Dateline Rice for Jan. 9, 2018


Trevor Cobb puts Rice on the map, again
Former Rice player Trevor Cobb ’93 was selected to the College Football Hall of Fame. He will be inducted Dec. 4 in New York.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Jan. 9 print edition.)
Mack Brown, Frank Beamer, Ed Reed highlight College Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018
NBC Sports
Dickenson named to US College Football Hall of Fame
National Post (This article also appeared in the Calgary Sun and Edmonton Sun.)
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KTRK-TV (Houston) (Click the video button to watch the broadcast.)
‘Texas Standard’
KUT-FM (Austin) (Click the audio button to listen to the broadcast, which aired on more than 20 stations.)


Can we actually stop using fossil fuels?
Charles McConnell, executive director of Rice’s Energy and Environment Initiative and former assistant secretary of energy at the U.S. Department of Energy, is quoted.
Popular Science

Trump appointee announces run for Congress; Salas withdraws
Alumnus Gavin Clarkson ’91 will seek the Republican nomination in a New Mexico district being vacated by Rep. Steve Pearce, who is running for governor.
Ruidoso News (This article also appeared in the Santa Fe New Mexican, Las Cruces Sun, Los Alamos Monitor, Alamogordo Daily News, Silver City Sun, Current-Argus and Deming Headlight.)

Goop is promoting a $135 coffee enema; here’s what science says
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 in an article on health advice found on actress Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle website. Anding is also quoted along with Doug Schuler, associate professor of business and public policy at the Jones Graduate School of Business, in a Houston Chronicle article on people’s eating behaviors.
CBS News
Houston’s not eating that well. Can a new mobile grocery help?
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This appeared in the Chronicle’s “Gray Matters” online magazine and appeared in the Jan. 9 print edition with a different headline, “Groceries on the go.” It was included in a previous edition of Dateline when the article was posted online.)


Kindest cut makes virus programmable
By chipping away at a viral protein, Rice scientists have discovered a path toward virus-like, nanoscale devices that may be able to deliver drugs to cells. Junghae Suh, associate professor of bioengineering, and graduate student Nicole Thadani are quoted. Other co-authors mentioned are alumnus Christopher Dempsey ’14, alumna Julia Zhao ’15 and former lab manager Sonya Vasquez.
TMC News
Team modifies nanoscale virus to deliver peptide drugs to cells, tissues
Space Weekly (Similar articles appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)

Texas experts speak out — Could Oprah really be elected president?
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 a potential presidential bid by Oprah Winfrey. Jones also is quoted in a story on efforts by Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, to negotiate a compromise between Republicans and Democrats on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which President Donald Trump said last year will not be extended by executive order.
KRLD-AM (Dallas) (Click the audio button to listen to the broadcast, which also aired on KLBJ-AM in Austin, Texas.)

‘Reducing Inequities in Maternal and Child Health: The Role of New Technologies’
Rebecca Richards-Kortum, the Malcolm Gillis University Professor, professor of bioengineering and of electrical and computer engineering and director of the Rice 360° Institute for Global Health, will give the Dean’s Lecture at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Jan. 23.
TMC News


‘Imus in the Morning’
Professor of History Douglas Brinkley is mentioned.
WABC-AM (New York) (Click the audio button to listen to the broadcast, which aired on more than 60 stations.)


Nanoparticle catalyst helps turn toxic molecules into air and water
Engineers at Rice’s Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment Center have found a catalyst that cleans toxic nitrates from drinking water by converting them into air and water. Michael Wong, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, of chemistry, of materials science and nanoengineering and of civil and environmental engineering and chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and the lead scientist on the study; and co-author Kim Heck, a research scientist in Wong’s lab, are quoted. A Rice photo is featured.
World Industrial Reporter (Similar articles appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)

Honoring Earth and space scientists
A roundup of news mentions Gerald Dickens, professor of Earth, environmental and planetary science, will continue his term as a GSA Today science editor through 2018.

Yale Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of ‘Field Guide’ created by Rude Mechs
“Field Guide,” which features dramaturgy by alumna Amy Boratko ’03, runs Jan. 26-Feb. 17 at Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven, Conn.
Broadway World

‘The Poetics and Politics of Alzheimer’s Disease Life-Writing’ reviewed by Julie E. Kutac
Alumna Julie Kutac ’03 reviewed Martina Zimmerman’s “The Poetics and Politics of Alzheimer’s Disease Life-Writing.”
Centre for Medical Humanities


Essential Science: Graphene makes for cell-sized robots
The process of making a superlattice with patterns of hydrogenated graphene developed in the lab of James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Chemistry, professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering, is mentioned.

Researchers study complex morphology of the protoplanetary disc around star MWC 758
Postdoctoral research associate Yann Boehler led a study to obtain more detailed information about the morphology of the disc of MWC 758, a young star 500 light-years from Earth.

Guest post: Who hires whom?
Former Rice professor Michael Emerson authored an op-ed on faculty hiring practices in university sociology departments.

German pianist performs next Music Mondays concert
Pianist Andreas Klein ’89 will perform Jan. 22 at King Chapel in Mount Vernon, Iowa.
Cornell College

National service news
A roundup of news mentions a study by Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research provided guidance to officials in Harris County and Houston when distributing Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund money.
Campbells World

Dr. Naples plans for the future of Texarkana, Ark.
Alumnus James Naples ’70 is featured.
TXK Today

El major monedero digital se llama Coinbase
Alumnus Brian Armstrong ’05, CEO of Coinbase, is quoted.
La Crónica de Badajoz (An English translation is not available.)


Tickets on sale for Lamar softball, baseball
An article mentions the Rice baseball team will face Lamar University during the upcoming season.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in the Beaumont Enterprise.)

Spring season preview: Men’s tennis
A preview of the University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley’s men’s tennis season mentions a Jan. 14 matchup with Rice.


Rice expert available to discuss leadership development, stepping outside one’s comfort zone in 2018
The beginning of a new year often prompts people to take stock of their career and skills and to set goals. Tom Kolditz, a leadership scholar and director of Rice’s Doerr Institute for New Leaders, is available to discuss the critical things to consider when aspiring to develop one’s leadership skills.

About Matt Wilson

Matt Wilson is a senior editor in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.