watch the broadcast.)
Bucksbaum Lecture examines roles of US presidents throughout history
Times-Delphic
http://bit.ly/2zRXtmo

KSL-AM (Salt Lake City)
Craig Considine, lecturer in sociology, is quoted in a story on Trump sharing videos on Twitter that allegedly portray Muslims committing acts of violence.
http://bit.ly/2kdDxTN (Click the audio button to listen to the broadcast, which aired on ABC Radio affiliates.)

KIAH-TV (Houston)
Alumna Norma Torres Mendoza ’13 spoke during an event featuring stories of people who have benefited from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
http://bit.ly/2j4Suo5 (Click the video button to watch the broadcast.)

What’s in a word? Ask environment writer Robert Macfarlane
Rice’s Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences’ podcast with Robert Macfarlane, a contributor to The Guardian, examines the effect of the term “climate change” on response to the issue.
Energy Priorities
http://bit.ly/2jxGOcV

Anna Christy brings to life opera classic ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’
Alumna Anna Christy ’98 discusses her role as Lucia in “Lucia di Lammermoor” at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
WLRN.org
http://bit.ly/2AkSN5w

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

The spirit of capitalism
A feature on Rice trustee Jim Hackett, lecturer in humanities, mentions that he teaches Moral Leadership in Economics at Rice.
Harvard Divinity School
http://bit.ly/2AJMTxF

Eyes on excellence
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education named Rice a 2017 Circle of Excellence Awards Grand Gold winner for “Celebrating 50 Years of Undergraduate Black Life at Rice,” which included a series of events planned in partnership with the Association of Rice University Black Alumni. Provost Marie Lynn Miranda is quoted.
Currents
http://bit.ly/2ncU3EE

After Harvey’s rainwaters receded, fears rose
Bill Fulton, director of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, authored an op-ed on Houston’s response to Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey.
Governing
http://bit.ly/2j4Hsin

Where have all the black mayors gone?
Melissa Marschall, professor of political science, is quoted in an article on factors contributing to a decline in the number of big-city black mayors.
Governing
http://bit.ly/2nljioG

Horizon Pharma PLC names Shao-Lee Lin, M.D., Ph.D., executive vice president, research and development and chief scientific officer
Alumna Shao-Lee Lin ’88 is featured.
Nasdaq.com (This article appeared in more than 10 media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/2AmfuGp

Financial lifelines
The late alumnus Andrew Ladd ’03 is mentioned.
Cancer Updates, Research & Education
http://bit.ly/2i0ejnH

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

IU graduate students march to President McRobbie’s office in opposition of tax plan
An article on Indiana University graduate students’ displeasure with a Republican-proposed tax reform bill that would tax tuition waivers mentions that Rice President David Leebron and other university presidents have expressed opposition to the tax plan.
Indiana Daily Student
http://bit.ly/2kde5On

3 ways to use experiential learning to boost your career
Rice’s Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is mentioned.
Success
http://bit.ly/2AqXi0K

The best Houston tips from our readers
Visiting Rice’s campus is mentioned on a list of things to do in Houston.
Lifehacker
http://bit.ly/2AkZLax

The founder’s secular vision
John Boles, the William Pettus Hobby Professor of History and author of “Jefferson: Architect of American Liberty,” wrote an op-ed on Thomas Jefferson’s founding principles for the University of Virginia.
University of Virginia Magazine
http://bit.ly/2Af7ZTA

SPORTS

Hervey’s 27th double-double leads UTA in 69-49 win
The Rice men’s basketball team lost to the University of Texas at Arlington Nov. 29 in Arlington.
Washington Post (This Associated Press article appeared in more than 50 media outlets, and a portion appeared in a college basketball roundup in the Nov. 30 print edition of the Houston Chronicle.)
http://wapo.st/2zEOvob
KTXX-AM (Austin, Texas)
http://bit.ly/2j4ws4B (Click the audio button to listen to the broadcast.)
UTA Mavericks defend home court against Rice Owls
The Shorthorn
http://bit.ly/2nifZhQ

No. 18 Texas A&M women hold off Rice 82-76
The Rice women’s basketball team lost to Texas A&M University Nov. 29 in College Station.
Washington Post (This Associated Press article appeared in more than 100 media outlets, and a portion appeared in a college basketball roundup in the Nov. 30 print edition of the Houston Chronicle with a different headline, “Howard, Williams lead A&M women past Rice.”)
http://wapo.st/2neQcHa
No. 18 Texas A&M women’s basketball team gets past Rice
The Eagle
http://bit.ly/2BoZ5jY
Aggie women’s basketball uses late rally to defeat Rice, 82-76
TexAgs
http://bit.ly/2Aq7eI3
Women’s basketball comes back to defeat Rice, 82-76 at Reed
The Battalion
http://bit.ly/2jy3ute

LSU to host UL-Monroe for a 2021 football game; $1.4 million payout: Report
A story about future football schedules for Louisiana State University mentions games against Rice scheduled for 2018, 2020 and 2024.
New Orleans Times-Picayune
http://bit.ly/2AJkqZ9

Red Raiders hoping to keep season alive versus SMU
An article on the Texas Tech University volleyball team mentions Rice faces Texas State Nov. 30 in the first round of the National Invitational Volleyball Championship in San Marcos.
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (A similar article appeared at KCBC.com.)
http://bit.ly/2zAGxfR

NEWS RELEASES

Researchers advance technique to detect ovarian cancer
Researchers at Rice and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have refined and, for the first time, run in vivo tests of a method that may allow nanotube-based probes to locate specific tumors in the body. Their ability to pinpoint tumors with submillimeter accuracy could eventually improve early detection and treatment of ovarian cancer. The results of the research are published in the American Chemical Society journal ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces.
http://bit.ly/2zAPtBZ

Baker Institute expert available to comment on today’s annual OPEC meeting
The eyes of the energy world are turned to the 173rd OPEC Meeting in Vienna, which will determine the future levels for the cartel’s oil production output. Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is available to discuss the key issues at play at the meeting and their implications for both the United States’ and global oil markets. Krane, a member of the institute’s Center for Energy Studies, specializes in energy geopolitics and energy consumption in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East.
http://bit.ly/2AlerGO

About Matt Wilson

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