Dateline Rice for May 16, 2018


Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano shares a deep link with neighboring Mauna Loa
An article mentions a 2012 Rice study that devised a theory about how the eruptions of volcanoes Mauna Loa and Kilauea in Hawaii are physically connected.
Yahoo! News (This article originally appeared in Inverse.)

Michael Bloomberg: For new graduates, an honor code for life
Michael Bloomberg’s commencement speech at Rice is mentioned in several outlets.
Salt Lake Tribune
‘MSNBC Live with Stephanie Ruhle’
MSNBC (Click the video button to watch the broadcast.)
Axios A.M.
Axios (Scroll down to “9. Commencement wisdom: ‘Click the link.’”)
Michael Bloomberg warns of ‘epidemic of dishonesty’
Alabama Today

Take time out now for school sports physicals
An article quotes John Higgins, a sports cardiologist for Rice.
U.S. News & World Report (This article also appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Election security news across the US
Cyber researchers from Rice and other Texas universities sent state leaders a letter urging them to use federal election security funding to redesign the voter registration system, require risk-based, post-election audits and eliminate electronic voting machines that produce no paper records.
Politico (Scroll down to “What should happen in Texas.”)


Valdez, White raise little in low-budget race to face Gov. Abbott
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 about Democratic gubernatorial campaign contributions and an article about the likelihood that sports betting will be allowed in Texas.
Austin American-Statesman
So when will sports betting come to Texas?

KPFT Houston
Marie Lynn Miranda, Rice’s Howard R. Hughes Provost and professor of statistics, is interviewed about a voluntary Hurricane Harvey health impact survey. (Scroll down to Playlist/Archive and click on the play button for Friday, May 4.)

Fox introduces its new fall shows
Best-selling author Justin Cronin, writer-in-residence at Rice, is featured and pictured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Lone Star Flight Museum 2018 gala
The late alumnus Noel Parrish ’28 was inducted into the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame. The honor was accepted by Ira Gruber, the Harris Masterson Jr. Professor Emeritus.

Bowers joins Rice Board of Trustees
Business leader Donald Bowers, who was elected to the Rice University Board of Trustees, is featured and pictured. Bart Broadman and Holli Ladhani, who were also elected to the board, are mentioned. President David Leebron is quoted.
Houston Defender

Bike deaths have Rice University students taking a stand against deadly intersection
An article about bicycle safety near Rice quotes graduate students Cat Majors and Mary Natoli and mentions Marjorie Corcoran, a professor of physics and astronomy at Rice who was killed Feb. 3, 2017, in a train-cyclist accident. Corcoran is also mentioned in a KPFT broadcast.
KPFT Houston (Scroll down to Playlist/Archive and click on the play button for Friday, May 4.)

Q&A with Timothy Morton
Timothy Morton, the Rita Shea Guffey Chair in English, is featured in an interview about his work.
Texas Architect

Houston Water considers options for post-Harvey resilience
Rice is mentioned as a key partner for the Houston Water Innovation Hub, which will be the first large-scale water technology demonstration hub in the U.S.
Texas Architect


How a federal lawsuit could open the door to online voter registration in Texas
Dan Wallach, professor of computer science and of electrical and computer engineering and a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in an article about the challenges facing Texas if the state were to implement online voter registration.
Houston Public Media

‘S.E. Cupp Unfiltered’
History Professor Douglas Brinkley puts President Donald Trump’s administration into historical context.
Headline News (Click the video button to watch the broadcast.)

WHAM-AM (Rochester, N.Y.)
A Rice study that determined the 2018 flu vaccine will have similar efficacy as the 2017 version is mentioned. (This segment aired on 10 other radio stations.)

KTRH-AM (Houston)
Rice head baseball coach Wayne Graham and former players Lance Berkman ’98, Josh Baker ’06 and Jordan Stephens ’15 are mentioned. (Click the audio button to listen to the broadcast.)


As the 5G rollout approaches, questions remain
An article mentions Rice’s partnership with the University of Utah to test next-generation wireless systems in Salt Lake City.
PC Magazine (This article also appeared in PC Magazine India.)

The alpinist becoming an astronaut
Alumna Ulyana Nadia Horodyskyj ’07 is featured.

Houston Symphony takes diverse programming across Houston with 10 free concerts
Graduate student Ruben Rengel is featured and Paul Kantor, the Sallie Shepherd Perkins Professor of Violin at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, is mentioned.
Broadway World

Tony winner Len Cariou brings ‘Broadway and the Bard’ to Bay Area
Alumnus Mark Janas ’82 is featured.
Broadway World

Higher education and K-12 form partnerships to help educators and learners
Rice’s Houston Education Research Consortium is mentioned.
EdTech Magazine

Apache recognizes 2 children of employees for academic excellence
An article mentions alumnus John Williams ’16.

The power of debriefing
Eduardo Salas, professor and the Allyn R. and Gladys M. Cline Chair of Psychology, is quoted in an article on a study by Rice researchers that found teams that debrief after work activities outperform those that do not by about 20 percent. Paper co-author Denise Reyes, a graduate student, is mentioned.
Business NH Magazine

US: A vegetable greenhouse scaled to city dwellers
Seniors working at Rice’s Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen developed an automated, modular, indoor greenhouse to provide high-throughput food growth aimed at young professionals in urban settings. McMurtry College’s Mary Bao, Duncan College’s Mike Hua, Baker College’s Jack Kaplan and Lingbo Chen, Brown College’s Harrison Lin and Martel College’s Colin Losey are mentioned. Lin, Hua and Kaplan are quoted. Matthew Elliott, lecturer in mechanical engineering, and Gary Woods, professor in the practice of computer technology and electrical and computer engineering, are mentioned. A Rice video is included.

Who has access to your DNA?
Rice is mentioned in a caption.
Digital Journal


Stewie the robot offers horseback therapy without the stable fee
Equine-assisted therapy, also known as hippotherapy, can help patients develop coordination, balance and posture. Seniors working at Rice’s Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen developed an open-sourced app that will be available to those without access to a real horse. Student Matt O’Gorman is quoted, and a Rice video is included. (This article appeared in more than 100 other media outlets.)

States are finally replacing touchscreen voting machines, which also provide no means for voters to know if their votes were recorded correctly 
An article about electronic touchscreen voting machines cites a Rice study.


Cougars take down Owls in Wayne Graham’s final game against Houston
Rice head baseball coach Wayne Graham was honored by the University of Houston before the Owls lost to the Cougars 7-2 May 15 in Sugar Land. Graham is featured and pictured in a Houston Chronicle article that also mentions baseball players Willy Amador, Dominic DiCaprio, Zach Esquivel, Blair Lewis, Ryan Chandler, Braden Comeaux, Garrett Gayle, Roel Garcia and Evan Kravetz.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
‘Fox 26 News at 9’
KRIV-TV (Houston) (Click the video button to watch the broadcast.)

College of Charleston’s Michael Sass looking to make national tournament
Rice men’s golf players Mitchell Meissner and Mario Carmona are mentioned.
The Post and Courier

Rams add 6 undrafted rookies
Former Rice football player Brian Womac signed with the Los Angeles Rams.
NBC Sports
Report: Rams to add another pass rusher, sign UDFA Brian Womac
Rams Wire
Rams sign 6 college free agents, waive Thompson

Meet the transfers who will shake up CFB in 2018
Former Rice football players Calvin Anderson, J.T. Ibe and Preston Gordon are mentioned. Anderson is also mentioned in articles from the Austin American-Statesman and Hook ’Em Headlines. Ibe is also mentioned in Saturday Down South and articles.
Football: New Longhorns make ESPN’s impact transfer list
Austin American-Statesman
Texas football: Grad transfers will play huge role in success for Longhorns in 2018
Hook ‘Em Headlines
ESPN’s list of notable transfers for 2018 loaded with new SEC players
Saturday Down South
Nixon: ‘It’s going to be a big year’

Now that Aztecs have transfer Malachi Flynn, who might they get next?
Former Rice men’s basketball player Malik Osborne is mentioned.
San Diego Union-Tribune

NBA playoffs: Inside Klay Thompson’s ‘rivalry’ with James Harden
Rice men’s head basketball coach Scott Pera is quoted.
San Jose Mercury News

This FIU Panthers second baseman has found his power stroke at the right time
The Rice women’s tennis team is mentioned.
Miami Herald

WKU claims 6 titles on final day of C-USA Championships
Rice hosted the Conference USA Track and Field Championships.
Bowling Green Daily News
Miners claim 11 medals at Conference USA Championships

Women’s soccer announces 2018 fall schedule
An article mentions that the Rice women’s soccer team will host the University of Memphis Sept. 7.


Rice to host book launch for ‘Market Cities, People Cities’ 
Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research will host a launch event for the book “Market Cities, People Cities” at Rice’s BioScience Research Collaborative as part of its “Urban Reads” series. “Market Cities, People Cities” was authored by Michael Emerson, a Kinder Institute fellow and provost and professor of urban studies at North Park University, and Kevin Smiley, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Buffalo. The launch event will feature a discussion with the authors followed by a book signing May 17.

Europium points to new suspect in continental mystery
Clues from some unusual Arizona rocks pointed Rice scientists toward a discovery that could answer a long-standing mystery: What stole the iron from Earth’s continents? The find has weighty implications.

About Stefan De La Garza

Stefan De La Garza is a news analyst in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.