Dateline Rice for Sept. 6, 2018


Rice University’s Douglas Brinkley discusses anonymous NYT op-ed on CNN Tonight
History Professor Douglas Brinkley appears on several television broadcasts and is cited on WBUR’s radio broadcast about turmoil surrounding the Trump administration following the publication of an anonymous op-ed in the New York Times by a senior White House official.
‘CNN Tonight with Don Lemon’
‘The Resistance Inside the Trump Administration’: A constitutional crisis?
WBUR (This “On Point” segment aired on 308 other affiliate stations.) (Comments begin at 32:40.)


Harvard stays on top of WSJ/THE College Rankings
An article about the metrics used to determine the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings mentions Rice.
Wall Street Journal


Laura and John Arnold Foundation commit $10M to establish not-for-profit generic drug co.

An article about the Laura and John Arnold Foundation mentions that they donated $6.6 million to Rice to establish and house the Texas Policy Lab, which will bring academics and policymakers together to solve real-world problems facing Texans.
Houston Business Journal (Subscription is required.)

Rice study revives idea of consolidating Harris County law enforcement
An article cites a new study by Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, which determined that Harris County could save millions of dollars a year by consolidating overlapping law enforcement agencies and sharing technological resources between the agencies. Kyle Shelton, director of strategic partnerships at Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted in the Houston Chronicle and interviewed by KTRH.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News and the Laredo Morning Times, and it appeared in the Sept. 6 print edition of the Chronicle with a different headline, “Rice study: Merge Harris County law enforcement.”)
See how much Houston cities, school districts spend on law enforcement

Houston Business Journal (Subscription is required.)
KTRH-AM (Houston)

Did Harvey make us sick? Still more questions than answers
An article about the potential long-term health effects of Hurricane Harvey cites a Rice study led by Lauren Stadler, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, that determined that the stagnant water inside some flooded homes carried indications of antibiotic-resistant bacteria up to 250 times higher than even the floodwater outside, and the same markers for the bacteria were found in the sediment left behind weeks after the water receded. The article also highlights the Hurricane Harvey Registry, a joint venture of Rice University, the Houston Health Department and the Environmental Defense Fund that is collecting and maintaining information from those affected by the storm, including health effects.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in Emergency Management.)

The president’s lies about South Africa have real-world consequences [opinion]
Kerry Ward, associate professor of history, authored an op-ed about the impact of President Donald Trump directing foreign policy via tweets.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

Rep. Cuellar describes uncertainty in Mexico around NAFTA
An article about the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement quotes Tony Payan, the Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and director of the institute’s Mexico Center.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News, the Laredo Morning Times and the Midland Reporter-Telegram.)

A disruption to real estate?
Jefferson Duarte, the Gerald D. Hines Associate Professor of Real Estate Finance and director of Real Estate Initiatives at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted in an article about a potential disruption to the real estate industry by startups.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Sept. 6 print edition and was included a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)

A Texas-sized tragedy: Horrific convict-leasing system exposes dark truths about American history
An article mentions that Associate Professor of History Caleb McDaniel will serve on a task force established to make recommendations on the interment and reburial of human remains believed to be artifacts from Texas’ defunct convict-leasing system. The remains were discovered at a construction site in Fort Bend County.
Houston Forward Times

How to design affordable houses in Houston 
Alumna Marie Rodriguez ’01 authored an op-ed in the Houston Chronicle’s Gray Matters online magazine about the Complete the Community Housing and Urban Design Competition, which solicited conceptual design entries for resilient single-family houses and one streetscape in five pilot neighborhoods in Houston to address the affordable housing issue in the city.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article originally appeared in OffCite, an online publication of the Rice Design Alliance.)

Baylor, MD Anderson cancer therapies advance toward commercialization
An article mentions that David Schubert served as the executive director of the Houston Area Translational Research Consortium at Rice until 2014.
Texas Medical Center News

Dover Quartet to open chamber music season
An article about the Montgomery Chamber Music Organization’s 58th season of concerts features the Dover String Quartet, which is comprised of 2013 Rice alumni Camden Shaw, Joel Link, Bryan Lee and Milena Pajaro-Van de Stadt and will play Oct. 11 at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. Shepherd School faculty who are mentioned include James Dunham, professor of viola; Norman Fischer, the Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Cello; and chamber music coach Kenneth Goldsmith.
Montgomery Advertiser


Beto O’Rourke 1-in-20 chance? ‘What’s Your Point’
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 a television broadcast about the likelihood of U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, unseating incumbent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in November.
Fox26 Online


Building data-competent scientists, training ideas explored
Specialized training will help environmental health scientists take advantage of the promise of big data, according to an interdisciplinary group of researchers who gathered Aug. 15 at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences conference. Marie Lynn Miranda, Rice’s Howard R. Hughes Provost and a professor of statistics, is quoted and pictured.
Environmental Factor Newsletter

Houston bond issue jump-starts 237 flood control projects
Phil Bedient, the Herman Brown Professor of Engineering and director of Rice’s Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center (SSPEED), and Jim Blackburn, a professor in the practice of environmental law and the co-director of SSPEED, are quoted in an article about the flood mitigation projects Harris County can fund following the recent vote to authorize a $2.5 billion bond program.
Engineering News-Record

Study suggests alternative to gadolinium-based MRI contrast dyes
Rice nanoscientists have demonstrated a method for loading iron inside nanoparticles to create MRI contrast agents that outperform gadolinium chelates, the mainstay contrast agent that is facing increased scrutiny due to potential safety concerns. Naomi Halas, the Stanley C. Moore Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and professor of chemistry, bioengineering, physics and astronomy, and of materials science and nanoengineering and the director of Rice’s Smalley-Curl Institute, is quoted.
RX Injury Help (This article also appeared in Nanotechnology Now.)

American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that everyone receive the flu vaccine before Halloween
Michael Deem, the John W. Cox Professor of Biochemical and Genetic Engineering and a professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted in an article about his research that determined viral mutations related to vaccine production in eggs will reduce the efficacy of the 2018 flu vaccine.
The Inquisitr

New study demonstrates tissue regenerative potential of chemoattractant delivery system
Antonios Mikos, the Louis Calder Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is quoted. (This article also appeared inScience Codex, Medical Xpress and Drug Target Review.)

Know your rights: The pets you can and cannot keep in a US college dorm
An article about pets on college campuses cites Rice’s policy.
Study International News (Scroll down to “3. No disruptions.”)

ASHRAE Announces 2018–2019 student scholarship recipients
An article mentions that Martel College senior Victoria Joshi received the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers Region VIII Scholarship.

2018 top 10 architecture schools according to DesignIntelligence’s new survey questions
Rice’s undergraduate architecture program is ranked No. 2 in the nation by DesignIntelligence, while the graduate program is ranked No. 7. The programs were Nos. 6 and 16, respectively, in last year’s rankings.
Archinect News (This article also appeared in the Construction Specifier and Arch20.)


Dr. Jamshed Bharucha, Vice Chancellor, SRM University — AP Amaravati represents India at the Rockefeller Foundation’s working conference on ‘Architecting the Future Global University’
An article mentions that Rice President David Leebron attended the “Architecting the Future Global University” conference in Italy.
India Education Diary

If you want to pick judges, you have to win
An article about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing cites the White House Transition Project report issued by Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Liberty Nation

University research finds the racial wealth gap grows in areas where natural disasters occur 
Research co-authored by Junia Howell, a scholar at Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research and an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Pittsburgh, which determined that natural disasters and recovery efforts launched in their aftermath have increased wealth inequality between races in the U.S., is cited.
Blacks in Higher Education (This article also appeared in Inverse and Latino USA.)

Livingston promoted to WCC Interim President
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.
The Rider News

FEMA misses hurricane damage reported on Twitter 
Co-author Carlos Villegas, an urban and metropolitan governance staff researcher at Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted about a recent study that determined almost half of Hurricane Harvey’s damage reports provided by social media users were not captured by Federal Emergency Management Agency damage estimates.
Government Executive


Rice will see the sights in Hawaii but focus is on game
Several articles and broadcasts feature or mention Rice football ahead of the Owls’ third game Sept. 8 against the University of Hawaii.
Yahoo! Sports (This article originally appeared in the Houston Chronicle, and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
College football preview: Rice at Hawaii
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.) 
With the first week of college football in the books, find out how your team fared in the updated Texas rankings

SportsMap Houston
What you need to know when Hawaii plays Rice at Aloha Stadium
KHON2 Online
UH football vs. Rice: Aloha Stadium ‘game day’ information
KITV Online
Murray’s Mountain West football rankings: Hawaii’s offense is for real
Reno Gazette Journal
College Football Tournament Week 2 — setting the table
SB Nation 
Warriors receive votes in AP and Coaches Poll for first time in 8 years

KHON2 Online
Hawaii Warriors receive votes in both Coaches and AP polls
SB Nation

For UH’s Isaiah Chambers, sack time comes during game
Numerous articles mention Rice’s loss to the University of Houston. Rice football player Treshawn Chamberlain is mentioned in the Greenwood Index-Journal.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Sept. 6 print edition with a different headline, “Be it 3 sacks or 2 TDs, transfers quick to make impression.”)
Cougars mailbag: Search for featured back continues
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
Rod Johnson among top Lakelands performers in college football
Greenwood Index-Journal
North Texas QB Mason Fine earns Earl Campbell Tyler Rose National Player of the Week
Tyler Morning Telegraph
Watch grid: The world’s greatest Week 2 college football schedule guide
SB Nation
How to football: Week 2
SB Nation 
College football picks: Predicting final scores for every game in Week 2
Athlon Sports & Life 
5 Houston Cougars to watch versus Arizona
Arizona Desert Swarm
American Athletic Conference power rankings: Week 2
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.) 
Did y’all see that? Week 1 edition
SB Nation

Busy summer camp tour preps 2020 QB McCollum for breakout year
Rice director of football recruiting Jeffrey Barnett and head coach Mike Bloomgren are mentioned.

Volleyball opens Flo Hyman Collegiate Cup
An article mentions that the Rice volleyball team defeated Houston Baptist.
UTSA Athletics

Moyle: Longhorns’ situation isn’t fine, but is fixable
Former Rice football player Calvin Anderson is featured or mentioned in several articles.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.) 
5 takeaways from Texas player availability: What DE Breckyn Hager found refreshing after loss to Maryland

Dallas Morning News
Smart and steady, LT Calvin Anderson a welcome presence on Texas line
San Antonio Express-News (This article appeared in the Sept. 6 print edition of the Chronicle under a different headline, “Anderson’s move to UT is adding up well,” and it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline when it was first posted online.)
MC 9.5: Texas drops to the bottom half of the Big 12 Power Rankings
Burnt Orange Nation

Houston media high school football poll: Week 2
Rice is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)

5 games to watch in Week 2 of high school football
Rice assistant football coach Drew Svoboda is mentioned.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Sept. 6 print edition with a different headline, “High school football games to watch: Week 2.”)

KRYK: Profiles of Canada’s sturdy dozen in the NFL
Former Rice football player Luke Willson is featured.
Ottawa Citizen (This article appeared in more than 15 other media outlets.)

Eagles football suffers first loss at MEAC/SWAC Challenge in Atlanta
An article mentions Rice’s season-opening victory over Prairie View A&M University
Campus Echo Online

The whys of Texas: Longhorns fans keeping calm in wake of season-opening loss? Nah.
Rice is mentioned.
Austin American-Statesman


Patrol-service consolidation could save money, boost service, make Harris County safer
Consolidating patrol responsibilities carried out by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and county constables could increase efficiency and allow funding for the constables’ $127 million patrol-related budget to be put to better use within law enforcement, according to a new report from Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research.

Rice U. expert: Increased pressure from employees moves companies to engage on social issues
Nike’s first “Just Do It” ad narrated by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is scheduled to air during the NFL season opener tonight as well as during the U.S. Open tennis tournament and other major sporting events. The campaign with Kaepernick is part of a growing trend of businesses being much more vocal about social issues, according to a management and organizational behavior expert at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business.

About Stefan De La Garza

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