Dateline Rice for July 11, 2018


Endangered frog case tees up regulatory limits dear to Kavanaugh
Gabriel Collins, the Baker Botts Fellow in Energy and Environmental Regulatory Affairs at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in an article about U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Bloomberg BNA

Interview: US expert says tariff escalation hampers highly interwoven global economy
Michael Maher, senior program adviser for the Center for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in an article about the increasing trade tension between the United States and China.
Xinhua (This article also appeared in


A message to Texas’ young leaders
Tom Kolditz, a leadership scholar and director of Rice’s Doerr Institute for New Leaders, authored an op-ed for Texas’ next generation of leaders about the importance of maintaining personal integrity.

Texas A&M is state’s only public college to make 2019 Fiske rankings 
An article mentions that Rice is the only private university in Texas to make the 2019 “Best Buys” list by the Fiske Guide to Colleges.
Texas A&M Today

Texans name Houston’s Bank of America Center the state’s most beautiful building
Rice’s Lovett Hall received an “honorable mention” as the most beautiful building in Texas, according to a survey by Business Insider.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News, Auto Breaking News and the Plainview Daily Herald.)
KUIK-AM (Portland, Ore.) (Click the audio button to listen to the broadcast.)

Expansive exhibit highlights Houston’s quiet but vital role during Civil War
An article mentions that letters from Rice’s founder, William Marsh Rice, are in the Heritage Society’s current exhibition, “Dumped and Forgotten Below the Milam Street Bridge: Houston in the Civil War.”
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News and Beaumont Enterprise.)

Houston’s Big Brothers Big Sisters gets a new iconic building
Tei Carpenter, a former Wortham Visiting Lecturer, is quoted in an article about her involvement as part of the team of designers who provided pro bono services to build the new Big Brothers Big Sisters headquarters in Houston.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This appeared in the Chronicle’s “Gray Matters” online magazine.)

Lone Star College offers students options in recreational sports
An article mentions that Rice will participate in the Lone Star College Sport Club Conference competition.
Cypress Creek Mirror-Cy-Fair (This article also appeared in Cypress Creek Mirror-Champions/Klein, Tomball Potpourri and the Spring Observer and in a previous edition of Dateline when the article was posted online.)


KRLD-AM (Dallas)
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 interviewed in a radio broadcast about the impact a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement might have on Texas’ economy. Jones is quoted in an article from Univision about the challenges facing Democratic congressional candidate Mary Jennings Hegar. (Click the audio button to listen to the broadcast. This segment also aired on KLBJ-Austin and KUIK-Portland.)
MJ Hegar: la expiloto de combate que quiere dar un vuelco a la política texana
Univision Houston (This article also appeared in Univision Dallas, Univision San Antonio and Univision Austin.) (An English-language version is not available.)


Why CEOs should keep up with the Kardashians, not the Joneses
Thomas Hemmer, the Houston Endowment Professor of Accounting at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted in an article about how companies evaluate the performance of CEOs.
Chicago Booth Review

How to hear through your hands and other lessons from the Stanford Music and the Brain conference
Anthony Brandt, professor of composition and theory at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, who co-authored “The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes the World,” gave the keynote address at Stanford University’s annual Music and the Brain Symposium.
San Francisco Classical Voice

The alt-Ivies: 15 top US colleges with blue chip reputations
Rice is cited as one of 15 top U.S. colleges “at the top of valedictorians’ lists.”
Town & Country (This article also appeared in

Redlines: PLAT
An article about PLAT, the student-run publication from Rice’s School of Architecture, quotes alumnae Melis Ugurlu ’15 and Rachel Grady ’17.

‘Tragical Comical Fools Game’ explained. A CapFringe peek.
Alumna Susannah Eig ’14 authored an op-ed.
DC Theatre Scene

How a Slurpee straw inspired a smudge-free laparoscope
The Rice Business Plan Competition at the Jones Graduate School of Business is mentioned.
Medical Design & Outsourcing

ATG original: Open access foments a textbook takeover, Part 2: Should commercial publishers worry?
An article mentions that Rice-based publisher OpenStax is “one of the largest providers of open-source books.”
Against the Grain

Medical internships for high school students
An article mentions that Rice participates in the National Student Leadership Conference on Medicine and Health Care for high school students.

Fluorescent fish genes light path to neuroblastoma
A new type of zebrafish that produces fluorescent tags in migratory embryonic nerve precursor cells could help a Rice neurobiologist and cancer researcher find the origins of the third-most common pediatric cancer in the U.S. Rosa Uribe, assistant professor of biosciences, is quoted.
Laboratory Equipment (This article also appeared in Ciencias Medicas News, Biocompare and Check Orphan.)


How to spend the weekend in Houston, Texas
James Turrell’s “Twilight Epiphany” Skyspace on the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion is featured and pictured.
Twist Travel Magazine

Crooks says Ike Dike ‘not feasible’
An article mentions that the proposed $1.9 billion Orange County Hurricane Flood Protection Levee is “essentially the ‘Ike Dike’ envisioned by Rice University scholars after Hurricane Ike in 2008,” but Judge Dean Crooks said the county will not be able to pay the 35 percent local match requirement.

Rice University’s real estate portfolio includes thousands of acres just outside Houston
An article mentions that 4,000 acres in Waller County was part of the founding endowment from William Marsh Rice. Ceci Arreola, an investment manager for real estate for Rice Management Co., is quoted.

This new research is all the encouragement you need to move and work abroad
An article mentions that researchers from Rice determined that international experiences can enhance creativity, reduce intergroup bias and promote career success.
Thrive Global

Soo Sunny Park — ‘Unwoven Light’
A blog post features the 2013 art installation “Unwoven Light” by Soo Sunny Park at the former Rice Gallery.
Zombie Rampant Blog

Façades selon Serge Ferrari
An article about façades features Rice’s Cambridge Office Building parking garage, which was designed by Kieran Timberlake Architects and made to look like an extension of an oak grove by using a membrane custom-printed with foliage.
Office et Culture


ATH McKel Broussard has options but focused on one sport
Rice football’s offensive coordinator Jerry Mack is mentioned.

David Pierce named 2018 College Coach of the Year
Former Rice assistant baseball coach David Pierce, who was named the national College Coach of the Year by Baseball America, is featured and pictured. Former Rice head baseball coach Wayne Graham is mentioned.
Baseball America
Texas’ David Pierce named Baseball America College Coach of the Year

Six key items the Steelers need to bring along to training camp
Former Rice football player Vance McDonald ’13 is featured.
Behind the Steel Curtain

US Amateur qualifying roundup
An article mentions that former Rice men’s golf player Mitchell Meissner ’18 qualified for the 118th U.S. Amateur Championship that begins Aug. 13.

Volleyball: Todd, Kostelecky in All-Star game
Rice is mentioned.
Wise County Messenger

C-USA football West Division notes
An article mentions Rice head football coach Mike Bloomgren and football players Aaron Cephus, Austin Walter and Jack Fox.
Huntington Herald Dispatch

NCAA’s Champion Forum prepares, promotes top minority coordinators
Rice is mentioned.
Daily Press

Tigers minor league report: Greiner making case for work in Detroit
Former Rice baseball player Dane Myers is featured.
The Detroit News (Scroll down to “Single-A West Michigan.”)

Rice baseball player transfers to Lamar
Former Rice baseball player Kelby Weyler is featured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

‘Nate Night Thoughts’: Will Texas Tech be known for its defense in 2018?

Former Rice football player Preston Gordon is mentioned.
Viva the Matadors

About Stefan De La Garza

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