Dateline Rice for Aug. 13, 2018 (Weekend Edition)


NASA’s Parker Solar Probe to give closest look ever at the sun
David Alexander, director of the Rice Space Institute and professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted in an article from WBAL and interviewed by WBUR about NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, which will study the sun’s 1 million-degree atmosphere.
WBAL Online (This article appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
WBUR-AM (Boston) (Click the audio button to listen to the broadcast, which aired on over 700 other affiliate stations.) 
KTRH-AM (Houston) (Click the audio button to listen to the broadcast.)
‘NPR News Now’


In picking a fight with Canada, unpredictable Mohammed bin Salman is keeping the world guessing
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in an article about how Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s plans for major economic and social reforms do not include political reforms that share royal power. Ulrichsen is interviewed by WHKT about the United States’ diplomatic response to the recent breakdown of relations between Saudi Arabia and Canada.
The Globe and Mail (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in Infosurhoy.)
WHKT-AM (Norforlk, V.A.) (Click the audio button to listen to the broadcast, which also aired on seven other affiliate stations.)

Corte de EE.UU. ordena confiscar acciones de Citgo: ¿Cuáles son las consecuencias economicas?
Two Rice experts discuss the implications of Venezuela potentially losing control of its Houston refining arm, Citgo, its most valued and strategic external asset. Luis Pacheco, a nonresident fellow at the Baker Institute Center for Energy Studies, is interviewed by CNN Español, and Francisco J. Monaldi, fellow in Latin American energy policy at the Center for Energy Studies, the Mexico Center and the Latin America Initiative at the institute and a lecturer in energy economics at Rice, is quoted in the Houston Chronicle and S&P Global Platts.
CNN Español
Analysts: Only a matter of time before Venezuela loses Citgo
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Midland Reporter-Telegram, the San Antonio Express-News, the Beaumont Enterprise and the Laredo Morning Times, and it appeared in the Chronicle’s Aug. 11 print edition with a different headline, “Venezuela stands to lose control over Citgo.”)
US court order could threaten products supplies to PDVSA
S&P Global Platts

Back to the moon, and beyond
President John F. Kennedy’s “Moon Speech” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned.
Washington Times (This article also appeared in the Wheaton Journal.)


Flood bond is a first step in addressing future rain events, expert says
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 and pictured in an article about Proposition A, a $2.5 billion bond measure that would fund flood mitigation projects along all 23 watersheds in Harris County.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in The Courier of Montgomery County.)

Where is Houston affordable?
An article mentions that Cite, a publication of the Rice Design Alliance, analyzed home affordability in Houston from the perspective of the wealthiest and the poorest to highlight the disparities that exist between the two.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article originally appeared in OffCite, a digital publication of the Rice Design Alliance, and was republished in the Chronicle’s Gray Matters online magazine.)

Far apart on immigration, Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke both use the issue to woo voters
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 from the Dallas Morning News about how immigration will likely be the main issue that motivates voters in Texas’ U.S. Senate election in November, and he is quoted in the Monitor about Mike Collier, the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor.
The Dallas Morning News (Subscription is required.)
Lt. gov. candidate fights seemingly insurmountable odds in campaign stop
The Monitor (This article also appeared in Brownsville Herald and the Valley morning Star.)

Exercise is secret to happiness, good health
John Higgins, a sports cardiologist for Rice, authored an op-ed about the importance of exercise. 
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Houston craft brewery Saint Arnold discontinues its Weedwacker brew
Alumnus Brock Wagner ’87, co-founder of Saint Arnold Brewing Co., is pictured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Editorial: Travis County voters must check their ballot’s paper trail
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 lack of security in voting machines used by Travis County.
Austin American-Statesman (Subscription is required.)

Artificial intelligence is the next revolution
An article about the race for artificial intelligence dominance mentions Rice’s computer science program.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Aug. 12 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline when the Chronicle first posted it online.)

People in business
Doug Miller, who has been appointed director of news and media relations in Rice’s Office of Public Affairs, is featured and pictured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Rice picks up 1.75 more acres near Wheeler Transit Center, stripped-down Sears
An article mentions that Rice acquired more land near Houston’s Midtown Sears building, which Rice and other city agencies are developing into an innovation district.

Welcome to the Lion’s den: Jack Yates High School … new building … new leadership
An article mentions that Tiffany Guillory completed the Rice Education Entrepreneurship Program.
Houston Forward Times

Early voting continues, final list of bond projects approved: 6 things to know Aug. 13-17
Two articles mention that experts from Rice’s Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center and other Houston agencies will speak about flooding along Cypress Creek Aug. 15 in a seminar at John Wesley United Methodist Church.
Community Impact Newspaper
To-do list: 7 things to do this month in Spring, Klein
Community Impact Newspaper


’13 Eyewitness News at 10 p.m.’
O-Week, Rice’s weeklong orientation for new students, is featured. Lovett College freshman Aja Hale is interviewed.
KTRK-TV (Houston) (Click on the video button to watch the broadcast.)

Non-whites overtaking whites among Harris County registered voters
Bob Stein, the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science at Rice, is interviewed about Harris County’s changing demographics among registered voters.
Houston Public Media


Why China’s pulled a U-turn on taxing US oil
Kenneth Medlock, senior director of the Center for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in an article about potential reasons why China removed crude oil from its tariff list and replaced it with a variety of other products. 
Inkstone News (Similar articles appeared in Kontan and The Western Journal.)

Nanoparticles take solar desalination to new heights
An article mentions that Rice researchers added some nanoparticles to cold water and were able to make steam when they exposed the mixture to sunlight.
IEEE Spectrum


5 of the country’s best engineering camps for kids
An article mentions that the National Student Leadership Conference sponsors a summer engineering program for high school students at Rice.
CBS Los Angeles Online

Global warming expert to attend Portsmouth Conference
An article quoting Charles McConnell, executive director of Rice’s Energy and Environment Initiative, mentions that he will attend the Portsmouth Conference Oct. 18 in Hampton, N.H.
Seacoast Online

Editorial: Do business leaders make good presidents?
An editorial quotes History Professor Douglas Brinkley.
The Roanoke Times

Denver law faculty members promoted
An article featuring and picturing alumnus Kevin Lynch ’01 mentions that he has been promoted to associate professor of law.
University of Denver

Jasvant and Meera Modi’s $800K gift to Cal State Northridge establishes endowed Jain studies post
An article mentions that Jasvant and Meera Modi established the Bhagwan Mahavir Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Rice.
India West (This article also appeared in the South Asian Times.)

Violinists to play
Alumna Heather Thomas ’14 is featured and pictured.
Mount Desert Islander

Kaiwen’s acquisition of Westminster Choir College proceeds
An article featuring Larry Livingston, former dean of Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, mentions that he was appointed the interim president of the Westminster Choir College Acquisition Corporation.
Charleston Post and Courier (This article also appeared in Planet Princeton.)


Rice beginning to narrow down position battles
An article analyzing Rice football’s recent scrimmage quotes head coach Mike Bloomgren and mentions players Jackson Tyner, Shawn Stankavage, Sam Glaesmann, Evan Marshman, Brendan Harmon and Austin Walter, and it pictures Tyner and Emmanuel Esukpa (image 1) and Zach Abercrumbia (image 2 and 3.) Bloomgren is mentioned in the Yardbarker.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News and in the Chronicle’s Aug. 13 print edition with a different headline, “QB race whittled from 4 to a pair.”)
The must-watch games of the 2018 college football season

Bayou Bucket trophy to get makeover
An article mentions that the 44-year-old Bayou Bucket, which goes to the winner of the clash between crosstown rivals Rice and the University of Houston, will have a new look when it is presented Sept. 1.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in Health Breaking News and Travel Breaking News.)

Man on a mission
Rice is mentioned in an article on University of Houston football player Ed Oliver.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Aug. 12 print edition and a previous edition of Dateline when the Chronicle first posted it online.)

Houston’s Ed Oliver is the best player in college football
Former Rice head football coach David Bailiff is quoted.
Texas Monthly

Rabalais: As football season nears, some hot August predictions
An article mentions that Rice’s football season begins Aug. 25 against Prairie View A&M University.
The Mountaineer (This article also appeared in more than 20 other media outlets.)

‘AT&T SportsNet Southwest’
Rice baseball player Trei Cruz is mentioned during a broadcast of a Houston Astros game. (Click the video button to watch the broadcast.)

Western Kentucky favored to win 5th straight C-USA crown; full predictions & awards
An article about Conference USA volleyball predictions mentions that Rice is No. 2 in the league’s preseason poll, and players Grace Morgan and Nicole Lennon have been named to the All-Conference USA preseason team.
Volley Mob

UTEP volleyball’s Macey Austin earns C-USA preseason team honors
Rice is mentioned.
Miner Rush

Boilesen named to MAC Hermann Trophy watch list
An article mentions that Rice women’s soccer team member Annie Walker was named to the watch list for the MAC Hermann Trophy, which is awarded annually to the most outstanding male and female players in the country.
FGCU Athletics

Texans’ Christian Covington on biceps recovery: ‘I feel great’
Former Rice football player and current Houston Texans player Christian Covington is featured and pictured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Dale named preseason All-MEAC
Former Rice assistant football coach Jerry Mack is mentioned.
Carolina Coast Online

Post Oak Little League makes new memories, rekindles old ones
Former Rice baseball player Mark Quinn is the hitting coach for Houston’s Post Oak Little League all-stars, who have qualified for the Little League World Series. Quinn is quoted and pictured.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Broncos and Ducks agree to 3-game series in football
An article featuring the future schedule of the Boise State University football team mentions that the Broncos will play Rice in 2023 and 2027.
KTVB Online

LSU strength of schedule: ESPN’s FPI projects the Tigers’ toughest games in 2018
Rice is mentioned.
Saturday Down South

Longhorns soccer squad nets 3 goals in exhibition
An article about the University of Texas women’s soccer team mentions that the Longhorns will play Rice Aug. 17.

Clemson, South Carolina expect decisions this week from several football recruits
Rice is mentioned.
Charleston Post and Courier

Could LSU fail to make a bowl in 2018? What this sports handicapper says
Rice is mentioned.

With Kurt Roper, school is in session for Colorado Buffaloes’ quarterback
Former Rice football player Kurt Roper is featured and pictured.
The Denver Post (Similar articles also appeared in and Yahoo! Sports.)

Position battles, uncertainty loom over special teams as season approaches
Rice is mentioned.
North Texas Daily

New women’s tennis assistant excited to join ‘elite program’
Former Rice assistant women’s tennis coach Matej Zlatkovic is featured and pictured.

Minor family building a major legacy on and off the track
Alumnus Claudia Minor ’93, who holds the Rice women’s track and field record in the triple jump and was inducted in to the Rice Athletic Hall of Fame in 2003, is featured and pictured.
The Paris News

Muschamp wants more from safety position
Former Rice football player J.T. Ibe is mentioned.


Rice’s Glasscock School, Texas Tribune to host ‘The Federal Response to Harvey: One Year Later’ Aug. 30
Rice’s Glasscock School of Continuing Studies will host a Texas Tribune conversation Aug. 30 about the federal response to Hurricane Harvey one year after the storm made landfall in Texas. Panelists from federal and local government will discuss the status of recovery and the long-term plans for getting neighborhoods and towns back on their feet.

About Stefan De La Garza

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