Dateline Rice for Jan. 22, 2018 (Weekend Edition)

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

The wild drama of Trump’s 1st year
Professor of History Douglas Brinkley is quoted in an article on President Donald Trump’s first year in office. Brinkley also discussed Trump and a federal government shutdown on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” and “Smerconish.”
CBS News (This Associated Press article appeared in more than 400 media outlets.)
http://cbsn.ws/2DYw6WC
‘Smerconish’
CNN
http://bit.ly/2DrEVXE (Click the video button to watch the broadcast, which also aired on KYW-AM in Philadelphia and CNC3-TV in Trinidad.)
‘Reliable Sources’
CNN
http://bit.ly/2F2j6OT (Click the video button to watch the broadcast.)
Transcripts: CNN ‘Reliable Sources’
CNN.com
http://cnn.it/2DYCcpY

How this small Houston community survived Hurricane Harvey when other parts didn’t
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 flood mitigation efforts in Clear Lake.
USA Today (This article appeared in more than 25 media outlets.)
https://usat.ly/2rq4RBA

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Texas colleges with the best career outcomes for graduates, according to Princeton Review
Rice is one of the Texas universities on the Princeton Review’s list of “Colleges That Pay You Back.”
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News, Midland Reporter-Telegram and Plainview Daily Herald.)
http://bit.ly/2ro1I5k
http://bit.ly/2rpqd1R
Gallery: Texas colleges with the best career outcomes for graduates, according to Princeton Review
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/2rnapN9

12 tips for finding time to exercise in 2018
John P. Higgins, sports cardiologist for Rice Athletics, authored an article about the importance of exercising.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front of the Star section in the Jan. 22 print edition with a different headline, “Find time to exercise in 2018.” The print edition mentions that Higgins is the sports cardiologist for Rice University Athletics.)
http://bit.ly/2DXzS2o

To the left or middle? Lupe Valdez, Andrew White on different paths in race for governor
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 Democratic Texas gubernatorial candidates Lupe Valdez and Andrew White. The Rice University Lib-Con Study, created by Jones, is mentioned in a pair of articles.
Dallas Morning News (Subscription is required.)
http://bit.ly/2DZZonF
Herman: Let’s eavesdrop on 2 Texas Repubs going at it on Twitter
Austin American-Statesman
https://atxne.ws/2DVjBLf
Voter Guide: Bob Hall
Dallas Morning News
http://bit.ly/2DZ3Mn0

In Harris County, punishment for pot depends on where you’re caught
An article on Harris County’s Misdemeanor Marijuana Diversion Program mentions that Rice University Police Department has not referred anyone to the program.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared on the front page of the Jan. 22 print edition with a different headline, “Some law agencies evade weed policy.”)
http://bit.ly/2DZ2EzI

Manipulating Cellular Function with Synthetic RNAs’
James Chappell, assistant professor of biosciences, will give a lecture Jan. 23 at the BioScience Research Collaborative.
TMC News
http://bit.ly/2DXDp0w

Study examines job trends among kidney failure patients
Kevin Erickson, a nonresident scholar in the Center for Health and Biosciences at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is the lead author of a study on the relationship between kidney failure treatment and employment. Vivian Ho, the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics at the Baker Institute, is mentioned as a contributor.
Baylor College of Medicine (A similar article appeared in Nephrology News and Issues.)
http://bit.ly/2rnZZNo

Houston Iranian Film Festival touches on the cultural taboo of premarital sex
Rice Cinema will host screenings during the Houston Iranian Film Festival Jan. 19-21 and Jan. 26-28. Former Rice professor Hamid Naficy will give a lecture Jan. 31 at Rice Media Center.
Houston Press
http://bit.ly/2DXJABS

Veterans to get business boost in Houston, thanks to 2 organizations dedicated to giving back
Veterans Business Battle, which is hosted by the Entrepreneurs’ Organization-Houston and Rice’s Veterans in Business Association, is mentioned.
Rare Houston
http://bit.ly/2DZWRtw

ICYIM, this week, the Houston Chronicle endorsed candidates ahead of criminal district court primaries
Alumnus Jason Luong ’97 was mentioned in the Houston Chronicle’s endorsements.
Rare Houston
http://bit.ly/2DXP1Ra

The most beautiful gym in the world hits Houston
Rice alumna Molly Carter ’14 is the founder of fitness center The Preserve.
PaperCity Houston
http://bit.ly/2rjgoT8

ICYMI: 5 things that mattered in local news last week
A satirical fake ad on the Backpage of the Rice Thresher, the student newspaper, is mentioned.
Houston Heights Patch
http://bit.ly/2DZwRyz

BROADCAST

Could the government shutdown impact Harvey victims?
Paul Brace, the Clarence L. Carter Professor of Political Science, comments on a federal government shutdown.
KHOU.com
http://bit.ly/2DYmniN
KHOU-TV (Houston)
http://bit.ly/2n06Hn6 (Click the video button to watch the broadcast.)
KRIV-TV (Houston)
http://bit.ly/2DrHE3k (Click the video button to watch the broadcast.)
WBZ-AM (Boston)
http://bit.ly/2n0JHW1 (Click the audio button to listen to the broadcast, which also aired on KRLD-AM in Dallas.)

‘AM Joy’
A story on immigration reform mentions memoirs of the great-great-grandfather of Fox News broadcaster Tucker Carlson housed at Rice.
MSNBC
http://bit.ly/2DYTZ0k (Click the video button to watch the broadcast.)

KQED-FM (San Francisco)
A story on Sproutel, which develops health care products, mentions co-founder Aaron Horowitz attended Rice.
http://bit.ly/2DYUcR4 (Click the audio button to listen to the broadcast.)

KTSA-AM (San Antonio)
Alumnus Steven Buckley ’78 is featured.
http://bit.ly/2DWciD7 (Click the audio button to listen to the broadcast.)

WFAN-AM (New York)
Rice’s residential college system is mentioned.
http://bit.ly/2Doinap (Click the audio button to listen to the broadcast.)

WTOP-AM (Washington, D.C.)
Ned Thomas, the Ernest Dell Butcher Professor of Engineering and professor of materials science and nanoengineering, of chemical and biomolecular engineering and of chemistry, is quoted in a story on materials that can improve home insulation.
http://bit.ly/2Dsl5LY (Click the audio button to listen to the broadcast.)

KTRH-AM (Houston)
A certified financial planner certification course at Rice is mentioned.
http://bit.ly/2DoVnbb (Click the audio button to listen to the broadcast.)

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Africans made their own glass, didn’t need Europeans, archaeologists say
Scholars from Rice, University College London and the Field Museum have found the first direct evidence that glass was produced in sub-Saharan Africa centuries before the arrival of Europeans, a finding that the researchers said represents a “new chapter in the history of glass technology.” Alumnus Abidemi Babatunde Babalola ’14, lead author of the study, is quoted.
International Business Times (Similar articles appeared in more than 25 other media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/2DXF3iF

Video of the week: Rice chemists give helping hand to carbon nanotubes
The lab of Matteo Pasquali, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, of materials science and nanoengineering and of chemistry, developed a method to quickly produce strong, conductive fibers from carbon nanotubes.
The Engineer
http://bit.ly/2ropZbm

The DACA reversal and education
Luz Garcini, a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Psychology, is quoted in a story on concerns about the mental health of recipients of the Delayed Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which President Donald Trump said last year will not be extended by executive order.
Ed Circuit
http://bit.ly/2DX5MMs

Curves and edges could help turn carbon nanomaterials into fuel-cell cathodes
Nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes, along with modified graphene nanoribbons, may be suitable replacements for platinum for fast oxygen reduction, the key reaction in fuel cells that transform chemical energy into electricity, according to Rice researchers. Boris Yakobson, the Karl F. Hasselmann Professor of Materials Science and NanoEngineering and professor of chemistry, is quoted.
Materials Today
http://bit.ly/2E1Z1ct

A healthier, more resilient Houston needs cleaner air
An op-ed on air pollution in Houston that originally appeared in the Houston Chronicle mentions Rice is working with other local groups on an awareness campaign.
Environmental Defense Fund
http://bit.ly/2DXqvQe

Harvard GSD appoints Jeanne Gang, Sharon Johnston, Mark Lee as professors in practice of architecture
An article on the Harvard University Graduate School of Design mentions that Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee held the Cullinan Visiting Chair at Rice.
World Architecture
http://bit.ly/2DYaBVS

Harvard scientist creates neural lace that fuses with your brain
Jacob Robinson, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering and of bioengineering, is mentioned.
Target Health Global
http://bit.ly/2DX5G7u

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

UAE’s omission of Qatar from map draws flak
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in articles on the United Arab Emirates omitting Qatar from a map at the Louvre Museum in Abu Dhabi.
Gulf Times
http://bit.ly/2DXCey8
Louvre Abu Dhabi replaces Gulf map that omitted Qatar
The Peninsula (This article also appeared at MENAFN.com.)
http://bit.ly/2DZJutw

Venezuela’s oil production collapsing along with its economy
Francisco Monaldi, a fellow in Latin American energy policy at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in articles on Venezuela’s oil industry.
New American (This article also appeared in El Mercurio de Chile.)
http://bit.ly/2DYZYSN

Scholar explains what lures jihadists from Daesh to al-Qaeda
David Cook, associate professor of religion, participates in a Q&A.
Sputnik International
http://bit.ly/2DZkWRc

The science of belief: A conversation
Research by Elaine Howard Ecklund, founding director of the Religion and Public Life Program and the Herbert S. Autrey Chair in Social Sciences, is mentioned.
New Humanist
http://bit.ly/2rt5Ktl

A candid take on the future of AI and job automation
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 articles on artificial intelligence’s impact on the workforce.
Venture Beat (This article also appeared in Long Island Tech News, NewsDog and Apple Glory.)
http://bit.ly/2DYxl8e
Que haremos cuando los robots hagan todo el trabajo? Pasate!
Taringa! (An English translation is not available.)
http://bit.ly/2DVXnc5

Are online sexual harassment prevention courses the answer?
Associate Professor of Psychology Eden King is quoted in an article on sexual harassment training programs.
eLearning Inside
http://bit.ly/2DWVRXh

Book review: ‘Secret Body’ by Jeffrey J. Kripal
“Secret Body,” a book by Jeffrey Kripal, the J. Newton Rayzor Professor of Religion, is featured.
Red Dirt Report
http://bit.ly/2DrZhA3

Moss, Olatunde, Sar headline AWF’s Guest Writer Session
Todd Moss, nonresident scholar at the Center for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, will participate in Abuja Writers Forum’s Guest Writer Session series.
Premium Times (This article also appeared in All Africa, Nigerian Tribune and Uncova.)
http://bit.ly/2rnXSZY

Holy named Wolff Professor of Neuroscience
Alumnus Timothy E. Holy ’91 was named the Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Professor of Neuroscience at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
http://bit.ly/2DXDpOc

Group to discuss book on Frederick Law Olmsted
“Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted,” a book by alumnus Justin Martin ’87, will be featured Feb. 3 at the Bernardsville Public Library in Bernardsville, N.J.
Bernardsville Patch
http://bit.ly/2DZ4Hnh

Chemical and Biological Engineering spring 2018 seminar — Philip Stewart
Alumnus Philip Stewart ’82, a professor at Montana State University, will present “Biofilm Infections on Medical Devices” Jan. 24 at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.
Illinois Tech Today
http://bit.ly/2ro0FlU

La artista Linarejos Moreno lleva a Alcobendas su “Cámara de niebla”
Artist Linarejos Moreno, a former visiting student at Rice, has an exhibition titled “La cámara de niebla” at the Art Center Alcobendas in Alcobendas, Spain.
ABC Agencias (An English translation is not available.)
http://bit.ly/2E0LUbq

SPORTS

Boykin scores 21, Louisiana Tech beats Rice 69-54
The Rice men’s basketball team lost to Louisiana Tech University 69-54 Jan. 20 in Ruston, La.
Fox Sports (This Associated Press article appeared in more than 20 media outlets.)
http://foxs.pt/2DXtyYL
KTAL-TV (Shreveport, La.)
http://bit.ly/2DrFaST (Click the video button to watch the broadcast.)
KTBS-TV (Shreveport, La.)
http://bit.ly/2DxH8VG (Click the video button to watch the broadcast.)
Area men: Iowa State upsets No. 8 Texas Tech
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://bit.ly/2DWgt1L

Rice women bounce back after loss
The Rice women’s basketball team defeated the University of North Carolina at Charlotte 62-55 Jan. 21 in Charlotte, N.C.
Galveston County Daily News (Subscription is required.)
http://bit.ly/2DYsMe4
Women’s basketball: Baylor wins 14th straight; Texas cruises past Tech
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://bit.ly/2DXxBEg
Niners unable to finish off comeback
Niner Times
http://bit.ly/2DXXfJb

Sports briefs
The Rice women’s tennis team’s Jan. 21 match against Baylor was postponed until March 6.
Waco Tribune-Herald
http://bit.ly/2DZT0g2

Baseball: Top 5 most intriguing opponents for 2018
An article on Middle Tennessee State University baseball includes a preview of Rice’s team. Head coach Wayne Graham and players Dominic DiCaprio and Ford Proctor are mentioned.
MTSU Sidelines
http://bit.ly/2DVSmQN

LSU swimming says goodbye to seniors, prepares for SEC Championships
An article on Louisiana State University swimming mentions the Tigers face the Rice women’s team Jan. 27. Rice also is mentioned in articles on Texas A&M University and Tulane University swimming.
LSU Now
http://bit.ly/2DXKPkl
LSU celebrates Senior Day
LSUSports.net
http://bit.ly/2DZT4MT
Lisa Bratton takes down 2 pool records as Aggies cruise past LSU
Swim Swam
http://bit.ly/2DYnCif
Tulane women take all 15 events in Loyola dual
Swim Swam
http://bit.ly/2DXNGtC

‘ESPNU College Basketball’
Former Rice basketball player Marcus Jackson, who now plays at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is mentioned.
ESPNU
http://bit.ly/2DrM7TE (Click the video button to watch the broadcast.)

Josh Thiel named deputy athletics director for athletics advancement
Josh Thiel, senior associate athletic director and chief development officer, was named deputy athletics director for athletics advancement at San Jose State University.
SJSUSpartans.com
http://bit.ly/2rrrPZa

NEWS RELEASE

Baker Institute expert explores surge of state gross receipts tax proposals
While some states may consider a gross receipts tax to generate revenue, enhance business competitiveness or implement alternatives to the administratively burdensome state corporate income tax, the GRT is viewed by most economists as a bad tax primarily because of “tax pyramiding,” according to an expert at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. Joyce Beebe, fellow in public finance, outlined her insights in a new issue brief, “A Primer on Gross Receipts Taxes.”
http://bit.ly/2E04IHR

About Matt Wilson

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