Dateline Rice for Sept. 20, 2018

FEATURED ITEMS

Rice University offers free tuition
Numerous articles and broadcasts quote President David Leebron and feature The Rice Investment, a new initiative to make higher education more affordable by dramatically expanding financial aid provided to students from low-income families to those with incomes up to $200,000.
Bloomberg
https://bloom.bg/2NVSWFG
Rice University will offer free tuition to families earning less Than $130,000
Forbes
http://bit.ly/2OCNzIB
Rice to discount tuition for students with family incomes up to $200K
Education Dive
http://bit.ly/2NRPGeD
The best, most affordable Texas colleges for middle class families
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.) 
http://bit.ly/2NSX89h
http://bit.ly/2NZsfjw
Gallery: Best value colleges in Texas, according to Niche
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://bit.ly/2NZZdju
Here’s the average student debt at 8 Houston universities
Houston Business Journal
http://bit.ly/2NXtbVj
Rice University unveils free tuition program for middle-income students
DailyMotion 
http://bit.ly/2OGn19c
Rice University unveils free tuition program for middle-income students
BendBroadband 
http://bit.ly/2NTtu3J
This university is offering free tuition for families that make less than $130K
MagicValley.com (This Simplemost article appeared in an additional 50 media outlets after it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://bit.ly/2OFBBOt
Texas nuiversity offers full tuition to low- and middle-income students
WBAP Online (This CNN article also appeared in Freedom FM after it appeared in a previous edition of Dateline.)
http://bit.ly/2NW7PrA
Court Street made an appearance in a movie; President Nellis gave his State of the University address
The Post
http://bit.ly/2OFk74N
‘High Impact Stories’: Sept. 18, 2018
Daily Kos
http://bit.ly/2NZJtx9
‘Fox 5 News at 10:00’
WAGA-TV (Atlanta)
http://bit.ly/2OH7LJg
‘ABC 57 News at 5:30 a.m.’
WBND-TV (South Bend, Ind.)
http://bit.ly/2OCxQcE
‘Good Morning Kentuckiana’
WHAS-TV (Louisville, Ky.)
http://bit.ly/2OF5vSY
‘KFOX Morning News’
KFOX-TV (El Paso, Texas)
http://bit.ly/2OF63Iw
http://bit.ly/2OMnpTC
‘Good Morning Las Vegas’
KNTV-TV (Las Vegas)
http://bit.ly/2OHfIOI
Rice offers free tuition to students from low- and moderate-income families
KUT.org
http://bit.ly/2NZi5iI
KUT-AM (Austin, Texas)
http://bit.ly/2OF6h2k
‘Midday News’
WFAA-TV (Dallas)
http://bit.ly/2NVHVnY
‘ABC 7 Midday’
KVII-TV (Amarillo, Texas)
http://bit.ly/2O3r966
‘Fox 5 News at 12:30’
WAGA-TV (Atlanta)
http://bit.ly/2NZhQnV
’13 News at Noon’
WVEC-TV (Norfolk, Va.)
http://bit.ly/2NVfJl2
Thursday — Sept. 20, 2018
WTAM.iheart.com
https://ihr.fm/2NVDYj2
An alum asks: Just how generous is Rice’s new financial aid policy?
Texas Monthly
http://bit.ly/2OEBYJ2
Universidad texana retoma la matrícula gratis para alumnos con pocos recursos
Hoy (An English translation is not available.)
http://bit.ly/2NVIUVc
Texas: Universidad texana retoma la matrícula gratis para alumnos con pocos recursos
TuConexionUSA.com (An English translation is not available.)
http://bit.ly/2NZkKsP
Rice University de Texas ofrecerá matrícula gratis a estudiantes de bajos ingresos
La Opinión (An English translation is not available.)
http://bit.ly/2O4PSY5
Rice University de Texas ofrecerá matrícula gratis a estudiantes de bajos ingresos
El Diario (An English translation is not available.)
http://bit.ly/2NZgV6Q
Universidad texana retoma la matrícula gratis para alumnos con pocos recursos
Alianza News (An English translation is not available.)
http://bit.ly/2O1xvTy

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

Humans are making hurricanes worse. Here’s how.
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 in an article about the effects of climate change.
New York Times (This article also appeared in WRAL and Las Vegas News.)
https://nyti.ms/2OA600x

Amazon’s HR boss tells employees it’s ‘wrong’ to deface LGBT posters, months after first incidents
An article about diversity and discrimination quotes Mikki Hebl, the Martha and Henry Malcolm Lovett Chair of Psychology at Rice’s School of Social Sciences.
CNBC (This article also appeared in Yahoo! Finance UK and Las Vegas News.)
https://cnb.cx/2NXdsWh

10 ways to prevent the flu
Rice research that determined viral mutations related to vaccine production in eggs will reduce the efficacy of the 2018 flu vaccine is cited.
Parade
http://bit.ly/2ODukib

SpaceX is sending the ultra-wealthy to the moon, but that’s no cause for celebration
President John F. Kennedy’s “Moon Speech” given at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is mentioned.
Forbes
http://bit.ly/2OA5EXL

HOUSTON/TEXAS

We can’t fight climate change without national leadership [opinion]
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, authored an op-ed about the need for legislative cooperation to curb global warming.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required. This article appeared in the Chronicle’s Gray Matters online magazine.)
http://bit.ly/2ODQO2C

Rice
 University technology, entrepreneurship group lists ‘most promising’ companies
An article mentions that the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship held its 16th annual Energy and Clean Technology Venture Forum at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business. The forum has raised more than $5.4 billion in funding in the past 16 years, according to Rice Alliance managing director Brad Burke.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://bit.ly/2NTsTPA

Flores’ upset victory casts doubt on ‘blue wave’ for Texas Democrats
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 two articles and is interviewed by WOAI and KUIK about an unexpected victory by Republican Pete Flores in Texas’ Senate District 19 and the U.S. Senate race between Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, and Republican incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz.
Austin American-Statesman (Similar articles also appeared in Red State, Before It’s News, Down With Tyranny, DavidHarrisJr.com and FreeRepubic.)
https://atxne.ws/2NX7l4o
Beto O’Rourke/Ted Cruz polls will tell you anything you want to hear
Dallas Observer
http://bit.ly/2O2VkKG
Does Flores’ surprise victory signal a ‘red wave’ in Texas?
WOAI.iheart.com
https://ihr.fm/2NXch9s
WOAI-AM (San Antonio)
http://bit.ly/2NZtZcy
KUIK-AM (Portland, Ore.)
http://bit.ly/2NX6bWC
KUIK-AM (Portland, Ore.)
http://bit.ly/2NWSp6w

Math meets biology to uncover unexpected biorhythms
An article mentions that Athanasios Antoulas, professor of electrical and computer engineering, collaborated with the Baylor College of Medicine and discovered that some animal cells have robust 12-hour cycles of genetic activity in addition to circadian or 24-hour cycles.
Baylor College of Medicine News (This article also appeared in Phys.org and Science Daily.)
http://bit.ly/2NUsZGr

Art galleries: Last chance to see Joris Laarman’s ‘Design in the Digital Age’
An arts roundup mentions that the site-specific, multi-part installation “Matthew Ritchie: The Demon in the Diagram” will open Sept. 21 at Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts.
Houston Chronicle (This article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News.)
http://bit.ly/2OCvnyH

A day in the life of a Gator Queen 
An article mentions that Tracy Ly, this year’s Texas Gatorfest Queen, hopes to attend Rice.
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/2PUcWWH

BROADCAST

Houston’s potential to be a walkable city
Kyle Shelton, director of strategic partnerships at Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, appeared on “Houston Matters” to discuss how Houston can become a walkable city.
Houston Public Media
http://bit.ly/2NUt5xN
Houston Fire gets ballistics vests, Ivanka Trump at Johnson Space Center, new school mental health, bullying prevention program and more
Houston Public Media
http://bit.ly/2ODWdq9

European orbiter to monitor solar storms
Patricia Reiff, professor of physics and astronomy, discusses the effects of solar storms.
KTRH.iheart.com
https://ihr.fm/2O3JTlY
http://bit.ly/2OFWVn1

‘A View of the Earth’
Mike Massimino, former adjunct professor of mechanical engineering and materials science at Rice, tells a story about his mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.
The Moth Radio Hour (This segment aired on over 475 affiliate radio stations.)
http://bit.ly/2NZGEvU
https://bit.ly/2OCDlYE

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Mexico should leave IEA, eye OPEC: Pemex adviser
Several articles cite Fluvio Ruiz Alarcon, who spoke at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy about the issues facing Mexico’s energy sector.
Argus Media
http://bit.ly/2NSGSFj
Mexico’s incoming president to tweak, not abandon energy reforms: Adviser
SPGlobal.com (This article also appeared in Platts and Diesel Gasoil.)
http://bit.ly/2O4q66h
Ruiz: Mexico contracts to be respected
Upstream (Subscription is required.) 
http://bit.ly/2NXr4kB
AMLO adviser endorses Mexico E&P bid rounds, farm-outs under new administration
Natural Gas Intelligence (Subscription is required.) 
http://bit.ly/2NYcAkf
Corruption still a concern in Mexico public, private sectors, study finds
Natural Gas Intelligence (Subscription is required.) 
http://bit.ly/2O4SzJb

Turkish education: Same old religious obsession, only worse
A study from Rice researchers about religious views held by scientists is cited.
Gatestone Institute (This article also appeared in IceViking, Zero Hedge, People’s Trust Toronto, Conservative Angle and Yerepouni Daily News.)
http://bit.ly/2NXYnDS

WNO presents Ryan Speedo Green in recital
Michael Heaston, professor of opera studies at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, is featured.
Broadway World
http://bit.ly/2NYsbjV

Cincinnati Symphony appoints violinists Stefani Collins Matsuo and Philip Marten to concertmaster roles
An article mentions that alumnus Philip Marten ’15 was appointed as the First Assistant Concertmaster of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
Violinist.com
http://bit.ly/2NXMeiy

Obituary: Robert Venturi, 1925–2018
An article mentions that the late Robert Venturi Jr., who died Sept. 17 at 93, formerly taught at Rice.
Architectural Record
http://bit.ly/2NV1sod

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

‘Warning High CO2’: Navy Pier art installation heeds ‘climate crisis’
An article mentions that Timothy Morton, the Rita Shea Guffey Chair in English, was commissioned by artist Justin Brice Guariglia to provide text for the art installation “We Are the Asteroid II” at Chicago’s Navy Pier Park.
Chicago Tonight 
http://bit.ly/2NXZiEk

SBU to host Michael Clark piano recital
Graduate student Michael Clark will perform at the Southwest Baptist University Department of Music Sept. 20.
Bolivar Herald-Free Press
http://bit.ly/2NU1g8U

SPORTS

Looking for second win, Rice visits Southern Miss
Three articles feature Rice football ahead of the team’s game against the University of Southern Mississippi Sept. 22. Click2Houston quotes head coach Mike Bloomgren and mentions player Shawn Stankavage.
Click2Houston
http://bit.ly/2OGlGQ2
There’s a new No. 1 in Texas and you won’t believe who it is
SportsMap Houston
http://bit.ly/2OGR5Sa (Scroll down to “No. 9: Rice.”)
Week 4 Conference USA power rankings: Everyone is chasing North Texas
Hattiesburg American
https://hatne.ws/2OGy95Y (Scroll down to “6. Southern Miss.”)

Scaglia, Tybar set to compete in Louisiana
An article mentions that the Rice tennis team will compete in the John Breaux Cajun Tennis Classic at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
OKState.com
http://bit.ly/2OFMxM1

2018-19 player preview: Jeremy Jones
Former Rice basketball player Jeremy Jones is featured.
SB Nation
http://bit.ly/2OEmchf

Major Applewhite: Holding calls against Ed Oliver going unpenalized
An article about the University of Houston football team pictures Rice in a slideshow.
Houston Chronicle (Subscription is required.)
http://bit.ly/2OCE4cp

Conference USA moving league office from Irving to massive Cypress Waters
Rice is mentioned.
Dallas News (Subscription is required.)
http://bit.ly/2OGpW1Z

Texas’ notable number: A positively negative game for the Horns’ run defense — and the No. 30
Rice is mentioned
Austin American-Statesman
http://bit.ly/2OA5rUh

Friday Night Lights: Despite bye weeks, several big TXHSFB games
An article mentions that Zane Knap plans to play football at Rice.
247Sports.com
http://bit.ly/2OFRggL

Graham steadfast in belief in Morris
Former Rice football coach Todd Graham is featured and pictured.
Whole Hog Sports
http://bit.ly/2OELH1X

NEWS RELEASES

Romney to speak at Rice’s Baker Institute Oct. 1
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will visit Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy Oct. 1 for a conversation on leadership, public service and the responsibilities that come with both.
http://bit.ly/2NXhzSd

‘Election Integrity 2018: What Could Go Wrong?’ is topic at Rice’s Baker Institute Sept. 25
Local and national experts will gather at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy Sept. 25 to address challenges to the changing election environment in the United States and abroad and offer policy responses. “Election Integrity 2018: What Could Go Wrong?” is co-hosted by the Baker Institute Science and Technology Policy Program and the Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology. It is free and open to the public.
http://bit.ly/2OCSGZq

About Stefan De La Garza

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