Dateline Rice for June 5, 2018


Schultz 2020? Other CEOs will be watching closely
History Professor Douglas Brinkley is quoted in several articles and broadcasts about business leaders running for president as well as the idea of a president pardoning himself. Brinkley is also quoted in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about the legacy of Robert F. Kennedy, who was assassinated 50 years ago this week.
New York Times (This article appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
The tech bubble gives ‘an insulating force field’ to this stock market
MarketWatch (This article also appeared in Morningstar.)
‘Squawk Box’ 
CNBC (Click on the video button to watch the broadcast, which also aired on CNBC Europe.)
‘New Day’
CNN International (Click on the video button to watch the broadcast.)
A great unanswered question in American politics: What might have been for Bobby Kennedy?
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

1-year anniversary of unjust siege: Changing regional dynamics in the Gulf
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, authored an op-ed on the one-year anniversary of the continuing diplomatic and economic embargo of Qatar by four Persian Gulf nations.
Gulf Times
Crise entre Catar e Arábia Saudita modifica alianças no Oriente Médio
Jornal do Brasil (An English translation is not available. This article appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
Repressão a ativistas mostra que na Arábia Saudita mudanças vêm de cima
NSC (An English translation is not available. This article appeared in 10 other media outlets.)

Dr. John C. Price, head and neck surgeon, dies
An article mentions that the late John Price attended Rice.
Baltimore Sun 


Applying to dozens of colleges isn’t common despite viral reports, Rice’s admission head says
Yvonne Romero da Silva, vice president for enrollment, is featured and quoted in an article about application processes for high school students.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

UH Energy Research Park to refocus on tech commercialization
An article mentions Rice’s partnership with Houston to develop a Midtown innovation district.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News.)

Where Texas’ best universities land on the world ranking
A slideshow ranking Texas’ top universities mentions Rice is ranked No. 129 by the Center for World University Rankings.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

The immigrants who saved Ronald Reagan’s life [essay]
Claudia Kolker, associate director of intellectual capital, marketing and communications at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, authored an article on the doctors who saved President Ronald Reagan’s life following an assassination attempt in 1980. Hajo Adam, an assistant professor of management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted about his research, which determined that living abroad can clarify your sense of self.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Appellate law expert moves into spouse’s old office at Gibson Dunn
Alumna Allyson Ho ’93 is featured.
Dallas Business Journal

This is what happens when immigrants settle in Corpus Christi and raise a valedictorian
An article mentions that Juan De La Garza plans to attend Rice.
Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Going to a clinic can save you thousands of dollars
An article cites a study from Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy that analyzed insurance claims from 2012 to 2015 and found a huge overlap — 75 percent — of the 20 most common diagnoses at freestanding emergency departments were the same as at urgent care centers.
Victoria Advocate

Lamar CISD announces 2018 valedictorians and salutatorians
An article mentions that Rim Aboulhassane plans to attend Rice.


KTRH-AM (Houston)
Stephen Klineberg, professor of sociology and founding director of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is interviewed about the slowing pace of Houston’s population growth. (Click the audio button to listen to the broadcast.)
Census: Houston sees flat growth, suburbs thriving (This article also appeared on

Classical 89.5 (Salisbury, Md.)
Graduate student Erberk Eryilmaz is mentioned.


Researchers aid groundbreaking test of serial crystallography technique

George Phillips, the Ralph and Dorothy Looney Professor of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, and graduate student Jose Olmos are quoted in an article about an international research effort that developed a new technique to examine changes in biological molecules as they happen and has observed how an enzyme from drug-resistant tuberculosis bacteria damages an antibiotic molecule. (This article also appeared in Technology Networks and

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas delays controversial change after backlash 
The growth of freestanding emergency rooms, which tend to be considered out-of-network by insurance companies, is likely contributing to delayed Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas policy changes for visits to the ER, according to Vivian Ho, the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics at the Baker Institute’s Center for Health and Biosciences.
Medical Health News

Boron set to become king of the nanotubes
Scientists have found a way to enhance a unique class of nanotubes using a chemical process pioneered at Rice, making next-generation composite and polymer materials based on this new discovery possible. Angel Martí, associate professor of chemistry, of bioengineering and of materials science and nanoengineering, and graduate student Carlos de los Reyes are quoted. Professor Emeritus of Chemistry Edward Billups is mentioned.
Laboratory News (This article also appeared in Materials Today.)

EP 14 — ‘State of Higher Education Publishing’ with David Harris (OpenStax)
Richard Baraniuk, the Victor E. Cameron Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and founder of OpenStax, a Rice-based publisher of open educational resources, is mentioned in an interview of OpenStax editor-in-chief David Harris.
State of Digital Publishing

New bone remodeling approach with silk tested
Antonios Mikos, the Louis Calder Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is quoted.

ASCO honors leaders in cancer care
John Mendelsohn, nonresident fellow in biomedical research policy at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Doctor and medical school graduate share special bond
Alumnus Sonny Nguyen ’18 is featured and pictured.
Baylor College of Medicine News (This article also appeared in Medical Health News and Thoi Bao.)

Tony Award-winner Len Cariou presents and stars in ‘Broadway and the Bard: An Evening of Shakespeare and Song’ at Stage 773 June 6-10 
Alumnus Mark Janas ’82 is featured.
Showbiz Chicago

‘Psychology Around the Net’: June 2, 2018
An article mentions a study from Rice researchers titled “Victim Precipitation and the Wage Gap.”
Enter Tint Name (Scroll down to “Psychologists: Women Are Not to Blame for the Wage Gap.”)

What 3D printing on your skin could be used for
An article mentions that the National Institutes of Health awarded a $6.25 million grant to Rice, the University of Maryland and Wake Forest University to establish the Center for Engineering Complex Tissues in 2017.
Healthline (This article also appeared in Ichiban Electronic.)

Texans urge Gov. Abbott to act on storm-related air pollution before the next Harvey
An article mentions that Rice is a founding member of the One Breath Partnership, which aims to educate the Houston community about the impact of air quality on their health.
Environmental Defense Fund

Podcast: ‘Women in Energy,’ Ep. 2 – ‘Navigating the Roadblocks’

Regina Mayor, a former adjunct professor at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is interviewed on a podcast about women in the energy sector.
Oil and Gas Investor (This article also appeared in E&P.)

Can nanomaterials take on the extremes of space?

An article mentions that Rice was part of collaborative research that developed a “bucky sponge,” which combines carbon nanotubes with carbon fibers for superior impact absorption.


Where you live has a bigger impact on happiness and health than you might imagine
Geospatial medicine studies how location affects our health and well-being. Marie Lynn Miranda, Rice’s Howard R. Hughes Provost and professor of statistics, is quoted about how geographic information has to be taken into account to help people achieve good health outcomes. The National Center for Geospatial Medicine at Rice is mentioned.
Sentinel Source

Hometown mezzo returns to Opera Theatre in a starring role
Alumna Jennifer Johnson Cano ’08 is featured and pictured.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Audra McDonald will uplift your soul
Alumnus Andy Einhorn ’04 is featured and pictured.
Urban Milwaukee (This article also appeared in Third Coast Daily.)

7 graduation speeches to inspire your communications
A video of President John F. Kennedy’s “Moon Speech” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is included. (Scroll down to “Bonus: John F. Kennedy — Rice University.”)

Gamba music to be featured at Wednesday Summer Festival
Alumnus Brady Lanier ’92 is featured.
The Banner Graphic

Meritorious service award for Edward Cox 
Associate Professor Emeritus of History Edward Cox is featured.
The World News

9 signs you are a handsome gentleman 
An article mentions a study from Rice researchers that shows a correlation between attractiveness and societal expectations.
Gentleman’s Journal

George P. Bush tells Premier High School grads to stay committed
Alumnus George P. Bush ’98 is featured.
Kaplan Herald (This article also appeared in DirectorsTalk Interviews.)

Houston: Housing, economy and other quick facts
Rice is mentioned.

Tillemann-founded engine firm is racking up back taxes
Rice is mentioned.
Colorado Politics (Subscription is required.)

Hilton DoubleTree Hotel: In the heart of Houston
Rice is mentioned.

To our daughter 
Rice is mentioned.


Catcher Cameron Rupp takes release from Triple-A Round Rock
Former Rice baseball player Anthony Rendon is pictured.
Dallas Morning News

Running back could be top 2018 question mark for Texas
Former Rice football player Calvin Anderson, who now plays at the University of Texas, is mentioned.

Tigers’ last No. 1 draft pick was a ‘can’t-miss’ who missed
Former Rice baseball player Matt Anderson is pictured.
Yahoo! Sports (Similar articles also appeared in Yahoo! Deportes, The Athletic, The Gazette, Dodger Blue, the Windsor Star and the London Free Press.)

‘MLB Baseball’
Former Rice baseball player Brock Holt appears in television broadcast of a Red Sox game.
ESPN2 (Click the video button to watch the broadcast.)

Houston’s top high school baseball recruits heading into draft
A roundup of Houston-area baseball recruits pictures Rice signees Brandon Deskins (image 30) and Benjamin Content (image 42).
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

‘Newscenter 25 @ Sunrise’
Rice baseball player Parker Osborne appears in a television broadcast. Fellow Owl Dominic Cox is mentioned.
KAVU-TV (Victoria, Texas) (Click the video button to watch the broadcast.)

SportzBuzz — June 2018
An article mentions that Bella Killgore will play soccer at Rice.
The Buzz Magazines

Green Giants season preview
Rice baseball player Rodrigo Duluc is mentioned.
Windsor Square

Amigos para siempre
An article about soccer superstars Sergio Agüero and Lionel Messi mentions that they practiced at Rice in 2016. (An English translation is not available.)


Neurons ripple while brains rest to lock in memories
New research from Rice and Michigan Medicine shows that memories resonate in the mind even when it’s not aware of processing them, and takes a step toward understanding why rippling neurons hint at the bigger picture of how brains sort and store information.

A better statistical estimation of known Syrian war victims
Researchers from Rice and Duke University are using statistics and data science in collaboration with the Human Rights Data Analysis Group to accurately and efficiently estimate the number of identified victims killed in the Syrian civil war.

Baker Institute report examines Morocco and Islamist politics post-Arab Spring
A new report from Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy analyzes the dynamics of the Islamist Party of Justice and Development and the party’s involvement in Morocco’s changing political landscape and examines whether the promise of inclusive politics is borne out by the evidence.

About Stefan De La Garza

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